A New Wildlife Refuge Pass: Fellow Birders, Help Us Help You

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Since we first launched the Wildlife Conservation Stamp Project, we’ve made our case to thousands of birders and photographers. And, one of the common ideas throughout is that birders, photographers and other wildlife watchers deserve and are excited about a Refuge pass they can call their own. We’re relaunching the project as the Wildlife Conservation Pass. Rather than promote a second stamp, we’ve created a brand new alternative that stands on its own.

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This Week in Bird News: Hawaiian Edition

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Fish & Wildlife Service). Currently extinct in the wild , the species is the subject of an intensive breeding program in captivity, and hopes are high to release some birds back into their native Hawaiian habitat later this year. The festival includes a chance to check out the brand-new Hawaii Island Coast-to-Coast Birding Trail , which stretches from Kona to Hilo, as well as to hop on board a pelagic cruise. In the popular imagination, Hawaii is a tropical paradise. (No,

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Meet Suliformes, one of the newest orders of birds

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Meet Suliformes, one of the newest orders of birds Meet Suliformes, one of the newest orders of birds By David • March 12, 2011 • 8 comments Tweet Share There I was (I’ve been reading Thurber) on board a boat off Baja California, reveling in cormorants (three species!),

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The Lonely Dodo: A Cautionary Tale

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Haranguing people to care about wildlife and conservation is all well and good, but often such preaching falls on deaf ears. It can be hard for the average joe to understand why preserving exotic species in far-flung places is so important. Enter the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust , and The Lonely Dodo. The trust uses education, fieldwork, and a zoo in the Channel Islands to further its goal of saving threatened species from distinction.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of January 2012?

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What else is nice is the prospect of seeing brand new birds in beautiful habitat. Corey will be experiencing birding bliss all weekend long at the mighty, mighty Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. I, on the other hand, will be lollygagging with the usual Western New York winter species. This may read like something of a non sequitur, but have you ever seen a Rainbow Eucalyptus ?

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A Brief Tour of Uganda, The Pearl of Africa

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In the days leading up to the Expo we’ve been touring the small East African nation, primarily visiting the big national parks in the south and west of the country looking for birds and other amazing wildlife. It’s still hard for me to wrap my head around this trip, my first on a brand new continent. In the relatively brief period, my group had something on the order of 450 species.

Bird Conservation News: The Good, The Bad (and Ugly), and More Good

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Fearing that a natural disaster, introduced species, or disease could wipe this fragile population out, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the American Bird Conservancy, and other groups teamed up to translocate 50 of the birds to another island, Laysan. Further, fitting the birds with bands and radio transmitters, as well as monitoring them in the field , has greatly expanded scientific understanding about the species and its behavior. Fish and Wildlife Service). **And

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Don’t Mess with the Great Texas Birding Classic

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Of course, the fun of a bird race increases exponentially by the quality and quantity of the species that might be seen. Can you get your head around a bird race that gives you free run of National Wildlife Refuges like Aransas, Brazoria, Attwater, Anahuac, Santa Ana, and Laguna Atascosa as well as jewels such as Big Thicket, Bentsen-Rio Grande, Bolivar Flats, High Island, South Padre Island, and Zapata at the height of spring migration?

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The Birds of Trinidad and Tobago: Two Guides, One Book Review

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First published in 1973 in association with the Asa Wright Center, the book focuses on species descriptions, with illustrations grouped together in plates positioned in the center of the book. The guide covers 477 species, an expansion of 35 from the second edition, which was published in 1991. Each species account consists of: Popular name, scientific name, alternate names (six for the Trinidad Piping-Guan!),

The Collaborative List 2017 – January.

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For 2017, in keeping with all the top businesses, the list will be refreshed and re-branded. Last year they shared over 1200 checklists and managed to achieve a stunning total of 2647 species from 32 countries. Last year’s magnificent total of 2647 species is the target to beat, but other results could prove interesting. 1499 species were seen in the eastern hemisphere in 2016. This compares with 171 checklists for 855 species in Jan 2016.

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