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Veterinary starting salaries rise in 2023, educational debt holds steady

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Mean starting salaries for veterinarians rose to just over $124,295 for graduates entering full-time employment in a year that also saw the mean debt-to-income ratio drop to 2004 levels, said Dr. Chris Doherty, AVMA’s assistant director for strategic business research and outreach, during the 2023 AVMA Business and Economic Forum, held virtually October (..)

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Seeking the Bahama Nuthatch

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Hayes of Loma Linda University, who has studied the nuthatch since 2004. By 2004, the nuthatch population on Grand Bahama was said to range from a few hundred to several thousand. The ornithologist James Bond first found the unusual nuthatch in 1931 on Grand Bahama Island. Snakes, cats and raccoons preyed on the nuthatches as well.

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The Biggest Urban Pygmy Cormorant Roost is Finally Protected!!

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One of the very first Pygmy Cormorant promotions: League for Ornithological Action organised this roost watch in December 2004. In recent years, the overwintering population in Belgrade is around 4,000 Pygmy Cormorants, representing 2 percent of the global population and over 5 percent of the European population. Photo Milan Obradovic.

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Gulls of the World: A Photographic Guide: A Gull Book Review

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Gulls of the World: A Photographic Field Guide is a successor, or companion, as the author terms it, to Klaus Malling Olsen’s classic guide, Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America (Helm, 2004*). And, of course, the 2004 volume does not include all the gulls of the world. Photographs.

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Birding Tengchong, Yunnan (again)

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A 2004 paper looking at the conflict between this owl and cold-water fish farmers in Taiwan found that owls were an issue at a quarter of the farms observed. I am not sure how many tourists this pool attracts, but it certainly attracts a Tawny Fish Owl.

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The Four Goshawks

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It took place eight years later, in November 2004 by the bank of the Veliko Ratno Island. For the fourth sighing, I have to go back in time, to August 2004, birding the slopes of Mt. But no, that sighting is no longer in my head, only on paper. And, now, at eBird. Yet, one other hunting attempt in the same area I do remember.

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The Swallow-tailed Kites in Florida Are Now Heading South…

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In about a week after the last count, no kite will be seen at or near the roost (Meyer 2004). By the August 1st, the number was about 1000 birds and by August 28 there were only 210 birds left. Interestingly though, the purpose of getting together before migrating south is unclear. This is not the case. Photo Credits: Tim Kelly.

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