On Betraying Your Family

Animal Person

I work with my mom and dad twenty other caring individuals to provide the best, most comfortable place for my family members, all 2000 of them. His family members total 2000. Yesterday, in the comments of An Affront to the Idea of Family , Brian wrote: I understand your concern for those cows that were beat by that man and the unfortunate death of all the cows that died in the snow storm. As a dairy farmer I even had a hard time reading that.

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It’s a boy! Baby bottlenosed dolphin born!

4 The Love Of Animals

This is Kendall’s fourth birth and the 26th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000. A male dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando Monday, February 25, at 10:05 pm. The calf now weighs approximately 44 pounds and is 44 inches long. He is nursing and bonding with his mom, Kendall, both a good indication that the calf is doing well.

Etched In My Heart

4 The Love Of Animals

Another thing we love about Etched In My Heart is that they donate part of their proceeds to The PetSave Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Bona Tucker in June 2000 as a rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption resource for domestic rabbits, cats and dogs. Etched In My Heart offers pet lovers a wide variety of personalized gifts. They were nice enough to send us personalized frames for our dog and bird. Not only are they unique, but the frames are high quality too.

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Hamsters Celebrate 70 Years in the US

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Sadly, though, some 200,000 hamsters were used for research in the United States in 2000, third behind rats and mice. Interesting article. Prior to the 1930s, hamsters were pretty much in the wild. Prior to the 1970s, virtually all were descended from one breeding pair. Now, one million hamsters are kept as pets, an increase of 41 percent since 2001. This includes the two sitting on the shelf in our house!)

Portugal Pursued by EU for Poor Environmental Policies

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The Commission said it is sending Portugal a final warning over an inadequate impact assessment for a tourist resort development in the south of the country which falls under the Natura 2000 programme.The case concerns the Montinho da Ribeira resort at Algoceira in the Alentejo region. Oh, it's no surprise that the Portuguese are allowing rampant development for tourism. But I'm glad the EU is calling them on it. From the Portugal News.

Bob Barker Offers to Pay to Move Canadian Elephants to Sanctuary

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called ARK 2000. I hope, when I reach their age, I'm as active and effective as Bob Barker and Betty White are in the animal rights movement. Excerpted from CBC News. Legendary game show host Bob Barker says it will cost $200,000 to move three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to a California sanctuary, and he doesn't mind paying for it himself. Toronto city council voted in October to move the elephants to a facility run by PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) near Galt, Calif.,

Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

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Kenya's lion population has dropped from an estimated 2,749 in 2002 to 2,280 in 2004 and probably just 2000 individuals in 2009. I've been reading a lot about threatened elephants and primate populations in Africa and wondered about lions. One rarely hears about how they are doing. But, unfortunately, they are in trouble too. This article talks about the specific situation in Kenya. The storyline is all too familiar.

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Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

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Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have. The goal is to provide blogospheric content that is easy to find, and from a variety of sources. On the left, you'll see this: Concepts. Project Treadstone. Responsible Policies. Rabbits. More >> Animals. Goats. Horses. Mammals. Buffalo. More >> Category. Ethics.

Sobering Tiger Statistics

Critter News

Reduced to Skin and Bones (PDF, 4 MB) shows that from January 2000 to April 2010, parts of between 1,069 and 1,220 Tigers were seized in 11 of the 13 tiger range countries—or an average of 104 to 119 animals per year. Very sad. I wish I could say something inspiring or hopeful, but it's hard to feel that way when you read these kinds of stories. For the rest of the article, go to this TRAFFIC link.

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Sandpiper Species Heading Towards Extinction

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In 2000, around 1,000 breeding pairs were known, but by 2009, the number had plummeted to just 120-220 pairs, a decline of 88%. Really sad. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the world's most threatened birds, is rapidly heading towards extinction because young birds are being targeted for human consumption. Spoon-billed Sandpipers nest only in the far north-east of Russia.

A Chance for Bliss

4 The Love Of Animals

This all started when the couple adopted 13 year old Chance and 12 year old Bliss in October of 2000, and while it is a great deal of work, there is nothing more they would rather be doing than serving these beautiful beings. A Chance for Bliss takes in and provides lifetime care for senior and special needs animals, as well as those others who are facing end of life circumstances.

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Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

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of Defense since 2000. Worldwide Primates Inc. was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. In 1993, he went to prison for smuggling baby orangutans. Despite this, it looks like this has been no barrier to his company getting federal contracts.

Dogtown Episode 2

Critter News

And here's a huge article from the Psychiatric Times in 2000. Another episode of Dogtown done! This episode featured three young dogs: Johnny, the golden retriever that was considered too dumb to train; "Baxt" (I think) a puppy with a neurological problem; and Tuffy, the dog attacked and left for dead by other dogs. Baxt and Tuffy were victims of a hoarder. The show's narrator mentioned that hoarders often start off as trying to save animals and then just get overwhelmed.

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7 Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Yard

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Since 2000, Chris Long has been a store associate at a Home Depot in Illinois. Having a pet does not mean you have to give up hopes of having a lush, well-manicured yard. Although dog ownership may pose some challenges in the quest to achieve garden greatness, it’s definitely not a hopeless cause. The key is balance.

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Avian Images from a Texas Big Week

10,000 Birds

1/4000sec @ ISO 2000 Long-tailed Duck was the “star” of the Galveston FeatherFest , and a write-in for the Great Texas Birding Classic. A LOT of cropping for this image. 1/1250 sec @ ISO 2000 The Marbled Godwit was showing off its articulated beak to the curlews. 1/5000 sec @ ISO 2000 The Neotropic Cormorant was perched on one of the pilings at the Bolivar Ferry landing. 1/2500 sec @ ISO 2000 a. Birding, like so many other things, is bigger in Texas.

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Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

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Queen Elizabeth II National Park Almost 2000 km2 / 800 mi2 of the Queen Elizabeth II National Park represent the most popular and accessible savanna park of Uganda. This is the second post in the Birding crème de la crème series (the first, focused on southern Asia, is here ).

The Cutting Edge II: Hummingbird Feeders

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Since 2000, it has obtained patents with scintillating names such as: “ Top-Fill Hummingbird Feeder with Float Valve Base Closure Mechanism ,” “ Hummingbird Feeder with Disposable Reservoir and Reusable Base ,” and “ Soft Petal Flower Port for Hummingbird Feeders.”. The U.S.

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Chinese Crested Tern at Nanhui, Shanghai

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It was actually feared to be extinct until 2000, when four pairs of breeding pairs were discovered. On Sunday morning, I was just lazily working on another post for 10,000 Birds – the (probably not much anticipated) part two of the most common birds in Shanghai. Then, I heard about the Chinese Crested Tern at Nanhui and headed for my car. The usual bits about the Chinese Crested Tern from Wikipedia, HBW etc.:

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Great Egret-134th garden bird

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Since we moved into our home in Broome mid 2000 we have kept a weekly bird list of birds that come into our garden or fly over our garden. There are several bird species that we observe daily without fail that come in for water and these include the Bar-shouldered Dove , Peaceful Doves , Brown Honeyeater , Singing Honeyeaters , Magpie-larks , Double-barred Finches , Great Bowerbird and Little Friarbird.

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Planning and executing birding plans in the times of corona-virus

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From Kerkini, I would have some 600 km more to reach home, about 2000 km in total. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” Like many of you, I had plans for this year’s spring migration: to bird the very best tour of the Balkans, heading for northeastern Greece. First, 800 km of driving from Belgrade through Bulgaria to very NE corner of Greece and the Dadia Forest National Park with its 36 species of diurnal raptors, out of Europe’s 38.

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Rusty-breasted Antpitta in Ecuador

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Pululahua Crater This bird is fairly common here in the Puluahua Geobotanical Reserve and lives between 2000 and 2600 m.a.s.l. It is a very small antpitta that lives in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia. This antpitta is found in southern Ecuador (near Peru) and curiously also inside the Puluahua Crater which is my residence near Quito in northern Ecuador.

Borderline of Countable

10,000 Birds

As snow was getting thicker, we found ourselves in front of one of the most impressive sights on the entire length of the river – after being 2000 metres / 6500 feet wide only a few kilometres before, the Danube gets squeezed into less than 200 m / 650 ft in the Iron Gates, among cliffs rising up to 600 m / 2000 ft above the waters. As usual at this time of year, I visited the city landfill to look for gulls.

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Birds of Japan by Otani Chikara

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I wonder how Lynx will pack 2000 species into a single volume that should be manageable in the field – the biggest field guide challenge in the world. It’s the festive season and I am holding the new Lynx Edicions’s Birds of Japan, thinking what a perfect gift to any international birder this book represents. Its waterproof fold-able covers bring back childhood memories… I must have had some illustrated children book with similar covers – my fingertips remember the experience.

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Sanderling at Hopetoun

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When these six Sanderling at Hopetoun were ready to head north they would have to fly a minimum of 2000 kilometres/1200 miles to even get as far as Broome and that’s if they travelled direct! Sanderling- Calidris alba have been returning to Broome over the past few weeks from their northern migration. Each year the Sanderling depart from Australia and head north to Siberia to breed and then return to be observed running frantically along the water’s edge.

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12 countries with the greatest bird species density

10,000 Birds

While Colombia may have almost 2000 bird species, it is a huge country with, still, complicated long-distance travel logistics. The Species per Square Mile Approach. On the other hand, small countries with relatively long bird lists offer higher species densities per square mile. And small country often equals short distances and easy traveling.

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The ‘Alal uses tools, Climate Change Hammers Hawaii

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Between 2000 and 2012, populations of six of these … shrank by an average of 68% in their core range in the island’s interior, and by an average of 94% in the surrounding areas. Hawaiian Crows Use Tools. From Nature, “ Discovery of species-wide tool use in the Hawaiian crow “: Only a handful of bird species are known to use foraging tools in the wild. Amongst them, the New Caledonian crow ( Corvus moneduloides ) stands out with its sophisticated tool-making skills.

Literature, Sex, and Birds

10,000 Birds

In response to being asked what got him into birding he said the following: In May of 2000 they came to New York to see us, and we went out into Central Park birding with them. Jonathan Franzen gets it right in this interview by Susan Cosier for Audubon Magazine. I had walked through the park several times every week for years, and I had the sensation that I didn’t know the park, that there was this whole dimension to the world that I had never been aware of.

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Water Feature Visitors

10,000 Birds

It’s probably about 300 square feet in size, holding maybe 2000 gallons of water. We have a small water feature off our back porch. In addition to nest boxes around the property and bird feeders in the yard, the water feature is our most efficient wildlife magnet. Birds, in particular, can’t resist running water. Even though Eurasian Collared-Doves have encroached on my property, I still enjoy the company of Mourning Doves ( Zenaida macroura ).

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Pied Oystercatcher chicks four weeks on….

10,000 Birds

There has never been two eggs hatch and two chicks survive for more than about ten days since we started to keep an eye on them in 2000. It has been a few years since I could share some good news about the Pied Oystercatchers breeding along the coast near Broome. Hopefully you won’t mind me writing a bit more this year about Pied Oystercatchers during the breeding season!

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Greater Rheas: Germany’s new Big Bird

10,000 Birds

And since the year 2000, we have an even greater bird, the… Greater Rhea ! However, one escape near Lübeck was different, indicated by the large red conglomeration, and it happened way back late in the year 2000: The birds broke free from a private enclosure again, but this time the escape involved not one but seven birds, three males and four females. Germany is underrated as a birding destination.

Good news for the Wood Stork

10,000 Birds

Some predicted that at that rate the wood stork would become extinct by the year 2000. I was happy to read that the wood stork ( Mycteria Americana ), a bird near and dear to me, was down-sited from the status of endangered to threatened species. On June 25, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is down-listing the wood stork from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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Beak Deformities

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So far, they have discovered 2000+ cases of chickadees as well as other birds that have a beak deformity. John Mark Simmons, the co-founder of Two Birders and Binoculars , has enjoyed birding all his life and has won various birding competitions. John Mark also has an interest in the intersection of ornithology and aberration, as we learn in his first guest post on 10,000 Birds… Beak deformities have baffled scientists for a number of years.

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Bird Watching Botrosa Road

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The Botrosa Endesa Company employees some 2000 workers, exports great quantities of plywood, and generates profits to their conscious owners. I am totally impressed with what I saw and totally shocked to find out that our government has punished their sustainable model, taking away something like 2000 hectares of a nearby forest which they bought from colonos and gave it back to the colonos to protect it! Continued from Birdwatching Rio Canande Reserve.

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Pied Oystercatchers continue to nest

10,000 Birds

There has been one successful clutch of three eggs since 2000 that we are aware of and that was in 2014. We have been busy walking the beach and keeping an eye on our local Pied Oystercatchers and the two pairs that laid their eggs earliest for the 2018 breeding season and successfully hatched out their chicks have now lost their chicks to predation. One pair have already returned to the nest site and will no doubt lay a further clutch of eggs in due course.

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Polyandry and Polygynandry on the Tundra

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2000). 2000). 2000). Ibis , 129 225-242 Rubega, MA, D Schamel, and DM Tracy (2000) Red-necked Phalarope ( Phalaropus lobatus ), The Birds of North America Online (A. Shawn Billerman is a graduate student at the University of Wyoming studying birds, though his degree will likely use fancier words than that. He is a New Yorker, a great birder, and a nice guy.

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314 U.S. Bird Species Threatened — Many with Extinction — by Global Warming

10,000 Birds

Here’s a diagram, available on the Audubon site , that compares its 2000 range with its anticipated 2080 range: Only 1 percent of the bird’s breeding range remains stable between 2000 and 2080 if global warming continues on its current course. In June, I visited North Dakota for the first time. Like any birder visiting a new place, I had a target species list I was hoping to seek out during the one day I had available between business commitments.

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Birds On The Brink

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For the threatened birds, there are maps that show change over time (2000 to 2080) in viable ranges. There’s been some interesting bird research lately, having to do with the origin of birds ( new analysis of new and old fossils ) and the overarching taxonomy ( using DNA analysis ) but I’ve not had a chance to absorb this weighty new knowledge so I’ll probably write about it next month.

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Bahia Los Frailes

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This long arduous run of up to 2000 miles, depending on where your start from, is marked by the first major turning point, Cabo San Lucas, or just “Cabo” to every college kid looking for a destination on spring break. For the most of the visitors to Baja California Sur, the name Los Frailes means little or nothing. This is a completely different story for those of us that travel, and live on cruising boats.

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Pied Oystercatcher breeding season starts early!

10,000 Birds

Traditionally since 2000 we have encountered our first Pied Oystercatcher eggs in the first week of July, but this year one pair have decided to start laying eggs early! This is not surprising at all due to the fact that we have monitored the Pied Oystercatcher breeding success (or lack thereof ) since 2000 along a twenty three kilometre stretch of beach and it is very rare for any of the sixteen pairs to succeed.

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Edward’s Pheasant

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It has not been seen in its small home range in central Vietnam since around 2000. The Edwards’s Pheasant is a rather smart blue-black member of the pheasant family and it may be on the edge of extinction. It has recently been reclassified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List; this category is reserved for only the most threatened species in the world. Conservationists searched intensively in 2011 but found none.

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“The Birder’s Guide to Africa” by Michael Mills

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Starting in the mid-1990s, there was a “where to watch birds in…” series of five site guides written by Nigel Wheatley and covering South America (1994), Africa (1995), Asia (1996), Europe & Russia (2000) and Central America & the Caribbean (2001).

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New Faces at the Olde Homestead

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On the other hand, Orchard Oriole is not a reportable bird in the eyes of NYSARC, anywhere in the state – and that distinction was only earned by the Sandhill Crane in 2000. When they say that you can’t go home again, the proverbial They are usually talking about the fact that people change. Maybe you’ve changed; maybe it’s others. The landscape changes too: buildings get smaller, vistas are altered, developments go up or abandoned shopping malls fall down.

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When Feeding Birds Runs Amuck

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More family groups of swans began to stay and depending on what article you read, anywhere from 1500 – 2000 Trumpeter Swans spend the winter in that area and live off of 1200 – 2000 pounds of corn offered A DAY! Feeding birds is generally regarded as a harmless past-time, a wholesome way for people to share nature and enjoy wildlife with the family. However, more and more news stories are popping up this year of communities cracking down on bird feeding.

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