The Ethno-ornithology World Atlas is a space for community-curated bird and ecological knowledge in many languages,
facilitating equitable partnerships between local experts, conservationists, and researchers
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SummaryIn many places around the world, birds are seen and related to as people. This can take a lot of different forms. This collection explores birds that used to be people, have an aspect or spirit form that is human-like, are related to as if human, etc.
CommunityPeople + Birds Around the World, Druk Bja Tshering
CategoryCulture, Sacred/ divine/ spirit world, Material culture, Ceremonial/ ritual
SummaryThis festival is hosted in November and welcomes the widely referenced heavenly and sacred species into the Kingdom
CategoryPhenology/ seasonality, Expressions/ sayings, Names, Omens/ augury/ harbingers/ messengers, Teachings, Europe
SummaryThese posters are part of a BirdWords series called "Birds That Tell People Things" -- eventually, there will be several for various languages worldwide. We share these printable and editable birdword posters for your use.
CommunityPeople + Birds Around the World
CategoryBibliographic reference, South America, Southeast Asia, Oceania, North America, Meso-america, Global, Europe, Asia, Africa, Markers of environ. change, Conservation, Stewardship, Bird song & calls, Behavioural observations, Phenology/ seasonality, Relations w/ other life & landscape, Ontology, Omens/ augury/ harbingers/ messengers
SummaryOnline supplemental materials for the article Wyndham and Park 2018, published by the Journal of Ethnobiology
CommunityPeople + Birds Around the World, Cahow Community
CategoryOceania, Eggs & nests, Markers of environ. change, Conservation, Success stories, Stewardship, Lessons learned, Crucial habitat threats/ needs, Stories, Proper conduct, Personal narratives, Oral histories, Historical
SummaryAs a schoolboy on Bermuda in 1951 David Wingate was invited on an ornithological expedition. In these recordings he describes how they rediscovered the Cahow, or Bermuda Petrel, previously thought extinct for 300 years.