The Birds of Washington, DC

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There are a lot of birds in Washington, DC. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History boasts an entire collection of skins of birds native to the DC area, from large Bald Eagles to tiny Eastern Screech Owls. Yes, there are lots of birds in Washington, DC – you just have to know where to look! The post The Birds of Washington, DC appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Chinese Birds in Washington DC

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If you are one of those nature lovers that appreciates that original Audubon plates do not represent the full extent of avian art, you may appreciate the new exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art on the National Mall. Winged Spirits: Birds in Chinese Painting presents the finest of avian and flower art from the Ming and Qing dynasties from now through August. They say that at least 35 species can be identified, so bring your field guide! Asides art china

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Humane Society and Changes in DC

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Here is a good article on the HSUS

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Bird Deaths in Washington DC Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Bird Deaths in Washington D.C. Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program Bird Deaths in Washington D.C. Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program By Corey • March 16, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share City Wildife , an organization in Washington D.C. capital, has released a report on the deadliest buildings in Washington D.C.

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1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals

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Just in time for the start of summer, it’s the First Annual Week for the Animals in Washington DC! Washington, DC) Animal World USA is pleased to announce exciting news about the 1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals, which will kick off Saturday, May 30th and run through Sunday, June 7th, 2009. These events will shine the spotlight on the amazing animals and compassionate people across the DC region who love them and work tirelessly on their behalf.

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Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016)

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Birding in the Blossoms

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She has lived in Maine, California, France, New York, and currently makes her home in Washington, DC. The Washington DC cherry blossoms burst forth in an explosion of pink and white color, rimming the Tidal Basin and the Jefferson Memorial down on the National Mall. I have never seen a Cormorant in DC, and in my subsequent visits to the park never saw another one. I assumed, as nearly ever duck-shaped creature I encounter in DC turns out to be a Mallard.

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Buddhists Go to the Birds

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This is a nice story about the care of abused birds at a Washington, DC, Buddhist temple.

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There Oughta Be A Law Contest

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The winner will get a trip to Washington DC to lobby for it with HSLF staff. The Humane Society Legislative Fund is having a contest where you can submit your idea for a new law protecting animals.

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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. I recently received this email announcement. Someday, I hope to attend one of these conferences. 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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Second Annual National Family Pack Walk

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Cesar Millan, and Scooby-Doo have partnered again for the Second Annual National Family Pack Walk on September 29 in Washington, D.C. The movement culminates in Washington D.C. The national movement will conclude in Washington, D.C. Visit www.cesarsway.com/packwalk to sign-up for the D.C. or regional Pack Walks, obtain virtual Pack Walk tools and find out more information on the movement in Washington, D.C.

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Meat with No Feet!?

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Well, it looks like we’re getting closer and closer to being able to produce “meat with no feet&#. “The Washington D.C. A while back PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offered $1 million to any company or person who could come up with a cost effective way to produce cloned meat on a large scale, the goal being that people could still satisfy their meat cravings, but that animals wouldn’t have to be slaughtered for that purpose.

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Court Overrules Federal Government on Wolf ESA Decision

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District Court in Washington, D.C., Good news for wolves in the Great Lakes area. TRAVERSE CITY - State officials say they're not pleased with a federal court's ruling overturning the government's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list for the Great Lakes region. The ruling today affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It's in response to a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups, including The Humane Society of the United States. The U.S.

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Healthy pets see their vets! #GetHealthyHappy

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According to Dr. Ashley Gallagher, of Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C., What makes a healthy pet? Regular exercise, good food, and yes, regular visits with your veterinarian! According to a recent petMD poll, nearly 2 in 10 pet owners hadn’t visited their vet for a routine checkup in the past year. Sure a visit to the vet can be a bit stressful sometimes, but it’s so worthwhile!

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Yikes! Feds Want to Castrate Wild Mustangs!

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In response, the agency agreed to postpone the castration until a federal court in Washington, D.C., It's a proposal for population control. Read the whole story here. Federal wildlife managers are fighting in court to take the unprecedented step of castrating 200 wild stallions in Nevada, in an effort to control surging populations of wild horses across the West.

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Judge Clears Way for HSUS Suit Over Fur Advertising

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The lawsuit, filed under the D.C. A federal judge has issued a ruling that clears the way for a lawsuit against Macy's, Saks Fifth Ave., and several other retailers over alleged false advertising over "faux" fur products.

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The Last Lions

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A new National Geographic movie, The Last Lions, opened this past weekend in Washington, DC. The movie is about saving lions, and they are doing some really fun promotions to help spread the movie around the country. First up, you can enter to win a trip to Botswana for a 12 day private safari! Have an iPhone or iPad? Download the free (and very fun) photo app, The Last Lions. If you have ever wondered what you might look like as a lion, now is your chance to find out!

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"Change of Heart": New Book about Animal Activism

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The author is Nick Cooney and he's the Director of The Humane League, an animal advocacy non-profit with offices in Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC. We received an email about a new book being released by Lantern Books. It's called "Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change." In the author's words. Change Of Heart provides science-based answers to many questions that are hotly debated among animal activists.

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Settlement Forces Animal Research Facilities to Disclose More

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I worry it won't pass the DC district court for some wacky reason. This would be awesome. Now, I know it doesn't solve everything, but it's another chink in the armor. I don't like to celebrate until I'm sure of something. From the LA Times. Animal research facilities will be required to disclosee more information online about their experiments under a court settlement signed Wednesday by the Humane Society of the United States and the Agriculture Department.

Beats the Beltway: a review of Bruce Beehler’s book “Natural Encounters”

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The travels in his most recent book Natural Encounters: Biking, Hiking, and Birding Through the Seasons are more limited — to the eastern part of the United States, mostly Washington, D.C. In addition to his D.C.

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Give your dog the best dog food for the best health! #GetHealthyHappy

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Dr. Ashley Gallagher, vet at the Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington D.C., As part of the Hill’s® Science Diet® “Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.” ” campaign, I’m sharing tips to help you keep your pets happy and healthy. Today’s topic, as you might have already guessed, is the importance of proper nutrition. Good health starts with the right diet, and this isn’t just true for people! Pets need proper nutrition to live healthy and happy lives.

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Ringling Brothers Circus Faces Lawsuit Over Elephants

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A decision will soon come in a DC courtroom. Four animal welfare groups brought suit against the circus back in 2003. The charges state that “Ringling Bros. engages in these unlawful activities by routinely beating elephants to ‘train’ them, ‘discipline’ them, and keep them under control” and that the elephants are chained in place for long periods of time and frequently hit with bullhooks, a wooden pole about two feet long that has a sharp metal hook at one end.

National Family Pack Walk Giveaway

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While Scooby and Cesar will lead the walk in Washington, D.C., This year’s National Family Pack Walk will prove, once again, that it’s not your average walk in the park. Scooby-Doo, Cesar Millan, four-legged friends and their pet parents from around the U.S., will walk to raise money to save the lives of shelter dogs. The 1.5

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Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets

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The complaining group, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, based in Washington, D.C., I live in Seattle and I am always skeptical of how the UW treats its lab animals. I had never heard of the use of ferrets in medical research though. News to me. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine claims these are unnecessary procedures, even though the ferrets are apparently anesthesized during the process. Full story in the Seattle Times.

A Win-Lose Proposition for Farmers and Consumers

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From the website of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture : Washington, DC - The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) this week released a proposal to address the critical economic situation of American dairy, pork, and poultry producers, while simultaneously providing much-needed nutritional assistance to Americans facing hunger due to job loss and other economic hardships.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

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A non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., In the fast-paced world of today, it seems people are always on the go. Between running errands, working late and worrying about the bottom-line, it’s no wonder our four-legged and winged friends so often go overlooked and neglected. Thankfully, there are some organizations out there that make it their business to look after and care for our animal counterparts.

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Suit Against Circus Owners Goes to Trial

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District Court in Washington, D.C. Finally, a cruelty suit against Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is coming to trial. A U.S.

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Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act Passed House Judiciary

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It amazes me that legislative business is still being conducted in DC these days, what with the US economic sky falling. Especially animal business. The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 6598) is a bill that criminalizes the sale and transportation of horses for slaughter. It was approved and recommended to the House of Representatives by the House Judiciary Committee on September 23. The bill must be passed by the House and Senate before it can become law.

Jane Goodall Charity Auction

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The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is hosting an online charity auction until November 9th, 2011. Items up for bid feature a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences and merchandise. Proceeds from the sales will support ongoing programs such as chimpanzee preservation, and many more.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of April 2013?

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Enjoy blue skies through beauteous blossoms, like Erika Zambello did during Washington DC’s cherry blossom bonanza. Just about a month after the first day of spring, my part of the world is finally achieving a vernal vibe. But we field phenologists look for other signs of spring than rising temperatures. What sign of spring will you be looking out for this weekend (assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere)?

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Critters (and Couture!) For The Cure

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Critters for the Cure , a DC non-profit providing financial aid to women with cancer, will host Critters (and Couture!) The Critters Patient Treatment Assistant Fund (CPTAF) allows CFTC to assist DC area women who are uninsured, underinsured, or not covered by state and federal programs receive the treatment they need to survive. We love it when people and animals come together for a great cause!

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HollyWoof Gift Bags Spoil Celebrity Dogs!

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introduces their new officially licensed Marvel Comics character toys and for red carpets, Marvel and DC Comics Halloween Costumes. It sure would be nice to be a celebrity pet! Celebrity pooches recently received the HollyWOOF, Distinctive Assets’ annual gift bag of the newest innovative dog products. Our top pick from the gift bag? Tagg – The Pet Tracker! Although we haven’t seen it ourselves, it’s such a great idea we can’t help but share it.

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Costa Rica Opens! What About the Birding?

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Back in March, back when the world realized that a pandemic was happening and that it was spreading with tenacious unconscious determination, Costa Rica closed its borders.

Dublin Dog Foundation (giveaway)

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to Washington D.C. The winner of the raffle will be announced at the close of the ride in Washington, D.C. The Dublin Dog Foundation, the non-profit branch of Dublin Dog Co.,

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Fur Free Fashion Show Winners Announced

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Make Room Project Runway: Winners of 2nd Annual Fur Free Fashion Competition Announced by Born Free USA and Celebrity Judges August 9, 2010, Washington DC - - To shine a spotlight on talented emerging fashion designers who believe in the ethical and environmental benefits of shunning fur fashion, Born Free USA (BFUSA), the nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, created the Fur Free Fashion (fffashion) Competition, now in its second successful year.

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Superheroes and the Birds

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Now that DC has reset their entire universe again he now has another origin story and the whole mess will get even worse. 4: Black Canary Another DC character that debuted in the 1940s, although the current Black Canary, Dinah Lance, is the daughter of the Second World War heroine Dinah Drake. The Black Canary is among the top heroes of the DC universe, rubbing shoulders with Superman and Batman in the Justice League and even marrying the Robin Hood-like Green Arrow.

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The Power of Pets Initiative

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For it’s first year the program will premiere in YMCA locations in Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C. – Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets! What is The Power of Pets? It’s a great new new initiative to help people live a healthier life! Mars Petcare is collaborating with the YMCA in 5 cities to start, to bring pet-friendly health and physical activity education and programming to communities.

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Witch Hunt or Just Prosecution?

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While we at 10,000 Birds wouldn’t advocate taking such an approach , it is not without its merits: Nico Dauphine told a D.C. superior court judge in response to the allegations, “absolutely not, no I did not.” ” The Ph.D. Smithsonian Institute researcher is accused of trying to poison street cats outside her apartment building on 15th Street in Northwest.

Mortgage-free light

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This week’s trip took me to Washington DC and we stay to the south west of IA Dulles in an area dense with glass buildings. Since I am already living the fantasy of travelling the world, looking at birds and getting paid whilst doing it (notice whilst not for , that’s a whole different dream), what more could I realistically hope for?

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Building Birds for Cities, and Cities for Birds

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Via John of A DC Birding Blog , I ran across an article about a recent French study that suggests that urban birds may be changing looks in response to selective pressures caused by city life. Not quite as straightforward as the class moths and soot scenario, this instead appears to be a response to the high load of heavy metals that a bird can accumulate when living off junk food in the streets or weed seeds grown in vacant lots.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2011?

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Corey is beseiging the birds of Seattle as we speak, and I’m enjoying the sight of Chimney Swifts swinging and swooping over the monuments and museums of Washington D.C. Mid-summer has sprung in the latitudes I spend my time. Are you making the most of your month? Here at 10,000 Birds, we believe in living the first week of August like it was our last. Our Beat Writers can, as usual, be found exploring the more exotic, avian-rich corners of the globe.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2011)

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I took my kids on a fun whirlwind tour of Washington D.C. Have you used August as an excuse or incentive to travel? I highly recommend it, but then again I always advocate travel, no matter the month! Would you believe my best bird of the weekend was a Screaming Piha ? Believe it, and in the ABA area no less. but my best bird of the weekend was in Baltimore, specifically the Aquarium.

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Should Puerto Rico be Part of the ABA Area?

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The addition of Hawaii eliminated any notion that the ABA Area is defined by geography or ecology and the inclusion of the territories of Washington D.C. Hurricanes Irma and Maria recently caused devastating damage to the U.S. territories in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Most residents are still without electricity and there was extensive damage to homes, buildings, and public infrastructure. Recovery and rebuilding will be long, difficult, and expensive.