ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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If you wrote to Tennessee in the 10,000 Birds campaign this winter, you can cut and paste your letter, changing “Tennessee&# to “Kentucky.&# We fought them back in Tennessee; there’s a two-year stay on their proposal. Please reconsider this proposal, and consider taking a lesson from what happened in Tennessee. Ohio has tracked two families of their state-endangered breeding sandhill cranes and found them to have wintered over in Tennessee in 2010.

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The Power of Pets Initiative

4 The Love Of Animals

“At the YMCA, we believe healthy lifestyles are about nurturing the spirit, mind and body – and pets certainly play a role in that,&# said Ted Cornelius, Executive Director, Tennessee State Alliance/Pioneering Healthier Communities, YMCA of Middle Tennessee. “We encourage families to play together every day, and incorporating the family pet is a great way to make everyone more active.&#. Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets!

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Wood Warbler Names Done Right

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That fallacious family name seems to have encouraged all manner of knaves, dunderheads, and miscreants when time came to label species. For example, the legendary ornithologist Alexander Wilson happened upon in his broad travels a warbler previously undescribed by science. Appropriate appellations should respect the birds, not 19th century naturalists and their friends and family.

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The Nonessential Whooping Crane

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With the proposed hunting seasons on sandhill cranes being discussed in Tennessee, Kentucky and Wisconsin, we must not forget the whooping crane, which travels and winters in the big sandhill crane flocks. photo by Cyndi Routledge Here it is then, another angle on the proposed sandhill crane seasons in Tennessee, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Your letters doubtless helped slow Tennessee down for a two year moratorium on crane hunting.

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Collaborative list – August 2018

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Can the whole family live together in harmony during the school holidays? Is it wrong of me to go birding to get away from the kids now that they are at home all day? August is the make or break month for relationships. Bravo if you have. Happy birding if you suddenly find yourself single. This month has been a slow one with just 73 lists shared, but far more happy smiling kids on social media, so I guess it all comes out good in the end. 458 birds were seen by 7 beats in 8 countries.

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