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Record-breaking eagles? nests, coastal Georgia, and a wicked sunburn

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It was a cloudy day as I made my way to Tybee Island on the Georgia coast. Georgia coast. It was my hope to catch a glimpse of a bald eagle’s nest since the Southeastern recovery plan had a goal of counting 20 that year across the whole state of Georgia. Photo by © charissam. Photo by © Dick Daniels. Curlew Sandpiper.

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Good News for South Georgia Island’s Pipit Population

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Researchers say that South Georgia Pipits have hatched chicks. While this is happy news for any parents, and wonderful news for any threatened species (these Pipits live only on Antarctica’s South Georgia Island and number only 3,000-4,000 pairs), it’s tremendous news for those trying to eradicate rats from the island. (And

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In Memory: Timothy Montgomery, dedicated AVMA volunteer leader, dies at 65

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Dr. Montgomery owned and operated Dacula Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Dacula, Georgia. Timothy Montgomery, who served the AVMA in numerous roles, died May 11, 2023, at the age of 65.

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What is the State Bird of Georgia?

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Brown Thrashers , large, rust-colored songbirds, were so popular in Georgia that they became the namesake of their NHL hockey team, the “Atlanta Thrashers!” ” It comes as no surprise then that the governor proclaimed the Brown Thrasher the state bird in 1953 , and the legislature followed suit in 1970.

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Birding at a Historic Sporting Estate

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It was over 90 degrees F on a Georgia afternoon, the humidity adding an extra dose of discomfort. In a rare afternoon to myself, I had driven across the Florida/Georgia border to pick up a few things in a nearby town (curbside + social distancing), and discovered a historic estate, open to the public, along the road on my way back.

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What’s Up with the ABA Now? (June 2023)

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Belmonte departed the ABA – a national organization – for a regional nonprofit, the Georgia Native Plant Society. Of course, it could also be a consuming passion for the native plants of Georgia or something else entirely.) The announcement stated that Ms. Belmonte’s last day had been three days earlier. It appears that Ms. Belmonte.

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Georgia Dog-Fighting Law Having an Impact

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Before 2008, only one person had been incarcerated for dog fighting in Georgia. Georgia's new dog fighting law makes it a felony to train, transport, sell or own a fighting dog, or to advertise, promote or bet on fights. Tags: animal cruelty georgia blood sport legislation dog fighting us.

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