BCR 198: Bruce Beehler, Ph.D., Natural Encounters
BRUCE M. BEEHLER, Ph.D. is an ornithologist, naturalist, conservationist, author, and lecturer. He is a research associate in the division of birds at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. He served as a scientist and conservationist for the Smithsonian Institution, Conservation International, U.S. Department of State, and Wildlife Conservation Society.
Bruce is best known for coleading a survey of biological diversity in the Foja Mountains of Papua New Guinea in 2005, during which the Wattled Smoky Honeyeater was discovered and the Bronze Parotia and Golden-fronted Bowerbird were photographed for the first time. He has published eleven books about nature that include, Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest and North on the Wing: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring; and Natural Encounters, biking, hiking and birding through the Seasons.
- Keeping field notes
- Who was Louis Halle
- Starting your natural year in the summer
- Existential value of a pleasurable natural experience
- Summer you visit favorite regional areas
- Make longer road trips
- Arrival of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
- Storms 1962 and Sandy
- Observe that leaves switch abruptly
- Return of the beaver
- Describe winter as having three stages
- Who was William Vogt
- Spring time run to Eastern North Carolina
- May 1, is the opening season for birding in DC
- The attraction of the Northeast Kingdom Vermont
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Addendum: BCR 205: Bruce Beehler & Tim Laman, New Guinea
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