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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Patagonia 2011

Wend Magazine

This land has been many things to many people. For Magellan and Drake , it was the land of giants. For FitzRoy , it was the beginning of the end. For Darwin , it was a trip that would change his life. For Jeremy Button , it was his home, then his curse. For St-Exupery , Patagonia was his muse. And for Chatwin and Theroux , it became their salvation.

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First Phoebe of 2011

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / First Phoebe of 2011 First Phoebe of 2011 By Corey • March 20, 2011 • 11 comments Tweet Share My first sighting of an Eastern Phoebe each year is, for me, when spring officially begins. I guess 2011 will be a standard year of birding for me. Audrey Mar 20th, 2011 at 1:17 pm and PS.

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ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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By Julie • March 14, 2011 • 18 comments Tweet Share ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public comment on a proposal to hunt sandhill cranes in Kentucky. March 14, 2011 Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Jon Gassett, Commissioner One Sportsman’s Lane Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 Dear Mr. Gassett, I am a writer, naturalist and artist with a special interest in human/bird interactions.

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How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011 by greenwise on January 3, 2011 I have set 5 green living resolutions for 2011, focusing on actions that will save money as well as cut energy use. There you have it: 5 simple, inexpensive steps to live greener and save money for 2011. And best wishes for 2011.

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Great Kestrel Count 2011

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If you do know what a kestrel is, particularly an American Kestrel , our buddy Robert Mortensen came up with a constructive way to finish your Labor Day weekend… The purpose of the Great Kestrel Count 2011 is to celebrate the the ABA Bird of the Year, introduce someone to birding, and have fun. Be sure to send pictures, stories, and video clips of your celebration of The Great Kestrel Count 2011 to Robert , who will post them at www.BirdingIsFun.com to share with the world.

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“The M&G Garden” 2011

Green (Living) Review

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. The M&G Garden 2011 proves the point that a vegetable/kitchen garden doe not have to be or need to be hidden away out of sight. The M&G Garden” 2011 was designed by Bunny Guinness, who is a multi award-winning garden designer, landscape architect and journalist.

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Biofuels: Top 10 Predictions for 2011

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels: Top 10 Predictions for 2011 by greenwise on January 24, 2011 Biofuels Digest released its top 10 predictions for the biofuels industry for 2011.

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Notable Mentions: Digiscoper of the Year 2011

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v=WV48TIkHVKg Now, obviously it is always difficult to choose a few favourites, but if you find an image in the complete DOY 2011 gallery that you believe is worthy of being in this post, feel free to give the details in the comment section below – and a description of why you find it so appealing – and I will add it to this post over the next few days.

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Audubon Magazine Photography Awards 2011

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The deadline is September 5, 2011, so get to snapping! Audubon Magazine features some of the finest nature photography you’ll ever have the pleasure to behold. If your nature photography dazzles the eye and delights the imagination, you should consider entering this year’s award contest. If the phenomenal prizes don’t inspire you, the level of competition should! Asides Audubon photography

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Lunar Eclipse June 15, 2011

Sustainability Ninja

The last eclipse to exceed this duration was in July 2000,” astrophysicist Fred Espenak wrote in NASA’s eclipse guide for 2011. Eco News lunar eclipse 2011A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon so that all or part of the sun’s light is blocked from the moon. Today’s eclipse is important because of how long it will last. “The total phase itself lasts 100 minutes.

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Best Bird of the Year 2011

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2011 is about to become 2012 and birders the world over are taking a look at their year lists and reminiscing about the awesome sightings and devastating dips that they have experienced. We here at 10,000 Birds thought this would be a perfect time to look back and figure out what each of us considered our Best Bird of the Year, just like we did last year.

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Earth Day 2011

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” Today, those people are encouraged to observe Earth Day 2011 by pledging online at act.earthday.org/ and to do something small but sustainable in their own lives to improve things on our precious planet. Eco News earth day 2011This year’s Earth Day has a slogan – “A Billion Acts of Green.”

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PhD Comics: Halloween 2011

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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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Birds of Chicken Inferno 2011

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For 13 years now, friends and family have been gathering in an undisclosed corner of Potter County, Pennsylvania during the third weekend of July to create a glorious giant chicken of wood, straw, and gunpowder only to burn it. See why we keep the location undisclosed? The Chicken Inferno is always one of the highlights of my year, but bird watching rarely takes center stage at the event. This year, though, the birding was better than usual.

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Reel Rock Film Tour 2011

Wend Magazine

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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Epic Kayak Carnage of 2011

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Normally, this kind of thing would be saved for a Wipeout Wednesday roundup, but since the end of the year is upon us… Enjoy. Via: The Goat ]. Related Posts. Father Takes Son on Unplanned “Shark Fishing” Kayak Trip, Asks Him to Film it All. Wipeout Wednesday: Right in the Goods. Wipeout Wednesday: Sucks to Be That Guy, Too

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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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RHS Chelsea 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The end of May 2011 saw the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the prestigious annual event held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. RHS Chelsea 2011 also saw the launch of the “Gardening Matters: urban gardens” report by the Royal Horticultural Society; a report that is worth a second a closer look and we shall do that at another time.

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Buy Nothing Day 2011

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Friday, November 25, 2011 is By Nothing Day and, maybe, we should just do that; by nothing instead of all running to the stores and buy, buy, buy.

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Avian Quiz – Oct 7, 2011

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Hello all. This will be my last Avian Quiz. I am hanging up my computer? My binoculars? Hard to tell. I hope you’ve had as much fun with these quizzes as I have had. Here is this week’s quiz: I was fortunate to visit a college friend these last few days. I live in the US, in New York State. My friend also lives in the US, but in a different state. A state that I have never visited before. [Yes, Yes, that's a hint. It's not nearby.] Please do NOT guess the species.

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2011 is 10th Hottest Year on Record

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Today the World Meteorological Organization released a report that shows 2011 to be the 10th hottest year ever recorded, and they say that human-caused global warming is the reason. “Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record and are higher than any previous year with a La Nina event, which has a relative cooling influence” according to the report. The WMO report said the extent of Arctic sea ice in 2011 was the second lowest on record.

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Avian Quiz – July 1, 2011

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Today’s quiz is all about birds. Every clue is about birds. Birds, birds, birds. The answer, however, is not about birds. I give clues to 4 words, a phrase. Your task is to figure out the next word in this sequence of words. 1 st two words: Birdsong I am hearing now, near the end of June, in the suburbs. I am in upstate NY and it’s pretty common hereabouts.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2011)

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The odd climate patterns lately have conspired with my already suspect grasp of phenology to completely baffle my sense of season. As I’m sure you’ve heard me mention once or twice, winter comes early– very early –to western New York. Yet we’ve barely seen a flake of frost so far. Even more peculiar, I think our foliage just hit peak last week. This seems at least a couple of weeks off what I expect. Has weather and seasonal activity been screwy where you live?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2011)

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In the United States, so much seems to be happening towards the end of October. Not only is baseball hitting the very apex of what excitement it arouses, but the storylines in the National Football League are just beginning to manifest in reality rather than in the empty space between commentators. Kids can’t help but work themselves into a multi-week Halloween frenzy. And we still get to enjoy fall migrants knowing well that the birds of winter aren’t far away. Good times!

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Killing Birds in Cyprus – Fall 2011 Version

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Summer is ending, and that means the birds are migrating again. In Cyprus it also means that the hunters and trappers are active again. It starts with the trappers, who’ve been at it for weeks now. BirdLife Cyprus started their Fall monitoring program weeks ago. The trapping is particularly bad in the Cape Pyla area. If you’re a tourist there, no problem, you can get some sand and sun only a walking distance from fields used for trapping.

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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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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. We expect he’ll recover in time, but don’t let his struggles be in vain.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2011)

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Happy Halloween! See how I assume you celebrate Halloween no matter where in the world you live? Must be the way you’re dressed… The best bird of my weekend was Tufted Titmouse , which has become more prominent here as we approach winter. I forgot how much bigger these birds are than the other species like chickadees they pal around with. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend ™ was one of the many American Pipits that were moving along the coast.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2011)

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It was a gusty weekend in New York City and environs, with fall finally feeling like fall is supposed to feel. Sparrows have almost completely taken over for wood-warblers and temperatures are finally waning as is only proper. How was your weekend? Mike was in Costa Rica this weekend after what felt like an interminable delay at the airport in Atlanta where he had to change planes. He lost nearly a day off of his trip but I am sure that he managed to see some birds once he arrived.

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Mountainfilm 2011 Brings 'Awareness Into Action'

Wend Magazine

Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share Mountainfilm 2011 Brings ‘Awareness Into Action’ Sami Ewers March 9th, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @samiewers Every spring, Mountainfilm brings people together from around the globe to share in a four-day experience of film, art, adventure and conversation about the power of the “indomitable&# human spirit. The 2011 event will take place May 27-30.

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Avian Quiz Answer – Oct 7, 2011

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The final answer. Thank you all for your good wishes on this last quiz. And great appreciation for all the guesses and answers, right and wrong, throughout these years. For me, writing good quizzes has meant working long hard hours, researching, emailing, reading field guides, conferring with master birders around the world. After a few months, I hired three full time staff members to assist in this task.

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2011 Queens County Christmas Bird Count

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Our late autumn has been absurdly warm in the northeastern United States and though winter is only days away it seems no one has notified the weather. That is, no one had notified the weather until this past Sunday, the day of the Queens County Christmas Bird Count. While it wasn’t unreasonably cold it was the coldest day that we had experienced since February. I guess that is only fair – after all this is the Christmas Bird Count that we all do, not the 4th of July Bird Count!

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2011)

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Last week, I mentioned how odd the weather has been around here. By odd, of course, I mean absolutely lovely. I know these patterns are atypical for western New York. I’m still curious about what my fellow naturalists have noticed: has the weather been odd by you? How so? Enough phenology… let’s get down to some field ornithology! My Best Bird of the Weekend™ had to be White-breasted Nuthatch.

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London Green Fair 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, June 2011 : The London Green Fair, developed from the Camden Green Fair, has been running on the weekend of June 4 & 5, 2011 at Regents Park, just north of the heart of London, and I took the opportunity to go up to there for a gander on Saturday. London Green Fair 2011

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Avian Quiz Answer – July 1, 2011

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Ah yes, the answer to this week’s quiz. Here is what I remember about the quiz: the clues are all about birds, but the answer is not. OK, got it. Clues=birds. Answer=not birds. I gave clues to the first four words in a sequence of words, your job was to get the next word in sequence. Here are the clues, and their answers: 1 st two words … I’m listening to a local birdsong right now, eastern US north to Canada, common, suburban … Tufted Titmouse … “Peter, Peter”.

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UK Aware 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

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.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2011)

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Don’t you just love sharing your best bird of the weekend with people that actually appreciate exciting sightings? Precious few are fortunate enough to work in an office where avian observations are swapped around the water cooler. For those of us who are not in that chosen.0001% (Occupy ABA , anyone?),

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2011)

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Sometimes a person should keep his fool mouth shut. Before the weekend began, I opined about how October felt like a real fall month as compared to the capricious climate swings of September. Then the freezing rain began! So much for my weekend… Unless you like House Sparrows more than I do, you won’t be impressed by my best bird of the weekend.

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