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ABA Field Guides to Birds of Colorado and Florida

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Like the two previous books in the series, the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey by Rick Wright and the American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Colorado by Ted Floyd (photographs for all three primarily by master photographer Brian E. From the ABA Field Guide to Birds of Colorado. But, the ordering gets tricky in Colorado , in which space allocation per species is highly variable. (It Reviews ABA Colorado field guide Florida

Little Big Year – Week 34: We visit Colorado and Texas

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With Wyoming and South Dakota in our rear view mirror, we look toward Colorado, and a hot spot I have been anxious to visit. Trinidad Colorado is located just a few miles north of the Colorado – New Mexico border, and home to the Trinidad Reservoir. The post Little Big Year – Week 34: We visit Colorado and Texas appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trinidad Colorado

What is the State Bird of Colorado?

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Colorado is unique in many respects, so it comes as no surprise that its residents went in a different direction when selecting their state bird. Instead, they are summer visitors, moving up to Colorado in the warm months to breed before returning to wintering grounds in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico. Birds Colorado Lark Bunting state bird

A Colorful Finch in Colorful Colorado

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Now, here in Colorado this is the season for the high-country birds. This is my time of year to explore thin air and look for unique Colorado breeders. Brown-capped Rosy-Finch This larger finch can be found in summer feeding on the edge of snow fields usually above 11,400 feet, which is timberline here in Colorado. Try hiking a Colorado 14,000 foot mountain and your chances of having these guys at your feet rise exponentially.

Owls Come Alive!

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This time of year, in Colorado, offers exciting species like the Boreal Owl and the Northern Pygmy-Owl. My good friend and owl expert, Scott Rashid, had educated me two years ago about their Colorado habitat preferences. They are known to breed in a number of different habitats across their large range where multiple species are considered, but Colorado holds some definite keys. Birds Colorado Golden Gate Canyon State Park Northern Pygmy-Owl owls

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Rare Bird Alerts and Not So Rare Birds!

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For example, recently, I wrote a blog post about a Long-tailed Jaeger that showed up on the Front Range of Colorado. I am not saying this isn’t cool information in the right gallery, but since the Mountain Chickadee is a common resident bird in most of Colorado, it shouldn’t be on a RARE BIRD ALERT. I have joined a few and am involved in the main Colorado site. Birding Colorado rare birds

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Backyard Birding in Breckenridge

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… Birds backyard birds Breckenridge ColoradoIt’s been nearly three weeks since the family and I left Breckenridge but I’m still thinking about all the birds that we enjoyed from my aunt and uncle’s backyard deck at 10,500 feet above sea level. Species that back here in New York either don’t occur or only occur in winter and that necessitate a drive far to the north of New York City were common in the backyard in Breckenridge.

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The Unsung Hero of Denver Birding!

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The Front Range of Colorado offers unique birding experiences from top to bottom. He moved from Delaware to Colorado and then like a week later this bird shows up in Denver. Destinations Cherry Creek State Park Colorado Denver featuresIt is actually more strange than anything because each area is vastly different for multiple reasons and the sites I am thinking of are in relatively close proximity to each other.

Forgotten Prairies

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Here in Colorado many species are affected, but perhaps none more than our beautiful Mountain Plovers and Ferruginous Hawks. I feel blessed to live in Colorado where I can see these beauties in migration and breeding. Birding American Birding Association Colorado features Ferruginous Hawks Mountain Plovers Pawnee National Grasslands prairies Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory Sprague's PipitWell, maybe not forgotten, but certainly over-looked.

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Best & Worst States for Animal Protection

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New Jersey Illinois Massachusetts Colorado Maine WORST STATES Ohio Hawaii Alabama North Dakota Mississippi Idaho South Dakota (worst) According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the states fell this way. According to this Technorati article , the Humane Society rated the states on their animal protection laws. BEST STATES California (best-yay!)

Mexican Border Town Offers Tax Exemption for Euthanizing Dogs

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There's a stray dog problem in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. There are about 70,000 stray dogs roaming San Luis Rio Colorado in northern Mexico. The solution? If you bring in the dog for euthanization, you get a tax exemption.hooray! Sarcasm there of course. Clearly, there's no spay/neuter program in this place. But there are animal rights activists in Mexico that will hopefully take notice and try to establish some kind of long-term and humane solution. From Latino Fox News.

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Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

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Best Friends Pet Care is a leading national pet care company and offers boarding, daycare, grooming and training at 42 locations across 18 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

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Canines Go for the Gold at Doggy Olympic Games Across the U.S.

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Canine athletes are jumping through hoops to capture the gold at Doggy Games in Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Texas. London isn’t the only town where athletes are bringing home the gold this week. Best Friends Pet Care ( ) is hosting its own version – the Doggy Olympic Games — at more than a dozen locations across the U.S. Just check out these amazing doggy athletes!

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There's a whole lot o' sufferin' goin' on in Colorado. See here. Concern for the calves is not for their sake, but for the sake of profits

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Parks and Public Lands Win at the Polls

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Denver, Colorado. Colorado. Colorado mountains courtesy of MarekWk via Wikimedia Commons. Voters across the country support environmentally conscious ballot initiatives. Voters in several states had the opportunity to express their support (or condemnation) of various environmental (or anti-environmental) issues respectively in the recent election cycle.

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Specialties Above Thin Air!

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I often wonder what the true first colonists of Colorado had running through their minds when they first encountered the Colorado Rockies. These White-tailed Ptarmigan are without a doubt one of the most sought-after species in Colorado. Known for their existence above 11,400 feet of elevation which is treeline here in Colorado ; they can be found (with patience) loafing around on the Alpine Tundra.

To Drill, or Not to Drill? That’s the Wrong Question.

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The area crosses the Little Colorado River and lies within three miles of the Petrified Forest National Park. Little Colorado River PETITION. As we enter the second century of protecting, preserving, and respecting our wild spaces, certainly no one would actually consider undoing, reversing, and exploiting our national parks, forests, and monuments. Right? And yet, it has begun. Minnesota’s Superior National Forest is now on the radar for underground mineral mining.

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On Blogs, Films and.

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Tribe of Heart's heartbreaking yet inspiring Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home is premiering at the Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado on September 26-27. First the news, in case you haven't heard: Animal Acres in Los Angeles now has a blog by Philip called Vegan Sanctuary. Check it out!

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Update on Proposition 2 in CA

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Efforts for such a ballot initiative in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire and Vermont have failed but efforts are currently underway to establish similar legislation in Colorado and Washington. Again, thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this update on California's proposition 2.

eBird Profile Pages and the Power of Suggestion

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And Colorado showed a similar shortcoming, despite the fact that I have made countless business trips to Denver. At some point, I will certainly get to Michigan, Colorado, and the other states that are “missing.” In other words, I will do just what eBird intended when it introduced Profile Pages. # # #.

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A Merganser Trifecta!

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However, a place like Colorado offers mild winters and there is usually open water scattered around the Front Range. Now, Common Mergansers are common breeders here on the Front Range and Colorado mountain streams, so we are used to seeing them regularly. Probably the most sought after merg in a Colorado winter is the Red-breasted Merganser. Birds Colorado Denver mergansers

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2016)

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Basically, he’s too busy birding from Colorado to Idaho to write about birding! Doing a thing and writing about doing a thing differ in so many significant ways that even mentioning the dichotomy seems superfluous. Yet, in realms such as birding, the acts rarely overlap; if you are birding, you’re probably not writing about it, and vice versa. This brief moment of rumination is meant to explain why we don’t have the best bird of Corey’s weekend.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2016?

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Corey and his family are absorbing as much of the American West as they can fit in as they drive from Colorado to the West Coast. Crazy at it seems, we’re already entering that part of the current season where we obsess over the next. In the United States, that means that kids (and teachers) are freaking out about the first day of school, even if that date is still nearly a month away. On the other hand, birders are getting psyched for fall migration.

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Butterflies are a Free Post

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Colorado saw a newsworthy painted lady incursion this fall; the closely related red admiral also migrates (it’s interesting to note that in Europe, the painted lady seems to be almost as well-known and well-documented a migrant as the monarch is in North America.) Monarchs. They’re practically honorary birds – beloved, much written about, rather visible and charismatic in their stripey larval form and spectacularly so as vivid orange and black adults.

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Back from the West!

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We started our trip in Colorado where we spent the night and half a day exploring Denver before heading to Breckenridge where my aunt and uncle have a house they were kind enough to let us use for a few days. From Colorado we headed north, west and north to our next destination, a rental in Teton Village, conveniently located just south of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

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Please Welcome Patrick O’Donnell!

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A biologist by training, he has worked on bird-related projects in Colorado, Washington, Peru, and other locales, and has guided birders in Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. It has been awhile since we here at 10,000 Birds announced a new Beat Writer. But we are pleased as punch to share the news that Patrick O’Donnell is going to be writing here on 10,000 Birds.

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White-tailed Antelope Squirrels at Joshua Tree National Park

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The other subspecies range from the southern end of Baja California north into Idaho and Oregon but never east of the Colorado River. While eating lunch with Daisy and her family at a picnic area in Joshua Tree National Park the other day a small chipmunk-looking creature ventured out of the rock formation we were eating next to. The cute little critter was clearly looking for a handout which we did not provide.

The Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Wish List

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wrote Heilke in Colorado. A hot tub for my sore muscles,” wrote Sigrid in Colorado. “A It’s August, and first on the menu is: Fried Rehabber. Summer is high season. The general public is out and about, birds and animals are raising their young, and human/wildlife interaction is at its peak. If you are a rehabber, this means your phone never stops ringing, your emergency services are in constant demand, and your stress level is off the charts.

The Trials and Triumphs of an Odyssey for a Nemesis Bird

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Nestled within large areas planted with Oil Palms, Las Pangas is a huge area of rice fields and natural wetlands associated with the Rio Colorado. Most birders know what a nemesis bird is and, most of all, what that truly means.

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Little Big Year Week 33: Yellowstone

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We are on our way to Colorado, and the famous Trinidad Lake area. This will be our only stop in Colorado, as we need to get south so I can find some of the south west desert birds before my time runs out. Last week we were in the Teton Valley, getting ready to head over to Wyoming, and Yellowstone National Park. Things were getting much colder, and the threat of snowfall was looming.

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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Such bills have been introduced in the past by elected officials in Rhode Island, Colorado, and Tennessee, and the first-ever bill for a statewide registry in California was today announced by its sponsor, State Senator Dean Florez. I recently got an email from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. They are pioneering legislation in California to make public animal abuse registries. In our opinion, this is a wonderful idea, and we wanted to help them spread the word.

From Today's New York Times

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May 29, 2008 The writer is in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Colorado To the Editor: Re “ Monkeys Think, Moving Artificial Arm as Own ” (front page, May 29): The brain really is a fascinating organ. I was also intrigued to read that “in previous studies, researchers showed that humans who had been paralyzed for years could learn to control a cursor on a computer screen with their brain waves.” So why were the monkeys used?

The Great Horned Owl: An In-Depth Study by Scott Rashid

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He now runs the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute out of Estes Park. Owls are among the birds with the greatest power to fascinate non-birders, for good and ill. From the ancient Greeks to my ex-boyfriend, people are prone to investing them with both love and meaning. I don’t know. They’re predators, yeah, but so are the most commonplace of hawks. They’re hard to see, but so are rails, and hardly anyone gives a crap about rails.

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Shutting Your Trap

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The states which have essentially banned leghold traps are Florida, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, California, and Washington. This is the kind of insanity that goes on with leghold traps. A few years ago my friend Astrid called me on the phone. She had taken her border collie for a walk in the woods in the local 1200-acre state park, and her dog had stepped on a leghold trap. Astrid’s dog howled as she pried it off.

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The Golden-cheeked Warbler and Conservation Banks

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The list of companies and other entities that have used BCCB suggest a mix of quarries ( e.g. , CEMEX Balcones Quarry), public utilities ( e.g. , Lower Colorado River Authority Transmission Services Company ), and the military ( e.g. , Camp Bullis ). The endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler breeds only in Texas Hill Country near Austin and San Antonio, but much of its nesting grounds have cleared in favor of subdivisions.

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The day I brought him home, two of my 17-year-old daughter’s friends were visiting from Colorado. I picked up a Red-tailed hawk two days ago. He was on the ground, and the finder thought he might have been hit by a car. He was not a fledgling, but not an adult. His eyes were in the process of changing from yellow to brown, and his tail was not yet red. Although his wing drooped, I couldn’t feel anything broken. He was thin, but not emaciated.

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Birds of Prey Giveaway Winners

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I have the privilege of living in a ponderosa stand in the front range of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the most beautiful state in the union. Most birders are enamored both of raptors and Pete Dunne, which is why Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America is a book any birder would love ( Carrie certainly did.) No wonder we had such an excellent response to our triple-tiered Birds of Prey giveaway.

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Five Reasons to Buy an American Birding Association State Field Guide

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The first to publish was New Jersey and since then six more states have come out: Colorado, Florida, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and New York. Scott & Nix has been publishing an excellent series of field guides that cover individual states. Word is that Arizona is about to be released and Minnesota, North Carolina and other states are in the pipeline.

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Finding Solace in Birds

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Other birding experiences have given me opportunities to meet kind, generous people in Mexico who seemed to belong to another time, to wonder if a nearby foraging bear was too close while doing a point count in Colorado, and to feel the deep territorial growl of a Jaguar in the primeval black of a Peruvian rainforest. There are a lot of side benefits to birding.

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Frank Gilbert’s Awesome Hospital Cage

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One summer my father came to visit from his home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He is the handiest of handy guys; he has fixed my lighting, the plumbing, wired my entire house so the flip of a switch would make it come alive with music, and, one Christmas, showed my son how to install a major stereo system in his 1996 Jeep Cherokee (which elevated them both to hero status at the local high school).

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So, I’m Writing a Field Guide

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After all, the three guides that have been published so far include New Jersey’s, written by Rick Wright ; Colorado’s, written by Ted Floyd ; and Florida’s, written by Bill Pranty. Yeah, I’m kind of surprised too. After all, while I like to believe that I am a pretty good bird blogger I’ve never written anything like a field guide. But George Scott at Scott & Nix convinced me that I could do it.

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10,000 Birds goes eBirding

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Virginia (122), New Mexico (112); Texas (106); Colorado (106), and Pennsylvania (102). Since 2016, writers at 10,000 Birds have been contributing checklists to a joint eBird account called the “10,000 Birds Collaborative.” Every month, Redgannet summarizes the checklists, providing an updated life list, year list, and country list. For the United States, there is also a state list.

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