The European Christmas Bird Count

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These globally threatened raptors breed from Ukraine eastward through Siberia and only a few come to overwinter here. we will kill it!”, I remember studying the map of countries participating in the i nternational mid-winter w aterbird c ensus, where the USA wasn’t marked. How can it be, I asked someone from the Wetlands International, the IWC umbrella organization, only to learn that USA has its own scheme. Oh, and what is that? The Christmas Bird Count was the answer.

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Book Review: Spillover – Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

10,000 Birds

My parents are in England, should I be worried about the conflict on the other side of Europe in the Ukraine?” The disease had killed a tourist like ourselves. It’s six weeks to the day till I go to Africa, and of late conversations about the subject have taken a reliable and predictable detour. “Aren’t I worried about Ebola?” ” To which I reply “No, not personally.”

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