BY: Bob Montgomerie, Queen’s University | 30 July 2018 Possibly more so than in other branches of natural history, ornithology has had a long history of provincialism. For most of the last 500 years, most people who studied (and watched) birds were most interested in, and mostly wrote about, the birds of their own region. […]

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Broken Hill is an entry point to Australia’s outback. Image Credit: Bill Hatcher by Karen McGhee THE LANDSCAPE AROUND the outback town of Broken Hill, in far western New South Wales, is celebrated for its post-apocalyptic appearance; but in 2010, once-in-a-century annual rainfall broke a decade-long drought and the area is now so lush it […]

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