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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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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The Golden-cheeked Warbler and Conservation Banks

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One way developers are navigating the warbler’s endangered status is by utilizing conservation banks. What is a conservation bank? # # #. Under Section 10 of ESA, an “incidental take permit” must be obtained and one requirement of that permit is a “ habitat conservation plan ” (HCP).

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What is a “Nonessential Experimental” California Condor?

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Of course, the California Condor is listed as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and it has been famously subject to some of the most ambitious conservation efforts (including litigation ) ever undertaken for a bird. The U.S.

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The Conservation Story of the Kenya Black Leopard

Nature Conservancy - Science

The first scientific confirmation of a black leopard in Kenya is a story of conservation, community and coexistence. From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps Conservation Science Mammal Watching

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Aquaculture Could Be Conservation’s Secret Weapon

Nature Conservancy - Science

Aquaculture has vast potential as a tool for conservation, providing food for people while benefiting the environment. Fish & Fisheries Ecosystem Services Fisheries Restoration TNC Science Valuing Nature

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Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

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The 2019 Fajardo CBC is tentatively scheduled for December 15, 2019. # # #. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the American Birding Association. Birding Conservation CBC Christmas Bird Count Hurricane Irma Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico

Mapping Conservation & History on the Kokoda Track

Nature Conservancy - Science

In many places, the Kokoda Track is little more than a narrow footpath, the earth beneath packed hard from centuries of footsteps. It started as a simple bush trail, one of thousands criss-crossing Papua New Guinea’s formidable mountains, connecting communities […].

Bird Litigation: Is the Golden-cheeked Warbler Still Endangered?

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As to the second argument, on February 6, 2019, the judge granted summary judgment in favor of FWS, finding that FWS adequately considered the information cited in the petition. Conservation Balcones Canyonlands NWR Bird Litigation Endangered Species Act Golden-cheeked Warbler USFWS

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How to Help Cerulean Warblers, Other Migrant Species, and Resident Birds in Costa Rica

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In 2019, this event will help with conservation efforts in the Las Brisas Reserve and thus work at improving vital and increasingly scarce habitat for the Cerulean Warbler and many other species. In the birding world, May is the beautiful time.

Are Spiritual Seekers turning Conservative?

Elephant Journal

It is difficult to tell how many of these spiritual reactionaries are out there and where their true hearts lie. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality elephant magazine Jordan Peterson politics religion Spiritual awakening spiritual reactionaries spirituality trump

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Listening to Falcons: The Peregrines of Tom Cade

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He never forgot the men and women who helped him accomplish such amazing strides in bird conservation. Author Sherrida Woodley thinks deeply about dearly departed birds. such as California Condors and Passenger Pigeons.

2019 218

The Bird Conservation Program You’ve Never Heard Of (And the Birds It Saves)

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Neotropical Migratory Bird Act has been reauthorized. What birds most need its help? Birds & Birding Birds Migrations

2019 96

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather–A Book Review

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Both campaigns led to the establishment of national, influential conservation organizations–National Audubon Society in the U.S. A feather is a magical thing.

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Who cares for your ducks in the winter?

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If you love your ducks and peeps enough to contribute to conservation organizations, why not check first whether these organizations are working to protect wetlands south of the United States borders? I confess: I am a lister.

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Rainwater Basin

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The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture works with many partners to coordinate conservation in the region. Birding Conservation Funk WPA Nebraska Rainwater Basin USFWS WPA

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

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The most intriguing suggestions involve giving back–donating photographs to conservation and educational projects, and, even more strategically, bartering access to a preserve in exchange for documenting bird activity. Rocky Nook, 2019 (eBook December 2018; paperback March 2019).

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“Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife”

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Forget the old news, Rwanda of today is one of Africa’s safest, cleanest and most stable countries. Slightly larger than Wales and about the size of the US state of Maryland, this country’s lure is its 703 bird species and three dozen Albertine Rift endemics among them.

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How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding – A Book Review

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Many essays, especially in the later sections, end with a question, hopefully getting us to think more about questions of ethics, conservation, and the puzzles posed by nature. National Geographic, March 2019, 304 pages, 6.3 “Get a field guide!”

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February Birding in Tybee Island, Georgia

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For this reason alone I would recommend that birders spend their tourist dollars elsewhere, in a place that puts the conservation of native species above that of cats.

The New “Birds of Thailand”

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Uthai, a former chairman of the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand, has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Biology and has led birding tours from 1983.

Can Cities Replace Wildlands for Pollinators?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Conservation Science Insects & Pollinators Plants Urban ConservationNew research shows that green space in cities could provide vital habitat for pollinators.

2019 107

Reed Parrotbill – an unofficial city bird of Shanghai

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Birding Conservation bird photography China ShanghaiAnybody spending a few days in Shanghai for business or tourism may not think that this is a good place for birding. In fact, I have had some visitors from India remark to me that “there are no birds here” – a remark I can understand given the huge number of birds encountered even in big Indian cities such as Mumbai or Delhi.

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Rainwater Basin

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The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture works with many partners to coordinate conservation in the region. Birding Conservation Funk WPA Nebraska Rainwater Basin USFWS WPA

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Quote of the Day: Hayek the prognosticator

Environmental Economics

Somehow seems appropriate (and ironic): "In principle the industrial protectionism and government-supported cartels and agricultural policies of the conservative groups are not different from the proposals for a more far-reaching direction of economic life sponsored by the socialists."

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Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest by Matt Williams

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Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest is far from exhaustive, but it’s a great survey for those just delving into ornithology, conservation, or the middle of the North American continent. Reviews book review Conservation grasslandsI’m hardly the first person to observe that it’s all too easy to get overwhelmed by bad environmental news, and the title Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest sounds like a pretty major downer.

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"Economists flee Agriculture Dept. after feeling punished under Trump"

Environmental Economics

So far in fiscal 2019, non-retirement departures from the agency have more than doubled on an annualized basis compared to the previous three-year average, according to data collected by employees. Things like conservation, rural development, food assistance, have just been de-emphasized” in favor of the administration’s preferred topics, said one economist who left ERS because of the relocation plan.

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Mexican visitors in Box Canyon

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This is not a true box canyon, in sense of our old American western movies, as it serves as a passage thru the Sky Island Mountains over to the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, as well as Patagonia Lake, and the Paton Hummingbird Center.

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Trees in the US Annually Prevent 1,200 Deaths During Heat Waves

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change Climate Forests Health & Nature Natural Climate Solutions Urban ConservationHigh temperatures are often the greatest weather-related public health threat. Trees can help.

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The Howling: Why You’re Hearing Coyotes This Month

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wildlife Urban ConservationStep outside tonight and you may hear a lot of howling. Here’s why.

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Where Have All the House Sparrows Gone?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birds & Birding Climate Change From the Field Birds Climate Urban Conservation WildlifeThe house sparrow, one of the world’s most abundant birds, is in widespread decline. What’s going on?

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Expanding Protected Areas Is Not Always the Best Investment

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research shows that increased management of existing protected areas could be a better investment for conservation than purchasing new land. Ideas Wildlife Conservation Science Protected Areas TNC Science

2019 90

A Review of 101 + Common Birds of Costa Rica- A Birder’s Companion

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IUCN Conservation Status. Costa Rica is a small yet very birdy country (readers may have gotten that impression on previous posts I have written for 10,000 Birds, at least I hope that has been the case!).

Why Tucson, for the birds of course!

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This does not even take in to account the nearly a dozen waste Treatment Plants, along with Sweetwater Wetland, Madera Canyon, Florida Canyon, Box Canyon, los Cienegas National Conservation Area, Benson, Patagonia, Organ Pipe National Park, Mt.

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The ABA’s 50th Anniversary and Information: From Scarce to Abundant

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There are also countless field guides, birding tour companies, birding festivals, birding books and magazines, and bird-related conservation organizations.

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Iraq’s breadbasket gets a $15 million EU grant in agriculture

Green Prophet

The project will support vulnerable smallholder farmers to resume vegetable production, introduce efficient irrigation water use and management, encourage agri-food processing, improve small-scale dairy processing and marketing, and boost animal fodder production and conservation.

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Afield with the Gar Professor

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Conservation Science Fish Natural History Traveling NaturalistMeet Solomon David, a “garnado” of enthusiasm for all things primitive fish.

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What Scientists Can Learn from Sound and Silence

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sound holds the potential to help fill one of the most vexing evidence gaps in conservation: How do we know what we're doing is actually working? From the Field Ideas Nature Tech Wildlife Conservation Science Ecoacoustics TNC Science

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Econ 101ism and Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics

Econ 101ism arguments are usually employed by libertarian-conservative types who argue for less government/more laissez-faire.  I just finished reading a great book that substantially changed how I think about economics - " Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality " by James Kwak. 

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Collaborative list – December 2018

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Best wishes to you all for 2019, keep safe and keep birding. River Lakes Conservation Area–Moccasin Island. So what do you want first? The numbers? The accolades? The lifers?

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