Strut Your Mutt 2015

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We love Best Friends, and are so excited for Strut Your Mutt 2015! I’m strutting as part of a local rescue team (you can support my goal here if you want), but you can walk as an individual, start your … Continue reading → The post Strut Your Mutt 2015 appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals

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This weekend is the 2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals. The dogs compete in several canine … Continue reading → The post 2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. The event features amazing athletic dogs from all backgrounds and breeds competing for the title of Purina Pro Plan IDC Champion.

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Redgannet’s Year List 2015

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For his part, Redgannet has committed to a trial period through January and will try to stick to a more socially responsible regimen of birds then beer for the rest of 2015. In a similar way, birds will be admitted to Redgannet’s Year List 2015 by finding 2 birds with a matching prefix. Birding Year List 2015

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Goals for Birding Costa Rica in 2015

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Destinations Costa Rica Year List 2015 January kicks off the high season for birding in Costa Rica. The winds of the dry season keep the clouds away for half of the country, and guides are busy showing people tanagers, guans, and (with luck) a Resplendent Quetzal or two. I have been doing my fair share of guiding and that’s why February has crept up on me with the stealth of a Puma.

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A look at 2015 and best wishes for 2016

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When … Continue reading → The post A look at 2015 and best wishes for 2016 appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. As we come to the close of another year, it’s fun to look back and see how far we have come. I’ll be honest with you dear animal loving friends. This year was a hard year for our us. our pets

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First Phoebe of 2015

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2015 – 28 March. Great, I’m your first phoebe of 2015. I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of the year today in the same place as last year – Rockaway Community Park in southern Queens – and a day earlier than last year, but still later than usual for me. For me, this means that spring has arrived! The actual bird is the one in all three images.).

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Duncan’s 2015 List

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Birding 2015 year list Year List 2015 Struthionidae (Ostriches). Ostritch ( Struthio camelus ); Wakkerstroom, South Africa, 22 February. ANATIDAE (DUCKS). White-faced Whistling Duck ( Dendrocygna viduata ); Kasane, Botswana, 1 January. Lesser Whistling Duck ( Dendrocygna javanica ); Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore, 25 February. White-backed Duck ( Thalassornis leuconotus ); Wakkerstroom, South Africa, 22 February.

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Results of the 2015 Global Big Day

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This places Peru as a Global Big Day Champion for the year of 2015!!! On the competitive front, there is already talk among Peruvian birders on preparing to defend the 2015 title. Cusco Birders. in-country Champions. Photo: Nestor Ccacya Baca. Ebird has hit something big. With the successful first Global Big Day the application of simultaneous count to help understand bird populations on multiple scales has a new meaning.

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Adorable baby aardvark

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18, 2015. A newborn aardvark at Busch Gardens® Tampa is stealing the hearts of its caretakers, who are helping bottle feed the baby, which they characterize as unusual looking but adorable. The baby aardvark was born Sept. It is healthy … Continue reading → The post Adorable baby aardvark appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals cute of the day

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DogLand and DOTT App launch party #DogLovingRevolution

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DogLand along with DOTT Dog Tag is having a secret location launch party on September 30th, 2015 and you are invited! The party is being held in Los Angeles, but the exact location can only be found by checking out … Continue reading → The post DogLand and DOTT App launch party #DogLovingRevolution appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of August 2015?

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Check out the 14-21 August 2015 Regional Migration Forecast. With migration about to kick into gear all over the world, birders might want to think about what species to keep eyes out for week by week. Fortunately for those of us in North America, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has gotten into the business of issues migratory forecasts. Curious about the first Birdcast of the season? I’m still too focused on summer to worry about the birds of fall.

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Set Your DVRs! Feline Wellness in the spotlight tomorrow.

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Tune in to The Discovery Channel Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. Move over Good Morning America–change up your morning news routine this Monday and support feline wellness’ moment in the spotlight! EST / PST, 6:30am CST and check … Continue reading → The post Set Your DVRs! Feline Wellness in the spotlight tomorrow. appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of 2015)

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One weekend down for 2015 and only 51 to go. Hope your year is off to a ripping start! I hit Lake Ontario for winter birds this weekend and walked away with a trio of Red-throated Loons. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was an adorable Northern Saw-whet Owl at an undisclosed location in Queens. Of course, Corey wasn’t actually the one to spot it. No, he just brought his family to the area he knew one was hiding and waited for Daisy to make the discovery.

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First Bird of 2015

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What was your first bird of 2015? And here’s hoping you see many great birds, including lots of lifers, in 2015! Birding 2015 first bird of the year Hopefully it was as cool as the Short-eared Owl above, which was my first bird of 2014! Let us know in the comments…and, if you wrote a blog post or have a picture of your first bird of the year online somewhere, well, leave a link in the comments too. Happy New Year from all of us at 10,000 Birds!

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of November 2015?

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It’s just that Birdwatch Magazine is running its Birders’ Choice Awards 2015 and we are–for the first time in our 12-year history–on the ballot for Blog of the Year. Is 10,000 Birds your favorite bird blog? We certainly hope so, not that we are insecure or anything. The deadline for voting is coming quickly, so the time for action is now!

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of 2015?

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Happy New Year, nature lovers! No matter how many phenomenal birds you spotted or how many glorious ecosystems you explored in 2014, your year list is now reset to zero (though most of you probably rectified that matter on New Year’s Day!) A pristine weekend lies before you like an untroubled field of freshly fallen snow. Make your mark and see some birds.

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Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year

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Purina Cat Chow ran a contest in 2015 to honor shelter volunteers as part of the “Building Better Lives” program. We are excited to congratulate the Purina Cat Chow “Shelter Volunteer of the Year”, Liz Taranda! The contest recognizes and … Continue reading → The post Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats people helping animals

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Great Miami Winter Bird Count 2015

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For many in the birding community, Miami is a destination meant only for ticking off ABA-countable exotics such as Spot-breasted Oriole or Red-whiskered Bulbul. For others, it is simply a launching point to Everglades National Park or the Florida Keys. However, few realize that this flat, densely populated county boasts one of the highest list totals of any county east of the Mississippi.

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Dog Medicine; How My Dog Saved Me From Myself

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In this touching memoir Julie Barton shares how powerful puppy love can be. Dog Medicine, shares the power of the human animal bond, as Julie recalls the darkest point in her life. A year out of college, she was struggling … Continue reading → The post Dog Medicine; How My Dog Saved Me From Myself appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. books dogs pet stories

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2015?

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How is your 2015 year list looking so far? Wow, those are a lot of Oriental Pratincoles ! If you’re around 300 species, you’ve been keeping pace nicely with Noah Stryker. Only halfway through the first month of the year, and he’s already left most of us in the dust! I don’t expect to gain any ground as far as birds are concerned this weekend, as this bitter cold compels me to stay indoors as much as possible.

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National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day #Cat2VetDay

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Saturday, August 22, is “National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day” (#Cat2VetDay) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is using this as an opportunity to educate cat owners on the importance of routine check-ups. Eighty-three percent of … Continue reading → The post National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day #Cat2VetDay appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Ethical History Museum Giveaway

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I’m excited to share this fun giveaway with you! We recently fell in love with the adorable hand painted animals from Ethical History Museum. Each piece is hand painted and hand cut by artist Natalie Hough. All the wooden animal … Continue reading → The post Ethical History Museum Giveaway appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. gifts for pet lovers giveaways

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2015 Queens County Birdf Club Big Sit Results

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The 2015 Queens County Bird Club Big Sit at Fort Tilden on Saturday was a rousing success! In addition to having more participants, we had more bird species, 76, beating out last year’s inaugural effort by two whole species. We really had to work hard for our 76 species this year too, and it makes me wonder if it will possible to ever break a hundred species from the platform during an October big sit. But what, exactly, is a Big Sit?

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Setting up an aquarium is as easy as 1-2-3 with API fishcare! #APIfish!

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DOTT: The Smart Dog Tag

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DOTT: The Smart Dog Tag was created by a group of pet lovers to provide an affordable and active solution to help you locate your pets if they ever get lost. It uses Bluetooth® Smart technology paired with the DOTT … Continue reading → The post DOTT: The Smart Dog Tag appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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10 Reasons To Run With Your Dog

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Hey there! Emma the GBGV here from MyGBGVLife.com to howl about the benefits of humans running with their dogs. Dogs love to run, and actually, people love to run too if you watch young people, but somewhere along the way … Continue reading → The post 10 Reasons To Run With Your Dog appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs guest post

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10 Cat Super Powers

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We all know that cats are great, and here are 10 reasons why! Does your cat have any special super power not listed on the graphic? Let us know in the comments! Graphic via Vebopet.com. The post 10 Cat Super Powers appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats just for fun

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Purina Pet Haven, Manhattan’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter

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This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, all opinions are our own. We are happy to introduce Manhattan’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter! The new dog park is located at Urban Women’s Retreat (UWR), a emergency … Continue reading → The post Purina Pet Haven, Manhattan’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs people helping animals

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Unlikely Animal Friends Wanted!

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Do you have an unlikely animal friend? Or two animals of different species that are best friends? Or did you go to extremes to rescue a helpless animal? National Geographic WILD is looking for your stories! For submissions, please email … Continue reading → The post Unlikely Animal Friends Wanted! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs tv

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2015)

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Nearly everywhere in the world, birds are on the wing, not just traveling to and from their daily haunts but returning to their ancestral circuit. Based on the the time of year, many people I know are also on the wing. So best of luck to any and all creatures striving towards a distant horizon right now. Old Man Winter still has my part of the world firmly under his hoary thumb. Instead of enjoying early migrants, I can appreciate the spring songs of my local winter birds.

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Golly Gear Giveaway!

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Are you owned by a small dog? If so, you are going to love Golly Gear! And we have a $25 gift card to give away to one lucky reader so you can shop for your small dog! Golly Gear … Continue reading → The post Golly Gear Giveaway! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. clothing dogs gifts for pet lovers giveaways

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2015?

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Ah, sweet summer, how I love you, despite your lack of migratory birds. Henry James understood how sweet this time of year can be in the Northern Hemisphere: “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ” Can you think of two more beautiful words? I’ll be birding around Western New York this weekend. I expect to spot my first nightjar of the year any day now.

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Whoo-Hoo! Green Heron is the 2015 American Birding Association Bird of the Year!

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My lobbying must be more effective than I thought because the Green Heron has been named as the American Birding Association Bird of the Year for 2015 ! More than ready for its close up, this Green Heron is very pleased to be the 2015 ABA Bird of the Year! I certainly can’t think of a better pick. After all, Green Heron is the bird that made me become a birder.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of September 2015)

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Did you see the supermoon eclipse last night? If you didn’t, you missed something very special. I would lay odds that we birders geek out to all manner of natural phenomena at a higher rate than almost any other group. What do you think? The winds this weekend in western New York must have been favorable for migration, because the only nonresident I could track down was a Swainson’s Thrush.

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Join #TheMajorityProject to end BSL

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This post is sponsored by The Animal Farm Foundation and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the The Majority Project, but 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we … Continue reading → The post Join #TheMajorityProject to end BSL appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs Uncategorized

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of February 2015)

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So many sexy snow birds pop up this time of year: Snow Buntings , Snow Geese , Snowy Owls … But if you’re like me, you couldn’t get out to see them this weekend. Too much snow! Between work and shoveling, I had no chance to get out birding. Fortunately, House Finches came to me, brightening up the feeder with their raspberry resplendence.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2015?

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These are the days birders live for: gorgeous weather with waves of migrants in the air. Don’t let your bins gather dust this weekend. I’m headed down to NYC to chase birds with Corey. Look for us on the coast of Queens or wherever the winds drop the rare and unusual! How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below. Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of July 2015?

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July is almost over, which means summer is almost over, right? Of course not, but those of us who live for the warmest months feel these moments slipping away as soon as they begin. On the bright side, birds will be back on the move once summer ends! I’ll be enjoying gorgeous weather here in Western New York this weekend, while Corey wings his way to serious tropical birding in Honduras. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding?

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Take Your Dog to Work Day June 26

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June 26th is Take Your Dog to Work Day! It’s a day when offices allow workers to bring their pets with them to work. Personally we wish everyday included that, and at Petplan, headquarters they do! After sharing their office … Continue reading → The post Take Your Dog to Work Day June 26 appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats cute animals dogs pet care

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of August 2015?

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Birding can leave a bitter taste in your mouth if you fixate on certain aspects of the experience. A prime example would be my utter failure to pick up lifers during my last two trips, galling indeed to someone who tends to love new birds over old ones. But birding is obviously so much more than ticking names off a list.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of September 2015?

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Now that the season has officially shifted, we can expect migrants galore. Check the winds and weather where you are and go see some birds! I’ll be keeping it real (as Bronx boys do) in western New York this weekend, while Corey tracks down every single special bird in the NYC Metro area. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below. Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2015?

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The true treasure of the Sierra Madre is its stunning beauty (and jays ). In the Southern Hemisphere, days are growing just slightly longer, while, in the northern half of the world, summer revelers bemoan the coming fall. No matter how you slice it, birding in the temperate zones is gradually becoming more interesting. Enjoy! I’m heading down the Delmarva Peninsula for some gracious coastal birding. Corey will be camping in the Catskills. Good times! How about you?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2015)

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This weekend delivered the longest days of the year to those of us on the top half of the world. Hope you made the most of that extra daylight! I took my family on Sunday to explore a stretch of the flat but fancy Lehigh Valley Railroad Trail. The usual summer residents were in attendance, most gaudy of which was a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak , no doubt flush with paternal pride on Father’s Day.

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