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Hunters Shoot Rare Ducks

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Because a hunter or hunters shot all three. They were apparently shot from the Antelope Island Causeway, where birders had been reporting them from, and, even worse, it seems that the hunters might have learned of their presence from birding listservs.

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The Plume Hunter

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I’ve just finished reading THE PLUME HUNTER (Torrey House Press, December 2011) by Renée Thompson. In this captivating book, Thompson explores the motivation behind hunters who shot birds to sell feathers for women’s hats at the turn of the nineteenth century.

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

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The system was intended as a hunter-centric model, both guided by and benefitting consumptive interests. Given that few hunters actually consume coyotes, wolves, cougars, and except for a few individuals, even bears, it is obviously a “waste” of wildlife to shoot or trap these animals just for “fun” 2.

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Birding in Place on Poas Volcano- What can You See?

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The following examples are some of the birding experience that awaits on Poas Volcano, Costa Rica: The Voices of Understory Birds. Keep watching and more will appear, maybe a flock of high flying Barred Parakeets , maybe even the hidden bird hunter of the dark woods, the Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl.

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Birding Hongbenghe, Yunnan (Part 1)

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Wikipedia reports that he “was an excellent tennis player and an enthusiastic big game hunter. No such differences in the Blue Whistling Thrush , though the HBW still states that “Female is similar but duller”, which refers to the color rather than the IQ of the bird (I hope).

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A Survey of U.S. Birders

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In 2012 , the NFC revised some of its goals and set forth a new vision of waterfowl management that emphasized a core of hunter and conservationist supporters. For example, the survey (of eBirders) found: “Nearly all respondents (99%) indicated they participate in birdwatching or birding.”. Some of the results were blindingly obvious.

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Just in Time: Kenn Kaufman’s “A Season on the Wind” — a review

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He gives lots of marvelous examples, such as the Blackpoll warbler, “among the most astonishing and extreme of all migratory birds.”. Example A, perfectly up to date, is the wind turbine. Kaufman knows that duck hunters can be ardent, loving conservationists, too. by Kenn Kaufman.

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