A Birder Attends a (Virtual) Ornithology Conference

10,000 Birds

The North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC) is held every four years. It seems that pretty much everyone who is anyone in ornithology in the Western Hemisphere attends, making NAOC is one of the largest ornithological conferences in the world.

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A Birder Attends a (Virtual) Ornithology Conference – Part II

10,000 Birds

Last week, I “attended” the virtual North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC). As a caveat, however, this was a rare opportunity to “attend” a conference remotely, eliminating the typical travel and lodging expenses.

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Humane Society's National Conference Announced

Critter News

The conference is to be held from July 23-26 in Washington, DC. Someday, I hope to attend one of these conferences. Tags: humane society conferences I recently received this email announcement. It looks like they have some great workshops with people like Gene Bauer from Farm Sanctuary and Nicole Pollata from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF.).

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2009 Animal Rights Conference Scheduled for July 16-20

Critter News

Tags: animal law conferences

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"No More Homeless Pets" Conference Scheduled for October

Critter News

Join Best Friends Animal Society for the annual No More Homeless Pets National Conference, October 23-25, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the conference for people who want to make a difference. Tags: Best Friends animal welfare conferences From a Best Friends email. Each year, five million healthy, adoptable homeless pets are still being put down. Three days of action oriented training, inspiration and, of course, fun with Best Friends.

On "Animal Rights Conferences"

Animal Person

" Two Animal Rights Conferences: Will you be there? " I haven't been to either conference, so I can say nothing from personal experience. by Drew Wilson at Care2's animal welfare blog has yet to have any comments about rights and welfare. I don't know how big the readership of that blog is, but it is international if that matters.

First-Ever Conference to End Factory Farming

Critter News

This sounds wonderful. It will be in Arlington, VA at the end of October. Someday, if it becomes an annual event, I hope I can go. link]. farm animal welfare farm sanctuary

The New York Birders Conference

10,000 Birds

Billed as The New York Birders Conference , the weekend-long meeting, hosted by the Queens County Bird Club , will feature great field trips, workshops, and a keynote speaker that 10,000 Birds readers will recognize – James Currie ! Based at the Long Island Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Uniondale, the conference, scheduled for 1 November – 3 November, is timed perfectly for late fall migration, so the field trips should be excellent.

Sea Shepherd Attends Whaling Conference

Critter News

This makes for an entertaining read. First up, Paul Watson goes through Portuguese Customs: At one point the officer came into the room and asked if I had ever been in trouble in Portugal and then added, “Something about a Dutch ship about 10 years ago?” Hmmm, I don’t know anything about a Dutch ship 10 years ago,” I answered. A few moments later he returned and said, “Excuse me, did you do anything illegal in the 70’s in Portugal?” “I I don’t think so.

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Are You Going to the New York Birders Conference?

10,000 Birds

Billed as The New York Birders Conference , the weekend-long meeting, hosted by the Queens County Bird Club , will feature great field trips, workshops, and a keynote speaker that 10,000 Birds readers will undoubtedly recognize – James Currie ! If you have family members who are not birders the location of the conference makes getting into Manhattan a breeze, so you can keep them busy while you are paying attention to birds!

Review of The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sis

10,000 Birds

Peter Sis in The Conference of the Birds The Conference of the Birds , an amazingly well-illustrated adaptation of the twelfth century Persian poet Farid Ud-Din Attar’s epic poem, is well worth the cover price of $27.95. Go get The Conference of the Birds and enjoy it as much as I do. Anarchy – discontent – upheaval! Desperate fights over territory, water, and food! Poisoned air! Unhappiness! I fear we are lost. We must do something!

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National Animal Rights Conference in LA Starts July 16

Critter News

You can sign up here. Some of the groups attending will be: FARM In Defense of Animals Sea Shepherd ACT Radio Anti-Fur Society E/Environmental Mag Eko Zone Healing Species League of Humane Voters Mercy For Animals Stop Animal Exploitation Now! Vegetarian Times VegNews Magazine The link came from ALF, but they aren't listed on the site. It sounds like they are participating in some form or another.

The Most Popular Videos on Our YouTube Channel in 2017

Deming Institute

The Schools Our Children Deserve by Alfie Kohn from the 2015 Deming in Education conference: 2,900 views (2 years – 5,500). Deming 101 – An Introduction to Dr. Deming’s Teachings by Peter Scholtes (this shows Peter’s full presentation at our 2008 conference in Madison, Wisconsin): 1,900 views (4 years – 6,300). Inquiring Minds: Improving Elementary Science – Linda Lippe’s presentation at our 2015 Deming in Education Conference.

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Stuck in the middle (of the AOU/COS meeting)

10,000 Birds

Handing out T-shirts at the registration desk with a summer intern from the Field Museum (one of the conference’s sponsoring groups) gave me a good feel for who was around and what ornithologists are like. Like most conferences, this one had an exhibit hall and poster session, too. There was lots for attendees to do besides sit in hotel conference rooms, though. Reviews AOU conference Cooper Ornithological Society ornithology I’m not an ornithologist.

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4 The Love Of Animals

We just returned from a fun, furry, weekend in Salt Lake City for the BlogPaws conference. The conference was for animal lovers, and it wasn’t just humans present! There were actual animals at the conference too. to Cesar for sponsoring us for the conference. They held a BlogPaws twitter party during the conference which gave everyone a chance to try their new treats before they hit the stores.

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Animal Advocacy

Animal Ethics

Here is information about an upcoming conference

The Top 5 Avian Ambassadors of Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

If the avian realm had self-conscious, talking ambassadors, “spokebirds”, which species would partake in birding conferences? At the largest of conferences, logistical and cultural issues could be a real problem.

American Pets Alive! Creating a No Kill Nation

4 The Love Of Animals

is dedicated to making America No-Kill by hosting a yearly National Conference that shares Austin Pets Alive!’s Can you imagine America becoming a No Kill Nation? American Pets Alive! can and it is our mission. ’s innovative No-Kill programs to … Continue reading → The post American Pets Alive! Creating a No Kill Nation appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

On Animal Abuse Registries and Anthropolatry

Animal Person

I should be able to watch the press conference about the bill this afternoon if a conference call doesn't take too long, and I'll update if there's anything new and exciting. This morning I posted " On California's Animal Abuse Registry Proposal " over at Animal Rights & AntiOppression and welcome any discussion about it.

Global Animal

Animal Ethics

My friend Mylan Engel spoke at a conference on human use of animals. Here is a report

SCLC to Celebrate Michael Vick Day

Critter News

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is sponsoring a Michael Vick celebration in Newport News. Whether you think he deserves a second chance or not in the NFL, I find it a little strange that they are sponsoring this. What exactly are they celebrating? His release from prison?

Asian Countries Score Another Victory Over Marine Animals

Critter News

Delegates to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference in Qatar voted down three of four proposals to protect sharks. This really sucks. According to the New York Times. China, by far the world’s largest consumer of the cartilaginous fish, for sharkfin soup, and Japan, which has battled to keep the convention from being extended to any marine species, led the opposition.

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PETA and IFAW Plan 24 City Tour of Canada

Critter News

PETA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are holding a joint news conference this week, and I would like to offer you an exclusive advance scoop on it. Plans will be unveiled at a news conference in Halifax in advance of the Olympic torch's arrival. Both groups will be protesting the seal hunt using the Olympic torch ceremony as the backdrop.

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Hello computer.

4 The Love Of Animals

Between making sure that Baby’s patella heals properly (and thank you all for the tips), to going to a conference, there hasn’t been much time for blogging. Hello dear readers! I have been away from the blog for a bit. Not to worry though, there are so many fun things that I have to share in the coming days. Baby has been keeping the computer safe while I was away. cute of the day our pets

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On Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems

Animal Person

Next year's Mind and Life Conference is called "Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems: A Dialogue Between Economics, Neuroscience and Contemplative Sciences." Here's a quote from the homepage of the conference's site, CompassionEconomics.org : "The ongoing global financial crisis shows clearly just how vulnerable economic systems are to human behavior, particularly to corruption and greed.

Mexican Senators Look at Banning Bullfights

Critter News

Bullfights seem really thoughtless and savage to me," the senator said in a press conference on Monday. I'm very, very surprised. And not very optimistic. Mexico is notorious for its bullfights and lack of animal rights. But, still, I can't dismiss it. From Fox News (blech). Senators from the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, are working on legislation to ban bullfights and guarantee animal rights in Mexico, a lawmaker said.

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“A blogger saved my life”

4 The Love Of Animals

This weekend I went to a blogging conference. As usual, it was filled with fun activities, one of which was a concert from Alex Boye. He is an amazing entertainer, engaging the audience the entire time, plus he is just plain talented! You might know him from his Let It Go cover that became a viral hit. I also love his cover of Royals: So, what does this have to do with blogging? During the course of his concert he talked about how a blogger saved his life.

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What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

The weekend of June 13th and 14th I went to an animal rights conference in the Twin Cities called Their Lives, Our Voices. Much like last year, it was awesome. I took notes and hope to write a few entries on what I learned there. For now, I’m going to start with the very last presentation (because I forgot my notebook so I don’t have notes, but it’s still fresh in my memory!) which was given by pattrice jones.

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South Dakota Governor Wants Livestock Research Facility

Critter News

He asked industry experts at the conference to give their input on how the center should be developed. This looks like its for farming of livestock, not medical research, but that's bad too. Research on animals is research on animals. From the High Plains Journal. Mike Rounds wants a biotech animal research facility built in South Dakota. The Argus Leader reports that Rounds announced Sept.

Europeans Continue to Search for Alternatives to Animal Research.Why Not Americans?

Critter News

At a conference in Brussels, Belgium on 6 November, European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen, and Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik restated the EU's commitment to the reduction of animal testing. Industry representatives were also present at the conference, which was held as part of the European Partnership on Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA). I just don't understand it. Is there a different culture regarding animals in Europe?

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California's Ag Industry Worried that State Committee will Focus on "Emotion"

Critter News

The panel is now known as the Food and Agriculture Committee, and the new chairman is Dean Florez, Steinberg revealed at a news conference Jan. Several environmental groups were represented at the news conference, during which Steinberg said the changes would usher in a new era in California agriculture policy. “My Basically, it sounds like the ag committee will be including food safety and animal welfare concerns in their discussions. The ag industry does NOT like this.

Finless Shark Found in the Phillipines

Critter News

Ironically, this was just after a conference on saving sharks held in the Phillipines. The shark's fins had been cut and he was still alive when found, but sadly died. From Inquirer.net. Last week, representatives of some 50 countries attended the third meeting of the International Cooperation on Migratory Sharks (SHARKS III) hosted by the Philippines in Manila. Eleven of them signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pledging to protect the whale sharks.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2020)

10,000 Birds

My business trip to Florida to host the Tests and the Rest Winter Conference 2020 was more than just a professional success. Now that we’re a little further into this new year, we might have a sense of how birdy this season will be.

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On Quieting the Mind

Animal Person

This Friday, at noon, thanks to David Lynch's foundation (he's a long-time meditator), you can watch a conference with Lynch, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Russell Simmons (also long-time meditators, with Simmons being the newest) who are "coming together to teach one million at-risk youth to meditate." You have to register to watch the conference. I've been using Transcendental Meditation (TM) as my meditation technique for over a decade.

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European Call to End Bird Trapping

10,000 Birds

But the biggest story that is about birds is the conference that took place last week. From July 6-8, there was a European conference in Larnaca about illegal bird killing , organized by Terra Cypria. BirdLife Cyprus noted that, “The three-day conference dealt with illegal bird killing across Europe, and emphasis was given to the problem of poisoning, which affects many bird species in many countries (including the Griffon Vulture in Cyprus).

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Delhi’s Birds Need Help!

10,000 Birds

In March, rehabbers in the United States will gather at the annual National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association conference to make contacts, swap information, and learn new techniques. Even though American rehabbers are notoriously broke and always searching for their own funding, one bought Nadeem an NWRA membership and paid for his conference fee; another coached him through the application process and helped him win a scholarship to pay his airfare from India to New Jersey.

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Christian Science Monitor Calls for Endangered Species Hour

Critter News

It's in response to the pathetic CITES conference which basically screwed marine animal protection. "Earth Hour" was held yesterday. People were supposed to turn their lights off for an hour. I like this opinion piece from the Christian Science Monitor which calls for an "Endangered Species Hour."

15 Resources for Employer Branding Professionals

Proactive Talent

Building strategy Employer Branding Strategies Conference Sometimes an immersive experience is just want you need to inspire and learn. The Employer Branding Strategies Conference will do just that, giving you tools and tips to develop your strategy, strengthen your employer brand and learn about best practices. Managing your company’s employer brand is no small feat. It’s a constant, always-on responsibility, but there’s a reason you choose to invest in it.

Scottish Judge Implies Wildlife Crime Not That Important

Critter News

Sheriff Kevin Drummond is claimed to have told a police conference on wildlife crime last month that offences against animals were not even “on the second page” after serious crimes such as robbery and assault. Lots of jerks in the news lately. One of Scotland’s top sheriffs is under pressure to quit his leading role in combating wildlife crime after allegedly telling a former police officer concerned about the soft sentences given to those convicted to “get a life”.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2014)

10,000 Birds

Though many Americans spent a significant chunk of their Sundays watching the National Football League’s conference championship games we here at 10,000 Birds assume that you probably spent at least some portion of your weekend out looking for birds other than the Seattle Seahawks , who will be representing the National Football Conference in the Super Bowl on 2 February.

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RSPCA Collects 68,000 Signatures Supporting an End to Animal Research

Critter News

The conference] began on the 30th of August and runs until the 3rd of September, two members of the RSPCA’s Research Animals Department are attending the event together with worldwide representatives of NGOs, industry and science as well as authorities and decision-makers. That's an even larger number if you realize that each signature probably represents a few non-signers who feel the same way.


Where Are You Birding This Fourth Week of July 2017

10,000 Birds

I’m in Boston for a conference and won’t have a chance to enjoy any New England avifauna other than the invasive European species. There are two kinds of travel in this world: the kind where you get to see great birds and the other kind. Right now, I’m in the middle of the other kind. What a waste! Corey will likely have better luck at home in NYC. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

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Growing Number of Scientists Question Animal Research

Critter News

Indeed, it often isn't even the best science: New drugs that show great promise in mice, for example, often confer zero benefit to humans, or even prove harmful. They're not necessarily questioning the ethics, but the efficacy. This is an excellent article that appeared in the Boston Globe last week. The feud between animal rights activists and researchers is among the bitterest in science.