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. 160,000), American Samoa (55,000), and the Northern Mariana Islands (54,000). Fish & Wildlife Service. Virgin Islands

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The National Wildlife Refuge System: Birders Leading the Way

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He has visited more than 40 National Wildlife Refuges in 20 states and frequently visits NWRs in his travels, most recently Buenos Aires NWR in southern Arizona. The focus on Malheur is and was appropriate, but we should not lose sight of the significance of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System. The debates regarding the appropriate use of our public lands are likely to continue and most Americans are unaware of the importance of the System to wildlife conservation.

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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 ? Virgin Islands should be within the ABA Area. Hurricanes Irma and Maria recently caused devastating damage to the U.S.

My eBird 10th Anniversary

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Virgin Islands ( St. And I will continue my quest to see all of my Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding too. According to eBird , I have been an eBirder since December 23, 2009, so today is my 10th eBird anniversary.

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Reflections on Five Years of Blogging

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My initial guest post was about National Wildlife Refuges, and I have posted many times about the refuge system, including eBirding , the Rainwater Basin , Comprehensive Conservation Plans , and the economic impact of birding on NWRs. Virgin Islands.

Reflections on Five Years of Blogging

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My initial guest post was about National Wildlife Refuges, and I have posted many times about the refuge system, including eBirding , the Rainwater Basin , Comprehensive Conservation Plans , and the economic impact of birding on NWRs. Virgin Islands.

The Traveling Birder

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Virgin Islands. I haven’t even been to all of the best national wildlife refuges for birding. I particularly enjoy birding national wildlife refuges, so I try to include at least one on each trip. In a recent post, Corey listed five things to do when it is too cold to go birding and one of those things is planning birding travel. Here in Portland, Oregon, it is more frequently too rainy rather than too cold to go birding, at least comfortably.

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