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My Best Bird of the Year 2020… so far

10,000 Birds

Last week, I wrote about my best birds of last year. Fortunately, by the time I wrote that post, I had already seen what is sure to be one of my best birds for this year. The Sparkling-tailed Woodstar is a hummingbird as beautiful as its name suggests.

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Used Electric Vehicles batteries could be used for rickshaws in Bangladesh

Green (Living) Review

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How to find the Ural Owl in Serbia

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The Ural Owl inhabits old and undisturbed boreal forests, in an unbroken belt from Sweden and Finland across Russia to Japan, and is rarely seen to the south, only here and there, in the Carpathians (Slovakia/Ukraine/Romania/eastern Serbia) and Dinaric Alps (Croatia/Bosnia/western Serbia).

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Good news! Federal Court Rules Trump Border Wall ILLEGAL

Indigenize

Here’s a report from the ACLU, an organization I’m proud to support. A federal court has ruled Trump’s abuse of executive power to bully his xenophobic wall into existence is illegal.

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There is more to creating a woodland than just planting trees

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people, and, apparently, even most governments, seem to think that all that is needed to create a woodland is to stick some trees in the ground and the rest will do itself. Alas, that is a fallacy.

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Is There a Bobcat in Your Backyard?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bobcats are moving into our neighborhoods. Here’s why. Wildlife Mammal Watching Urban Conservation

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Almond Milk And The Destruction of Bees

Green Prophet

Bees are dying in huge numbers to supply your supermarket with almond milk. Last winter (2018-2019) saw a catastrophic 50 billion bees die off for a variety of reasons familiar to the eco-conscious public, including mites and loss of habitat.

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2020 – A Year to Begin Anew

The Green Samaritan

Not to fret if you feel you have already abandoned your New Year’s resolutions. Every day give us the opportunity to begin again. All the best in the year ahead! See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Everyone talks about climate, too few about pollution and general environmental destruction

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) All we are hearing is CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and occasionally the issue with plastic, especially the kind that is plastic bottles of all sorts.

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Novels for Nature Lovers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fiction lovers take heart, you can have your great novel and nature too. Here are eight of our favorite picks. From the Field Our Nature Reads Outdoor Rec Top 10

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Make Your Own Oat Milk At Home

Green Prophet

. Almond milk presents serious problems to the ecology: see our post about how the almond industry is devastating bees. Soy milk’s popularity slid down as soy’s effects on hormones, and its mostly GMO origins, are now known.

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Oban Distillery: 14-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

10,000 Birds

Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskeys all month long.

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The Seed

The Green Changemakers

Activism Music

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Blue Jay: A New Look At a Common Feeder Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

Does the blue jay get a bad rap as bird feeder bully? Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Outdoor Rec Urban Conservation

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How to build a successful NGO (it starts with your heart)

Green Prophet

Indonesia is a nature lover’s delight, but locals still poison fish to catch them, and apply other destructive tools such as fish bombing to catch their daily livelihood. One NGO, the first on the island, is working to educate the locals and save the sea.

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Birds of Japan by Otani Chikara

10,000 Birds

It’s the festive season and I am holding the new Lynx Edicions’s Birds of Japan, thinking what a perfect gift to any international birder this book represents.

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Reclaiming the Gift Culture

The Green Changemakers

By Shilpa Jain What are the different traditions of the gift culture around the world? How can we bring the gift culture practically into our lives, communities, organizations? What do we need to unlearn for the gift culture to manifest?

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of January 2020?

10,000 Birds

Is there nothing more inviting than a fresh canvas, an unbroken expanse fraught with possibilities just waiting to be filled? That is the state of our 2020 year lists and general birding experience.

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Highlights from Birding Costa Rica, 2019

10,000 Birds

I write this on the final day of the year, the last bit of 2019. The point of orbit for which the Earth starts and completes its merry-go-round the Sun is subjective but according to eBird, now is the time.

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Collaborative list – December 2019

10,000 Birds

They came home exhausted.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2020)

10,000 Birds

Now that we’re a little further into this new year, we might have a sense of how birdy this season will be.

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Where’s BBOTY?

10,000 Birds

Deary me. What with all the excitement, The Management forgot to call up the beats for their Best Bird of The Year ! It usually starts around mid-November with a thinly veiled threat, building to outright menace by the second week of December if drafts have not been submitted.

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Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (12-Year)

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Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskeys all month long.

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Best Birds of my First Year with 10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds

When it comes to one’s most exciting bird sightings, of course, it all comes down to context. I wouldn’t change my central Mexican endemics for any other region’s birds. But… Been there, done most of those.

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Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Happy New Year, 10,000 Birds readers and writers! Everyone is looking back on their best birds of 2019, so I thought it would be a good idea to look at a book that looks back a little further: Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City , by P. Buckley, Walter Sedwitz, William J.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2020?

10,000 Birds

As a month, January is like March for birding, coming in like a lion as everyone tears into a fresh, new year list, but going out like a lamb as we gradually recognize how little bird movement really takes place this time of year.

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A few interesting birds seen at Nanhui, Shanghai in 2019

10,000 Birds

When I was much younger, as a student, I sometimes made mixtapes of favorite music. This was in the time before streaming, even before CDs … when cassettes for a while competed with LPs for market share (ask your grandfather about it).

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Pat’s 2020 Bird List, Mostly from Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

It’s January and another year list begins. This is what many of us birders do, we start another list. And this doesn’t mean you are obsessed or a little bit too much into birds because keeping track of a year list actually comes with some side benefits.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of 2020)

10,000 Birds

One down, just fifty-one more to go… did you make that first weekend of the year count? One of the things Corey most enjoys about a new year is the way it resets your year list, giving you an excuse to pay a little more attention to the common species as you check them off your year list.

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Racking up the numbers

10,000 Birds

Shallow person that I am, I do care about that Top 100 button on the eBird menu. I am also very susceptible to that once-a-year thrill of a House Sparrow or a Eurasian Collared Dove actually meaning something.

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Linkwood Distillery: 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

10,000 Birds

Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskeys all month long.

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Foster to Toora

10,000 Birds

Last week I introduced you to a section of the Great Southern Rail Trail in Victoria from Foster to Fish Creek. This week I will introduce you to another section from Foster to Toora. This section of the trail is very flat and only just over ten kilometres long.

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But…It’s a Canada Goose?

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Luis Gonzalez is a Miami resident and IT major who was originally born and raised in Cuba.

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Latham’s Snipe

10,000 Birds

It has been strange being away from our home in Broome, Western Australia, at this time of year. There are so many differences in both the weather and the birds. We usually start our bird list for the year from home, but this year it was different.

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Foster to Fish Creek

10,000 Birds

Over the past few weeks I have spent many hours walking the Great Southern Rail Trail. From our base, which has been Foster for most of the time and Fish Creek over recent weeks, I have walked the stretch of Rail Trail from Foster to Fish Creek several times.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2020)

10,000 Birds

Mid-January may not count as midwinter in the Northern Hemisphere, but the Arctic effect has definitely settled in!

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2020?

10,000 Birds

Though it is January, often the coldest month for those of us in the northeastern United States, this weekend is forecast to be exceptionally mild.It will be much more cloudy than the sky in the photo above, taken at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.

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