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What's All the Flap About? Issue Date: 06-20-1999

Cool Spots imageThousands of people around the world love bird watching. Just peck in www.birdsource.org and find BirdSource. You get to be a field researcher, reporting the spottings that help ornithologists track and map our feathered friends that are so important to the world's ecology. Where can you whistle with the warblers and find the falcons? BirdSource will show you, with tips for indentifying birds by sight and through helpful recordings of bird calls. Who's been nesting in your back yard or neighborhood park? They want to know! Be sure to keep up-to-date, too, on the discoveries, such as which rare birds have shown up in residential areas, and why some chickadees are having beak troubles.

Visit: www.birdsource.org
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Alaskan Adventure Issue Date: 03-21-1999

Cool Spots imageBird watchers and tourists alike love catching glimpses of eagles, gulls and seabirds up close. Thanks to Wild-Eyed Alaska, you, too, can take part in the bird gazing! Travel north to www.hhmi.org/alaska and make your way to Gull Island, in Kachemak Bay. The Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, has installed four video cameras on the island to keep an eye on the incredible wildlife found here. You'll watch colorful video clips of the black-legged kittiwakes and horned puffins at play, or bald eagles on the hunt. Dive into the sea and swim with whales, sea lions, salmon and more. And be sure to catch the millions of birds migrating south before winter arrives-don't get left behind! Alaska awaits!

Visit: www.hhmi.org/alaska
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The Albatross Project Issue Date: 08-16-1998

Cool Spots imageThe legendary albatross, often seen swooping down on ocean liners and gliding over beaches, is now the subject of a fascinating Web study. The Albatross Project allows you to take flight with these big birds via satellite and join them in searches for food and fun. Take a flight of fancy to www.wfu.edu/albatross. Once here, you can do science in real time, tracking the animals along the Pacific Ocean on maps. Meet your fellow kid scientists from around the world, who are making exciting discoveries of their own. The site has fascinating photos and descriptions too. If bird is the word, the Albatross Project is the coolest winged site on the Web.

Visit: www.wfu.edu/albatross
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