Turtles of the World: A Guide To Every Family–A Book Review by a Turtle Lover

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I happen to be particularly fond of turtles because my family has taken care of a small box turtle for 30 years (beware–turtles are extremely low-maintenance pets but will outlast your child’s youth and probably your life). Turtles of the World: A Guide to Every Family.

On The Goode Family and Infiltration

Animal Person

Image via Wikipedia I found The Goode Family disappointing on the vegan side. But they're already on a path of compassion and caring about those other than themselves, so in my experience they're the perfect people to gently nudge in the direction of concern for sentient nonhumans. Is The Goode Family Good for the Environment? Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics animal rights Animal welfare Nutrition The Goode Family Veganism Vegetarianism

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A Pied Oystercatcher family

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Here are some of the experiences of the Pied Oystercatcher chick on Cable Beach in the last 4 weeks. It has been twelve weeks now since the first pair of Pied Oystercatchers attempted to breed along the stretch of beach that we survey and as with each year there have been setbacks. In theory the eggs are laid, the adults share the incubation of the eggs for 28 days and then fluffy chicks emerge.

Tawny Frogmouth family

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It is an odd time of year to travel in the Kimberley, especially with a tent, but we had the opportunity to experience the flooded lands and the different birds that make the area home at this time of year. Tawny Frogmouth family. A few weeks ago I told you about our discovery of a Tawny Frogmouth nest near Ellendale Rest Area and we were wondering what became of it. It made sense to go and have a look!

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A First Christmas Bird Count Experience

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / A First Christmas Bird Count Experience A First Christmas Bird Count Experience By Corey • March 2, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share Laura Wright has written an excellent article for onearth about her first Christmas Bird Count , which was the 61st iteration of the count in Troy, New York.

Here’s the new bird family tree. It’s amazing.

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’s bird family tree in a new tab and follow along as you read. and scientists had been coming to the conclusion that Neoaves was the product of a rapid burst of speciation during this period that obscured evolutionary relationships: in short, that birds were too busy living — eating, being eaten, experimenting, dispersing, and repopulating the world — to leave behind enough clues in stone or in their DNA, at least what we’d been able to analyze so far.

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Birds of a Feather – A Fun, Family-Friendly Card Game

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After all, Teale Fristoe, the designer of Birds of a Feather , had offered a free prototype to try out so it’s not as if I was risking my own money on this seemingly odd experiment. I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting much from a card game about birding. I mean, birding is about being outside, enjoying nature, the thrill of the chase. Birding is most emphatically not about sitting around a table playing cards.

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Most Wanted Birds in Brazil

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Most Wanted Birds in Brazil Most Wanted Birds in Brazil By Corey • March 12, 2011 • 5 comments Tweet Share Brazil is an amazing country loaded with a huge number of species of bird that birders the world over desperately want to experience. The wings on the male are remarkably shaped plus I’ve always had an peculiar interest in the nightjar family.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011)

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) By Mike • March 14, 2011 • 11 comments Tweet Share Your experience of the month so far may differ from mine, but around these parts, March roared in like a lion filled with tiger blood.

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To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

Thanksgiving 2010 will be Baby Sky's first, and our opportunity to introduce her to the notion that our family doesn't eat animals (not to mention that other historical story we'll be correcting). Justice for beings who look very different from us but who, like us, experience pleasure and pain, boredom and frustration. Justice for beings who want to live their lives--who should be able to lives their lives--without being taken from their families and their homes to become a meal.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of July 2021)

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In addition to working with family to create a new cocktail (the “Christmas in July” which is the liquid that drains from ceviche mixed with vodka, preferably with a chunk of whitefish in it) he got some good birds.

On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

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He is against it for himself and his family. Some have tried to resolve this gap by hunting or butchering an animal themselves, as if those experiences might somehow legitimize the endeavor of eating animals. I immensely enjoyed "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED" (even on the big screen) and eagerly anticipated "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2021)

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The best of summer birding in my experience takes place at the beach. I found myself fully immersed in marine species while boating, fishing, and birding coastal Virginia with family this weekend.

Visit Guatemala with Birding Expeditions

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Birding Expeditions is a Guatemalan tour company created to help birders to have an unforgettable experience in the Mayan World. We work hard to provide the richest and most rewarding experience of the Neotropics.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2021)

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My family’s walk through Rochester’s historic Mt. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. Another weekend brings another example of the climate volatility induced by global warming.

On "Knockout Animals"

Animal Person

Is it true that the least I can do is support the engineering of animals who experience less unpleasantness than they would have had they not been engineered that way? What about being torn from your family? If a person cares about what "livestock" experience on their way to becoming "meat," there is one easy, inexpensive action that person can take to make certain s/he is not a party to the various kinds and levels of suffering and injustice the animals experience.

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How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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But, pets also become bona fide family members with which we establish genuine relationships—incomparable emotional bonds that can have extraordinarily positive physical and psychological impacts on humans. While people with dogs often experience the greatest health benefits, a pet doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog or a cat. Retirement, illness, death, and moves can take away close friends and family members.

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On Food/Lifestyle Disputes At Home

Animal Person

Friends or family members who are not devoted to the environmental cause can become irritated by life choices they view as ostentatiously self-denying or politically correct. Problems arise when the individuals in the family (or couple) are at different points in their awareness of actions and purchases that affect the environment. Changing the family diet because of environmental concerns can be particularly loaded, Ms.

Preparing for the Onslaught

Animal Person

The conversations with family and friends have already begun about "Turkey Day." I've had family members ask me to refrain from "proselytizing" to not "spoil the day" for everyone and to "give it a rest" and let everyone eat in peace. I haven't had a Thanksgiving with family members in years. I doubt anyone has gone vegan due to my response at dinner parties, but I do know that I don't get mocked as often as I used to (except by family members.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2021)

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Corey went for a walk at Jamaica Bay with his family on Saturday evening, after the rain had stopped in New York City and went out again, alone, on Sunday morning before the rain picked back up. He and his family were delighted by displaying American Woodcocks once it got dark out.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2021)

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Corey spent the last weekend before his son started school camping with family and friends in the western Catskill Mountains. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. And just like that, migration is upon us.

Vagrancy in Birds: A Book Review

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It also summarizes the vagrancy status of every bird family in the whole wide world, which makes it fun to read as well as superbly educational. The Family Accounts are the fun part of the book.

On "Pets" and "Its"

Animal Person

Also, the have families (as if other animals don't). Meanwhile, gorillas don't live in a traditional human family structure of mom, dad and kids, but somehow their family structure is an important reason for us to save them. All animals except the dog are called "it" (I did a little experiment to see what would happen). I went back to New York to the areas where I grew up and went to college and graduate school for a five-day weekend.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of November 2021)

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I finally had a chance to visit my brother and his family in their beautiful new home in Westchester. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica Welcomes First Penguin Chick

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Experience the mysterious land through the penguins’ eyes on a first-of-its-kind family ride, and then, connect with a colony above and below the water and be inspired to make a difference. On November 30, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed the first chick to hatch at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the all-new attraction featuring a colony of more than 250 penguins from four species – king, Adelie, gentoo and rockhopper.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

Beloved family pet Dalmatian, Pepper, is stolen, and after several weeks of searching is discovered to have been experimented on at a hospital and died on the table when researchers tried to implant her with an experimental cardiac pacemaker. Actually, I didn't quit neuroscience as a result of the experiences described, but I did quit working with animals. By the end of my time as researcher, I was performing behavioral experiments on humans.

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Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research

Animal Person

Pepper was a beloved family pet. Pepper also represents a turning point in science, from an earlier age when animals for experiment would be plucked from the road or the river, to a new era of standardized, mass-produced organisms that can be shipped right to the laboratory door. Daniel Engber, senior editor at Slate , has posted the first of a five-part series about animals used for research.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2020)

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But his Best Bird of the Weekend was one he saw with his family on a visit to Jamaica Bay on Saturday evening. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. October is when rumors of the next season become harder to deny.

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On Peaceable Kingdom, Part Deux

Animal Person

And more important is that those storytellers include people who ran small, family operations that animal welfare advocates would not have a problem with. My experiences are unlike any of the film's subjects. Last week I ventured a couple of hours north to see Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home at the Orlando Film Festival. The turnout was fantastic and the Q&A had to be cut short so the audience for the next film could be ushered in.

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He was adopted by the Masson family and was apparently the most loving dog all who met him had ever had the pleasure of being licked by. My experience says otherwise (particularly with my childhood kitty, Brady), but generally speaking Masson's depiction of cats is accurate. When I agreed to read and review Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING (Harper 2010), the regal Charles Hobson Booger, III was still with us.

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On The Respectful Emperor

Animal Person

Not the day, the film, where Bill Murray experiences the same day over and over again. It wasn't long before The Humane Emperor came on the scene, and is still around, telling folks that with a little mental acrobatics you can include forcible breeding, captivity, separation of family, killing of day-old chicks, and of course, untimely death in the definition of "humane."

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2020)

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Corey got his Best Bird of the Weekend early this weekend as while he and his family were making their way home from a week-long vacation in Cape Cod on Friday a Black-throated Gray Warbler was found in Queens at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Lessons Learned From 4 Years of Animal Person

Animal Person

And my experience was that when I chimed in the conversation changed (and sometimes stopped as if I had the answers). I want people to see my family as "normal." I've officially been blogging for four years (1,329 posts and 5,441 comments) today, and as I (re)ponder whether I will continue, I'd like to present some lessons I've learned about blogging, veganism, people, "the movement," language and. I'll also take requests. Today I'll address blogging. Lesson #1. Know your audience.

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Beagles Rescued from Bankrupt Lab

Critter News

One hundred and twenty beagles who faced lifetimes being used in medical research experiments have been freed — just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, the beagles — owned by a research facility in New Jersey whose parent pharmaceutical company went into bankruptcy — were released to the care of animal rescue groups that, after socializing them, hope to adopt them out as family pets. Good news! From ohmidog! a site for dog lovers.

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Varied Sittellas at Langi Crossing

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Presbycusis is age-related hearing loss in humans, but I have also discovered that birds, fish and amphibians do not experience presbycusis due to the fact that they can regenerate their cochlear sensory cells.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2021)

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Corey enjoyed getting out on birding outings both mornings of the weekend, and was out in nature with his family both afternoons. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.

Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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Designate one family member to be responsible for your pet. What other tips do you have from your experience? Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble. But when your shift from one home to another involves a pet, the undertaking becomes even more, err, ruff. And if you’ve got a dog or cat that doesn’t travel well, things can get downright hairy.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2021)

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Corey was extremely pleased to finally get out and about birding again after his family all caught COVID and recovered. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.

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Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

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Imagine the heart exploding with happiness that the beautiful pet you have supported and loved, has found forever love with a great family. Fostering is a wonderful experience. A pet needs time to decompress, to learn trust, to “get over” the shelter experience. NEW JERSEY – Animal shelters are full, they have no space, they often have no money, and they have a small amount of dedicated volunteers.

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Humane Society Calls for Refuge for 9 Chimps

Critter News

The Humane Society wants 9 chimps that are not being "used" as part of experiments to be released to a sanctuary. Jeff Rowell, NIRC director, in an e-mail Wednesday} "said the nine remaining animals are being housed as a family group at the center with access to indoor-outdoor caging. These chimps are currently at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center. This is the same place that was nailed by a Humane Society undercover investigation.

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On "Food Inc."

Animal Person

The tone of the film has just changed from here's-the-terrible-state-of-affairs to look-how-some-ingenious-individuals-are-doing-it-better , and enter Salatin, grinning ear to ear, as he and his family/friends toss chickens upside down into those cones where only there heads stick out so you can yank said heads and access the attached throats to slit. They grill the chickens, and trust me when I say it's all presented as a peak spiritual experience. (Sigh.)

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Lovely Cozy Spaces for Our Furry Friends

4 The Love Of Animals

Give your bona fide, furry members of the family an integrated cozy and stylish space of their own in your home. More and more families nowadays keep their furry friends indoors. If your family is thinking of remodeling your home to integrate your pets’ living quarters, make sure that their sleeping quarters are as cozy (and stylish) as yours!

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Sampling Manakins

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What this translates to is an array of bird families that are very similar to that on the mainland – motmots, toucans, jacamars, and antpittas to name a few – but each family is limited to one or two representatives.

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