The Birds of Washington, DC

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There are a lot of birds in Washington, DC. Yes, there are lots of birds in Washington, DC – you just have to know where to look! The post The Birds of Washington, DC appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trips Smithsonian WashingtonOh sure, you can go to Rock Creek Park or the Tidal Basin to seek out living avian species, or visitors can head to the Smithsonian museums for a dose of past and present bird lore from all over the world.

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Washington Town to Become Horse Slaughter Capital?

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The story, by author and animal rights activist Ernest Dempsey calls Stanwood, Washington “Death Row for horses” because of the location not far away of a “major buying station, collection point and feedlot for U.S. pigs peace animal sancturay State of Washington horses horse slaughter agriculture meatpackingStanwood is right near where we live in Seattle and, sadly, home to Pigs Peace Animal Sanctuary which rescues all kinds of animals. I can only imagine how they feel.

Dead Whale in Washington State Had Golf Ball in Stomach

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Full story here in Washington Post. oceans whale State of Washington marine life marine animals pollutionIt's just another sign of the garbage we throw into the oceans. There was also some plastic and pieces of rope, but there's no determination of what may have actually killed it. It was not emaciated so it's still a mystery as to whether what it consumed played a factor in its death.

SAEN Files Complaints Against University of Washington Again

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An animal-rights group that watchdogs research facilities across the country has filed a federal complaint against the University of Washington, citing multiple incidents in which animals were injured, escaped from their cages or were found dead. animal abuse animal research Stop Animal Exploitation Now medical ethics animal welfare act University of Washington medical research animal laboratoriesFrom the normantranscript.com.

Washington Man Sentenced for Gall Bladder Trafficking

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This man is a meat-cutter from our home state of Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says Wednesday that William A. Tags: wildlife trafficking State of Washington bears I'm not sure the sentencing is strict enough to keep him from doing it again. I hope he serves out his whole sentence though.

Birding Protection Island, Washington

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Before my trip to Washington the only species of puffin I had ever seen in the wild was the puffin of the Atlantic Ocean, the appropriately named Atlantic Puffin. Having flown to Washington State on a family vacation the first obstacle was easily out of the way, which you knew already if you ever read this blog. Trips alcids Pacific Northwest Protection Island puffins WashingtonI love puffins.

Man Busted for Bear Gall Bladders in Washington State

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This happened in my own State of Washington. Tags: seattle State of Washington gall bladders poaching bears asia We allow hunters to shoot bears, but not to sell their parts. Note the Asia connection again.

University of Washington Allows Primate to Starve to Death

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I went to graduate school at the University of Washington here in Seattle. Tags: animal research University of Washington USDA I've been hearing nightmare stories about the Primate Center for years. The ineptness and cruelty continues, but all in the name of "putting people first." Eff that. This is why I avoid Games Night at some acquaintances.' They have a friend that works at this vile place. From the student newspaper The Daily.

PETA to Run Billboards Against the University of Washington's Animal Research

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animal research University of Washington primates PETAI live in Seattle and, while I don't always agree with PETA, I hate the UW's animal research practices. I don't believe these animals get the quality of care they deserve for the suffering they undergo. If you "humanize" the animal and grow attached, how can you conduct experiments on it? You have to objectify them and they suffer for it. I'm glad PETA is drawing attention to this issue.

Blog for Rescued Dogs in Western Washington

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Remember how we posted about the raids on puppy mills in Mount Vernon and Gold Bar, Washington? Here's a blog for people who are trying to help them. About 600 dogs were seized from horrible puppy mill conditions. Our pet sitter alerted us to the site.

Puppy Mill Raids in Western Washington

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She says that northwest Washington is a refuge for puppy mills because regulation up there is particularly lax. What a mess. We live in Seattle, which is part of King County. Up north are Snohomish County and Skagit County where two puppy mill raids have led to the rescue of almost 600 pregnant dogs, about 80 percent of whom are pregnant. (We We blogged about the Gold Bar, Snohomish County, raid last week).

Chinese Birds in Washington DC

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If you are one of those nature lovers that appreciates that original Audubon plates do not represent the full extent of avian art, you may appreciate the new exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art on the National Mall. Winged Spirits: Birds in Chinese Painting presents the finest of avian and flower art from the Ming and Qing dynasties from now through August. They say that at least 35 species can be identified, so bring your field guide! Asides art china

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Puppy Mill Busted in Gold Bar, Washington

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This story comes out of Gold Bar in Snohomish County, north of Seattle (where we latte-sucking liberals live.) Officers rescued 155 dogs and several other animals found living under ghastly conditions in a puppy mill operation so horrific that it shocked even veteran animal control officials.After obtaining a search warrant, deputies and officers raided the property, where they found many of the dogs stuffed inside small crates and pens overflowing with urine and feces.

Washington State to Cut Fish and Wildlife Jobs

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More than 100 employees at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife could lose their jobs. I expect we'll see this in a lot of other agencies as well. Fish and Wildlife managers will tell employees this week that their jobs may be eliminated to meet an expected multi-million-dollar budget shortfall

Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016)

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Michelle Wine Estates of Woodinville, Washington and esteemed winemakers Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France’s Rhône Valley. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze Eurasian Scops-Owl France owls Politics scops owls screech-owls Washington DC Washington State Western Screech-Owl wine

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Bird Deaths in Washington DC Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Bird Deaths in Washington D.C. Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program Bird Deaths in Washington D.C. Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program By Corey • March 16, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share City Wildife , an organization in Washington D.C. capital, has released a report on the deadliest buildings in Washington D.C.

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1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals

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Just in time for the start of summer, it’s the First Annual Week for the Animals in Washington DC! Washington, DC) Animal World USA is pleased to announce exciting news about the 1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals, which will kick off Saturday, May 30th and run through Sunday, June 7th, 2009. 1st Annual Washington, DC Week for the Animals will build new relationships for the animals and people in a history-making manner.

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Fall Birding at Nisqually NWR

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Most of the estuaries of Puget Sound in Washington State have been developed, but one of the few that remain is the Nisqually River Delta, which was protected as a National Wildlife Refuge in 1974. Nisqually NWR) is one of Washington’s finest and most popular birding locations. Although it is a two-hour drive from Portland, I recently visited Nisqually NWR, which is located near Olympia, Washington. Nisqually NWR National Wildlife Refuges Washington

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Summer Birding at Conboy Lake NWR

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I recently drove from my home in Portland to Conboy Lake NWR in southern Washington for a birding day-trip. Adams, the refuge is one of the few breeding locations for Sandhill Cranes in Washington. Adams is the second highest peak (12,276 feet) in Washington (only Mt.

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Feds Approve Killing Sea Lions in the Columbia River

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cull State of Washington salmon california columbia river sea lionsThe Federal government has approved the killing of California Sea Lions in the Columbia River, blaming them for killing and eating endangered salmon. Never mind the main reasons for the problems with the salmon: hatcheries, human harvest, hydropower and the destruction of habitat.

Puget Sound Whale Found Dead

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whale State of Washington marine animalsWe'd posted last week that the injuries would probably be fatal and they were. It appears that it was hit by boat propellers. Horrible.

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Silent Auction to Benefit Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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Dead Sea Lions in Puget Sound - Again

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Here's the whole story from the Washington Post National. Washington wildlife officials say eight sea lions have been found dead in the Puget Sound region in recent weeks — all apparently shot. seattle State of Washington marine life marine animals sea lions puget soundThis has happened before. I don't know whether these are disgruntled fishermen or regular jerks.

WA State Man Loses Hunting License Over Elk Killing

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Sea Lion Euthanized at Bonneville Dam

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Sorry, another Washington State story. Tags: State of Washington salmon Stupid sea lions dams endangered species Sea lions are killed here for eating salmon. About 60 have already been identified as nuisance animals with the possibility of future trapping and euthanization. It really makes me angry. We all know that it's not the sea lions' fault that the salmon runs are either threatened or endangered.

Senator Maria Cantwell Receives Award for Animal Welfare Work

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She is a US Senator from our home state of Washington. Tags: State of Washington legislation humane society congress us My husband worked for her years and years ago, when she was just a State representative. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) received the Humane Society’s Legislative Leader award for her leadership in protecting animals.

Sad Fate for Rare Whale in Olympia, WA

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State of Washington whales endangered speciesThis is really sad. Full story at mynorthwest.com. A severely injured whale off the shores of Olympia has little chance of survival, an expert said Thursday. The animal is either a sei or Bryde's whale, said biologist John Calambokidis with Cascadia Research. Both would be extremely rare. The sei is endangered and is rarely seen off the West Coast. The Bryde's is a more tropical species not usually seen north of southern California."

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Week 23: The advenure continues, Stateside

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Nisqually NWR Little Big Year Washington StateBack in the US of A! And everything that goes with it. We arrived in Seattle 6 days ago, at 12:30 in the morning, after being on the road, in one form or another since February 1st. It might go without saying, but I am a bit tired. 35,000 miles on an airplane, 18 airports, and just shy of 20, 000 miles driving.

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Birding in the Blossoms

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She has lived in Maine, California, France, New York, and currently makes her home in Washington, DC. The Washington DC cherry blossoms burst forth in an explosion of pink and white color, rimming the Tidal Basin and the Jefferson Memorial down on the National Mall. For anyone who has not been to Washington, the Tidal Basin sits next to the National Mall, a small reservoir off the Potomac and Washington Channel, surrounded by cherry trees that line the path along the water.

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King County Animal Shelters Still in Trouble

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After all the brewhaha about improving the conditions at the King County animal shelters in Washington State (where we live), I'm still seeing this kind of stuff. Tags: animal shelter management seattle State of Washington King county A group of veterinarians that volunteered this year to treat sick animals at King County's two animal shelters has quit, citing a lack of accountability and a reluctance from shelter staff to fix a broken system.

Desi and the Bunnies

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Desi chased these bunny rabbits in the West Hylebos Wetlands Park in the town of Federal Way, Washington, the same place we saw our first ever Banana Slug. Mammals Desmond kids rabbits Washington West Hylebos Wetlands ParkWhat kid can resist the siren song of bunny rabbits frolicking in the grass? No kid that I would want to pass the day with, that is for sure! And Desi, being the offspring of two pretty cool people, if I do so say myself, loves chasing him some rabbits.

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Week 24: Nisqually NWR, Bradley Lake, and a Twitch

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Next week we are taking a boat trip up into the San Juan Islands between Washington, and British Columbia. Nisqually NWR Little Big Year Washington StateAs our re-introduction to living in the US continues, I am sneaking in a bit of birding here and there, especially since our RV is parked so conveniently close to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Delta NWR.

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Week 26: San juan Islands

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We got on their boat, a 45 foot Gulfstar in Bellingham, Washington, and went straight to Sucia Island. Trips Little Big Year San Juan Islands State of WashingtonThe days for me to add to my Little Big Years species count are getting fewer and fewer, and with it, my budget. Therefore, I am jumping at every opportunity to explore a new area, and subsequent birds that might be there.

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Nisqually Delta Wildlife Refuge

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This wonderful piece of birding real estate can be found 8 miles east of Olympia, and an hour’s drive south of Seattle Washington, right along the I-5 corridor. Birding bird photography Migratory Species National Refuges Nisqually Wildlife Refuge State of WashingtonThe last weekend of January found me in the frosty Pacific Northwest, meeting some long over due work and family obligations.

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Crows in the Pacific Northwest: Northwestern, American, or Something In Between?

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Species or subspecies the range of the Northwestern Crow extends from extreme northwestern Oregon through coastal Washington, British Columbia, and well into Alaska. The rule of thumbs seems to be that in Washington State, until you get out to the Olympic Peninsula you can’t be sure that the birds you are seeing aren’t small American Crows or a hybrid. Birds corvids crows Pacific Northwest Seattle Washington

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Back from Seattle

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To go by the numbers, I saw 79 species of bird while in Washington (150 county ticks), 21 of which were year birds and 8 of which were lifers. Destinations Pacific Northwest Seattle WashingtonHere I am, back from my first ever visit to the Pacific Northwest. We had a blast, the family and I, and experienced some amazing natural places, to say nothing of the fine city of Seattle.

Happy Chimpanzees!

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Humane Society Ranks States on Animal Welfare

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Washington State, where I currently live, is #6! Here's a way to find out how your state ranks. California is #1 again.yay! At the bottom.(drum drum roll please) South Dakota!!! humane society animal welfare

Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis

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obscurus , which is found near the coast from Washington to northern California. All of these images were taken in Washington’s Olympic National Park in the vicinity of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Birds corvids jays Olympic National Park WashingtonHow anyone can possibly resist a bird that has been called Whiskey Jack is beyond my comprehension. And Whiskey Jack is just one of the nicknames that has been applied to Perisoreus canadensis.

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Clark’s Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana

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Birds corvids Mount Rainier nutcrackers WashingtonClark’s Nutcracker , sometimes called the Crow Woodpecker , will always be paired with Lewis’s Woodpecker , the woodpecker that acts like a crow, both because of their cross-family likenesses and because of their namesakes. Lewis and Clark explored large swaths of the Louisiana Purchase for the United States and I can think of no higher honor for their efforts than having two such becoming birds named for intrepid explorers.

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No-Kill Conference Already Sold Out

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The National No-Kill Conference scheduled for May 2-3 in Washington, DC is ALREADY sold out. Amazing.

Buddhists Go to the Birds

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This is a nice story about the care of abused birds at a Washington, DC, Buddhist temple.

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Birding Mount Rainier National Park

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Trips Mount Rainier mountains Pacific Northwest Washington

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