The Numbers Game

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That is because we receive so many extra species from up north, which can double the number of potential species in many of our most important avian families: Ducks, Hummingbirds, Wood Warblers, New World Sparrows, Tyrant Flycatchers, and many others.

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You VS Cat; First ever duel species tablet game

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Have you ever wanted to play a game with your cat on your iPad? Friskies just introduced the first duel-species tablet game, “You vs. Cat,” available for iPad and iPad2 tablet devices. You vs. Cat” is the first tablet game designed for human and cat to play together. This automatic scoreboard uploads game points in real time from iPads connected to the Internet. See the Leaderboard and track worldwide cat gaming domination at YouvsCat.com.

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

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I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting much from a card game about birding. But the idea still intrigued me and the thought of a card game that might further indoctrinate the five-year-old tyrant of our house, Desi, into birding seemed worth exploring. ” Tuesday night after dinner Desi, Daisy, and I sat down to play the game. Each player plays a card and can count any species from the same habitat group as the card played. Reviews games review

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Invasive Species Week Wrap-Up

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Perhaps our outrage at invasive species can be a bit hypocritical at times. Listers are quick to put aside their condemnation of invasive species once they attain that coveted status of exotic: not native, not fully naturalized, but established well enough to be countable by the prevailing authority. The rapid proliferation of the European Starling is, on the species level, equivalent to incalculable fortunes of billionaire moguls.

Six Months Birding in Costa Rica, 620 Species of Birds

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In the outfield, I was entertained by the mechanical song and flight antics of a choice meadow bird, I can still recall my best friend’s mom telling me, “Patrick, don’t go watching those Bobolinks during the game!” Although Bobolinks are a very rare migrant, lots of other birds are possible, more than enough to rack up hundreds of species over the course of the year. Buff-fronted Quail-Dove – Any quail-dove species is a prize.

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Africa’s endangered species

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More than 150 bird species are known to have become extinct over the past 500 years, and many more are estimated to have been driven to extinction before they became known to science. The bulk of the recent bird extinctions has been on islands, where species are more susceptible to extermination due to smaller ranges, lower population sizes and a lack of adaptation for coping with introduced predators. A pair of Hooded Vultures in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania by Adam Riley.

Grallards: New Zealand’s Next Extinction or Newest Species?

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To explain what a Grallard is one must first go back to those societies and recall that one of their predominant preoccupations was game. New Zealand had, once upon a time, some fairly spectacular game birds, including massive flightless geese, massive flightles rails, and really enormous moa. The obvious choice was the Mallard , that plucky familiar northern hemisphere species that is the father of the even more familiar domesticated duck.

Animals Dying in Virunga National Forest

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He added "a large number of game animals", including antelopes, had also been slaughtered. Tags: virunga africa congo gorillas endangered species Lots of animals have died since the beginning of the year. From AFP. Dozens of animals have been killed by armed groups at Africa's oldest national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the start of the year, park officials and environmental groups said Tuesday.

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Enhance! Enhance!

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I myself mostly poke the internet and watch other people play video games and ask myself questions like “Could cat litter be the most important invention in the history of modern environmentalism?”*. For instance, take this image, found decorating a room at the summer camp in Friday the 13th: The Game. Destinations Camp Crystal Lake escaped birds introduced species New Jersey

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Zero Gravity Brewing Company: Bob White

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Unlike several other gamebird species commonly raised and released for hunting in North America, the Northern Bobwhite ( Collinus virginianus ) is, of course, a native of the continent, though its natural range lies mostly in the southeastern quarter of the continent, and south into Mexico and the Caribbean. Audubon knew the Northern Bobwhite as the “Virginia Partridge” The species has undergone a notable decline in recent decades.

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Feral Pigeons World Wide

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With binoculars around my neck, I am leaving home, wondering which will be the first species on my year list. By contrast, the wild Rock Pigeon, Columba livia livia , is an ill-numbered species that I have seen only a few times, in mountain gorges or Mediterranean islands, further away from villages. Although the IUCN Red List classifies it as a Least Concern species, the hybridisation is a big threat for wild Rock Pigeons. Birds doves Invasive Species Week pigeons

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Acclimatisation Societies of New Zealand

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There are the endemics, which are odd in their own way, and then there introduced species, which are so varied in their type and origin that you get the feeling you’ve arrived at the aftermath of a small zoo that escaped. So that New Zealand would end up with quite a few species of animal not originally found here is hardly surprising of itself. What is surprising is quite how many species did end up here, and how economically unimportant they were.

On SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer

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Whenever the media report that someone has killed "an endangered animal" or "an endangered species," they too confuse an individual with a species. Hunters kill members of endangered species. Conversely, animals who are personally safe are not endangered, even if they belong to an endangered species (14). Would intelligent beings riot over the out come of a soccer game?

Phoenix Restaurant Serves Lion Burgers

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And now Selogie himself is questioning whether the meat was fair game. "I Game meat such as lion can be sold as long as the species isn't endangered, and the CDC hasn't prohibited importation of African lion, although its Asiatic cousin is on the endangered list. No, I'm not making this up. From the Associated Press. A restaurant owner who put lion burgers on the menu in honor of the World Cup has felt a roar of anger from outraged animal rights activists.

Beijing Olympics End, Let the Cruelty Begin Anew

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I didn't watch a single minute of the games. And yet, the IOC President Jacques Rogge called then "truly exceptional games". Continue to abuse many other species with the full backing of the state. What a truly exceptional game they've played. From what I understand they were a wonderful testament to the combination of totalitarian governance married to vast corporate wealth. Yippee. Note - this is not a knock against all those that competed.

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Serial Poachers Devastate Montana

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I would have thought serial poaching and serial killing were essentially the same, with the difference being the species, but this article says there is a difference. Brian Golie, FWP game warden in Wolf Creek,classifies serial poachers as people who target trophy animals and will do anything to kill them. This article describes the devastation being inflicted on Montana's wildlife by serial poachers. It's also an insight into how serial poachers think.

On Wipeout and Lion Burgers

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there may be any number of restaurants serving game. However, with lions the story is different because they are a vulnerable species in the wild, and their numbers are declining. Have you seen the ridiculous television show, Wipeout ? There's something hilarious about people intentionally putting themselves in a position to be beaten up like Wile E. Coyote. It's all in fun, with much of the humor coming from the commentators and the special sound effects.

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Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

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Even so, he still knew many species and always yearned to learn about the wildlife he encountered. There were also grouse, the Ruffed Grouse , and like so many other species, it just seemed impossible that I would ever see one. Grouse are the chickens we would love to lay eyes on.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2019)

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This week offers the ideal opportunity to look back at your most recent wildlife watching adventures; next weekend, the game begins anew. I recently despaired of ending this calendar year without seeing a single Wild Turkey when that species used to be so reliable in my part of New York.

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Big Cat Week day 2

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Leopard Queen follows the life of “Manana,” a wild leopard whose territory spans the heart of the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Yet despite the hardship of life as a female leopard, she survives for an incredible 17 years, an age few wild leopards live to see, and in the process, provides a greater understanding of this extraordinary species. As promised, another sneak peak! Tonight’s episode, Leopard Queen, Premieres Tuesday, December 7, at 9PM ET/PT.

Marlowe Artisanal Ales: Eager to Share American Pale Ale

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On its label are sketches of five gulls of indeterminate species frozen in various flight poses, eagerly going after what appear to be oranges suspended in midair, of which some are still attached to their twigs and blossoms.

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Chongming Island in winter

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A number of species use Chongming as a wintering spot, not just the Cinereous Vultures I already mentioned in a previous post. Ferruginous means rust-colored, but I have yet to see any rust looking as good as this species.

Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

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Geographic patterns of species richness for birds (1,558 species) in East Africa at 0.25° resolution (blue indicates low species richness, while brown indicates high species richness). Finally, South Africa has three 400+ hotspots, namely 1 Mkhuze Game Reserve 458 sp.

Get Your Ears in Shape for Spring with Larkwire

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Do you feel like you are missing out on finding lots of species because your eyes are good but your ears aren’t? It is two different games that you can play on your desktop, laptop, smart phone, or tablet. (If You can play the games any time with whatever time you have available. The “Gallery Game” gives you groups of birds with similar songs. If you’re wrong the game lets you know what bird actually sings the song you heard.

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Kenyan LBJ’s (The Sequel)!

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We saw several species of this challenging family, after some time I managed to graduate with the ability to classify them as “streaked” or “unstreaked” When it came down to the actual species, however, I left it to the expert!

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A Selection of Kenyan LBJ’s

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Especially if they are competing for attention with multiple species of large mammals at a watering hole. We observed this Foxy Lark vocalizing while on a game drive. Speaking of sparrows, we managed to see several species, many of which were within Nairobi city limits.

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Birding in the Delhi area Part 2

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If hornbills had been part of the undead army in “Game of Thrones”, maybe they would look a bit like this. A resident in India but also included in the list of the world`s 100 worst invasive alien species. One of my favorite bird species.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

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The Refuge is now home to nearly 200 species of birds, over 50 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and amphibians, and a wide variety of insects, fish and plants. Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge : Expand big game hunting. The refuge is already open to migratory bird hunting, upland game hunting, and sport fishing. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge : Expand migratory bird hunting, upland game hunting, and big game hunting.

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Brown-headed Thrush

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Kasia Rinkai Park on Tokyo Bay will host the slalom canoeing events for the upcoming (correct at time of writing) Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020. Three further hours of tramping through the rain and the cold brought 36 more species for my day trip and the decision was made that enough was enough.

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Birding in the Delhi area Part 1

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One of the many things I did not know about Delhi is that it is the capital city with the second-largest number of bird species (after Nairobi). Looks like it should have played an extra in “Game of Thrones” Brahminy Kite.

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Uncharacteristically Wet

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Endless notifications about 3% of intact forest remaining here, another species falling into the endangered species category – it all can get overwhelming sometimes. On our way out we came across a tree with several drenched Turkey Vultures playing a waiting game with the weather.

Yellow-billed Kites in South Africa

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For a long time it was treated as a subspecies of the ubiquitous Black Kite, a species of scavenging bird of prey much hated by my grandfather (they used to steal food from troops during the war, if memory serves). It is now treated as its own species, confined to Africa and the tip of Arabia (Black Kites also migrate here from Europe and Asia). I saw these individuals in Imfolozi Game Reserve, where they were hanging around a kill.

Kings County Brewing Collective: Penguins in Space

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Sometimes it’s a dignified depiction of a local species with some significance to the producer – especially when it comes to wineries, who are always eager to advertise their sense of place and a deep connection between the land and their product.

Birding at a Historic Sporting Estate

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During cold winters, the hunters retreated to the south, intent on quail and other game species. Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Eastern Bluebirds rounded out the species near the pond, but in the distance I noted a Red-tailed Hawk , as well as the regular calls of a Northern Bobwhite.

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Birding Botswana

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What this land-locked country lacks in endemic birds it more than makes up for in accessibility of tough species, numbers of birds and the overall wildlife experience. Okavango sunset Almost 40% of all land in Botswana is under conservation either as wilderness areas, game reserves or national parks. It is also home to the largest concentration of African Elephants on the planet and over 450 bird species. We are currently filming in Botswana.

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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Animals killed also include threatened and endangered species, a number which has steadily increased since 2005. The WS program operates in accordance with its program wide Environmental Impact Statement, local environmental assessments and workplans, and Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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Stolpman Vineyards: Para Maria de los Tecolotes (2017)

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A Great Horned Owl illustrated in Game Birds: Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy Birds of Prey, Game Birds and Water-Fowls by Neltje Blanchan. Though in general, if my team is game for owling, so am I – the comforts of a warm bed be damned.

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Wolves

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Here is a New York Times editorial opinion about the removal of the gray wolf ( Canis lupus ) from the endangered-species list. Here is the management plan of Idaho's Fish and Game Commission The editorial board of the Times is intellectually dishonest, so please don't let this be your only source of information about the delisting. Here , for example, is a news release from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Here are questions and answers.

Birding and Butterflying North Carolina Gamelands

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Wayne Bailey-Caswell Game Land a little past 2 p.m. Certain areas within the Game Land are managed for American Woodcock and Northern Bobwhite , specifically perpetuating the secondary successional habitats they love so much. I had just missed two bird species, both of which were probably Year Birds for me, and I felt my cold dragging down my energy levels. I saw over ten species and photographed five – three of which represented varieties I had never identified before.

African Skimmers at the Kazinga Channel

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At any rate there are three species, the Black Skimmer (which isn’t that much blacker than the others) which is found in the Americas, the Indian Skimmer, which is the most vulnerable member of the family, and the African Skimmer, which is widespread but nowhere common in Africa. As well as being a great river to cruise for game, you can also see great birds like Water Stone-curlews , Madagascar Bee-eaters , Goliath Herons and Red Spurfowl.

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The interesting habits of Harris’s Hawks

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One of these methods is where one bird will fly down thru an arroyo, and spook out the game for its waiting members of the pack. The area that the birds are living in will predicate what becomes the normal prey for the Harris’s Hawk , but those here on the Baja target Blacktail Jackrabbits, Cottontail Rabbits, California Quail, and many other species of birds and small mammals. they repeated this several times before getting bored with the game and flew away.

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Forest Bathing

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The higher elevation also attracts more rainfall, broad-leafed trees shed their dying leaves onto the floor to make a playground for species like White-necked Thrush, Grey-throated Leaftosser and Black-faced Antthrush.

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Welcome Back

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Last weekend I wasn’t on the hunt for any species in particular though. Whatever was in flight within their airspace was fair game. This pervasive pandemic we’re currently experiencing has squashed everyone’s travel plans – humans that is.

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