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What is the State Bird of Nevada?

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The Mountain Bluebird is one of the most striking birds in the United States, and is the state bird of both Nevada and Idaho. Though not officially adopted until 1967, the Nevada Federation of Women’s Clubs voted for the Mountain Bluebird all the way back in 1930 and 1931.

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In Nevada? Pull Some Pipe!

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Plastic pipes that have been used to mark mining claims in Nevada are death traps for birds. So, if you are in Nevada, pull some pipe! A state law now allows anyone who finds the pipes to pull them from the ground.

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Looking Forward to Birding Fallon, Nevada

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I’ve never really been to Nevada—just a layover in the Las Vegas airport, where I was amused to see slot machines at the gates. Either way, I’m extremely excited to be attending my first birding festival, and very grateful to the organizers for covering the expenses. So I’m quite interested in exploring a new territory.

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The Snow Partridge

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According to one paper , it was tried to introduce the Snow Partridge into the Great Basin ranges of Nevada around 1970. Another indicator was the call, which unfortunately I did not manage to capture in this video. But maybe you can imagine it if you look at the photo below.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2020?

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will be much more cloudy than the sky in the photo above, taken at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Though it is January, often the coldest month for those of us in the northeastern United States, this weekend is forecast to be exceptionally mild.It

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Parks and Public Lands Win at the Polls

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American Oystercatcher. Photo by © Michael Todd. Renewable Energy Standards Initiative. Election Results = PASSED with 59%+ voter support. Northern Harrier. Photo by © Robin Edwards. Connecticut. Legislative Requirements to Transfer State Properties Amendment.

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Pigeon Feeding Ban Proposed in Clark County, Nevada

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Pigeons are, perhaps, the most loathed of birds. And now Clark County commissioner Chris Giunchigliani has proposed making it illegal to feed pigeons in unincorporated areas of the county, which includes Las Vegas. The law seems virtually unenforceable but could cause problems for those who have bird feeders that pigeons take advantage of.

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