Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina

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The Tennessee Warbler is a poster child for the boreal forests of Canada and the far northern United States. As autumn arrives and the days get shorter and cooler Tennessee Warblers make their way south to Central America and northern South America, sometimes as far south as Ecuador. Of course, the Tennessee Warbler never entirely loses its insectivorous ways and it will eat whatever bugs it finds in the flowers as well.

Stop the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Hunt! (Again)

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Yes, the earth has gone around the sun twice since the uproar from birders and other lovers of wildlife managed to convince the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to table the idea of hunting Sandhill Cranes in Tennessee for two years. Tennessee started a festival around the event, just for wildlife watchers. The cranes liked the superabundant food, and a lot of them decided to hang around and spend the winter in Tennessee.

Hooded Crane in Tennessee

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Get yourself to Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Meigs County, Tennessee! Now this is a bird worth seeing ! Asides cranes

Go to the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival

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The more ecotourism dollars earned through the festival the more likely that the Sandhill Crane hunt there will go from tabled for two years to permanently cancelled. The festival is next weekend, 14-15 January, and will be held at Hiwassee Refuge so, who knows, maybe you will get to see the vagrant Hooded Crane as well! Asides

An Educational Mixed Flock

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My mind was already trying to place it, coming up with Northern Parula (though I saw no real blue), Red-eyed Vireo (though it seemed too small), and Tennessee Warbler (though the lack of a good look at the face made that a tough call). It was a Tennessee Warbler and the identification was clinched by the tiny, pointed bill, the thin eye-line, and the green back and wings. Tennessee Warblers have a thin, dark eye-line and a small, thin, sharply-pointed bill.

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Vast Majority of Medical Schools Do NOT Use Animals To Teach Surgery

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According to PCRM, the schools are Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga campus. Tags: University of Tennessee animal research Uniformed Services University Johns Hopkins University Only one of the interesting points in this opinion piece on animal research by Lee Schneider on the Huffington Post.

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ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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If you wrote to Tennessee in the 10,000 Birds campaign this winter, you can cut and paste your letter, changing “Tennessee&# to “Kentucky.&# We fought them back in Tennessee; there’s a two-year stay on their proposal. Please reconsider this proposal, and consider taking a lesson from what happened in Tennessee. Ohio has tracked two families of their state-endangered breeding sandhill cranes and found them to have wintered over in Tennessee in 2010.

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Cute of the Day: Alexis and Jacob

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We walked into the Adopt a Pet in Knoxville Tennessee and fell in love with Alexis and Jacob. We challenge all emptynesters in Knoxville Tennessee to do something awesome and adopt a pet. This is a special Cute of the Day because these cute dogs have a great story to go along with the photos! Karen writes: My husband and I were emptynesters until December 1st. Now our house is a home filled with lots of love, barking, playing and walking (we are back in shape)!

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Little Brown Dog

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Please watch and share this video from those who helped nurse her back to health at University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine: If you want to read more about Little Brown Dog and her journey back to health and happiness, be sure to check out this article: Battered and burned a year ago, the Little Brown Dog is healthy, happy and home. “Little Brown Dog&# has won the hearts of so many, and has even become somewhat of an internet star.

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Can a NFL player out run a cheetah?

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Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson (the NFL’s fastest running back) and Chicago Bears’ Devin Hester (the super-agile wide receiver and kick returner) both take part in an extraordinary challenge to literally go one-on-one in a first-ever race with a cheetah. Have you ever wondered if an NFL player could out run a cheetah? Get your tailgating gear together, place your bets, and tune in to Big Cat Week on Nat Geo WILD to find out the answer to that question!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2020)

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Despite the cold, I had to take a run at our last migrants this weekend and was rewarded with a lovely morning of lakeshore birding that included an FOY Tennessee Warbler … don’t know how that one got past me all month!

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Wood-Warblers Heading South

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Every spring the wood-warblers come north bedecked in breeding finery and every autumn they head back south again in more muted colors. The trickle of migrants becomes a flood and then slows to a trickle again, leaving us New Yorkers with a host of Butterbutts and few other wood-warblers to tide us over until spring. This fall I again spent time out in the field documenting the wood-warblers moving through and enjoying the last looks I would get at them for six months or more.

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Signs of Spring Migration in Costa Rica

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Based on birding this very morning from the back of my place in Costa Rica, I can guarantee that at least some Baltimore Orioles, Tennessee Warblers , a Painted Bunting and a few other migrants are still far to the south.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2018)

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He did, however, manage to see a migratory Tennessee Warbler at Kissena Park on Saturday morning and he decided that was his Best Bird of the Weekend. Many birders have places they return to year after year, special pilgrimages promising scenes and species they see nowhere else. Enjoying these locations over time allows us to experience our beloved birding sites in all their multifaceted glory, even when those facets aren’t exactly glorious.

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Migrants are on the Move in Costa Rica

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The same goes for Blackburnian and even Tennessee Warblers. Some Tennessee Warblers also feast on bananas. Spring is happening! Each day, the sun stays out just a bit longer and up north, the snow is old, feeble and on its way to a wetter, more fluid existence. However, for those of us living the birding life, Spring is more than just the transition between the cold and the warm.

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How To (And Not To) Transport Wild Birds

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said Alix Parks of Happinest Wildlife Rehab in Tennessee. I am so happy to be back on 10,000 birds – I have missed Mike and Corey and my fellow Beat Writers! Normally I rant about environmental dangers and describe heartwarming/mind-boggling/headscratching wild bird rescues.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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Such bills have been introduced in the past by elected officials in Rhode Island, Colorado, and Tennessee, and the first-ever bill for a statewide registry in California was today announced by its sponsor, State Senator Dean Florez. While no state has passed a bill to date, a proposal in Tennessee is currently pending. In 2008, an earlier version of this bill passed the Tennessee Senate, but stalled in the House of Representatives.

Flower-loving Warblers

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It wasn’t until well after I returned home that I found the answer: They were winter Tennessee Warblers who’d been feeding in a flowering Combretum tree. Here’s a typical fall Tennessee Warbler –that needle-sharp bill, pale superciliary, and lack of wingbars, tailspots, or streaks of any kind. Some immature Tennessee Warblers in fall may show thin yellowish wingbars, but don’t be fooled.

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What Now?

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Last Friday, a Kirtland’s Warbler appeared in Central Park for the first time ever, shortly before I was obliged to get on a plane to Tennessee. As my long-time fans may remember, back in 2007 – which is to say, more than a decade ago, and YES I am dying a little inside at that realization – I dipped on the Coney Island Creek Western Reef Heron , a major rarity from another continent that was seen by pretty much every other birder on the eastern seaboard.

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7 Resolutions for Birding Costa Rica in 2021

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Tennessee Warbler is one of my winter birds. 2020, one of the more memorable and infamous tear years of our lives, is finally done. It doesn’t mean that various issues and problems have disappeared, but at least a new calendar year is a fine excuse for renewal.

Kentucky: First in Crane Hunting?

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Everywhere cranes gather, from New Mexico to Indiana to Tennessee, people come to watch them. One of the interesting statistics that came out of neighboring Tennessee’s crane hunting controversy is that Tennessee has marked an 81% increase in wildlife watchers over the past decade, while its hunters declined 25%. “To And remember—your letters won the cranes a two-year stay of execution in Tennessee.

May Warblers, Costa Rican Style

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Niagara Falls State Park, right above the cataracts, is where I used to bike to on May days to see dozens of fantastic chestnut Bay-breasted Warblers whispering from the canopy, American Redstarts and Tennessee Warblers and Nashville Warblers filling the woods with song.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2015)

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Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a ratty male Tennessee Warbler that was aware of its tattered plumage and kept trying to preen it in presentableness. That breeze wafting through your weekend may have been blessedly cool or tantalizingly hot, but, meteorological considerations aside, the winds of change are blowing. Keep your bins handy! Some changes are less than welcome. For example, not a single Caspian Tern showed up while I was hanging around the shore of Lake Ontario.

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The Merlin Out Back

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The Rufous-capped Warbler is also there and now that the northern winter has taken hold, we have daily visits of Baltimore Orioles, Tennessee, Yellow, and Chestnut-sided Warblers. I live in the Central Valley, the most populated part of Costa Rica.

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Insider’s guide to Great Smoky Mountain birding – Cades Cove

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I’ve been birding on the Tennessee side of GSM for over thirty years; and Cades Cove is at the top of my easily accessible, ‘private’ habitats. This area, located in the southeastern Tennessee side, is one of the few open spaces in the park. Where to go birding without the crowds in our busiest national park. In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, over a half million acres visited by more than 11 million folks, you can still bird in relative solitude.

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82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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In addition to the deployments in Missouri and Tennessee, American Humane Association has been providing emergency grants to states across the South and Midwest that have been hit by severe weather, including Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri, American Humane Association has mobilized its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team to help the animal victims there.

Orange You Glad To See Me?

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Tennessee Warbler. That’s right…I used the punchline from one of the worst jokes in history for this one, but it seems strangely apt. One thing I’ve learned birding south Texas this spring is that birds are extremely fond of oranges, including birds you just wouldn’t expect to be into citrus (like the Swainson’s Thrush above).

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The Power of Pets Initiative

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“At the YMCA, we believe healthy lifestyles are about nurturing the spirit, mind and body – and pets certainly play a role in that,&# said Ted Cornelius, Executive Director, Tennessee State Alliance/Pioneering Healthier Communities, YMCA of Middle Tennessee. “We encourage families to play together every day, and incorporating the family pet is a great way to make everyone more active.&#. Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets! What is The Power of Pets?

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In Costa Rica, Fall is our Spring

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Baltimore Orioles are coming to feeders in November and checking out avocado trees (I saw six of them doing just that a few hour ago), Tennessee Warblers are masquerading as Old World warblers in most places, and small flocks of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are making appearances. Tennessee Warblers in Costa Rica prefer flowering trees in dry areas but a few also visit banana feeders. . It’s warm as always in Costa Rica but I know there’s a change of seasons up north.

National Justice for Animals Week

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The week, co-sponsored by Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the author of Tennessee’s T-Bo Law (named in honor of his beloved Shih Tzu) and numerous other successful pro-animal laws, will also celebrate significant legislation in the push for animal justice in the halls of Congress. From the better late then never category, the ALDF is having a National Justice for Animals Week to raise awareness about animal abuse.

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7 State Parks for Fall Colors and Birding

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Rocky Fork State Park, Tennessee. Leaves and birds in the Appalachian Mountains. From now through the first week of November (2018) autumn leaves are peaking along the ridges and valleys of the Appalachians. This time of year is doubly good if you’re also a birder! Here is a list of my favorite mountain state parks to visit during the first brisk days of fall (and into the winter). North Bend State Park, West Virginia.

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Everyday Sunshine: Oh the places we’ll go

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Peregrine Falcons frequent the sheer rock faces of Tennessee Valley. Looking for birds means we go where the birds are. Every once in a while, when it gets quiet, I look around and marvel at the places birds have dragged me out into. Here are a few. (in in the comments, please share links to any photos you’ve taken of the wonderful places birds have led you) Light blooms at dusk near Mono Lake. Common Nighthawks and Violet-green Swallows abound.

Old Crow Distillery Company: Old Crow

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Dr. Crow is dubiously credited today for originating the sour mash method used in traditional bourbon and Tennessee whiskey distillation. But as the crow flies, Kentucky’s southern border with Tennessee is just about within reach. Well, it’s happened again – my first bird of the year was a crow. This year it was an American Crow ( Corvus brachyrhyncus ), though at home in Albany, New York, it’s just as likely to be – and has been in the past – a Fish Crow ( Corvus ossifragus ).

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The Chukar Situation

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In particular, I remember this one Chukar situation down South in Tennessee* a while ago. I stood there at the edge of a green meadow, looked at the bird and thought to myself that Tennessee was not in Asia, and that a lush green meadow was not within what the Chukar’s normal ecological parameter’s range should be, and that this was indeed a sorry sight to see. I might have never been to Tennessee and might or might not have made this up for the sake of a story to tell.

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Wood Warbler Names Done Right

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Back to old Wilson, the Father of American Ornithology himself was–according to An Inquiry into the History of the Current English Names of North American Land Birds by Spencer Trotter –responsible for some of our most egregious place-name mistakes, based on the warbler specimens he first captured in Kentucky, Connecticut, Tennessee, Nashville, and Cape May. Tennessee Warblers may be fairly drab by the prismatic standards of this group, but they certainly get around.

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Warblers on a Fence

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By the end of my walk around Meadow Lake I had hit double digit wood-warblers for the day, with Tennessee and Orange-crowned Warblers at Baisley Pond Park as additional highlights. I took advantage of Indigenous Peoples Day today to get some birding across Queens done. On my voyage of discovery I hit quite a few parks and by early afternoon I had had enough.

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Sherry Turner Teas: Brown Thrasher vs. Black Widow

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This blog was written by Sherry Turner Teas, a rehabber in Chattanooga, Tennessee: It started out as a normal day for a wildlife rehabilitator here in Tennessee – giving medicine, cleaning cages, and feeding baby birds. I was outside by my pool, hosing out some empty cages, when I noticed one of the Brown Thrasher fledglings I had soft released the day before was foraging for the mealworms and blueberries I’d put out on the ground. (In

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Collaborative List – Sept 2021

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318 Tennessee Warbler – Leiothlypis peregrina. The Chiffchaff and Blackcaps are no longer singing locally, the hirundines are concentrating their numbers and the nights are noticeably earlier. It must be September.

Birds Expected and Unexpected at Calle Jocote, Costa Rica

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and Yellow and Tennessee Warblers. In January, we moved to a new place at a slightly lower elevation yet still located in the Central Valley rather near the main airport. As with any home inhabited by birders, we have kept track of all species heard or seen, night and day.

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Pat’s Costa Rica Bird List, 2021

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Tennessee Warbler – Leiothlypis peregrina; San Joaquin de Heredia, 1-Jan. 2021 is already well underway, are you birding? I hope so because watching a flock of redpolls bound through wintery airs that echo with the calls of crows is nature connection magic.

Wood-Warblers at the Forest Park Waterhole

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Queens, New York, Spring 2010 This blog post has one purpose and one purpose only; to showcase the amazing array of wood-warblers that made their way to the Forest Park waterhole during spring migration in 2010. There are a couple of species of which I wish I had gotten better pictures (especially Cape May Warbler ), there are a couple species of which I couldn’t resist sharing more than one shot, and there are a whole bunch of species that managed to avoid my camera altogether.

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Looking for Year Birds in the Central Valley of Costa Rica

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I can still picture the wintering Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Tennessee Warblers as they foraged in a flowering tree along with resident Blue-gray Tanagers , saltators, and chattering Hoffmann’s Woodpeckers. It’s good to have birding goals. Challenges like a Big Year, county lists, or a Big Sit can push a birder to learn more, to improve the birding focus, and become more aware of what’s happening in the avian neighborhood.

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Collaborative list – April 2020

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Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina). As the rest of the world hides behind the curtains, our beats have thrown theirs open to record the avian life that passes outside their windows.

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