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What It’s Like to Be a Bird: A Review of the New Sibley Book

10,000 Birds

“Look around, look around…” The refrain is from Hamilton , a demand and a plea to look with the brain and the heart and then to look again.

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Saudi Arabia building world’s largest green hydrogen plant at Neom

Green Prophet

A rendering of Neom, an intentional futuristic city breaking ground on the Red Sea of Saudi Arabia. The American gas giant Air Products & Chemicals announced this week that it will build the world’s largest green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia.

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Bicycle servicing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I don't want to put anyone out of business but I cannot understand this thing about bicycle servicing. Some people seem to believe that their bicycle needs an annual service – from a specialist – just like their car does and often it is also being touted in such a way.

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5 Things You Should Know About Indoor-Grown Hemp Flower

Green Prophet

Cousin to the cannabis plant, hemp is also considered a healing herb – and one that is legal anywhere to grow. High amounts of CBD make it an interesting anti-anxiety medicine for many folks.

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Death and Drama Among the Cicada Killers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Cicada killers are fearsome insects, but other species have adopted ingenious ways to exploit them. Wildlife Insects & Pollinators Traveling Naturalist

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Birding the Bear Mountain of Serbia

10,000 Birds

A narrow forest road takes us to the chain blocking the entrance, with a sign “Area closed – bear danger”. Ranko Milanovic, Tara National Park ranger, leaves the car to open the passage. Small letters say: “removal of this sign is punishable”, but Ranko is authorised to take us in.

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Enjoy Innovative Electronic Music = Help Endangered Birds

10,000 Birds

Do you want to help endangered birds? How about helping with conservation of cool tropical birds by listening to innovative electronic music?

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Sampling Manakins

10,000 Birds

Birding in Trinidad and Tobago has been likened to an introductory chapter in the book of birding in the Neotropics. And for good reason.

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Birding in the Delhi area Part 2

10,000 Birds

As I simply saw too many interesting birds during my short Delhi birding trip in 2019, I decided to cover the trip in two separate posts. Having a scientific background, I correctly posted part 1 before part 2, which is below.

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Fantastic Flamingos

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It was a mad dash to reach the jetty on time. Having just landed into Mumbai, things were happening far too slowly. I had word that a boat would leave Bhandup jetty at 1.30 pm and it was already 12.30.

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Two Birds

10,000 Birds

Here`s another entry in the category “Rejected topics for bird-related coffee table books”, following my recent “Blue Birds” post. With remarkable accuracy, each of the photos below shows exactly two birds. African Penguin (Cape Town, South Africa, Nov 2018).

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2020)

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As we close the book on the first half of one of the wildest years in recent memory, we can only hope the next half delivers a lot more happiness, health, and prosperity. And, while I’m being greedy, how about loosening travel restrictions? I need more birds!!

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of June 2020?

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And what is so rare as a day in June?

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Into the Florida Woods for the Holiday Weekend

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During the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend, thousands of people headed to the coast – at least to the beaches that were still open during covid-19. Yet, because of the pandemic, the idea of hitting the crowded sand with a gazillion of other people was frankly terrifying.

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Pied Oystercatchers are breeding early again!

10,000 Birds

Regular readers will know that we keep an eye on our resident and migratory shorebirds all year around. At this time of year we are on the lookout for the start of breeding season in Pied Oystercatchers. I have written plenty about Pied Oystercatchers over the years!

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My Northern Birds

10,000 Birds

One of the ways I could describe the unique mix of birds I can see here in southwestern Mexico, would be to divide our species into five categories. The invasive species are few, but, unfortunately, very numerous. Our endemics are many and wonderful, but mostly not all that common.

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Becards

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One of the reasons Mexico is such a great birding area is that, while it shares all sorts of bird groups with the United States and Canada, it also is home to some of the northernmost representatives of neotropical and genera that do not (or just barely) reach that far north, such as Woodcreepers, Tityras, and Trogons.

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Collaborative list – June 2020

10,000 Birds

So, just as our heroes head back out into the woods, the woods go quiet. After their incarceration, a bit of birdsong would be just what was needed to lift the beats back to their normal ebullient selves but, alack and alas, summer approaches.

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Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby

10,000 Birds

Last Friday, June 19th, we went to the Derby Poo Ponds. We were sitting in the new hut having lunch. There were not many birds to observe due to the bad state of the wetland, but there was a breeze and as usual there was nobody else around.

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Windjana Gorge in 2020

10,000 Birds

As we all well know there is something very different about 2020. Following on from our first camping trip for 2020 we took another camping trip a bit further afield.

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Living in Paradise

10,000 Birds

As is standard operating procedure, once a song gets stuck in your head you must pass it off to someone else.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2020)

10,000 Birds

Summer felt officially “on” this weekend in many parts of the northern hemisphere. That summer generally signals a decline in local avian diversity probably hasn’t sunken in yet, but rest assured the birds you saw this weekend may grow tiresome in another month.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2020)

10,000 Birds

As we look back on another Father’s Day, at least in those places that observe it, and another solstice, let us hope that we’ve turned a symbolic page on the strife of the last season. With hope, the next will be much better for all of us.

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Brewery Ommegang: Idyll Days Pilsner

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It’s hard to believe that a few weeks ago I was checking the weather forecast every day, eagerly anticipating any warm, southerly winds that might carry with them new arrivals during the height of spring migration in May.

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Beats the Beltway: a review of Bruce Beehler’s book “Natural Encounters”

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In his blog, Birds and Nature North America, the peripatetic Bruce Beehler professes to cover not just what the title says, but also American culture, American history, and “stories of back-roads travel and camping.”

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Stairway to Heaven

10,000 Birds

Last week, I told you about my second visit to the roads on the way to the tiny Mexican town of La Escalera (the Stairway).

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Bolton Landing Brewing Company: Paradise Bay IPA

10,000 Birds

For the last several years, my first out-of-town trip of the summer takes me to the east side of Lake George in northern New York, for a relaxing mid-June weekend with my family at a lakeshore cabin belonging to a family friend.

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Paddling Piney Z Lake

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Four months ago, a full parking lot wouldn’t have caused my blood pressure to spike. Four months ago, I would have taken to the crowded pathway at Lafayette Heritage Trail Park like a horse to pasture, reveling in the outdoor exercise and rare time away from my new baby.

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All about Gath, Goliath’s hometown

Green Prophet

An overview of the upper section of Gath – photo via Eric Welch, University of Kansas. Somewhere halfway between Jerusalem and Ashkelon, there is a place known as Tell es-Safi and it represents a multi-period site – where numerous cultures over time lived and overlapped and built again.

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Proud Tahini company gets boycotted for being gay

Green Prophet

Nazareth-based Al Arz, maker of a popular tahini paste is coming under fire from the Arab population for its support of the Arab LGBTQ community. Thankfully you can still find pasta that doesn’t p**s off gay people.

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Solar “helicopter” moves quick and in 3 dimensions to catch the sun

Green Prophet

Alexei Grigoriev and his helicopter-inspired 3D solar panel. An Israeli-Russian electro-mechanical engineer has created a new mechanical solution to optimize efficiencies in solar power plants. And when you see it working on your balcony, you might wonder when you will have lift-off!

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Introduction to Cannabinoids: 7 Cannabinoids You Should Know

Green Prophet

The hemp industry is growing larger every year, and alongside this explosive growth, our knowledge of hemp and the compounds it contains is also increasing.

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Tunisia’s lagoon farms and hanging gardens recognized as world heritage sites

Green Prophet

Tunisia’s traditional Ramli agricultural systems in the lagoons of Ghar El Melh (above) and its hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia, have been recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), a designation managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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13 Writing Awards for Cool Green Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 2019, Cool Green Science stories won 13 awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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Moshe Safdie’s skywalk garden puts nature in China’s sky (VIDEO)

Green Prophet

With more cities legislating for the use of green roofs, one Israeli-Canadian dream architect Moshe Safdie has taken the task to hand to inspire the world and show us how it’s done.

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Forest Surprise: A Wolf Story

Nature Conservancy - Science

What happens when the coyote you see on your morning hike isn't a coyote, but a lone Mexican grey wolf on a walkabout. Wildlife Endangered Species Wolves

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Does Eco-Friendly Travel Truly Exist?

Green Prophet

Glamping in Odom in the mountains of Lebanon. Being born of nomadic ancestors, it’s little wonder so many of us have been struck by wanderlust. Travelling has the ability to make us feel connected and displaced.

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