PHOWN (PHOtos of Weaver Nests) (*)

PHOWN (PHOtos of Weaver Nests) is a citizen science monitoring project aimed at determining the distribution of colonies or nests of all weaver species globally, and studying the variation in their colony sizes. Counting weaver nests and taking photos allows tracking of changes in weaver breeding effort. This project provides an easy way of monitoring common weavers, while helping the conservation of threatened weavers. Download PHOWN flyer here. To take part, read here. Read Make a PHOWN call, article in Africa - Birds & Birding about PHOWN (1.3Mb).

Some uses and analyses of PHOWN data:

Current statistics

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 No. of nestsRecordsSpeciesCountriesParticipants
Total possiblelots!lots!117c 606.9 billion
PHOWN records 219929

19232

89 38 373
Non-photo records 7793101

577

21 7 15
Total records 8013030

19809

89 38 376

Total stats possible: There are 117 living species of weavers (species list). There are about 60 countries in Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean where weavers occur naturally. The current world population is about 6.9 billion humans. The number of records that can be submitted is unlimited (not really, but rather many!).

Newest species: Yellow-mantled Widowbird
Newest country: Niger
Newest participant: Badenhorst Helen

Annual totals (includes non-photo records):
2010 - 437, 2011 - 1346, 2012 - 3433, 2013 - 3022, 2014 - 6609, 2015 - 4048
Record month: May 2014 - 1434 PHOWN records

2016 records (includes non photo records):
Jan: 145
Feb: 164
Mar: 131
Apr: 170
May: 7

PHOWN gaps!

Coverage map for all species
Species summary and google map
List VM records per observer
General query
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PHOWN priorities

Gallery - most recent records


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News items relating to this project

Latest news item:

Weaver Wednesday [202] - Discovery [85]: Slender-billed Weaver

2016-04-27 (715)

gravit8 Weaver Wednesday (species text)

Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni

Slender-billed Weaver
Slender-billed Weaver female & juv
male, figure from Hartlaub (1887)
Slender-billed Weaver
Slender-billed Weaver male,
figure from Sharpe (1890)
Pasha
Emin Pasha, collector of the
Slender-billed Weaver, from wikipedia
Slender-billed Weaver map
Slender-billed Weaver
distribution, type locality circled

Introduction

The Slender-billed Weaver was formally described by Karel Johan Gustav Hartlaub, a German physician and ornithologist.

The Slender-billed Weaver was collected by Emin Pasha, an Ottoman-German physician, naturalist, and governor.

After 1876, Emin made Lado his base for collecting expeditions throughout the region, and here he collected his weaver type, the Cardinal Quelea.

In November 1879 Pasha sailed south on a steamer called "Khedive" on the Nile to lake Albert. He devoted his stay at Magungo as far as possible to collecting specimens (including birds, snakes and insects), although he had little ammunition and spirit for preserving specimens. In a letter, Pasha noted that he had found 5 species of weavers in the area, but he only listed the Thick-billed Weaver. Pasha collected 3 specimens of the Slender-billed Weaver in Dec 1879 near Magungo. In 1880 he donated the specimens to Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, who passed them on to the Museum in Vienna. One of the specimens was swopped to go to Bremen where Hartlaub recognised it as a new species in 1887.

The first illustration of the Slender-billed Weaver was published by Hartlaub (1887), with the description of the species. The next illustration to be published was a line drawing by Sharpe (1890).

Scientific citation

Sitagra pelzelni Hartlaub 1887, Zool. Jahrb. 2, p.343, pl. 14, figs. 9-10, Magungo, Uganda.

Meaning of names

pelzelni, After August von Pelzeln (1825-1891) Austrian ornithologist, collector, and author.

First English name

Pelzeln's Slender-billed Weaver (Shelley 1905).

Alternate names

Little Slender-billed Black-faced Weaver, Monk weaver, Muanza Slender-billed Weaver, Palm Slender-billed Weaver, Pelzelni's Weaver, Pelzeln's Slender-billed Weaver, West African Weaver.

Collector

Emin Pasha.

Date collected

Nov-Dec 1879.

Locality collected

Magungo, Uganda.

Type specimens

There are syntypes in Bremen and Vienna Museums.

All news items relating to this project

The headers below refer to Weaver News items featuring PHOWN. Click on a header to see the News item, which includes the full news item. (The number in brackets is the date that the news item appeared on Weaver Watch).


Weaver Wednesday [202] - Discovery [85]: Slender-billed Weaver (2016-04-27)
Weaver Wednesday [201] - Discovery [84]: Bob-tailed Weaver (2016-04-20)
Weaver Wednesday [200] - Discovery [83]: Black-billed Weaver (2016-04-13)
Weaver Wednesday [199] - Discovery [82]: Rufous-tailed Weaver (2016-04-06)
Weaver Wednesday [198] - Discovery [81]: Tanganyika Masked Weaver (2016-03-30)
Camping at Kardoesie, 25-27 March 2016 (2016-03-28)
Weaver Wednesday [197] - Discovery [80]: Heuglin's Masked Weaver (2016-03-23)
Weaver Wednesday [196] - Discovery [79]: Black-capped Social Weaver (2016-03-16)
Weaver Wednesday [195] - Discovery [78]: Cardinal Quelea (2016-03-09)
Weaver Wednesday [194] - Discovery [77]: Bocage's Weaver (2016-03-02)
Weaver Wednesday [193] - Discovery [76]: Black Bishop (2016-02-24)
Sasol Vaaldam big bird-count, 13-14 February 2016 (2016-02-19)
Weaver Wednesday [192] - Discovery [75]: Marsh Widowbird (2016-02-17)
Nest Record Cards and PHOWN (2016-02-12)
First PHOWN record for Yellow-mantled Widowbird (2016-02-11)
Weaver Wednesday [191] - Discovery [74]: Bar-winged Weaver (2016-02-10)
Weaver Wednesday [190] - Discovery [73]: Fire-fronted Bishop (2016-02-03)
Weaver Wednesday [189] - Discovery [72]: Maxwell's Black Weaver (2016-01-27)
Weaver Wednesday [188] - Discovery [71]: Loanga Weaver (2016-01-20)
Weaver Wednesday [187] - Discovery [70]: Compact Weaver (2016-01-13)
Weaver Wednesday [186] - Discovery [69]: Southern Brown-throated Weaver (2016-01-06)
Weaver Wednesday [185] - Discovery [68]: Golden Palm Weaver (2015-12-30)
First PHOWN records from Niger (2015-12-28)
Weaver Wednesday [184] - Discovery [67]: Finn's Weaver (2015-12-23)
Weaver Wednesday [183] - Discovery [66]: Seychelles Fody (2015-12-16)
Weaver Wednesday [182] - Discovery [65]: Rodrigues Fody (2015-12-09)
Pilot Citizen Science Event, Hans Hoheisen, 27-30 Nov 2015 (2015-12-04)
Weaver Wednesday [181] - Discovery [64]: Northern Masked Weaver (2015-12-02)
Weaver Wednesday [180] - Discovery [63]: Holub's Golden Weaver (2015-11-25)
Breeding interactions between weavers and other species (2015-11-21)
Weaver Wednesday [179] - Discovery [62]: Speke's Weaver (2015-11-18)
Weaver Wednesday [178] - Discovery [61]: Sakalava Weaver (2015-11-11)
Weaver Wednesday [177] - Discovery [60]: Cassin's Malimbe (2015-11-04)
Weaver Wednesday [176] - Discovery [59]: Rachel's Malimbe (2015-10-28)
First PHOWN record from Togo (2015-10-22)
Weaver Wednesday [175] - Discovery [58]: Yellow-mantled Weaver (2015-10-21)
Weaver Wednesday [174] - Discovery [57]: Comoro Fody (2015-10-14)
Weaver Wednesday [173] - Discovery [56]: Grey-headed Social Weaver (2015-10-07)
Weaver Wednesday [172] - Discovery [55]: Principe Golden Weaver (2015-09-30)
Weaver Wednesday [171] - Discovery [54]: Red-headed Weaver (2015-09-23)
Weaver Wednesday [170] - Discovery [53]: Cinnamon Weaver (2015-09-16)
Weaver Wednesday [169] - Discovery [52]: Red-vented Malimbe (2015-09-09)
Weaver Wednesday [168] - Discovery [51]: Zanzibar Bishop (2015-09-02)
Weaver Wednesday [167] - Discovery [50]: White-winged Widowbird (2015-08-26)
Weaver Wednesday [166] - Discovery [49]: Red-headed Quelea (2015-08-19)
Weaver Wednesday [165] - Discovery [48]: Sao Tome Weaver (2015-08-12)
Weaver Wednesday [164] - Discovery [47]: White-headed Buffalo-Weaver (2015-08-05)
Weaver Wednesday [163] - Discovery [46]: Lesser Masked Weaver (2015-07-29)
Weaver Wednesday [162] - Discovery [45]: Giant Weaver (2015-07-22)
Weaver Wednesday [161] - Discovery [44]: Chestnut Weaver (2015-07-15)
Weaver Wednesday [160] - Discovery [43]: Rüppell's Weaver (2015-07-08)
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, new range near Graaff-Reinet (2015-07-06)
Weaver Wednesday [159] - Discovery [42]: Eastern Golden Weaver (2015-07-01)
Weaver Wednesday [158] - Discovery [41]: Red-headed Malimbe (2015-06-24)
First PHOWN record from Cambodia (2015-06-21)
Weaver Wednesday [157] - Discovery [40]: Fan-tailed Widowbird (2015-06-17)
Weaver Wednesday [156] - Discovery [39]: Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver (2015-06-10)
PHOWNing from Orpen to OR Tambo, 1 June 2015 (2015-06-04)
Weaver Wednesday [155] - Discovery [38]: White-browed Sparrow-weaver (2015-06-02)
Weaver Wednesday [154] - Discovery [37]: Scaly-feathered Finch (2015-05-27)
Weaver Wednesday [153] - Discovery [36]: Thick-billed Weaver (2015-05-20)
Weaver Wednesday [152] - Discovery [35]: Blue-billed Malimbe (2015-05-13)
Weaver Wednesday [151] - Discovery [34]: Spectacled Weaver (2015-05-06)
Weaver Wednesday [150] - Discovery [33]: Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver (2015-04-29)
Weaver Wednesday [149] - Discovery [32]: Little Weaver (2015-04-21)
Weaver Wednesday [148] - Discovery [31]: Vitelline Masked Weaver (2015-04-15)
Weaver Wednesday [147] - Discovery [30]: Streaked Weaver (2015-04-08)
Weaver Wednesday [146] - Discovery [29]: Southern Masked Weaver (2015-04-01)
Weaver Wednesday [145] - Discovery [28]: Vieillot's Black Weaver (2015-03-25)
Weaver Wednesday [144] - Discovery [27]: Dark-backed Weaver (2015-03-18)
Weaver Wednesday [143] - Discovery [26]: White-billed Buffalo-Weaver (2015-03-11)
Weaver Wednesday [142] - Discovery [25]: Black-necked Weaver (2015-03-04)
Weaver Wednesday [141] - Discovery [24]: Orange Weaver (2015-02-25)
Weaver Wednesday [140] - Discovery [23]: Baglafecht Weaver (2015-02-17)
Weaver Wednesday [139] - Discovery [22]: Crested Malimbe (2015-02-11)
Weaver Wednesday [138] - Discovery [21]: Speckle-fronted Weaver (2015-02-04)
Weaver Wednesday [137] - Discovery [20]: Sociable Weaver (2015-01-28)
Weaver Wednesday [136] - Discovery [19]: Mauritius Fody (2015-01-21)
Weaver Wednesday [135] - Discovery [18]: Yellow-crowned Bishop (2015-01-14)
Weaver Wednesday [134] - Discovery [17]: Golden-backed Bishop (2015-01-07)
PHOWN 2014 (2015-01-01)
Weaver Wednesday [133] - Discovery [16]: Yellow-mantled Widowbird (2014-12-30)
Weaver Wednesday [132] - Discovery [15]: Northern Red Bishop (2014-12-24)
Weaver Wednesday [131] - Discovery [14]: Asian Golden Weaver (2014-12-17)
Weaver colonies at the CSIR, 5 Dec 2014 (2014-12-11)
Weaver Wednesday [130] - Discovery [13]: Nelicourvi Weaver (2014-12-10)
Weaver Wednesday [129] - Discovery [12]: Red-collared Widowbird (2014-12-03)
Weaver Wednesday [128] - Discovery [11]: Long-tailed Widowbird (2014-11-26)
Weaver Wednesday [127] - Discovery [10]: Village Weaver (2014-11-19)
Weaver Wednesday [126] - Discovery [9]: Yellow Bishop (2014-11-12)
Robben Island survey of weaver colonies, 2014 (2014-11-09)
Updated weaver distribution maps (2014-11-06)
Weaver Wednesday [125] - Discovery [8]: Baya Weaver (2014-11-05)
Weaver Wednesday [124] - Discovery [7]: Madagascar Fody (2014-10-29)
Weavers breeding in Eucalypts (2014-10-23)
Weaver Wednesday [123] - Discovery [6]: Cape Weaver (2014-10-22)
Weaver Wednesday [122] - Discovery [5]: Red-billed Quelea (2014-10-15)
Weavers and waterbirds (2014-10-14)
Weaver Wednesday [121] - Discovery [4]: Southern Red Bishop (2014-10-08)
Weaver Wednesday [120] - Discovery [3]: Yellow-backed Weaver (2014-10-01)
Hanging on! (2014-09-28)
Weaver Wednesday [119] - Discovery [2]: Black-throated Weaver (2014-09-24)
It's a sign ! (2014-09-21)
Weaver Wednesday [118] - Discovery [1]: Black-winged Bishop (2014-09-17)
PAPER: Cape Sparrows using Cape Weaver nests (2014-09-15)
Weaver Wednesday [117]: Aldabra Fody (2010-09-10)
Weaver Wednesday [116]: Ibadan Malimbe (2014-09-03)
Weaver Wednesday [115]: Lufira Masked Weaver (2014-08-27)
PAPER: Owl nest on weaver nest (2014-08-25)
ADU Citizen Scientist Day, Roodepoort, 16 August 2014 (2014-08-22)
Weaver Wednesday [114]: Comoro Fody (2014-08-20)
Island weavers (2014-08-19)
Weaver Wednesday [113]: Katanga Masked Weaver (2014-08-13)
Cooperatively breeding weavers (2014-08-07)
Weaver Wednesday [112]: Red-bellied Malimbe (2014-08-06)
Weavers with white eggs (2014-08-05)
All black weavers (2014-08-01)
Weaver Wednesday [111]: Yellow-legged Weaver (2014-07-30)
Weaver Wednesday [110]: Forest Fody (2014-07-23)
Weaver nests with long entrance tubes (2014-07-18)
Weaver Wednesday [109]: Maxwell's Black Weaver (2014-07-16)
Weaver Wednesday [108]: Cassin's Malimbe (2014-07-09)
Weaver Wednesday [107]: Yellow-backed Weaver (2014-07-02)
Sociable Weaver colony in a time series (2014-06-26)
Weaver Wednesday [106]: Marsh Widowbird (2014-06-25)
Weaver Wednesday [105]: Fox's Weaver (2014-06-18)
The Asian weavers (2014-06-12)
Weaver Wednesday [104]: Rachel's Malimbe (2014-06-11)
Weaver Wednesday [103]: Usambara Weaver (2014-06-04)
Weaver Wednesday [102]: Mountain Marsh Widowbird (2014-05-28)
Weaver Wednesday [101]: Streaked Weaver (2014-05-21)
Google's roadside Sociable Weavers (2014-05-15)
Weaver Wednesday [100]: Crested Malimbe (2014-05-14)
Weaver Wednesday [99]: Baglafecht Weaver (2014-05-07)
Weaver Wednesday [98]: Yellow-mantled Widowbird (2014-04-30)
Sociable Weavers at Tswalu (2014-04-25)
Weaver Wednesday [97]: Baya Weaver (2014-04-23)
First PHOWN records from Mauritius (2014-04-20)
Weaver Wednesday [96]: Gola Malimbe (2014-04-16)
Snakes and weaver nests (2014-04-11)
Weaver Wednesday [95]: Juba Weaver (2014-04-09)
Weaver Wednesday [94]: Fire-fronted Bishop (2014-04-02)
Weaver Wednesday [93]: Preuss's Weaver (2014-03-26)
Madagascar Fodies in the Seychelles (2014-03-21)
Weaver Wednesday [92]: Red-headed Malimbe (2014-03-19)
Chestnut Weaver at Upington (2014-03-18)
Weaver Wednesday [91]: Yellow-capped Weaver (2014-03-12)
Weaver Wednesday [90]: Golden-backed Bishop (2014-03-05)
Weaver Wednesday [89]: Weyns's Weaver (2014-02-26)
Weaver Wednesday [88]: Bates's Weaver (2014-02-19)
Weaver Wednesday [87]: Rodrigues Fody (2014-02-12)
Weaver Wednesday [86]: Giant Weaver (2014-02-04)
Distribution maps for all weavers (2014-01-31)
Weaver Wednesday [85]: Fan-tailed Widowbird (2014-01-29)
Weaver Wednesday [84]: Black-throated Weaver (2014-01-22)
Weaver Wednesday [83]: Bar-winged Weaver (2014-01-15)
Weaver Wednesday [82]: Long-tailed Widowbird (2014-01-08)
Weaver Wednesday [81]: Bannerman's Weaver (2014-01-01)
PHOWN 2013 (2013-12-27)
Weaver Wednesday [80]: Bertram's Weaver (2013-12-25)
Social spiders and sparrow-weavers (2013-12-20)
Weaver Wednesday [79]: Northern Red Bishop (2013-12-17)
Indian Mynas and weavers (2013-12-13)
Weaver Wednesday [78]: Brown-capped Weaver (2013-12-11)
Weaver Wednesday [77]: Finn's Weaver (2013-12-04)
Weaver Wednesday [76]: Cardinal Quelea (2013-11-27)
Southern Masked Weaver - near daily 'blog' (2013-11-22)
Weaver Wednesday [75]: Golden-naped Weaver (2013-11-20)
Breeding seasons of weavers (2013-11-15)
Weaver Wednesday [74]: Northern Brown-throated Weaver (2013-11-13)
Ecology of weaver nests (2013-11-09)
Weaver Wednesday [73]: Yellow Bishop (2013-11-06)
Weaver Wednesday [72]: Tanganyika Masked Weaver (2013-10-30)
Weavers and wasps (2013-10-25)
Weaver Wednesday [71]: Northern Masked Weaver (2013-10-23)
First PHOWN records from Cameroon (2013-10-22)
Turnover of weaver species (2013-10-18)
PHOWNing in Hoedspruit (2013-10-17)
Weaver Wednesday [70]: Madagascar Fody (Red Fody) (2013-10-15)
Tim Neary interviews Dieter about weavers (2013-10-13)
Weaver Wednesday [69]: Heuglin's Masked Weaver (2013-10-09)
Top PHOWNers! (2013-10-08)
Weaver nest sites (2013-10-05)
Weaver Wednesday [68]: Bocage's Weaver (2013-10-02)
Weaver Wednesday [67]: Chestnut-mantled Sparrow-Weaver (2013-09-25)
Weaver Wednesday [66]: Sao Tome Weaver (2013-09-18)
Weaver Wednesday [65]: Black-necked Weaver (2013-09-11)
Weavers and waterbirds (2013-09-08)
Weaver Wednesday [64]: Mauritius Fody (2013-09-04)
Decline of Baya Weavers in Bangladesh (2013-08-30)
Weaver Wednesday [63]: Village Weaver (2013-08-28)
First PHOWN records from Bangladesh (2013-08-25)
Weaver Wednesday [62]: Clarke's Weaver (2013-08-21)
Kgalagadi Sociable Weaver survey (2013-08-16)
Weaver Wednesday [61]: Black Bishop (2013-08-14)
Weaver Wednesday [60]: Black-billed Weaver (2013-08-07)
Weaver Wednesday [59]: Cinnamon Weaver (2013-07-31)
PAPER: Birds using weaver nests (2013-07-29)
PHOWN surveys (2013-07-26)
Weaver Wednesday [58]: Black-winged Bishop (2013-07-24)
PAPER: Predation by Vervet Monkey (2013-07-22)
PHOWNing on elephant back (2013-07-19)
Weaver Wednesday [57]: Loanga Weaver (2013-07-17)
PHOWN caterpillar from Villiers to Harrismith (2013-07-12)
Weaver Wednesday [56]: Principe Golden Weaver (2013-07-10)
Virtual Museum records (2013-07-05)
Weaver Wednesday [55]: Jackson's Widowbird (2013-07-03)
Ruvu Weaver - new species? (2013-06-28)
Weaver Wednesday [54]: Yellow-mantled Weaver (2013-06-26)
Weaver species ranked by mean colony size (2013-06-21)
Weaver Wednesday [53]: Olive-headed Weaver (2013-06-19)
Weaver Wednesday [52]: Red-crowned Malimbe (2013-06-12)
Weaver Wednesday [51]: Orange Weaver (2013-06-05)
History of a Red-headed Weaver pair (2013-06-02)
Weaver Wednesday [50]: Little Weaver (2013-05-29)
Weaver Wednesday [49]: Red-headed Quelea (2013-02-22)
Weaver Wednesday [48]: Vitelline Masked Weaver (2013-05-15)
Buffalo Weavers and Baobabs (2013-05-10)
Weaver Wednesday [47]: Golden-backed Weaver (2013-05-08)
Weaver Wednesday [46]: Red-vented Malimbe (2013-05-01)
Weaver Wednesday [45]: Golden Palm Weaver (2013-04-24)
First PHOWN record for Red-vented Malimbe (2013-04-19)
Weaver Wednesday [44]: Speke's Weaver (2013-04-17)
Weaver Wednesday [43]: Speckle-fronted Weaver (2013-04-10)
Weaver Wednesday [42]: Black-chinned Weaver (2013-04-03)
PAPER: Nests of the Black-chinned Weaver described (2013-04-01)
Weaver Wednesday [41]: Slender-billed Weaver (2013-03-27)
Weaver Wednesday [40]: Southern Red Bishop (2013-03-20)
Weaver Wednesday [39]: Asian Golden Weaver (2013-03-13)
Weaver Wednesday [38]: Southern Brown-throated Weaver (2013-03-06)
Weaver Wednesday [37]: Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-Weaver (2013-02-27)
Weaver Wednesday [36]: Taveta Golden Weaver (2013-02-20)
Annual Report for the ADU 2012 (2013-02-14)
Weaver Wednesday [35]: Dark-backed Weaver (2013-02-13)
Cape Weaver colony in Plettenburg Bay (2013-02-12)
Weaver Wednesday [34]: Zanzibar Bishop (2013-02-06)
Weaver Wednesday [33]: Holub's Golden Weaver (2013-01-30)
"Weavers for Africa" Conference, 26 Jan 2013 (2013-01-27)
New weaver items added this week (2013-01-24)
Weaver Wednesday [32]: Cape Weaver (2013-01-23)
Weaver Wednesday [31]: Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver (2013-01-16)
Weaver Wednesday [30]: Sakalava Weaver (2013-01-09)
Weaver Wednesday [29]: Strange Weaver (2013-01-02)
Village Weaver survey (2013-01-01)
Weaver Wednesday [28]: White-billed Buffalo-Weaver (2012-12-26)
Weaver Wednesday [27]: Vieillot's Black Weaver (2012-12-19)
"Weavers for Africa" Conference, 26 Jan 2013 (2012-12-13)
Weaver Wednesday [26]: Chestnut Weaver (2012-12-12)
Southern Masked Weaver survey in Pretoria (2012-12-07)
You can throw rocks at bulldozers, or you can become a citizen scientist (2012-12-06)
Weaver Wednesday [25]: Grey-headed Social Weaver (2012-12-05)
PAPER: Southern Masked Weaver colony notes (2012-12-03)
Weaver Wednesday [24]: Spectacled Weaver (2012-11-28)
Weaver Wednesday [23]: Eastern Golden Weaver (2012-11-21)
Weaver Wednesday [22]: White-winged Widowbird (2012-11-14)
First PHOWN record for Vitelline Masked Weaver (2012-11-11)
First PHOWN record for Speckle-fronted Weaver (2012-11-10)
First PHOWN records from Gambia (2012-11-08)
Weaver Wednesday [21]: Nelicourvi Weaver (2012-11-07)
First PHOWN record for Red-crowned Malimbe (2012-11-03)
Record month for PHOWN (2012-11-02)
Weaver Wednesday [20]: Lesser Masked Weaver (2012-10-31)
Weaver Wednesday [19]: Red-collared Widowbird (2012-10-24)
PAPER: Sociable Weavers and paper wasps (2012-10-22)
Weaver Wednesday [18]: Kilombero Weaver (2012-10-17)
Weaver events at the PAOC (2012-10-12)
Weaver Wednesday [17]: Rüppell's Weaver (2012-10-10)
First PHOWN record for Orange Weaver (2012-10-05)
Weaver Wednesday [16]: Sociable Weaver (2012-10-03)
First PHOWN records from Lesotho (2012-09-29)
First PHOWN record for Cinnamon Weaver (2012-09-27)
Weaver Wednesday [15]: Rufous-tailed Weaver (2012-09-26)
Palm trees and weavers (2012-09-25)
Weaver Wednesday [14]: Bob-tailed Weaver (2012-09-19)
Weaver Wednesday [13]: White-headed Buffalo-Weaver (2012-09-12)
Weaver Wednesday [12]: Blue-billed Malimbe (2012-09-05)
Weavers on the web: useful resources (2012-08-30)
Weaver Wednesday [11]: Red-billed Quelea (2012-08-29)
Weaver Wednesday [10]: Southern Masked Weaver (2012-08-22)
Severe storm - to survive or not (2012-08-18)
PHOWN repeats of Namibian Masked Weaver colony (2012-08-16)
Weaver Wednesday [9]: Compact Weaver (2012-08-15)
Birdpix, the latest Virtual Museum project (2012-08-10)
Weaver Wednesday [8]: Thick-billed Weaver (2012-08-08)
First PHOWN record for Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-Weaver (2012-08-06)
Intaka photographers (2012-08-03)
Weaver Wednesday [7]: Scaly-feathered Finch (2012-08-01)
Weaver Wednesday [6]: Black-capped Social Weaver (2012-07-25)
Blog: Cape Weavers in Plett (2012-07-24)
Weaver Wednesday [5]: Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver (2012-07-18)
PAPER: Weaver nests as death traps (2012-07-16)
Eggs of Angolan weavers (2012-07-15)
Weaver Wednesday [4]: Seychelles Fody (2012-07-11)
PAPER: Nelicourvi Weaver breeding study (2012-07-09)
Weekly weaver series (2012-07-08)
Weaver Wednesday [3]: Yellow-crowned Bishop (2012-07-04)
Sociable Weaver range expansion (2012-07-03)
First PHOWN record from Sudan (2012-07-02)
Early nesting in weavers (2012-06-29)
Weaver Wednesday [2]: White-browed Sparrow-Weaver (2012-06-27)
First PHOWN record for Black-billed Weaver (2012-06-21)
Weaver Wednesday [1]: Red-headed Weaver (2012-06-20)
First PHOWN records from Nigeria (2012-06-19)
PAPER: Sex of Taveta Golden Weaver chicks (2012-06-18)
First PHOWN record for Red-collared Widow (2012-06-15)
First PHOWN record for Golden-backed Weaver (2012-06-11)
PHOWN workshops in Kenya, 27 May - 4 June 2012 (2012-06-05)
Largest flock of ringed juvenile Chestnut Weavers (2012-05-23)
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver and climate change (2012-05-21)
First PHOWN record for Bocage's Weaver (2012-05-16)
PHOWN workshops in Kenya (2012-05-15)
First PHOWN record for Rufous-tailed Weaver (2012-05-13)
First PHOWN record from Sierra Leone (2012-05-10)
Sociable Weaver associations (2012-05-08)
Off-setting your carbon footprint (2012-04-25)
PAPER: Red-headed Weaver colony revisited. (2012-04-24)
PiX magazine: "... offset your carbon footprint – let your pics count for conservation" (2012-04-19)
Sociable Weaver survey in Namibia (2012-04-18)
Sociable Weaver survey at Tswalu Kalahari (2012-04-13)
Bird ringing course, Zambia, 29 March - 6 April 2012 (2012-04-11)
First White-browed Sparrow-Weaver PHOWN records from Zambia (2012-04-07)
First PHOWN records of Loanga Weaver (2012-03-23)
Weavers from Plett to PE (2012-03-17)
PHOWN records for Kenya (2012-03-05)
Tracking PHOWN priorities (2012-02-28)
Ringing and PHOWNing in Hopefield (2012-02-26)
48th PHOWN species & first Kilombero Weaver PHOWN record (2012-02-23)
PHOWN in Tanzania (2012-02-21)
Launch of WRAP (Weaver Research in Africa Project) (2012-02-17)
Weaver ringing trip, Zululand, 6-12 February 2012 (2012-02-13)
First Tanganyika Masked Weaver PHOWN record (2012-02-06)
Sociable Weaver demography project (2012-02-01)
Launch of WRAP (Weaver Research in Africa Project) (2012-01-30)
First PHOWN record from Swaziland (2012-01-27)
Story of a Spectacled Weaver nest (2012-01-23)
Lesser Masked Weaver range in KwaZulu-Natal (2012-01-18)
Weaver demography on the Cape Peninsula (2012-01-16)
Save the date: 11 Feb 2012, ADU 20th anniversary, Pietermaritzburg (2012-01-13)
Red-billed Quelea midday roosts (2011-12-26)
Cape Weaver chick retrapped 2 years later (2011-12-12)
PHOWN along national roads on your holiday trip (2011-12-07)
Weaver research trip, Tswalu, 14-17 November 2011 (2011-11-21)
First PHOWN record for Golden Palm-Weaver Ploceus bojeri (2011-11-18)
PAPER: Breeding biology of the Loango Weaver (2011-11-11)
PHOWN priorities (2011-11-10)
ADU Digital Biodiversity Week - summer results (2011-11-07)
PHOWN in National Botanical Gardens (2011-10-31)
ADU Digital Biodiversity Week - summer (2011-10-27)
Taveta Golden Weaver (2011-10-17)
Arid Zone Ecology Forum, Nieuwoudtville (2011-10-10)
Ugandan PHOWN records (2011-09-15)
Black-headed (Yellow-backed) Weaver in Cape Town (2011-09-12)
PHOWN Photo of the week (2011-09-05)
PAPER: Largest Red-headed Weaver colony (2011-08-31)
The PHOWN network is expanding (2011-08-30)
Video PHOWN (2011-08-24)
The next PHOWN call: repeats! (2011-08-12)
PHOWN at 1000 (2011-08-05)
PHOWN firsts from Ghana (2011-08-02)
ADU Digital Biodiversity Week - PHOWN results (2011-08-01)
ADU Digital Biodiversity Week (2011-07-22)
Early nesting in weavers (2011-07-18)
Weaver breeding information (2011-07-04)
Weaver chick now 1 year 10 months 12 days old (2011-06-27)
Weaver birds may hold secret of ageing (2011-05-30)
The least known breeding factor in weavers (2011-05-09)
Most southerly Sociable Weaver colony (2011-05-03)
Ethiopia dials in to PHOWN (2011-04-12)
Sparrow-weavers at Barberspan (2011-03-03)
Exciting PHOWN records (2011-03-01)
Chestnut Weaver breeding records (2011-02-07)
PAPER: Sociable Weaver helpers (2011-02-01)
Second PHOWN newsletter (2011-01-31)
CWAC & Weaver records on the Vaal Dam, 20-22 Jan 2011 (2011-01-28)
Robben Island survey of weaver colonies (2010-10-29)
The 10/10/10 challenge: 357 weaver nests counted (2010-10-13)
Volunteer opportunity (2010-10-08)
The 10/10/10 challenge: action for climate change (2010-10-08)
PHOWN at the Stanford Bird Fair (2010-10-02)
A century of PHOWN records (2010-09-24)
Google Maps takes part in PHOWN ! (2010-08-25)
How large are weaver colonies? (2010-08-19)
PHOWN - the furthest north colony (2010-08-05)
Phone in to take part in PHOWN ! (2010-07-29)

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(*) PHOWN web page initiated by HD Oschadleus, 23 Sept 2010.