Backstory: Digiscoper of the Year 2011

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The results of the Swarovski Optik Digiscoper of the Year 2011 have just been published and once again, they show just what is possible with a telescope and everything from a cheap compact camera to a semi-pro DSLR.

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World Sparrow Day 2011

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / World Sparrow Day 2011 World Sparrow Day 2011 By Corey • March 19, 2011 • 3 comments Tweet Share Though it may seem insane to American readers, as well as to any other people who view the House Sparrow as an invasive pest, in its home range Passer domesticus is on the wane. Coreys 2011 Year List - 228 Copyright © 2011 10,000 Birds.

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The 2011 Cyprus Bird Race

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This just in… Dan Rhoads, weary to the bone with eyes nearly burnt out from competitive bird watching, just completed his report of the Second Annual Cyprus Bird Race , transmitted it to the 10,000 Birds home office through secret back channels, and then collapsed.

2011 Tornadoes: Ways To Help

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After dozens of tornadoes swept across Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia and Kentucky the death toll is close to 300, and over a million people are preparing to be without power for an unforeseeable time.

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“The M&G Garden” 2011

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 2011 M&G Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 was a modern take on the traditional kitchen garden and a garden that really spoke to me. RHS Chelsea Flower Show M+G Garden 2011 RHS Chelsea 2011

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Reel Rock Film Tour 2011

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In February 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko, and Corey Richards became the first to achieve this alpine dream by summiting Gasherbrum II, surviving -50 degree temperatures and a massive avalanche. The fall adventure movie season kicks off in Boulder next week with the Reel Rock Film Tour.

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Avian Quiz Answer – April 15, 2011

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This week’s quiz was global in nature, asking to identify endemic species of a country that needed to be guessed based on a number of clues. There were four people who correctly ID’ed endemic species in that country in short order. Congratulations to Nick, Pat O’Donnell, Peter O and Clare. The country in question is Costa Rica. One thing I love about the answers … such exotic names. It conjures up dreams of great birds that I have not seen yet.

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Galveston FeatherFest 2011

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Galveston FeatherFest 2011 Galveston FeatherFest 2011 By Mike • March 16, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share Texas has been on my mind quite a bit lately, as has spring migration. Coreys 2011 Year List - 228 Copyright © 2011 10,000 Birds.

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Happy Earth Day 2011

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What is Earth Day? A holiday created to inspire awareness and appreciation for our natural environment in those who might not consider such matters during the rest of the year. Am I the only one who finds it ironic that those who might observe Earth Day are the very ones who already understand and appreciate nature? No matter… who wants to be a Grinch on a holiday anyway?

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Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’

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The 2011 winners. Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Green Travel News |.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of May 2011?

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Does anybody track how devastating spring migration must be to the global economy? Seriously, I know what kind of hit my personal productivity has taken this week once wood-warblers descended upon trees outside my home office window (awesome, right?)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2011)

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Ever have one of those weeks so full of unbelievable birding that the prospect of ogling even one more avian seems untenable, if not entirely insane? My experience of just half of the Week Competition of this year’s gtbc utterly drained me.

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

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However, fast forward to 2011 and I still get asked, every so often, how is IBM doing in the social business space, not just from a vendor perspective, but also from its own internal social transformation.

Avian Quiz – March 11, 2011

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Avian Quiz – March 11, 2011 Avian Quiz – March 11, 2011 By Jory • March 11, 2011 • 7 comments Tweet Share As I’ve mentioned before, clues for these quizzes are taken from bird guides and other resources. North America Mike McCloy Mar 11th, 2011 at 12:59 pm Southern Appalachian Mountains (usually about 4000-5000 ft.

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2011 Thousands of Weather Records Broken in the US

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In 2011, there were at least 2,941 monthly weather records broken in communities throughout the US., “From heat waves to floods to fires, 2011 was a year of extreme weather for communities throughout the United States.

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A Word From MPD: The VegNews Scandal Of 2011

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Earlier this afternoon, my colleague Michael d’Estries posted a story that is slowly but surely shaking up the vegetarian world.

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Avian Quiz – May 20, 2011

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A most interesting question was posed to me by a birding friend. I could not guess the answer despite some pretty good tries on my part. I open the question up to you. The email, received on May 7 at 6:15AM, reads verbatim: “RE: NEW YARD BIRD ‘This morning – flying with three of another related species (those were interesting enough in themselves). It was still a little dark out there; I would have missed it had it not been for the three companions.

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Avian Quiz – April 29, 2011

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This week’s quiz is all about what we don’t know. Or that the internet will allow anyone to post anything no matter whether it is correct or not. While researching this quiz on the internet, I have seen many numbers claiming to be the correct number. These numbers include 234, 204, 172, 225, 212, and 221. The snarky part of me is tempted to have judgments about all these people who post invalid numbers. Don’t they do their research?

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Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

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This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature. It is not limited to North America, as many of my other quizzes are. Your objective is to determine the correct country and then answer the questions shown at the bottom of the quiz. Good luck! Here are the clues: 1. Some references indicate that this country has nearly 900 different species of birds. 2. It is at the top of my list of countries to visit specifically for birding. No plans yet, sigh.

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10 Commonly Mispronounced Brands

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There are many ways to pronounce a word; there’s a bunch of wrong ways, and then there’s the American way. But in the outdoor world, there are so many foreign brands that proper phonetics could make you look well-traveled and maybe even highly educated and cultured.

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Avian Quiz – March 25, 2011

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To call this quiz “An Avian Quiz&# is a bit of a stretch. All disparaging comments should be forwarded to Corey or Mike. All kudos should be sent to me! This week I mangle and analyze words. Your job is to make some sense of it all. On this quiz, you might want to work backwards.

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Google Earth Day Logos – 2011 Edition

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Hooray for Google’s 2011 Earth Day logo – the first animated commemorative artwork since the search engine company started honoring the date back in 2001.

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Friday Photo February: Yoga Meets Board | Wend Blog

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Related Posts February Friday Photo Contest: Yoga Meets World Friday Photo February: Yoga on the Rocks Friday Photo February: Moab Warrior Friday Photo: Sunlit Surf Posted February 18th, 2011 by Sami Ewers. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2011)

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For those of you playing along at home, this gives me 17 new ABA birds for a total of 467 as of May 1, 2011. Now that we’re past May Day, the next month promises some of the most spectacular migratory action of the calendar year. If you’re reading this, that’s probably what May means to you. May also means, as I’ve learned this weekend, the beginning of Little League, which my son will be doing a whole lot of in the next six weeks.

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Wouldn't It Be Nice if the World Worked Like This? | Wend Blog

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Ian February 27th, 2011 It seems pretty rare to see a collision end like this. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition! Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share Wouldn’t It Be Nice if the World Worked Like This?

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Kevin McCloud has picked his eco-innovator champions of 2011

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Kevin's Green Heroes’ 2011: Product List 1. Grand Designs Live 2011 Information: The UK’s No.1,

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How Fast Can A Roadrunner Run?

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Every child who has ever seen a cartoon featuring Wile E Coyote and Road Runner has to have wondered if poor Wile E ever had a fair shot at catching the Road Runner. According to Mark Lockwood’s Basic Texas Birds: A Field Guide , with or without Wile.

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Whisky Will Power 9,000 Homes With New Biomass Plant

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Whisky (also spelled whiskey ) is “a spirit distilled from malted grain.&# It is also, considered by many, a very tasty treat, the perfect way to top off (or start off) the night, depending on the person.

Avian Quiz Answer – March 11, 2011

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Avian Quiz Answer – March 11, 2011 Avian Quiz Answer – March 11, 2011 By Jory • March 14, 2011 • 1 comment Tweet Share First off, congratulations to all who tried the quiz, and to Mike and Jason who got it right. Share Your Thoughts « Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) Sandhill Crane Hunt in Kentucky?!

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UK Aware 2011 – Visit Report

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) UK Aware, in 2011 now in its 4th year, is Britain's only sustainable living consumer show and the 2011 show is the second UK Aware event that I have attended for the GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW. UK AWARE UK AWARE 2011At about 1010 GMT Joanna Yarrow, the sustainability expert and TV presenter, who has greened the Premier League and helped Ariel turn to 30 degrees, opened the show.

2011 Global Water Awards Go to MENA Nations

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Unsurprisingly, since water scarcity is at the forefront of the cause of most of the troubles in the Middle East, MENA nations dominated the 2011 Global Water Awards held in Berlin this week.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of August 2011?

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Feel that warm breeze wafting across the Northern Hemisphere? The agitation in the atmosphere is being caused by people running around trying to make something happen in these last lovely weeks of summer. Don’t panic!

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Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder App Provides Database of Every Federal, State Land in America

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The brand-new (and free) iPhone App Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder from the American Park Network provides users with a searchable database of every single state and federal public land in America.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2011)

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Our annual ration of glorious June weekends is now half-spent. Did you make the most of yours?

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of June 2011?

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The official start of summer hasn’t yet arrived, but those of you struggling through record-setting spikes in temperature may be in no mood for such technicalities. As far as birds are concerned, summer (or winter depending on where you live) has already set in.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2011)

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Ah, what is so rare as a day in June ? One could argue that weekend days in June are even more rare and precious, assuming you spend them wisely. Did you make the most of this one? Corey carved time out of his complicated schedule to bird Central Park with Nate.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of June 2011?

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Ah, sweet June has arrived. Few months inspire more verse, and yet not all poets are of the same mind when it comes to this magical month.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2011)

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Is May over already? I feel like we’ve waited all year for this mighty migratory month and how it’s nearly gone. Good thing those of us north of the equator have plenty of shiny summer days ahead!

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of May 2011?

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Here in the United States, we’re celebrating Memorial Day and its attending rites of Americana from parades to barbecues. Many of us also get a long weekend, though social obligations often eat up a lot of that time.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third Weekend of May 2011)

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What a weekend. My daughter’s birthday week (yes, we celebrate full weeks and more in my household) began with a bang and a rainbow cake, followed by some heinous plumbing problems. My house still smells like sulfuric acid, which came from the plumbing problem, not the cake!

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