10000 Mink Released in Denmark

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Animal activists released 10 thousand mink from two fur farms in Denmark. Media in Denmark have reported that more than 10,000 mink were released from cages at Danish fur farms this week. During the night of October 6, 6000 mink escaped from a farm near Søndervig after cages were opened and fences surrounding the property were destroyed. Then, early on October 9, 5000 mink were freed from cages at a farm in Fousing.

What is the National Bird of Denmark?

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / What is the National Bird of Denmark? What is the National Bird of Denmark? By Corey • March 4, 2011 • 3 comments Tweet Share The Mute Swan Cygnus olor became the national bird of Denmark in 1984, replacing the Skylark Alauda arvensis. It is no wonder that the ugly duckling grew up to be the national bird of Denmark.

Siku the Danish Polar Bear

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cute denmark polar bearI don't usually post anything cute, but I have to do this at least once.

Valravn Wines: Sonoma County Old Wine Zinfandel (2015)

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In keeping with this unpleasant precedent, a supernatural creature is found in the folklore of Denmark called the valravn , an unearthly, macabre being that traditionally takes the form of a raven. The name of this supernatural raven from Denmark makes an unlikely name for a California vintner, but Valravn Wines has been making wines in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country since 2014. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze Common Raven Denmark Halloween ravens wine

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Seal Import Ban Passes EU Committee

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Nordic EU countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Finland have opposed such a ban, and EU legal experts say it could violate world trade rules. But the bill still needs the the approval of the entire EU assembly and EU governments in order to become law. It will be tough. Canada and Greenland have warned the EU that they could challenge such a ban before the World Trade Organization.

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The most important book about European birds in this century

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Many national bird atlases should sprout from this one (from Denmark to Serbia, to name but a few), and I cannot wait to see these maps in the next edition of the Collins Bird Guide/Birds of Europe.

Battle for Control of the Arctic Looms

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Canada, Russia, the US, Denmark [via Greenland] and Norway want a piece of it. WONK ALERT! The Arctic, and foreign claims to it, are discussed in this dense piece by globalsecurity.org. It will probably make your head spin. Suffice to say that untapped oil reserves are at stake. AND the Arctic is getting even more accessible due to global warming (knew it would be good for something!) Will control of the Arctic become another national security issue?

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Birding Sweden on the Fly

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The following day we drove to our hotel in Malmo in the southern part of the country, where we took a 35-minute train ride across the border to Copenhagen, Denmark. The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark (she turned 100 in 2013!). Joseph Chiera is a Masters student in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College in NYC and a “somewhat newbie” to birding.

The European Christmas Bird Count

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Barnacle geese breed mainly on the Arctic islands of the North Atlantic, while the nearest wintering areas also lie along the northern coasts of Europe: the Netherlands and the Baltic Sea (Estonia, Finland, Denmark and Sweden). I remember studying the map of countries participating in the i nternational mid-winter w aterbird c ensus, where the USA wasn’t marked.

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Conspicuous Cliffs and Peaceful Bay

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Between Walpole and Denmark there are some great walking trails with spectacular views and the photo above is from the Conspicuous Cliffs , which you can reach in a conventional vehicle. One of the delights of the south coast of Western Australia are the beautiful blue seas and squeaky white sand. We have miles of white sand along the coast near Broome, but the sand does not squeak like the fine sand in the south.

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Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide–A Book Review

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The book’s acknowledgements indicate the number and range of organizations also needed to support development of a guide like this, published on a nonprofit basis; they include organizations from Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Bolivia, and our own American Bird Conservancy.

A Fistful of British Bird Bloggers

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The British have never been content to sit at home and invariably have itchy feet; I first came across Terry Thownsend blogging about birds in Copenhagen, Denmark, a few months back he announced he was on the move and he’s currently birding and occasionally blogging from Beijing in China. If you’re a British birder, or a birder looking in to British birding, you could be forgiven sometimes for feeling it bears all the hallmarks of a good soap opera depending on where you surf.

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Honduras Trip Winner Has Blogged His Trip

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What is the National Bird of Denmark? home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Honduras Trip Winner Has Blogged His Trip Honduras Trip Winner Has Blogged His Trip By Corey • March 3, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share One of the two lucky winners of a trip to Honduras when the 10,000 Birds Conservation Club was still live has put up three blog posts detailing his trip.

What is the National Bird of Nicaragua?

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Stalking a Kiwi Icon What is the National Bird of Denmark? home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / What is the National Bird of Nicaragua? What is the National Bird of Nicaragua? By Corey • March 11, 2011 • 6 comments Tweet Share The national bird of Nicaragua is the Turquoise-browed Motmot.

First Outbreak of Usutu Virus in Germany

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While it is not unusual to approach an urban Blackbird to within 2 yards, 2 inches are not the norm and strongly indicative that something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Okay, I meant to write an entertaining post. I honestly did. But I have been sick with different kinds and forms of cold since the beginning of December with no interruption, and so has my entire family.

What is the National Bird of Honduras?

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What is the National Bird of Denmark? home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / What is the National Bird of Honduras? What is the National Bird of Honduras? By Corey • March 18, 2011 • 1 comment Tweet Share The national bird of Honduras is the Scarlet Macaw.

I and the Bird #145

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Share Your Thoughts « What is the National Bird of Denmark? home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / I and the Bird / I and the Bird #145 I and the Bird #145 By Mike • March 4, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share Do you list? That question seems as incomprehensible as its companion query, “Do you bird?&# unless you in fact do bird and might list.

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The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

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The islands were purchased by the United States from Denmark in 1916. I recently asked whether Puerto Rico should be part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area. That post led to a spirited discussion on the ABA Facebook page. I will suggest an answer to the question: this post makes the argument that both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands should be added to the ABA Area. # # #. Now that Hawaii is in the ABA Area , the next additions should be Puerto Rico and the U.S.

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The Domestic Turkey and the First Thanksgiving

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Dates of first arrival listed by Schorger (1966) are: Italy 1520, Germany 1530, France 1538, England 1541, Denmark and Norway 1550, Sweden 1556. This is the time of year that we rightfully contemplate the noble Turkey. The very first thing we notice about this large member of the Galliformes is that there is a wild version and a domestic version, and although the two are rather different, they are both given the same species name, Meleagris gallopavo.

Hybrid Teals

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Photographer C G Gustavsson captured shots of what appears to be a Eurasian Teal x Mallard in Copenhagen, Denmark, which he’s graciously shared with us here: Eurasian Teal x Mallard (c) C G Gustavsson (See all of C G Gustavsson’s amazing hybrid ducks and geese in his Flickr photostream ) Yes, teals cross with mallards, with wigeons , and most prominently with shovelers. The more I learn about ducks, the more impressed I am with their blatant promiscuity.

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