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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2019)

10,000 Birds

Nobody enjoys the end of a birding adventure. No matter how exhausted, sunburned, frostbitten, or penniless your exertions have left you, the hope of one more blissful bird sighting still beckons. How do you cope with the momentary feelings of deflation that set in once the trip is over?

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Ottolenghi’s Kohlrabi Salad

Green Prophet

Tomatoes and cucumbers may be summer memories, but the craving for good salad doesn’t go away just because it’s winter. Please meet a vegetable that satisfies those salad cravings: kohlrabi.

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Tips to Use eBird for Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

EBird! It’s part of modern birding. In some parts of the world, it seems like most birders use it, myself included and why not? Make a bird list for anywhere, anytime and on a hand held device! Don’t have a connection? No problem!

London College of Garden Design to sponsor new design series for leading podcast

Green (Living) Review

Supporting podcasts are an integral part of our marketing strategy now.

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The Holidays Are a Great Time To Talk About Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Four essential things you can tell your family about climate change. Climate Change Climate

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3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore

Green Prophet

Greta is not going to be happy. Three stark reports on the rising carbon emissions and impacts on global temperatures have been released in the last week.

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6 Best Fat Tire Electric Scooters And How to Choose Them

Icebike

The best fat tire electric scooter has a durable battery, runs smoothly and is safe to use on the road. Too many times, safety is sacrificed with electric scooters.

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The hidden cost of your 2019 choccie-filled advent calendar

Green (Living) Review

Here's why your Christmas countdown is a single-use plastic nightmare In the next few days, millions of children – and quite a few adults – will open the first window on their advent calendars without a second thought of the mountain of waste to which they're contributing.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Turkeys

Nature Conservancy - Science

A veritable feast of turkey content from our archives. Birds & Birding Birds Wildlife

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The Definitive Guide to Kids Bike Sizes + Bike Size Chart

Icebike

Looking for the most accurate kids bike size chart available on the Internet (used by bike mechanics around the world?). Then look no further, because this is the ultimate guide for you that wants to buy a (perfect) bike for your kid. Table of Contents.

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Yellow-faced Honeyeaters

10,000 Birds

Yellow-faced Honeyeaters – Calygavis chrysops are found in the eastern and south eastern parts of Australia. They are not present in Western Australia or the Northern Territory, so not a bird species that we get to observe very often.

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Ivy in the woods

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A great many of – often rather uneducated – people believe that ivy, climbing up trees harms the trees and strangles them but this is not the case.

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In Search of Australia’s Amazing Rainbow Finch

Nature Conservancy - Science

The conservation story behind Australia’s most colorful finch. Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Conservation Science Fire Indigenous Peoples TNC Science Traveling Naturalist

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Risks of designer babies real, new computer sims reveal

Green Prophet

Select for a gene linked to a higher IQ and you might also be selecting for negative traits too, like anorexia.

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Sustainable Agroforestry Systems and Practices in Agriculture

Greentumble

The practice of cultivating trees on farms alongside other agricultural production has a long history throughout the world.

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Landfill by Tim Dee: Review

10,000 Birds

I have visited my local landfill for the last seven years, usually several times per winter, only to recently stumble upon a book called the Landfill! While I have written several blogs on the topic (e.g., here and here ), Tim Dee devoted an entire book to it and I just had to read it.

Stockholm Fashion Week Canceled—for the Planet

Eco Chic

Photo credit: Johannes Berg/Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. In a surprising move, the Swedish Fashion Council recently canceled Stockholm Fashion Week in the name of sustainability.

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Floodplains: Protecting & Restoring an Overlooked Ecosystem

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new tool helps protect the many values of floodplains for people and nature. Ideas TNC Science Water

New vegan milk made from hummus (or chickpeas)

Green Prophet

Chickpeas to feed the world! A new protein is developed that offers an alternative to soy and highly allergenic nut milks. Hummous milk anyone?

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Uganda’s Billion Dollar Bird: The Shoebill

10,000 Birds

Not all birds are created equal. The Resplendent Quetzal boasts a tail so long that people travel the world to admire it. The Sword-billed Hummingbird puts its less endowed kin to shame. Penguins are, obviously, penguins, which makes them awesome.

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Huizaches, Granjenos, and Nopales

10,000 Birds

Over the past few months, I have attempted to introduce our readers to some of my favorite birding sites around my city of Morelia, Mexico. Along the way, I hope to give you an idea of what birding in Mexico is like.

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Bathing Eastern Rosellas

10,000 Birds

On a recent trip to Geelong in Victoria I had the pleasure of observing a pair of Eastern Rosellas bathing. We had not been to Geelong since April 2015 and once again Grant was at work and I got to explore the bird-life around the city.

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A mixed roost.

10,000 Birds

At the top of Newport Bay in Orange County, Ca., the tide is almost spent. A higher tide than today might have ventured up the San Diego River, but not very far.

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Right Brain Brewery: Northern Hawk Owl Amber Ale

10,000 Birds

Today is Black Friday, the notoriously chaotic and sometimes violent shopping day that comes a day after American Thanksgiving.

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Birding Taman Negara, or the dubious joys of rainforest birding

10,000 Birds

Michael Herr (and other people before him) once stated that “War is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.” When replacing “terror” with “excitement”, this sounds a lot like birding in tropical rainforests to me.

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Collaborative List – November 2019

10,000 Birds

Despite last month being a record month by every measure we could think of, the cumulative total for the year had barely scraped past 2,400. I approached The Management to seek their opinion. Something needed to be done. Somebody had to take one for the team.

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How to Bird the Colibri Cafe at Cinchona, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Watching birds, birding, is inexorably tied to autonomous motivation. Maybe that’s why birders just might be obsessive about it or at least, very much into the hobby, the birding way of life.

A pelican in the poo pond

10,000 Birds

Most birders that have spent any amount of time chasing down our fine feathered friends have learned that most cities waste treatment facilities are incredible magnets for many species of birds.

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Creating habitat

10,000 Birds

I love living in central Mexico, and miss very few things about living in the U.S. Of course, I also love birding in Mexico, with its 1,000+ species, and seemingly infinite variety of habitats. But, just occasionally, I feel a twinge of jealousy towards my northern companions.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of November 2019)

10,000 Birds

When did birding become so intimately intertwined with technology? Obviously, those who seek the best views often aspire to the best optics, which we can all agree are modern miracles of science.

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Pacific Gulls in a paddock

10,000 Birds

In Broome we only have Silver Gulls , but in the south of Australia there are also some much larger gulls. Pacific Gulls- Larus pacificus are generally found on the coast. However, after rain the Pacific Gulls can be observed among the dairy cows in paddocks close to the coast.

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Æppeltreow Winery & Cidery: Sparrow Spiced Cider

10,000 Birds

Sometime in early modern history, European haute cuisine lost its appetite for spice.

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Battle Creek Cellars: Unconditional Pinot Noir (2017)

10,000 Birds

Next Thursday is the American Thanksgiving holiday – which means it’s time to trot out that old legend concerning Benjamin Franklin’s opinions on two iconic American birds: The Wild Turkey ( Meleagris gallopavo ) and the Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ).

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The Royal Mile: Birding Fit For a King

10,000 Birds

In birding circles, certain stretches of road or trail attain mythical status, eliciting knowing smiles and satisfied grins when mentioned. Aficionados of American birding know all too well the wonders of Panama’s Pipeline Road.

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12 countries with the greatest bird species density

10,000 Birds

The Species per Square Mile Approach. While Colombia may have almost 2000 bird species, it is a huge country with, still, complicated long-distance travel logistics. On the other hand, small countries with relatively long bird lists offer higher species densities per square mile.

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Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda!

10,000 Birds

This coming Thursday both Mike and I will be jetting our way to a continent neither of us have ever visited. Yes, we’ll be heading to Africa, more specifically the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda. We’ll be attending the 3rd African Birding Expo and the pre-Expo familiarity tour.

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My favorite trash birds

10,000 Birds

One of the many things I love about Mexico is the quality of its “trash birds” You may have heard that phrase among birders; it refers to whatever species is so common at a given site that you become tired of seeing them.

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