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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of November 2020)

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I hope all of our American friends had a splendid Thanksgiving and extended weekend. Isn’t it funny how we call this holiday Turkey Day even though most barnyard poultry probably hate it? If gobblers could vote, they’d likely promote Tofurkey Day instead.

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Wingspan and Other Tabletop Games for Naturalists

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birding meets board game in this review of Wingspan. The post Wingspan and Other Tabletop Games for Naturalists appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Birds Outdoor Rec

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Hornbills of Yunnan

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China is not that well-known for its hornbills, but in Yunnan province, on the border to Myanmar, some species can be found.

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Normalize Repair. All forms of repair

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) "Please, can we normalize clothing repair?!" visible mending piece on a pair khaki jeans.

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$8 million fine and 10 years jail for cutting a tree in Saudi Arabia?

Green Prophet

The kingdom announced the launch of ‘Let’s Make it Green’ – a plan to plant 10 million trees across the country by April, 2021. Cut one down and pay a heavy price. . Does the punishment fit the crime?

How Cowbirds Raise Their Young, Without Raising Their Young

Nature Conservancy - Science

The opportunities, and costs, of laying your eggs in another bird’s nest. The post How Cowbirds Raise Their Young, Without Raising Their Young appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science Weird Nature Wildlife

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How to Control the Pigeon Population

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Pigeon flocks are increasing in number, and their dominance in urban areas and other agricultural sites may cause many health risks and other problems. Hence, it is essential to determine the answer to the question, ‘ how to control the pigeon population? ’.

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Autumn season in the garden

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It’s time to pack away the flip-flops and bring out the boots, scarves and gloves. Temperatures will soon be dropping, meaning gardens and outdoor areas will need to be adapted to the new conditions.

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Nature as Therapy: Does it Help?

Green Prophet

Forest bathing is a kind of therapy called for in some cultures like Japan. Many people are turning to going outside more in order to improve their mental health. While there are many plants to see, even those which may go extinct soon , there is also some benefit to nature as therapy.

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50 Fish, 50 States: Yellowstone’s Native Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

Yellowstone’s large mammals get the attention, but the park’s underwater wildlife is special, too. The post 50 Fish, 50 States: Yellowstone’s Native Fish appeared first on Cool Green Science. Fish & Fisheries Wildlife 50 Fish, 50 States Conservation Science Fish Fisheries

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Celebrating Thanksgiving as an OFW in America

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Thanksgiving Day in the US will fall on November 26 this year. It is one of the US Federal Holidays and an important day in the American calendar. Thanksgiving is also important to many migrant communities in the US, notably Filipinos.

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Birds of the United States (and Provinces) of (North) America

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We birders have a different perspective of the world from most other people. To us, borders seem much more porous, and somewhat less real. Most of us don’t like walls, because they might keep living things from moving as freely as they should. The word migration brings us joy and expectation.

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Working with wood; a Gypsy tradition

Green (Living) Review

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Spider study shows there is nothing to fear but fear itself

Green Prophet

We did a house swap once with a family from Switzerland. We got their villa paradise on the sea in Costa Rica , they got our villa in Jaffa, Israel. We wanted to use the family unit below for my parents, and the swap family jested: “it’s tarantula mating season.

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Dead Drift: Adding Salmon Carcasses to Streams

Nature Conservancy - Science

Salmon feed an entire ecosystem. But what if the fish are gone? The post Dead Drift: Adding Salmon Carcasses to Streams appeared first on Cool Green Science. Fish & Fisheries Fish Fisheries

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Here Are Some Grand Gestures You Can Do to Show Your Love for Pets

Eco Friendly Daily

A lot of people say they love animals. But what they really mean is they love the idea of animals. They love to see animals in well curated settings. They love to watch animals in a sterile habitat from a safe distance. They love to think about animals.

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Forest Bathing

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I’m writing this post primarily because I am currently dreaming of the subject. Having been penned in our house for the last month (and more), the last time we have been out birding seems like a distant memory.

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The Merlin Out Back

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I live in the Central Valley, the most populated part of Costa Rica. For most of its history, this intermontane valley was a melange of wetlands and moist forest watered by rains that drench the adjacent mountains.

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A Japanese in China

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The Avibase China birdlist counts 7 species of minivets for China – one of which is the Ashy Minivet.

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Kenyan LBJ’s (The Sequel)!

10,000 Birds

In my last piece dedicated to the tiny brown blobs we often ignore, I mentioned the trials and tribulations involved in whittling the selection down to suit a single post. It was only during the preparation of that post I truly realized how many images I had of these little brown birds!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2020)

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During a season when many of us have constricted our travel radius from several countries or continents from home to several blocks, the forced focus on local patches seems to be turning up some real jewels in different areas. Nothing unusual in your backyard yet?

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When Birds Are Near: Dispatches From Contemporary Writers

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There are owls in New York City. Big owls: Barred Owls on Riverside Drive and down the path from Harlem Meer, a Great Horned Owl in Central Park’s Ramble.

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Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior, by John Kricher — a review

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This year has been bountiful in books about bird behavior (reference and otherwise) from the likes of David Allen Sibley , Helen Macdonald, Jennifer Ackerman , Wenfei Tong, and others. The latest is the encyclopedic and delightful Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior , by John Kricher.

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A Pilbara pool

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If you happen to be driving the highway from the North-west coastal highway towards Marble Bar there are a few obvious places to pull over to bird. There are a few river crossings that are dry for most of the year along the highway, but there are always small pools of water.

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My Birding Buddies

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I finally had to get a new laptop last week. While almost everything is up and running beautifully, I haven’t managed to figure out how to use the updated photo editor program I downloaded, or to transfer my old program to the new computer.

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The Cutting Edge II: Hummingbird Feeders

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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service estimates that Americans spend nearly $1 billion annually on bird houses, feeders, nest boxes, and baths. A billion dollar market means competition and manufacturers have long sought patents for innovative feeder designs.

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My Championship Hummingbird Season

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Those of us who were raised in the four-season north (here in Michoacán one could define, at the most, three seasons) tend to think of avian migration in terms of seasonal temperatures.

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Little Friarbirds nesting in Broome

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Our daily walks to our two local parks with our neighbour’s dog are currently quite a dangerous affair. The Little Friarbirds are nesting and they are not happy as we approach the trees. With a dog you have to approach the trees for obvious reasons.

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Eighty Mile Beach Pied Oystercatchers

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Eighty Mile Beach is located between Broome and Port Hedland and is a remote coastline. It is the longest uninterrupted beach in Western Australia and is 220 kilometres long. The distance from Broome to Port Hedland is over 600 kilometres and is our closest town to the south.

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Two James Spirits: Doctor Bird Jamaica Rum

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In the midst of a global pandemic, medical professionals have been heralded as heroes, with some even rising to the status of pop culture icons – even as some supposedly advanced nations have been plummeting into the depths of anti-science superstition lately.

Predicting My Next Five Queens Birds

10,000 Birds

I am shocked to be writing this post already, and doubly shocked that I’ve seen six new species for Queens since I guessed what my next five Queens birds would be just eight months ago, back in March. It’s been a good year for birding in Queens!

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Idlewild Wines: Flora & Fauna Red Wine (2018)

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By now, it’s quite clear that the American Thanksgiving holiday of 2020 – which falls next Thursday – will be quite unlike Thanksgiving in most years.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2020)

10,000 Birds

November doesn’t fit any of the conventional narratives of birding seasons. This month doesn’t really resemble the migratory months or the more staid and settled spans of summer and winter. Nonetheless, November can really cook when the birding conditions are just right.

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There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter

Nature Conservancy - Science

Pythons in the house?! When a birdfeeder attracts more than just birds. The post There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Herps Urban Conservation

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Avocado and Persimmon: November’s Seasonal Produce

Green Prophet

Originally from China, persimmon trees have been grown for thousands of years for their delicious fruit and beautiful wood. In the Middle East’s November, the landscape changes from dry, brown summer to soft green.

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Urban gulls adapt to when we lunch

Green Prophet

Fitting birds with GPS backpacks on their legs reveals what we’ve long suspected: urban gulls know when & where to forage for human food.

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Computers now understand how to print smell

Green Prophet

The scent of a woman? From being able to realistic flower or sea aromas to your vacation pictures on social media, giving computers the ability to interpret odors in the way that humans do could have an impact on environmental monitoring and the biomedical and food industries.

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