Detecting Animal Cruelty

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Per the ASPCA's cruelty FAQ , here are some signs. Animal cruelty occurs when someone intentionally injures or harms an animal or when a person willfully deprives an animal of food, water or necessary medical care.

Squirrel Buster Plus

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The Brome website also posts a convenient average weight chart for common species of birds as a reference in its FAQ. When my friends over at YourBirdOasis sent me a super squirrel-proof bird feeder to review, I had to think about who I knew who could really put the device to the test. After all, I have my local white squirrels well in hand. My good buddy Seth, on the other hand, does not.

Endemic Birds of Cuba: A Book Review

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Navarro also gives an FAQ on birding the island (including a list of “essential birdwatching sites”), an introduction to Cuba’s habitats, and a chapter on the conservation status of Cuba’s threatened birds. Cuba is on my mind. It’s probably on your mind too, especially if you live in the United States. 26 endemics! Bee Hummingbird, the smallest hummingbird in the world! Cuban Black Hawk, split in 2007 from Common Black Hawk!

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The Nonessential Whooping Crane

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I kind of suspected something like that when I read the FAQ on the designation that read: “Introduction of an endangered species into a new area can result in new federal regulation, which sometimes prompts negative public reaction.

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Endangered Species Act: Delisting the Black-capped Vireo?

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FWS also issued a FAQ regarding the proposed rule. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering changing the status of the endangered Black-capped Vireo : it has proposed delisting it entirely. The Black-capped Vireo is the smallest vireo in the U.S. and it breeds in the scrublands of Texas, Oklahoma, and northern Mexico. It winters on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Collaborative List 2017 – February

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The beats have been mostly sedentary during February with only Corey venturing beyond his normal range. Tom has made an altitudinal migration, but stayed within his accepted beat. Redgannet has been wandering aimlessly as is his brief. Last year beats were being spotted way beyond their usual habitat with checklists shared from India, Puerto Rico and Israel. It might be difficult to increase on last February’s score of 826.

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Combined Beat list for 2016

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It is a dream, nay, a mission statement of 10,000 Birds to see as many of the World’s birds as possible. A Strickerian task for an individual, but the combined eyes and optics of beat writers around the globe might be able to make a fair fist of it. Thus, a combined list of current beat writers will be compiled to see how many birds, weird and wonderful, common or unusual we can find between us.

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Collaborative List – April 2017

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It worked! After last month’s chastisement for shying away from the share button, Mike has come good. Humiliating him in front of his public had a far more productive effect than I could have hoped for in fact, as he upped and took himself off to Panama in an attempt to appease the compiler. And more to the point, he has managed to overcome his aversion to the share button. Please join me in congratulating him and urge him to keep sharing even when he thinks he has nothing interesting to give.

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Combined Beats’ List – July 2016

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The list was in danger of diminishing during July as an input error threatened to cut the Beats’ hard-won sightings. Luckily, Redgannet managed to redeem himself with a well-placed trip to Brazil in time to see the Olympic torch stumble through Ubatuba. The glowing red hotspot of Sitio Folha Seca and especially Jonas d’Abronzo’s house, brought a swarm of hummingbirds and tanagers, including Redgannet’s special target, Festive Cocquette.

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Combined Beats’ List, May 2016

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This is an update for the combined yearlist compiled by the beat writers at 10,000Birds. The list is becoming big and cumbersome and difficult to fit onto one page. So this month, we have just noted the new sightings while we find a way to update the original without blacking out a city block. Sightings through May 31 st bring the total for the beats’ combined list to 1744.

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