Getting sentimental: Birding at Baihualing, China

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Up until a few years ago, Baihualing in Yunnan was both a great place to see birds and open to foreigners. I am not sure about the first nowadays, as the second is no longer true. The place has been blocked for non-Chinese nationals for more than 2 years now.

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Birding around Xining, Qinghai

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For some reason, the HBW specifically mentions that this species also breeds in a city park in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. Early August is a bit of a dead time for birding in Shanghai unless you like your birds as little white spots at the far end of a telescope.

Black-faced Spoonbill

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It breeds on a few rocky islands in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of North Korea. The story of the Black-faced Spoonbill is one of recovery. Hurray! From a global low of less than 300 birds in the late 80’s, the species has recovered to 2726, according to a survey in early 2014. Despite this recent comeback, it is still the rarest of the spoonbills as well as being the smallest ( Platelea minor ) and the most range-restricted.

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We Cannot Allow This Administration’s Environmental Policies To Stand

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Even today, Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury,” clueless that he may be getting us into a nuclear war! Not only is the Trump administration going about removing our hard fought environmental protections, they are destroying our reputation around the globe.

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