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Australian White Ibis Survey 2013

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This survey started in 2003 and needs your help! Are you going to be in Australia this weekend? As you go about your weekend, how about helping out and counting any Australian White Ibis that you see? You can report your sightings easily online. You may even see a tagged ibis, like we did on our trip to Sydney last year.

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Australian White Ibis Survey

10,000 Birds

This survey started in 2003 and needs your help! Are you going to be in Australia this weekend? As you go about your weekend, how about helping out and counting any Australian White Ibis that you see? You can report your sightings easily online. You may even see a tagged ibis, like we did on our trip to Sydney earlier this year.

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The return of the Old Man

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The first reintroductions took place in 2003, and in 2008 some of the released birds started to nest on a cliff just outside the town of Vejar de la Frontera, where I’ve been lucky enough to see them, and where most of the photographs accompanying this piece were taken (in April 2019 and February 2024).

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Sibley Birds East & Sibley Birds West: A Review

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I purchased my first Sibley— The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America —in 2003. Here’s a look at Sibley Birds East and Sibley Birds West (the books’ cover titles), feature by feature: Size & Cover: The new field guides are the roughly the same size as the 2003 editions, a bit higher, wider, and heavier.

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What’s Up with the ABA?  Part III (Finances)

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From 2003-2010, the ABA averaged about $1.9M As revenues declined, expenses did not decline as quickly, resulting in operating losses and the deterioration of what had been a fairly healthy balance sheet. The end result is an organization in debt and with substantially less revenue than it had in the 2000s. The details are below. # # #.

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Heronry at Sultanpur

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A study conducted at Sultanpur (Abdul Jamil Urfi, Thangarasu Meganathan and Abdul Kalam) between 2003 and 2005 noted that the the clutch size was bigger in early nests. The predators have plenty of opportunities beyond the heronry with countless ducks, waders and galliformes.

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What’s in a Name?

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written by Bo Beolens and Michael Watkins, published by Christopher Helm in 2003. They didn’t, of course, have the luxury of the fantastic modern optics we take for granted today. I have a fascinating little reference book called Whose Bird? It’s full of fascinating facts.

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