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Birding Sweden on the Fly

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Ottenby Nature Reserve is run by The Swedish Ornithological Society and visitors can observe researchers collecting data and birds being caught in the mist nest and funnel traps on site. 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!).

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Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide–A Book Review

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Argentinian Julián Quillén Vidoz, is both a co-author and an illustrator of Birds of Bolivia , and is apparently one of those multi-talented birders, with research (in Bolivia), guiding, and illustration on his resume.

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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. SOPI) is the leading ornithological organization and it performs research, education, and outreach. Much of the research regarding Caribbean ecology and ornithology has been conducted in Puerto Rico. Although most conservation research focuses on northern breeding grounds, many ABA Area birds spend most of the year elsewhere. Research is ongoing.

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First Outbreak of Usutu Virus in Germany

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We now know a lot more, and the following information is largely based on the excellent work of our local bird data compiler Armin Konrad , who was amongst the first to notice the die-off in the first place and was also instrumental in coordinating the surveys and research that finally led to the identification of the culprit! Okay, I meant to write an entertaining post. I honestly did.

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What is the National Bird of Honduras?

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Lafeber Conservation and Wildlife has Project Tomás – Parrots, People and Peace in Honduras , which seeks to “establish and maintain an international biological research and conservation center in Mabita, La Mosquitia, Honduras so as to conserve sustainable mixed species communities.&# The location is one of the few left in the country that sustains a population of La Guara Roja. What is the National Bird of Denmark?

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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. Early research suggested that “Fragmented distributions and population bottlenecks due to human activities appear to have increased genetic differentiation among populations” (Leberg 1991). This is the time of year that we rightfully contemplate the noble Turkey.

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Hybrid Teals

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Researching this single hybrid revealed that teals are as liberal with their love as mallards! 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.

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