Top ten birds for 2016

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White-breasted Dipper has to be my number one bird for 2016 and it is quite simply a beautiful little bird that we had never observed in the UK! So, that is my top ten for 2016 and I hope that you all had some great times birding this past year. Birding 2016 best bird Top 10Firstly I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas today if you are reading this first thing Sunday morning!

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Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016)

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The Pundit is a 2016 Syrah from Tenet Wines , a collaborative brand between Ste. Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016). The post Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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CNREP 2016

Environmental Economics

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My Top Ten Birds of 2016

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The year 2016 has been a pretty good year. Here’s hoping your 2016 was as full of great birds as mine was. Birding 2016 Top 10I opened the year in California and even though I flew out in the evening on New Year’s Day I did see some species out there that I would otherwise not have seen for the year. Winter birding around New York City was just so-so but I did add one species to my Queens list.

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Solabaration! 2016

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Folks along the Front Range of Colorado, come drive the cold winter away tonight with dance, song, story, cheer, xtreme juggling, a mummers’ play and more. All ages are welcome. I’m honored to be one of the three dance callers. Click on the sun for info. Save Save SaveFiled under: Announcements, Arts, Dance Tagged: Colorado, […]. Announcements Arts Dance Colorado contra dance Solabration winter solstice

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First Phoebe of 2016

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I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2016 on 18 March at Kissena Park, thus kicking off spring for myself two days early. As I have for the last several years, I will now ask the same question of midwesterners and northeasterners that I ask every year: When did you see your first Eastern Phoebe of 2016? Below are my first dates for the last ten years if you are really interested in such things… 2016 – 18 March.

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Europe’s 6 best ‘green’ classical music festivals in summer 2016

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All Austria Europe Finland France Germany Grafenegg Graz Kuhmo Lake Chiemsee Ljubljana Pays de la Meije Slovenia best classical music festivals in Europe 2016 Festival Europe 2016 by Frank Kuznik Festival Messiaen 2016 Grafenegg Festival 2016 Herrenchiemsee Festival 2016 Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival 2016 Ljubljana Festival 2016 Styriarte 2016

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Combined Beat list for 2016

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Should the fancy take you, you could call up a 10,000 Birds life list (from 2016 onwards. 22 Jan 2016. 08 Jan 2016. 01 Jan 2016. 22 Jan 2016. 22 Jan 2016. 01 Jan 2016. 05 Mar 2016. 01 Jan 2016. 01 Jan 2016. 08 Jan 2016. 03 Jan 2016. 03 Jan 2016. 15 Jan 2016. 03 Jan 2016. 01 Jan 2016. 02 Jan 2016. 29 Jan 2016. 05 Jan 2016. 05 Jan 2016. 05 Mar 2016.

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Staycation 2016

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The summer holidays are almost upon us in Britain, and also in other parts of Europe and people may, at present consider as to whether – if they have not booked already – to spend their money to go abroad or to rather vacation at home. In view of the “aftermath” of the vote of the British people to leave the European Union and the subsequent fall of Sterling vacationing in the UK or at home at home, so to speak, might be a good option.

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Buy Nothing Day 2016

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On Friday, November 25, 2016, the day the American's trend to call “Black Friday” and which we have, it would appear, begun to do so as well, we are celebrating – for lack of a better word – Buy Nothing Day, a 24 hour moratorium on consumer spending.

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Green bliss: BaliSpirit Festival 2016

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| Green Travel News | Now in its ninth year, the BaliSpirit Festival (March 29-April 3, 2016) is considered one of the world’s top yoga, dance and live music experiences. Asia Bali Indonesia Ubud Bali green festival BaliSpirit Festival 2016 best yoga festival best yoga festival in 2016 Green Travel News

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SAC in 2016

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The following is reblogged from the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness’ Open Access blog. It was a great honor to serve as their Keynote speaker. If you are interested in exploring issues of consciousness with a group of very smart, kind interdisciplinary thinkers who look at wild topics with both rigor and open-minded humor, […]. All My Relations Spiritual Ecopsychology consciousness cultural lenses ecopsychology naropa university reality speciesism Tina Fields video

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2016)

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Little things, you may have heard, mean a lot. Montgomery wrote that it’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other. That observation hits home this week, but I stand with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who pointed out that the little things are infinitely the most important, not just in solving mysteries but also in our daily lives. If big things are bumming you out, enjoy the little things.

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Raeburn Winery: Russian River Valley Chardonnay (2016)

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It’s also the perfect time of year for a good spring cleaning to find all those drink-sooner-than-later bottles still kicking around the cellar – which is how we unearthed this week’s wine, a 2016 Chardonnay from the Raeburn Winery in California’s Russian River region.

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Some benefit-cost analysis at #IIFET 2016

Environmental Economics

Source: Dale Squires et al., "Cost-benefit analysis of unilateral conservation of a transboundary bycatch resource," IIFET 2016

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Decoy: Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)

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Their 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of several red wine grape varieties, principally Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Franc. Decoy: Cabernet Sauvignon (2016). The post Decoy: Cabernet Sauvignon (2016) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. This just might be a birding joke as old as the hills, but it’s one I hear without fail every year come Christmas Bird Count season in upstate New York.

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National Tree Week 2016

Green (Living) Review

National Tree Week has an added resonance this year as 2016 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the famous landscape architect who transformed views from so many of our best loved country estates, parks and gardens. Or they could 'dress' a favourite local tree during Tree Dressing Day (3rd December 2016), which falls on the last weekend of National Tree Week.

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2016—Year of the Cat?

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Walt Whitman Leslie Wu of Forbes Magazine beat my tagline today in wishing you a Happy New Year: Says Wu: “ Although we’ll be ringing in the year of the fire monkey for Chinese New Year in February, it could be said that 2016 will be the year of the cat…Cat cafes are springing up across Canada, where those lacking feline companionship can reserve time with these most reserved of creatures. “ Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.”—Walt

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A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines ? The Curator White Blend (2016)

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The grapes used in the Curator come from mostly old-vine plantings dating to the 1950s and ‘60s, with the 2016 edition comprising a blend of three parts Chenin Blanc and one part each of Chardonnay and Viognier. Badenhorst – The Curator White Blend (2016).

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of October 2016?

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Leaf peeping carries a special connotation for those of us more interested in what is flying amidst the foliage. But many parts of the northern temperate zones have attained the height of autumnal splendor just in time for the weekend. Whether you are focusing on leaves or birds, keep your peepers wide open! I’ll definitely be hiking around the Finger Lakes region for the best vantage point from which to drink in the vibrant colors of fall.

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National Vegetarian Week 2016

Green (Living) Review

National Vegetarian Week 16-22 May 2016 National Vegetarian Week 2016 runs from 16-24 May – now in its 24th year this celebration of all things veggie is a great time to talk about food, traditions and those special dishes. National Vegetarian Week (NVW) 2016 is the ideal seven days to share your meat-free recipes, promote veggie products, showcase menus and launch new ranges.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2016?

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At last, all around the world, people are noticing how interesting life is becoming. September has always been busy for students and their extended support networks, but running parallel to the course of school and activities is a gradual unfolding of one season into another. Here in the northwestern U.S., leaves are already beginning to turn as migrants filter towards greener lands. What do you see?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2016)

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At least one weekend a year, bats–particularly the vampiric kind–command more attention than birds, at least from most people. Nature lovers, on the other hand, find time for wildlife watching every weekend. Just be sure to choose a Halloween costume that doesn’t obscure your vision too much! I saw lots of different kinds of woodpeckers this weekend, but that big, honking Pileated always wins out over the others for Best Bird honors.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of October 2016?

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In every temperate zone comes a moment in spring and a similar one in fall when, all of a sudden, POOF… like magic, the migrants are gone. Maybe you live somewhere reliable for rarities, in which case that unfortunate time may not fall for some time yet. But other locales, closer to the poles and further from the coast, may see migration drying up already, perhaps even over entirely.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of November 2016?

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Enjoy this last weekend before Election Day 2016… who knows where any of us will be birding next weekend! Here in the United States, we’ve emerged unscathed (well, most of us anyway) from one season of horror , only to find ourselves facing even greater terror, a portentous sense of dread that smothers even the faintest joy or optimism.

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Wrapping up a very good 2016

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In an effort to look back on the year, I have added, and deleted, written and scratched off, a list of birds that would represent my “Best Ten Birds” of 2016. Much like David Letterman’s Late Show Top Ten List, I will count these down from number 10 to the number one bird of 2016. #10 7 Ridgway’s Rail – Rallus obsoleteus beldingi When I first discovered this bird here in the La Paz, Mexico, early in 2016, it was still called the Clapper Rail.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2016)

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Another weekend, another opportunity to regret not spending enough time outdoors. Anyone out there know how that feels? Between work and weather, I didn’t see much this weekend, but my kids and I spotted a mesmerizing flock of European Starlings wheeling about in intricate formations. Appreciation of invasive species may be somewhat heretical in some naturalist circles, but watching these huge winter flocks always entertains.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2016)

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We may not see as many 2016 species as Arjan Dwarshuis ( epic! ), but happiness is a journey, not a destination, right? This calendar year is slipping away, but we still have plenty of time before the ball drops on December 31 to add more birds to our respective lists. I suffered a deficit of happiness this weekend when my scheduled birding time became subsumed by a rare work emergency.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of 2016?

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Another memorable year pulls to a close with the new one bumping up behind it. Did you see enough birds this year? Do you see the ones you wanted to see, in the places you desired to visit, with the friends whose camaraderie you appreciate? Will there be more in 2017–more birds, more places, more friends? As you take stock of your last 365 days, consider what would have made that span richer, then resolve to have more of that this year.

2016 135

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2016?

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So you still have time to add species you missed at the beginning of the year to your 2016 list. Mid-December is an interesting time for birding, insofar as winter (or summer, in the Southern Hemisphere) species precede the official arrival of the season. Just keep in mind that Santa sightings are growing more likely than reports of rarities in most areas. Corey and I will be enjoying local birds in our respective localities. How about you?

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2016?

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Without pointing to specifics, it is safe to say that the world seems pretty scary right now, particularly for those of us concerned with protecting nature and endangered animals and ecosystems. Good thing Halloween has arrived to replace real fears with pretend ones. Enjoy this festive weekend, but be ready, if and when your time comes, to allay our collective fears by supporting wise environmental stewardship. This Halloween weekend, Corey will be scaring up birds (see what I did there?)

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Chefs predict green menu trends for 2016

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Green Travel News Xtras dining trends 2016 food trends 2016 green travel trends| Green Travel News | Next year’s restaurant menus will be getting greener. That’s the welcome prediction of nearly 1,600 professional chefs surveyed by the National Restaurant Association in its annual What’s Hot culinary forecast. The chefs, members of the American Culinary Federation, were asked to name which foods, beverages and culinary themes will be trend on […].

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2016)

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This time of year seems full of surprises, often good ones. I was surprised the weather was gorgeous in my area, notorious for early freezes. I was surprised lots of birds that might have left weeks ago were still hanging around. Most of all, I was surprised my consistently underperforming football team actually transcended its limitations and played big. I love a weekend of good surprises.

2016 136

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2016)

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One downside to birding in autumn– certainly not the only one –is how almost everything you see heading south is something you caught earlier in the year heading north. Another downside is how drab many of these migrants are relative to their spring appearances. However, one major upside, assuming you take advantage of what October has to offer, is a cup of something pumpkin-spice flavored to warm you up after a cold day in the field.

2016 136

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2016)

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Around here, October feels a lot like March in reverse. The month eases you in, docile as a lamb, but promises to bite you on the back end. Hope you took advantage of one of the more gentle weekends this month has to offer. I enjoyed autumnal splendor down in rural Pennsylvania at that perfect moment when lush green foliage begins to mix with brilliant red, orange, and gold.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of October 2016?

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As we move into October, we can see beautiful weather and skies streaming with birds on the horizon. But don’t look too far ahead if you live in the Northern Hemisphere… the dead of winter looms in the distance. Look up instead; you may just see lots of raptors. I’ll be heading down to rural Pennsylvania to try to spot some southbound migrants. Corey will likely be doing the same in the NYC area. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding?

2016 136

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2016)

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For those who track avian migration, each new week may bring a fresh arrival or herald a new departure. Of course, birds only represent a sliver of the near-infinite flora and fauna that, collectively, grows, blooms, dies back, and lapses into dormancy over the course of a year. I’m only musing on seasonal changes because one of my many environmental allergies flared up today. The coming of autumn is bittersweet indeed.

2016 136

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2016?

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Keep your eyes to the skies for raptors in migration. Fall has, at last, fallen, pretty hard in my part of the world. Fortunately, this season brings more than just pumpkin spice atrocities. Birds have been filtering through even while temperatures were high. As the leaves around here turn, they’ll still be coming. Enjoy! I’ll be trying to adjust to long pants this weekend while kicking around Rochester.

2016 136

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2016)

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Another gorgeous weekend is, as they say, in the books. Start your week on the right foot by sharing what made the last two days special for you, at least from a nature-loving perspective. I scoured certain areas of the Lake Ontario shoreline for the places migrants are being seen. No luck there, but I did get into a bunch of nice birds, including what I mistakenly thought was my first Brown Thrasher of the year.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2016)

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Around this time of year (or much, much earlier) we start hearing those beloved carols everywhere we go. But I don’t need reminding that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Unlike most of you, I live in what is currently the second snowiest city in the United States. I’m not dreaming of a white Christmas either… I’m dreading it. But we have splendid birds in Western NY all year long.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of November 2016)

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As the long Thanksgiving weekend ends (at least around here) and an excess of conspicuous consumerism ensues, we’ll all do well in the coming weeks and months to consider how best to close out this calendar year. What are your values? More important, are you living them? For those of us who love nature, these questions matter a lot. My core values demand that I get outside often enough to experience the real world, rather than what I see while watching football.

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Terredora Dipaolo: Aglianico Campania (2016)

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Less identifiable is the bird, but this ambiguity takes nothing away from the charm of the wonderful composition of the image, which adorns the bottle of our wine this week: a 2016 Aglianico from Campania by Terredora DiPaolo. Terredora Dipaolo: Aglianico Campania (2016). The post Terredora Dipaolo: Aglianico Campania (2016) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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12 tips for sustainable travel in 2016

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | It’s never too late to add this New Year’s resolution: travel sustainably. For most of us, the beginning of a new year inspires plans for a bigger adventure than the year before. A place more diverse, more thrilling (or relaxing!), more exotic. While these are great intentions, if we don’t travel […]. Green Travel News Xtras 12 tips for sustainable travel International Ecotourism Society

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