2019

Cutest animal adoption application ever.

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Are you ready to see the most creative, cutest, animal adoption application ever? Tah and Kole Whitty have taken to the internet to find the perfect rescue chihuahua. Done in the style of many human adoptions, this creative application is … Continue reading → cute video dogs rescues

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The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

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Every few years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) attempts to calculate the economic contribution of National Wildlife Refuge visitation to local communities. The most recent effort was released in June 2019. These reports (called “ Banking on Nature “) are relevant to birders because they are among the few comprehensive analyses that relate to the economic impact of birders on national wildlife refuges, which are among the more popular birding locations.

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A DOG’S WAY HOME book and Blu-Ray giveaway

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Based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A DOG’S WAY HOME finds its way onto Digital March 26 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on April 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film chronicles the heartwarming … Continue reading →

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Superpower Dogs

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We are so excited about the upcoming IMAX movie, Superpower Dogs! The World Premiere of Superpower Dogs, an inspiring true story of extraordinary dogs and their life-saving superpowers, opens on March 9th at the California Science Center. The following week … Continue reading → dogs events

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Listen-Speak by Bev Thompson

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Listen – Speak by Bev Thompson I don’t listen to your words, I listen to your speak vibrations. Your imprinted voicebox, your tone, your facial expressions, your body language, your eyes. Don’t turn your eyes away! Look at me. I … Continue reading → dogs

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Oxbow Pure Comfort Bedding Review #ChewyInfluencer

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We received this product free of charge in exchange for our honest review. We recently got to try out this product thanks to Chewy. As we are always on the look out for ways to make our little hedgehog happy, … Continue reading → hedgehogs pet care reviews

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Fall Birding at Nisqually NWR

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Most of the estuaries of Puget Sound in Washington State have been developed, but one of the few that remain is the Nisqually River Delta, which was protected as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1974. Since that time, parts of the Nisqually estuary have been restored by removing dikes and reconnecting it with Puget Sound. In addition to the estuary, the refuge also contains the Nisqually River, creeks, freshwater ponds, wetlands, as well as riparian and forested areas.

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Tips to Use eBird for Costa Rica

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EBird! It’s part of modern birding. In some parts of the world, it seems like most birders use it, myself included and why not? Make a bird list for anywhere, anytime and on a hand held device! Don’t have a connection? No problem! Note birds the old fashioned way (that would be writing on paper) and submit those observations back at the homestead or wherever you have a connection.

Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review

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The first shot of Birders is of a helicopter. It’s an official-looking helicopter, photographed flying in the air at eye level, as if we’re next to it. Then, a long shot looking down of the Rio Grande delta, green and brown, but mostly green, bisected by a continuing, curving brown line.

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The First Bird Tracking Station Is Up and Running in Costa Rica

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Bird migration! In October, it’s what’s happening in Costa Rica. Our big month of bird movements in Costa Rica, the 10th month of the year, is when most of the swallows, Scarlet Tanagers , thrushes, and other species on the South American express push through. Some stop right in front of our place in the urbanized intermontane valley where the majority of Costa Ricans reside. The bulk of birds, though, move along the coast and through the northern lowlands.

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Rename All Birds Named After White People

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein is a writer, teacher, organizer, and birdwatcher who lives in upstate New York. The ornithological practice of naming species after dead white people — almost universally dead white men, with the exceptions of Lucy’s , Grace’s , Virginia’s , and Blackburnian Warblers , (which are named for dead white women) is fundamentally an index of ornithology’s complicity with the history of European imperialism and settler colonialism.

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Costa Rica Tops 700 Species on Global Big Day, October 19

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Global Big Day (GBD). This biggest day of eBirding kicked off in earnest a few years ago. The idea was to see how many birds could be collectively identified by folks anywhere and everywhere. Go birding, eBird the results and see what happens! People got on board, lots of people got on board and throughout the world.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2019)

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Whatever weather you experienced this weekend probably resembles your next four months or so, although probably not as extreme. The same applies to your weekend’s birding. Hope you enjoyed it! Ivy and I took out time scouring the frigid shores of Lake Ontario to snag her first Purple Sandpiper , a perfect harbinger of the long winter to come. Corey got out on Saturday morning for some birding while he puttered around various spots in Queens.

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What is a “Nonessential Experimental” California Condor?

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently proposed reintroducing California Condors in the Pacific Northwest. Although sometimes thought of a bird of the Southwest, the condor’s historical range reaches as far north as British Columbia. In 1806, Lewis and Clark saw condors near the Columbia River, which makes up much of the Washington-Oregon border. But condors have not been in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century.

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Birding in Nanhui, Shanghai in October 2019

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Sometimes I am tired of words, tired of writing. So, this post just shows 25 birds I spotted at Nanhui (coastal Shanghai) in October 2019. Not all of them rare, but all of them interesting (at least for me). Black-faced Spoonbills sometimes winter at Nanhui, which is one reason why it would be such a shame if the place gets destroyed. The Blue-and-white Flycatcher is not that rare at Nanhui during migration season, but too beautiful not to be shown.

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Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

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In September of 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by two powerful hurricanes: it was grazed by Irma and then clobbered by Maria, a Category 4 storm that cut a devastating swath across the island. The human and economic consequences were dramatic, and continue to be felt. These hurricanes prompted a personal interest in the impact of hurricanes on birds, so I did some research, which ultimately led to an article in the April 2018 issue of Birding magazine.

How to bird by kayak

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I started to bird from a kayak. Paddling around the Veliko Ratno Island Reserve in almost downtown Belgrade was such a liberating experience of getting close to nature while not having to travel far or invest much. My kayak club had boats for novices and after some rounded, white water banana hull that was recommended to me for its stability, I opted for a straighter, touring v-shaped hull that tracks well inside a river current.

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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

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The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen.

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Landfill by Tim Dee: Review

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I have visited my local landfill for the last seven years, usually several times per winter, only to recently stumble upon a book called the Landfill! While I have written several blogs on the topic (e.g., here and here ), Tim Dee devoted an entire book to it and I just had to read it. “‘I haven’t met people who say, I quite like gulls. You’re either into it, or you’re not. “‘I admit, it’s an acquired taste. Lots of people would prefer other birds.

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What Was Your First Bird of 2020?

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It’s 2020! What was your first bird of the year? Of the decade, even? Here’s hoping it was something good and it starts you off right on a whole year of wonderful birds! Happy New Year to you from the 10,000 Birds crew! The post What Was Your First Bird of 2020? appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding 2020 first bird of the year

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Uganda’s Billion Dollar Bird: The Shoebill

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Not all birds are created equal. The Resplendent Quetzal boasts a tail so long that people travel the world to admire it. The Sword-billed Hummingbird puts its less endowed kin to shame. Penguins are, obviously, penguins, which makes them awesome. These are the kinds of birds even those barely cognizant of nature recognize, appreciate, and aspire to. Central Africa has one of those birds. Nothing on Earth quite resembles the Shoebill.

Huizaches, Granjenos, and Nopales

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Over the past few months, I have attempted to introduce our readers to some of my favorite birding sites around my city of Morelia, Mexico. Along the way, I hope to give you an idea of what birding in Mexico is like. However, I had not yet spoken of one site which is especially dear to me: the area surrounding the church my wife and I pastor. In order to buy a decent-sized property, we went to the zone just beyond the urban area; and without planning it so, we ended up in a very birdy zone.

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Hummingbird Heaven

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Central Mexico, where I live, has a monsoon climate. In other words, we tend to have heavy rains from late May or June through October, and little or no rains during the winter and spring. This means that most of our vegetation grows during the summer and flowers (and/or fruits) during the fall. Because of this pattern, during the months of September and October you will see Mexico’s many Salvia species blooming everywhere you look. And Salvias mean hummingbirds!

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Homage to Catalonia

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In a warm Catalonian March (I was about to say Spanish, but among quite a few flags, I haven’t seen a single Spanish one), Barcelona was filled with sunlight and full of Rose-ringed and Monk Parakeets , two charming but alien and invasive species.

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The 20 best birds of Belgrade and where to find them

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Some five years ago I was involved in a project of ecotourism evaluation of the river Danube in Serbia, which included the city of Belgrade, founded at the bank of this river. The toughest thing for me, as a local birder, was to choose the most attractive birds because those that attract my attention are generally all too common in the northwest of Europe, from where most visiting birders are coming. Hence, I asked my friend B.C.,

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“Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife”

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Forget the old news, Rwanda of today is one of Africa’s safest, cleanest and most stable countries. Slightly larger than Wales and about the size of the US state of Maryland, this country’s lure is its 703 bird species and three dozen Albertine Rift endemics among them. The “Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife” gives you the info how and where to look for both birds and mammals (not just primates, the title is somewhat misleading).

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How to Bird on Crutches

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Clearly, it is easier said than done. And after three decades of walking on crutches, I still do not know how to answer the title question. Probably because I find it very uncomfortable, so I prefer to bird from a sitting position, of which I have already written here (birding by car , by kayak …), but I have only rarely written about birding on foot (e.g. in the Lazarev Canyon ).

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2019)

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Mid-September conjures up visions of migrating shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl all joining together under ideal natural lighting for one perfect moment of birding. Sometimes, that even happens. At other times, unfortunately, September can make you feel like all those birds did meet, but nobody invited you along. How’s mid-September treating you so far?

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Bird Litigation: “Standing” and the California Gnatcatcher

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The coastal subspecies of California Gnatcatcher ( Polioptila californica californica ) can be found in sage scrub that was once abundant from Ventura County to northern Baja California. But its U.S. range largely consists of valuable real estate along the Southern California coast and urban development around San Diego and Los Angeles has eliminated much of its habitat. What was once sage scrub is now suburbs and highways. As a result, the bird has a long history with the Endangered Species Act.

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Being a beginning birder, again

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It’s a rush any new birder experiences: that of every species being a lifer. But few new birders appreciate that rush, because they haven’t known anything else… yet. Once you’ve been around the birding block a few years, your appreciation for the lifer experience deepens greatly. But the opportunities to see new species become more difficult with each one seen.

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