My Top Ten Birds of 2016

10,000 Birds

The year 2016 has been a pretty good year. A continental-level rarity that happened to show up in Key West just before I was scheduled to visit for the first time in my life? Here’s hoping your 2016 was as full of great birds as mine was. Birding 2016 Top 10

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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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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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2016—Year of the Cat?

The Alien Next Door

Rustum offered the older man the hospitality of his tent and, as they sat outside under the stars, enjoying the warmth of a fire, the magician asked Rustum what he wished for as a gift in repayment for saving the man’s life. “ Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself.

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Combined Beats’ List – July 2016

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Should the fancy take you, you could call up a 10,000 Birds life list (from 2016 onwards. 29 Jan 2016. 09 Jan 2016. 17 Mar 2016. 20 Feb 2016. 28 May 2016. 22 Jan 2016. 08 Jan 2016. 01 Jan 2016. 22 Jan 2016. 10 Feb 2016.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2016?

10,000 Birds

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.

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Combined Beats List – June 2016

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A late submission from May boosted last month’s total after publication and life is just too short to issue a correction. Should the fancy take you, you could call up a 10,000 Birds life list (from 2016 onwards (backdating has not been ruled out, but logistics make it unlikely) for a particular location or simply study the rest of the checklist from which the link was chosen. 27 Jun 2016. 26 Jun 2016. 26 Jun 2016. 23 Jun 2016. 17 Jun 2016.

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Wrapping up a very good 2016

10,000 Birds

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. The new name came along, and I had a new addition to my Life List.

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The 2016 Presidential Election: Psychic Prediction. {Video}

Elephant Journal

Before you shake your head and discount what you haven't heard yet, just listen.

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Clare M’s 2016 Year List

10,000 Birds

We started our birding year at home in the garden and then headed for the last remaining water in the ephemeral lakes and returned to town across the open plains to visit the shores of Roebuck Bay to add the majority of our local shorebirds to the 2016 Year List. It is all about enjoying life and you won’t find me on social media! I may not even have phone reception for some days during the year, such is life in remote Australia! Birding 2016 listing year list

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My Top Ten Birds of 2016 (or, Let’s Remember the Good Things about 2016)

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Many sad and unfortunate things occurred in 2016, but the birding was good. There is satisfaction in seeing well-loved migrants again, familiar birds in unfamiliar places, and, of course, Life Birds, each beautiful or exceptional in its own way. Birding 2016 Top Ten

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Jochen’s Top 10 birds of 2016

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The year 2016 was not a particularly birdy year for me, mostly because I didn’t get to go on business trips to Indonesia or Kazakhstan, as was frequently the case during the last few years. I did not see any lifers whatsoever in 2016, making it my first lifer-free year since around 2010.

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Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2016: winners announced

Green (Living) Review

The winners of the coveted Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2016 were announced yesterday (Monday 18 April) at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show; which took place at ExCeL London. The 2016 presenter was leading business woman and BBC Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.

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Natural & Organic Products Europe to showcase record number of organic products for 2016

Green (Living) Review

Close to half of the 650 companies exhibiting at the 2016 event, taking place at ExCeL London on 17-18 April, have announced that they will be promoting certified organic products – including a record number of Soil Association symbol holders.

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Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016 marks best ever show with 10% increase in attendees

Green (Living) Review

Thanks to a 10% increase in attendees for 2016, the 20th anniversary edition played host to the biggest trade showcase (and celebration) of the natural and organic industry that the UK has ever seen. I have been attending the show for 15 years, and the 2016 show was excellent.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2016?

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I’m still in Michigan enjoying the lake life, despite the prosaic (for a New Yorker) birding. Summer is full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means a birder’s fancy turns to less predictable targets.

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10 Countries, 10 Top Birds in 2016

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The issue arose when I went to log the species in eBird (increasingly the birding bane of my life). Birding 2016 Top TenWell, that year was something else.

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A Brief Guide to Birding Costa Rica in 2016

10,000 Birds

The owners have been faithfully feeding the birds and welcoming birders for years, and it’s only going to get better in 2016. Say “Pura Vida” a lot : It means “pure life” and locals say it for everything from “thank you” to “goodbye”, and when seeing a life bird. Are you headed to Costa Rica this year?

The Final Mercury Retrograde of 2016: It’s all Fun & Games until Someone Falls in Love.

Elephant Journal

This is the energy that we will be finding ourselves submersed in within just a few days—and what better way to end 2016 than wanting to find the truth? Adventure Love Non New-Agey Spirituality 2016 astrology dating December retrograde end of the year Falls in Love Final Mercury Retrograde Fun & Games happiness life mercury retrograde relationships spirituality

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Announcing the 2016 Women in Science Summit

Nature Conservancy - Science

To help mentor rising young scientists through the challenges that women in science careers face, the California Academy of Sciences is holding the 2016 Women in Science Summit on January 28, 2016. 2016 Women in Science Summit.

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We are Just Money Grubbers

10,000 Birds

We, humans, seem to be quite hostile neighbours to other life forms around us. There are 29 species listed as Extinct in 2016 for which the year of extinction is estimated as 1940 or later. Conservation 2016 best bird Red List Threatened Species Top 10

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2016 Astrology: How Will the Celestial Energy Affect Your Life?

Elephant Journal

Watch astrologer Benjamin Bernstein discuss the forecast of the celestial bodies for 2016. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) 2016 astrology

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Kent & Stowe Garden Life attracts new customers

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The all new Garden Life range of garden tools launched at Glee has captured the imagination of both the trade and consumers. Garden Life offers consumers the lighter way to garden, making it easier to garden for longer.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2016)

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I don’t know which legislative branch to appeal to, but there ought to be a law that mandates life birds on a birder’s birthday. Perhaps we should require lifers on anyone’s birthday. Sure beats cake! I spent several hours of an otherwise excellent weekend dipping multiple times on a rare ABA Tufted Duck. Fortunately, Conesus Lake holds all manner of superb waterfowl, including more Common Loons in breeding plumage than I’ve ever seen at one time.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2016?

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lives in our memories as a heroic American who risked and ultimately gave his life to inspire change and advance civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr. He would undoubtedly be both proud and appalled at the state of society today, but likely wouldn’t care much about the holiday we celebrate in his honor. But for many birders, MLK Day offers an extra day to chase birds. Just be sure to think about the reason for our three day weekend!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2016)

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That’s actually the better alternative, since winning such a grotesque amount of wealth would likely wreck anybody’s life. The New York Powerball Jackpot has ballooned to an estimated $1.3 billion , but playing will almost certainly be a waste of money. Birding, on the other hand, costs nothing to play and contributes to lifelong happiness. Make smart choices, people! I was smart enough to chase a Snowy Owl at Sodus Point.

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Life is Precious & Fleeting.

Elephant Journal

It’s our toolbox of what we do and what we know will help us to rise to the occasion each morning when we’re not feeling like enough—when we’re feeling that human life itself is simultaneously precious and punitive.

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Everything Good in Life is Messy.

Elephant Journal

Spirituality isn't about avoiding life. Instead, it is about staying in the middle of life and showing up with as much love, learning and energetic awareness that we can muster.

2016 103

Aguanomics: Life Plus 2 Meters

Environmental Economics

That's why I have started a new project, Life Plus 2 Meters, that will give authors and readers the chance to explore many possible visions of life in a different world. It's only by exploring the numerous facets of life in a different world that we might understand what's at stake as we change our world and how we will learn to live with it.

2016 126

The Love of your Life only comes after the Mistake of your Life.

Elephant Journal

And that’s the thing about the love of our life it may not end up being who.

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Combined Beats’ List – September

10,000 Birds

Should the fancy take you, you could call up a 10,000 Birds life list (from 2016 onwards. 27 Aug 2016. 29 Jan 2016. 09 Jan 2016. 17 Mar 2016. 20 Feb 2016. 28 May 2016. 22 Jan 2016. 08 Jan 2016. 01 Jan 2016. 22 Jan 2016.

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Kent & Stowe Garden Life Bypass Secateurs 6.5” - Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Kent & Stowe Garden Life Bypass Secateurs 6.5”: Hand crafted, precision cutting traditional bypass secateurs, drop forged with high quality carbon steel non-stick blades and a 5 year guarantee.

2016 151

2016: A Little Sugar with your Crap?

Elephant Journal

For the first time in my adult life, I had time. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness 2016 free-time quitting job self-growth spiritualityTime to think, to wallow, read, indulge whims. Time to invest in relationships I’d.

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Combined Beats’ List – August

10,000 Birds

Should the fancy take you, you could call up a 10,000 Birds life list (from 2016 onwards (backdating has not been ruled out, but logistics make it unlikely) for a particular location or simply study the rest of the checklist from which the link was chosen. 27 Aug 2016.

2016 151

Why Life is Not a Journey. {Powerful Video}

Elephant Journal

Main Categories* Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Alan Watts be present Dharma Inspiring (Wow) life Life is Not a Journey meditation Powerful Video present moment quote rat race slow down video wisdom Yoga you are here

2016 111

Life, Sometimes.

Elephant Journal

Sometimes, life means letting the fantasy remain a fantasy. Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems boundaries experience passion risks say no Say yes

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Dream Big: Re-write your Story in 2016.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) 2016 change choose your own adventure dream big fresh start happiness life new year re-write self love storyWhat if nothing in the world was holding us back but ourselves?

2016 83

Make Life something that Matters.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) freedom life life matters live live freely live life live wildly Make it Matter poetry proseWring yourself out. Twist and shout. Break a few rules—but only if you have to.

2016 77

Always look on the bright side of life.

Environmental Economics

Quite possibly the most depressing introduction to a pseudo-academic workshop I have seen: How can we best live at this moment of severe environmental degradation? How can we work and teach on behalf of environmental wellbeing without becoming overwhelmed, embittered, or burned out?

2016 151

The Best of Cool Green Science 2016: Celebrating Nature Near You

Nature Conservancy - Science

A Surprising Look at Crow Family Life. As a gardener, you’re likely in it for the heavenly tomatoes, but it’s your job to nurture the life you can’t see, too: the soil microbiome.

2016 76

Why Tina Fey is my Life Coach.

Elephant Journal

Tina believes you can change your life with her Rules of Improvisation. Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Love Right Livelihood comedy improvisation life coach performance rules stand up Tina Fey

2016 88

Life Lessons from a Dandelion.

Elephant Journal

“Most of the dandelions had changed from suns into.

2016 82

Offshore Sea Life: East Coast, Birds of Pennsylvania, & Texas Birds: Three Books, Three Reviews

10,000 Birds

First up is Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast by Steve N. Sullivan, a counterpart to Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast published last June. As the authors state, Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast is not a replacement for a field guide; it is a convenient, inexpensive, expert-authored guide that will add value to pelagic voyages, both for its concise identification expertise and its coverage of marine species beyond birds. January 2016.