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The ABA Area and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Virgin Islands were not part of the ABA Area. Virgin Islands , focusing on the arguments that had been successfully made for the inclusion of Hawaii. In the aftermath of Maria, I had wondered why both Puerto Rico and the U.S. After all, both are U.S. territories and their residents are U.S.

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Should Puerto Rico be Part of the ABA Area?

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Virgin Islands. The American flag has flown over Puerto Rico since 1898 and over the Virgin Islands since 1917. Virgin Islanders are Americans, just like the Texans and Floridians who were also impacted by hurricanes this season. Virgin Islands not part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area ?

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National Wildlife Refuge Trivia:  What is PILT?  

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billion in PILT payments to 49 States (all but Rhode Island), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Since these payments began in 1977, the Department has distributed nearly $10.8 In 2022 , payments totalled $549.4 million.

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My eBird 10th Anniversary

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Virgin Islands ( St. There’s the first meaningful trip away from the west coast: a checklist from City Park in New Orleans that added 10 new birds during a trip to see Michigan play in (and win) the Sugar Bowl. A checklist from Rock Creek Park in Washington D.C. was good for 11 lifers. Our honeymoon in the U.S John and St.

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The National Wildlife Refuge System: Birders Leading the Way

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Virgin Islands , and the remote Pacific Ocean. The combination is potent. There are approximately 560 NWRs managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and they are located in every state as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. As a result, NWRs contain virtually all habitats in the United States.

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The Traveling Birder

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Virgin Islands. To keep things relatively close to home and reasonably-priced, I have limited myself to birding in the United States, creating my own birding area consisting of all 50 states and the U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S.

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The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

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Virgin Islands should be added to the ABA Area. # # #. Virgin Islands (USVI). Virgin Islands. Virgin Islands are 40 miles east of Puerto Rico and consist of St. Thomas, and a number of smaller islands. The islands were purchased by the United States from Denmark in 1916.