Collaborative list – August 2019

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eBird have applied their new taxonomy as of July/August 2019. Today it stands at 2019 , but watch this space! 03 Aug 2019. 15 Aug 2019. 17 Aug 2019. 15 Aug 2019. 12 Aug 2019. 17 Aug 2019. 03 Aug 2019. 03 Aug 2019. 26 Aug 2019.

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Collaborative list – June 2019

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01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019.

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Broad-billed Sandpiper on Cable Beach

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The shorebirds gather on Cable Beach from around two hours before until two hours after high tide. Last week I shared the first encounter with a Little Curlew on Cable Beach returning from migration. The post Broad-billed Sandpiper on Cable Beach appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Little Curlew on Cable Beach

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Having checked the various ovals I was back down on Cable Beach having one of our regular walks. I had the beach to myself as is often the case and raised my binoculars to observe a lone Little Curlew at the back of the flock of shorebirds.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2019)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Mid-September conjures up visions of migrating shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl all joining together under ideal natural lighting for one perfect moment of birding. Sometimes, that even happens.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

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29 May 2019. 29 May 2019. 29 May 2019. 29 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 27 May 2019. 25 May 2019. 25 May 2019. 25 May 2019. 23 May 2019. 23 May 2019.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019.

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Collaborative List – March 2019

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Whilst the eastern hemisphere still leads the life rankings by 1991 to 1808 , the western hemisphere outbirds by 877 to 705 in the 2019 list and 615 to 385 during March. 03 Jan 2019. 03 Feb 2019. 17 Feb 2019. 08 Feb 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019.

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Collaborative List – February 2019

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03 Jan 2019. 03 Feb 2019. 17 Feb 2019. 08 Feb 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 03 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 23 Feb 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019.

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So I went to the beach

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But on Monday, oh, sweet Monday, I went to the beach… in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán. Once I got down to the beach at the estuary’s mouth, it became even clearer that I was no longer in the highlands. So I went to the beach. My wife hates heat.

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Collaborative List – January 2019

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The first sharer of 2019 was Clare who narrowly beat Duncan by 5 hours. 03 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 03 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2019)

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Of the species he saw his best was easily a Philadelphia Vireo at Bristol Beach State Park, a surprising migrant that he was please to find. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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The first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019

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This year marks the twentieth year that we have observed Pied Oystercatchers nesting along Cable Beach. We keep an eye on the 23 kilometre length of beach that runs from Gantheaume Point to the southern side of Willie Creek.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2019)

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Though Corey arrived in Costa Rica Saturday afternoon he’s spent more time on the beach than he’s spent looking for birds. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2019)

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Though Corey arrived in Southern California late Friday night, he didn’t get much birding in this weekend other than dipping on a Nazca Booby at Dana Point after delaying his departure to go look for it to accompany his family to the beach.

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Surpassing 300 Species in Costa Rica on Global Big Day, 2019

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The goal of my partner Marilen and myself was identifying all of them, or, at least as many as possible on May 4th, 2019. After the national park, we made our way back to Tarcoles for mangrove species and beach birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2019)

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Corey was out birding on Saturday morning in Queens and early on Sunday morning he visited the tern colony at Nickerson Beach. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Perhaps you are familiar with the bit of verse from James Russell Lowell that sings, “And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” ” Even if the words are new to you, the sentiment surely resonates.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2019)

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Corey has been enjoying the beach and the sun down in Virginia all weekend. Seeing a squadron on pelicans just past where hundreds of beach goers swim is always an interesting juxtaposition. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of May 2019?

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Corey is taking his act down to Virginia Beach, which is a mighty birding destination in itself. The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of May 2019? Is May ending already? Some birders wait eleven months for just this moment, keenly feeling loss after its passing.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2019)

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Of them all, his favorite was the pair of Piping Plovers he found at dawn on Rockaway Beach. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. While you enjoyed the wearing of the green for St.

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Ashkelon’s Sand Sculpture Festival Brings International Artists To Its Beaches

Green Prophet

It’s time to play on the beach, and Ashkelon has some beautiful beaches. Today, and until the 23rd of this month (August 2019), the Bar Kochba beach boasts 15 enormous sculptures created from fairy tales and sand.

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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

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The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen.

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Shearwaters from Shore

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Bonus : A couple of years earlier, a blue whale washed up several miles south of Half Moon Bay, at Bean Hollow State Beach. Presumably attracted by the stench, many Northern Fulmar came to feed on the little pieces floating in the shallow waters near the beach.

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Hoping for Grasspipers in Costa Rica

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Although only a certain percentage of Charadriiformes are prone to quick-stepping it over the mud flats, beaches, and nutrient-stink borders of sewage ponds, none of them hop along or flit through the trees either.

A Young, Banded Royal Tern and Where It Came From

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This past Saturday afternoon I was out on the beach in the Rockaways with my family. We were taking advantage of one of the many warm and sunny days we have enjoyed this fall, looking for cool shells, getting our feet wet in the surf, and just generally enjoying ourselves.

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Birding Cape Town

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An absolute highlight were the African Penguins at Boulders Beach. The beaches further south of Boulders Beach are productive as well – I saw African Oystercatcher as well as that most typical beach wanderer, the Ostrich.

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Puerto Vallarta Birds

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However, it was once I got to the beach area at the river’s mouth that the opportunities for good photographs became abundant. Semipalmated Plovers and Snowy Plovers are species I can see closer to home, but they are so much more photogenic on a beach than on a lake mudflat!

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Empty Pied Oystercatcher nests

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Last week I introduced you to the first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019 and so far they are surviving. However, the northern part of Cable Beach is a completely different story. Walking along the beach this week we discovered nest after nest that was empty.

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Bird Books for Children: From Colors & Shapes to Discovering Central Park

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Beach Lane Books, 2014. Cornell Lab Publishing Group, Wundermill Books, March 2019. It’s never too late or too early to buy a children’s book about birds.

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Cathy Kling: Polluting Farmers Should Pay

Environmental Economics

But without them, costs will continue to fall on families returning from a day at the beach with stomach aches, on households whose members unknowingly drink contaminated water, on pet owners whose animals suffer the effects of toxic water and on consumers who must pay for bottled drinking water.

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Pied Oystercatcher chicks four weeks on….

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One of the many threats along Cable Beach are the Black Kites. It has been a few years since I could share some good news about the Pied Oystercatchers breeding along the coast near Broome.

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Shorebirds in spring around Broome

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Several migratory shorebirds with juvenile plumage are already on our beaches, so the arrival of both old and young birds is in full swing now. The northern end of Cable Beach is also starting to get busier with returning shorebirds.

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Hermit Thrush Brewery: Po Tweet

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I still look forward to summer birding, but now that I live in upstate New York, I generally turn my attention away from the beaches and saltmarshes of the coast, instead heading north up the Hudson to the Adirondack Mountains.

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New Haunts: Wakulla Springs State Park

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Now that I live away from the beach, Wakulla Springs has become that place for me. Moving means finding your new birding haunts.

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Chemicals from sunscreen products do seep into bloodstream

Green (Living) Review

The 24 participants in the study were instructed to apply sunscreen four times per day for four days on all areas that wouldn't be covered by a swimsuit, an amount one might realistically apply on a beach vacation.

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February Birding in Tybee Island, Georgia

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The week of President’s Day this year found me, my family, and some close friends spending a week in a beach house on Tybee Island, a low-lying, barrier island just east of Savannah. The north beach featured a host of Ruddy Turnstones around the jetty.

Mastering Bird Photography: A Book Review by an Amateur Bird Photographer

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photography hotspots (also birding hotspots) where the reader can put the book’s lessons into action; they include Bolsa Chica, California (above), Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, and my personal favorite, Nickerson Beach, Long Island.

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5 Romantic Experiences To Enjoy At Fort Myers Beach

Elephant Journal

A wonderful idea is the romantic Fort Myers Beach. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to plan a romantic getaway. This area is full of soft white sand in the backdrop of the warm Gulf waves.

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VIP Life IS a Beach!

Elephant Journal

It had been a couple of years since my ex-husband called me on the phone to tell me that he fell in love with another woman and was no longer interested in keeping the marital vows he made over 10 years ago. In those two years, I had spent a lot of time working on […]. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love

Call for papers extended to May 3: Special Issue on "Coastal Resources Economics and Ecosystem Valuation" in the journal Water

Environmental Economics

Update from Wally Milon (March 7, 2019):  We have extended the deadline for the special issue of Water on Coastal Resource Economics and Ecosystem Valuation to May 3, 2019. These resources include, but are not limited to: estuaries, beaches, wetlands, shores, mangroves, seagrasses and salt marsh, coral reefs, and essential fish habitat.

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The New “Birds of Thailand”

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Perhaps you don’t know it yet, but with more than 1000 bird species, palm-fringed sandy beaches, developed tourism infrastructure, moderate prices and political stability, Thailand is a country you definitively want to visit.

Villa Vajra, Bali: eco-haven of peace & tranquility

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| Simple, Sophisticated Luxury | Bali is a paradise beyond my wildest dreams: lush, dense jungle; picturesque rice paddies; tropical beaches with world-class snorkeling among coral reefs, outdoor adventure activities, ancient temples, traditional arts, delicious dining options, endless varieties of yoga and meditation classes and retreats, and countless mystical shamans and energy healers.

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A New Year Begins! But First–A Celebration of My 2018 Top Ten Birds

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Turning into the parking lot of a Long Island beach on a February afternoon, I saw something white fly past me. Not long—I took photographs using the car as a blind and then left to bird the beach. Gray Kingbird, Jones Beach, NYS.

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