2017 Bird Images

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For the last several years, I have produced a small run of calendars for my fiends and family. The best 12 images of the previous year. As simple as that might sound, over the course of a full year, I will shoot more than 20,000 photos, While that seems like a lot, it works out to about 400 per weekend, if I were to be in the field 50 of 52 weekends of the year. Some of the locations I shoot at, 400 is a quiet day.

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First Phoebe of 2017

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I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2017 this morning, 12 March, at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, thus kicking off spring for myself over a week 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 2017? 2017 – 12 March.

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My Birding Goals for 2017

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Here’s hoping that 2017 is a much better year than 2016! Birding 2017Thank all that is good and holy in the world that the abomination that was 2016 is finally in the books. I know I will be doing my best to make it so, especially from a birding perspective. In order to keep my nose to the grindstone (eyes to the binoculars?) I am setting some goals for myself here. Will I achieve them? Who knows?

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2017 UK General Election

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) In a surprise move British Prime Minster Theresa May announced on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 that she is calling a snap general election for June 8, and on Wednesday, April 19, MPs have “overwhelmingly” backed her in this.

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Z. Alexander Brown: Uncaged – Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)

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The 2017 edition displays bold aromas of oak and dark fruit on the nose, as well as complementary hints of fig, black olive, and cinnamon. The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Z. Alexander Brown: Uncaged – Cabernet Sauvignon (2017).

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2017 Design Trends: Lighting

Green Furniture Home Design

2017 promises to be an exciting year in lighting design. Here’s a quick look at some of the new trends in lighting you can expect to see in 2017. Lighting 2017 lamp trends 2017 lighting trends modern lamps modern lighting trends pendant lightsDesign shifts every year in the world of interior design. Whether it be colors, materials, textures, furniture styles, flooring or lighting, new concepts and ideas are brought to the consumer every year.

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Garden Press Event 2017

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Thursday, February 16, 2017 saw the 11th Garden Press Event at the Barbarian Two Exhibition Halls in the City of London. According to what I have heard the show attracted the registration of about 50% more journalists in the field compared to last year.

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Diabolical Fall of 2017 Wood-Warbler Quiz

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It is autumn, the time of year when wood-warblers are allegedly at their most difficult. But that isn’t tough enough for 10,000 Birds readers: no, we have to make things a bit more, shall we say, diabolical? Yes, that’s right, it is time once again for a diabolical identification quiz on 10,000 Birds! The only clues you get on this quiz are that all three images were taken in Queens in the last two weeks and all three pictures are of wood-warblers. Can you guess all three?

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Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Where will you be on August 21, 2017 when the solar eclipse passes through North America? Eclipse 2017 stands out because the path of totality cuts a wide swath through the United States and all of North America will have views of a partial eclipse. Here’s a guide to viewing opportunities, including Nature Conservancy preserves where you can catch the spectacle in beautiful surroundings.

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AERE sessions at the 2017 Southern Economic Association meetings

Environmental Economics

The conference will be held November 17-19, 2017 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Tampa, FL. The conference will conclude on Sunday, November 19, 2017.    One semi-interesting fact: The 2017 AERE/SEA meetings, with fewer overall sessions, has twice as many sessions devoted to stated preferences than the 2017 AERE Summer Meeting

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First Bird of the Year, 2017

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It’s 2017! Birding 2017 first bird of the yearWhat was your first bird of the year? Share it, and the story, in the comment section. Hopefully, it was a good one!

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Tips for Birding Costa Rica in October, 2017

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eBird your sightings : Always a worthwhile endeavor but especially for folks like me who want to identify more than 700 species during 2017. The tenth month of the year isn’t one that is commonly associated with birding in Costa Rica but no matter, it should be. Those with binoculars who visit now will still lays eyes on lots of birds.

Collaborative List – May 2017

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May saw eBird’s Global Big Day, a collaborative effort that puts our humble endeavours in the shade. Our beats were out waving their binoculars around, contributing to the 50,000 checklists submitted and boosting the total which exceeded 6,500 species. It may be possible to find out how many species the beats found on the big day but, quite frankly, life is too short. Actually, I might admit to a twinge of jealousy that I didn’t get 50,000 checklists to play with.

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17 Unforgettable Lessons from 2017.

PR Daily

Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today 2017 acceptance happiness healing learn lessons life looking back love mindfulness new year reflect review self discovery self love spiritualityCreativity is our core. When we create, we become part of the creative system at the core of the universe—and we become one with it. I can’t explain the joy and pride I felt when I received the hard copy of my first published book, The Shift. The rewards of creative practice inspire me to stick to it with dedication.

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Tips for Birding Costa Rica in 2017

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Wishing all birders who come to Costa Rica in 2017 the best of luck, hope to meet you while watching an antswarm! Are you on your way to Costa Rica? Planning a trip for later this year? Good choice, the birding is fantastic! If not, I hope the following tips will convince you to come on down to this easy birding paradise: 100s of bird species are closer than you think. Yes, hundreds.

“The Lark Ascending” – Domaine de la Chanteleuserie: Cuvée Alouettes (2017)

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Our wine for this week is the 2017 Cuvée Alouettes from Domaine de la Chanteleuserie, a single varietal-wine made from Cabernet Franc, a black grape known locally in the Loire Valley as Cabernet Breton. Domaine de la Chanteleuserie: Cuvée Alouettes (2017).

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2017 starts off with Black-throated Sparrows

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And so begins another New Year, another chance to start afresh. If you are the type to put together a list of resolutions, or goals, then the chance to make them a reality is upon you. I have never been much of a resolutions sort of guy, I just look back at the previous year make a mental note of what I liked, and what I didn’t. Then, I try to you avoid the bad parts. As has been our tradition, my wife and I head out to some secluded desert spot, between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2017)

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Weatherwise around the world, this last weekend of September delivered a sneak preview of what each of us will likely enjoy or endure over the six months. We’re not fully into winter or summer yet, but the scent is in the air. Most of the birds you see these days, however, won’t be sticking around long, so take advantage while you can! On my nature rambles this weekend, I ran into a couple of White-crowned Sparrows.

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Collaborative List – March 2017

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79 checklists were contributed for 624 birds during March and bring the running total for 2017 to 1162. 13 Jan 2017. 20 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 08 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 15 Jan 2017. 22 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 27 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 08 Mar 2017. 02 Jan 2017.

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Raimat Saira Albariño (2017)

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Our wine of the week – the 2017 Raimat Saira Albariño – features these graceful, long-necked birds on its label, where the storks take shape in a flying formation of lovely geometric abstractions reminiscent of the work of Charley Harper. The 2017 Raimat Saira Albariño boasts a bright, botanical but slightly yeasty bouquet redolent of white flowers, peach, orange blossom, and gooseberry. Raimat Saira Albariño (2017).

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2017)

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We may be mere weeks away from rolling over into a new season, but the one we’re mired in may feel a lot to you like a permanent climatic moment. Worry not. This too, like everything else, will pass! Brutal cold kept me locked up, which offered a perfect opportunity to appreciate the fifty shades of Northern Cardinals hanging around my house. Seriously, cardinals are both gorgeous and interesting , but their familiarity across most of North America breeds indifference if not contempt.

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2017 Eclipse Telescope Feed [App State in Sylva, NC]

Environmental Economics

Telescope link:  [link]. Here is a link to the live commentary:  [link

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Panama Trip Report: April 2017

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Can a family-focused trip—even to one of the world’s most biodiverse countries—deliver enough opportunities for avian observation to satisfy this serious world birder? If you have kids, you’re probably as curious as I was. The short answer, I’m happy to report, is a resounding yes. With enough planning, you can enjoy a family-friendly, bird-rich vacation in the Panama Canal zone. LODGING. Once you’ve chosen a destination, deciding where to stay tops the list of critical decisions.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2017)

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With only a few weeks left before we turn the page on 2017, birders around the world have been burning their proverbial candles at both ends to observe as many birds as possible. Did you partake in any Christmas Bird Count excitement this weekend? I have to admit that I abstained from the CBC this year, prizing personal comfort over citizen science. Sign me up for a Memorial Day Bird Count any year!

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ICYMI: The Best (& Funniest) Commencement Speech of 2017.

Elephant Journal

Remember these words next time you're afraid to take that first step toward your dream: Funny Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only commencement speech 2017 most inspiring commencement speech 2017 university of southern california commencement USC commencement will ferrell will ferrell commencement

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Feng Shui to Achieve your Goals for 2017.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today 2017 dating feng shui feng shui for 2017 healing health health wellness life love self love sex travel; relationships; self-discoveryJump start your new year with a few of these simple tricks. You’ll need a digital co.

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Collaborative List – August 2017

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13 Jan 2017. 20 Jan 2017. 30 Apr 2017. 11 Apr 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 01 Jun 2017. 08 Jan 2017. 28 Mar 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 22 Jan 2017. 15 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 27 Jan 2017. 26 Apr 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 09 Apr 2017. 08 Mar 2017. 02 Jan 2017.

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E3 2017: The Dark Side of Gaming.

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only awareness change E3 E3 2017 electronic entertainment expo family For Children gamer gaming gaming expo health wellness kids Legend of Zelda life mindfulness Nintendo Switch parenting parents pixelated teens video games virtual VR headsetGaming—and its access through consoles, smartphones, PCs, and tablets—is not going away any time soon. Nor am I advocating this.

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2017 is The Year of Kali, Goddess of Endings & Beginnings.

Elephant Journal

Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today 2017 beginnings endings Kali Numerology self-growth spriritualityThis goddess does not bow down to societal demands and expectations, she has her own moral code and ethical standards and she asks us to.

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2017 Winter Meeting - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Environmental Economics

Wish me and Jane luck today: February 1. 2:15 - 5:45 p.m. Atlantic Menhaden Management Board   Submitted Public Comment   Supplemental   Welcome/Call to Order (R. Ballou). Board Consent. Approval of Agenda. Approval of Proceedings from October 2016. Public Comment. Review Socioeconomic Study of the Atlantic Menhaden Commercial Fishery (J. Harrison, J. Whitehead). Public Comment Summary of Draft Amendment 3 Public Information Document. Review Public Comment (M. Ware).

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STIHL unveil new ultra-compact Cordless Chainsaw for 2017

Green (Living) Review

For 2017, the STIHL range expands once again, although this time into new, unprecedented territory, with the launch of the new ultra-compact MSA 100 B-NS1 cordless chainsaw. As the world’s leading manufacturer of chainsaws and garden power tools, we understand what our customers need to get the job done as effectively and easily as possible.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2017?

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If your part of the world is dealing with the levels of meteorological turmoil my part is, you’ll remember the wild weather of March 2017 for a long, long time. But even if your local breezes are balmy, let’s hope they’re blowing beautiful birds in. I can’t see myself braving this weekend’s predicted blistering cold just to admire the birds of late winter, so I’ll be watching my feeder.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2017)

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Your first weekend of spring or fall may have been uneventful in terms of birds, but pace yourself. We still have months of blissful migration ahead of us! Rochester is still wintry, but bird activity among the common species has picked up quite a bit. My best sighting was a Hairy Woodpecker puffed up to fight the cold. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was one of the easiest to decide that he can remember.

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Collaborative List 2017 – February

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13 Jan 2017. 20 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 08 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 15 Jan 2017. 22 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 27 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 02 Jan 2017. 03 Feb 2017. 04 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 25 Jan 2017. 12 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 04 Feb 2017.

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2017 Solar Eclipse: The Lesson I Learned in the Dark.

Elephant Journal

Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 2017 darkness death life lesson moon mother nature shadows solar eclipse sunThere, in the shadows of the eclipse, I had to face my own shadow my own resistance to the dark and the unknown and the uncertainty.

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HEINZ ENLISTS SCHOOLS FOR 2017 ‘GROW YOUR OWN’

Green (Living) Review

Heinz Tomato Ketchup is launching its ‘Grow Your Own’ promotional campaign across the UK from March 2017. New for 2017 is brand new educational programme partnering schools with the recently launched Heinz Tomato Ketchup 50% Less Sugar & Salt variant. This year (the fifth in a row the activity has run) will see more than 500,000 tomato seed packs given away to schools and consumers.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of January 2017)

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The year 2016 is done and gone and 2017 beckons us onward, bright and new and shiny, hopefully full of birds. Here’s hoping everyone has a wonderful 2017, full of amazing birds and experiences. As birders we love the turn of the calendar as it allows us to start a new year list and take stock of the previous year’s sightings, twitches, dips, and photos.

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Collaborative List – April 2017

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Thus; As at April 30 th 2017, the collaborative year total stands at 1432 , with 895 species noted this month from 164 shared checklists. 13 Jan 2017. 20 Jan 2017. 30 Apr 2017. 11 Apr 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 08 Jan 2017. 28 Mar 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 15 Jan 2017. 22 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of June 2017?

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Oh, to be birding at Shark Bay in Australia. Mid-June causes confusion in the United States, in that summer hasn’t officially started but life post-Memorial Day definitely carries that summer feeling, Except, of course, that some parts of the country have been downright chilly. What season are we in right now? Conditions vary wherever you are, but take comfort in the fact that birds hang around whatever the season.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of December 2017?

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Don’t panic yet, but do plan for how you’ll spend the rest of 2017 making this birding year one to remember. At last, we flip to the final page of our antiquated paper calendars and are forced to confront the painful but inevitable reality: we only have one more month to pad our year lists! The denouement starts this weekend. I’ve dipped on a few fancy species recently, so I’ll be watching the wires for their potential return.

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Z. Alexander Brown: Uncaged – Pinot Noir (2017)

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Alexander Brown lineup for another day, when we’ll have a look at the label’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 Z. Alexander Brown: Uncaged – Pinot Noir (2017). Alexander Brown: Uncaged – Pinot Noir (2017) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. This week’s featured wine at Birds and Booze isn’t our first pinot noir , nor is it our first Barn Owl (in fact, this marks the third appearance of this species on a bottle here).

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Where Are You Birding This Last Weekend of April 2017?

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With April almost over, the real meat of migration fast approaches. At some point, everyone gets hit with a wave of winged travelers zooming towards their breeding or wintering ground. If that time hasn’t come for you yet, get ready. Another weekend of work will keep me off the trail, but luckily Neotropical migrants need a long time to find their way to western NY. Corey will be leading a bird walk at the Queens Botanical Garden for NYC Audubon, and there may still be room for one more.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2017)

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The third weekend of February seems fairly uneventful, but birders and nature lovers know how to make these days count… by counting. Did you participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count ? I counted birds not at my own feeders but at those of my mother-in-law, where my best sighting was a single Northern Raven that croaked back and forth for hours in the unexpectedly warm winter sun. Corey had an embarrassment of riches to choose from this weekend.

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