Budget Friendly Tips for Your New Rescue

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If you have decided to give a dog a second chance by rescuing them from a dog shelter or rescue group, good for you! Not only can you feel great about the choice you made to save a life, your. dogs guest post

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The 701 Long-eared Owl of Kikinda

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Have you heard of a small town in Serbia graced by the presence of its 700 communally roosting Long-eared Owls ? You may have read about them in the Wall Street Journal , the BBC Wildlife Magazine , or perhaps watched them on BBC, who filmed them here twice, for the Planet Earth II in 2015 and for the One Planet in 2018. Actually, the numbers are even higher.

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My Birding Goals for 2018

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I had an amazing birding year in 2017 with tons of travel , lots of amazing birds , and some truly memorable experiences. But 2018 is a whole new year and calls for all new goals. My year list hasn’t even been started but when it does it will be as unattractive as the fledgling Yellow Warbler up above. I have similar goals to last year’s but with some new twists. I have no travel at all planned so most of my goals will be local. Will I be able to meet all of my goals for 2018?

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MTD Sales Training

Once upon a time, in the hazy past of 2013, I was asked to write a zombie story. This happened to a lot of people at the time; in fact, by the point when my zombie story ended up between pages, the species had exceeded the carrying capacity of its habitat, resulting in a population crash and near-extinction. As a result my story was seen by few eyes. Until now.

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Starting 2018 with Hummingbirds in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a fantastic place to watch hummingbirds. Imagine forty plus resident species of this esteemed family zipping around a place the size of a small state, many of which enjoy feeder juice, and you probably get the picture. As with other birds, different hummingbirds in Costa Rica use different habitats, some use different types of flowers, and one even likes to flycatch from boulders in the middle of rushing streams (that one would be the Green-fronted Lancebil l). Lancebill habitat. .

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Ten Years Gone

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Here are the posts from March 2008

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Heat Storm Review

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We were provided with a Heat Storm heater in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are our own. You may be wondering why we would be reviewing a space heater on a pet blog, but we have a very. reviews

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Semper K9 fundraiser update

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The fundraiser we were helping with is now over, and we are so excited to report the number! Thanks to the generosity of the vendors participating, and those who shopped and donated, we raised over $1700 USD for this wonderful … Continue reading →

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New things coming!

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Sorry we have been a bit MIA from our blog the past few months. We have been taking some time off, thinking about how to make our site better, and the most exciting news of all is coming… a new … Continue reading →

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Augmented reality jewelry for pet lovers

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We have something really fun to share with you today. Have you heard of augmented reality? Code to Canvas has brought this fun technology to jewelry that you can enjoy. Not only are there fun designs for pet lovers, but. reviews

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March Madness 4.0


10 reasons why guinea pigs make great pets

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10 reasons why guinea pigs make great pets – by James Alston writing for ExoticDirect ExoticDirect offer pet insurance for guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, mice and other small pets. They also insure parrots, reptiles, tortoise and even pygmy hedgehogs! pet care

Kaytee Cuddle-E Cup Review #ChewyInfluencer

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I received this item free of charge from Chewy in exchange for my honest review. It’s not always easy to find things that are made for hedgehogs. Yes, they are still quiet uncommon little pets! But luckily a lot of. hedgehogs reviews

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Adoption; The Humane Choice

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It is the primary mission of every animal refuge to find a loving home for cats and dogs in desperate need of one. Could it be possible that your home is that loving home? Even a very comfortable shelter is. birds cats dogs hedgehogs people helping animals rescues

Everything You Need To Know Before Getting A Pet Parrot

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Owning a parrot is very rewarding. However, as any parrot owner knows there is a lot more to ownership than meets the eye. ExoticDirect insurers of exotic pets have compiled a 12 point checklist offering some handy advice and guidance. … Continue reading → birds guest post

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New Year February

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Symphony for Our World

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This Earth Day (April 22), Nat Geo WILD is airing a special commercial-free musical event, Symphony for Our World. It’s a beautiful hour-long special that has zero narration, and pairs breathtaking wildlife footage with original music created by rock band.

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The Sibley Guide to Birds #ChewyInfluencer

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I received this item free of charge from Chewy in exchange for my honest review. Spring is finally arriving in my part of the world, and with it, the return of many birds! Because we usually have a lot of. birds wildlife

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Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

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Dolphins have always fascinated me, so when we got offered a review copy of the book Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean, I was very excited to read it. There is something about dolphins that capture our imagination, and if you … Continue reading → books wildlife

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BarkFest on NatGeoWild

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The Olympics are going to have some four-legged competition this year, with Nat Geo WILD’s fourth annual BarkFest event kicking off the same night. For the first time, BarkFest will span an entire week, including coverage of the Westminster Kennel. dogs tv

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Happy New Year

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The Shelter Pet Project

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Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? It is such a sad statistic, you can read even more about the. cats dogs people helping animals rescues animal adoption animal rescue animal shelter psa

Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

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One field guide, seven countries. It actually makes a lot of sense, the geographic features of the isthmus between North America (including Mexico, because Mexico is part of North America) and South America cut across political lines, as do birds. Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rican, and Panama , just published in October, is a field guide that was ten years in the making. It’s unique in two major ways.

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Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

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There are more than 550 national wildlife refuges in the United States, with at least one in every state and one within an hour drive of almost every major American city. Many were specifically established for migratory birds and are strategically positioned along one of the four major North American migration flyways. Others were established to protect specific bird species or subspecies. But they primary protect land, an essential but dwindling avian resource.

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Fall Hawk Migration Hotspots

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Our favorite birds of prey fly south. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird. I would fly about the earth. seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot). Appearing now (or very soon) at a Flyway near you – fall raptor migration! Thanks to HawkCount.org for sharing tallies from over 300 North American (and Central American) sites. Click the link and watch near real-time data from fellow hawk watchers in your area! North American Migratory Bird Flyways.

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December Cheer

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15 Hummingbirds that Can Only Be Seen in or Near Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

A couple of the biggest of bird families are restricted to the Americas. Both can be found in nearly every available habitat, one is infamous for giving birders identification malaise, the other for putting on dazzling natural shows of grit and iridescence. Just about anywhere a birder ventures, the miniscule members of the latter family can be seen, and in most tropical locales, it’s not just one species.

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Rwanda Dreaming

10,000 Birds

The beginning of the northern summer is a good time (as any) to dream of some of the most biodiverse places on Earth. No, I am not talking of Brazil or Columbia, they are not just in the tropics but more importantly, they are officially huge. When you compare the species richness not per country, but per square kilometre, that is when you get a more realistic picture, and then those tiny tropical countries rightfully stand out in the spotlights. Mongabay.com has done exactly that.

Queens County Bird Club 2018 Big Sit Results

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I had high hopes for the 5th Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit this past Saturday at Fort Tilden. We had persevered through four years at the top of Battery Harris Platform and could bring our experience to bear on the task of trying to record as many species as possible on a single day from that single spot. Not only that but the weather forecast, which called for winds out of the west-northwest and northwest all day long after days of south winds, was as perfect as we could have hoped for.

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The Cherokee National Forest just got bigger!

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616 acres added in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s still possible (amidst the scurry to take from public lands) to protect our pristine wilderness areas. Through multi-partnerships, cooperation, federal funding, and the private conservation efforts of one family, 616 acres were officially added to the Cherokee National Forest in September 2018. This particular land near the Tennessee-Georgia border is critical as a protection for Taylor Branch, a tributary of the Conasauga River.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website. It illustrates the bird richness per country. And what does it tell us, other than the obvious “head for South America” or perhaps Indonesia? It divides countries into categories, where the next category has 200 more species.

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Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

10,000 Birds

I’m not a larophile*, but some of my favorite birders are. It’s hard to escape the mystic pull of wanting to excel at gull identification. Even more than warbler, shorebird, and sparrow identification, this is a field that tests our endurance (gull watching is too often done in bitter cold, windy conditions), patience (even getting one good photo can take hours as you try to separate the ‘interesting gull’ from the flock), observational skills (so many plumages!),

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How to Bird by Car

10,000 Birds

When for whatever reason you may no longer be much of a walker, that shouldn’t be a reason not to be a birder. A car is the obvious solution. When it’s sunny, you have the shade you want; when it’s cold, you can turn on the heating; when it’s windy, you can close the windward window. And you can also use your car speakers to play that owl call. What sort of a car would be the best choice?

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It’s Time to Clean Out Your Nest Boxes

10,000 Birds

Birds can be attracted to your home simply by offering food, water and shelter. Trees and shrubs that yield fruit, berries, seeds, nuts and cones will provide food. Birdbaths or pools can be built to supply water, and feeders strategically placed around the yard will furnish supplementary food for the birds when natural sources diminish.

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New CMI 11/5/20

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