Collaborative List – October 2019

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30 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019.

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Collaborative List – November 2019

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29 Nov 2019. 28 Nov 2019. 28 Nov 2019. Kibale Forest NP–Primate Lodge. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 26 Nov 2019.

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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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Collaborative List – July 2019

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13 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 01 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 04 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 09 Jul 2019. 13 Jul 2019. 06 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 01 Jul 2019. 01 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 26 Jul 2019. 26 Jul 2019.

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Collaborative list – December 2019

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35 countries were visited during 2019 , 7 of them ( Belgium , France , Germany , Italy , Thailand , Indonesia and Barbados ) bringing new blood to the Country/Territory/Emirate/Republic/Pricipality/Kingdom/Special Administrative Region list which now stands at 55. 27 Dec 2019.

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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 – 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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Rufous Fantail and other forest surprises

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On my second visit to the Rufous Fantail nest I was scanning the forest and noticed an odd shape in the trees. The post Rufous Fantail and other forest surprises appeared first on 10,000 Birds. It can be challenging birding in new environments, especially when it involves tall trees!

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Resolutions for Birding in Costa Rica, 2019

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I actually really hope to see this bird in 2019 in Costa Rica. In Costa Rica, the Ochre-breasted Antpitta is usually found near streams or other similar microhabitats in wet, mossy, middle elevation forests. Well, those are my resolutions for 2019.

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2019)

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Best of all had to be the Ruffed Grouse , State Bird of Pennsylvania, that foolishly planted itself in the narrow road winding through the Allegheny National Forest, only to flush and careen frantically towards our car as we rounded a curve.

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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. Mottled , then Black-and-white Owls from the forested hills! Tarcoles Waterbirds and Deep Forest Species at Carara National Park.

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Recovery: Restoring the Floodplain Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

From the Field Forests Restoration TNC ScienceRestoring elms and other native trees benefits wildlife in the Connecticut River Valley.

Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest

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Although most New World Barbets live in the tropical forests of South America (“the bird continent”), us birders in Costa Rica are fortunate to have two species to watch and listen to. The post Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2019)

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He saw several new species for the year but his favorite was hearing an Eastern Wood-Pewee give its haunting call early in the morning on Saturday in Forest Park. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2019)

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The best of the bunch was a winter species, Common Redpolls probably winging it to the boreal forest. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2019)

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His Best Bird of the Weekend was an easy one though, as he found a Kentucky Warbler in Forest Park on Friday morning, only his fifth sighting of the species in Queens ever and his earliest by four days. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Seeing the Forest for Its Carbon Storage

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Climate Change From the Field Economics Ecosystem Services Forest Carbon Forests Natural Climate Solutions TNC ScienceIn Maine, carbon offsets markets provide a new revenue stream to keep forestlands as forestlands.

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Highlights from Birding Costa Rica, 2019

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I write this on the final day of the year, the last bit of 2019. If birders still fancied adding that Purple Finch, Ivory Gull, or Three-wattled Bellbird in 2019, December 31st would have been their final chance.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2019)

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Corey enjoyed leading a New York City Audubon bird walk at Forest Park on Saturday morning and visiting Breezy Point on Sunday. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Fall Birding at Nisqually NWR

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In addition to the estuary, the refuge also contains the Nisqually River, creeks, freshwater ponds, wetlands, as well as riparian and forested areas.

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The Royal Mile: Birding Fit For a King

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Africa boasts its own legendary birding road: Uganda’s Budongo Forest Reserve AKA the Royal Mile. The Royal Mile, located in Budongo not far from the southern entrance to Murchison Falls NP, opens the door to some of the most pristine forest habitat this century has to offer.

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How to Bird Murchison Falls

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The route Corey and I took in advance of the 2019 African Birding Expo may not be the only optimal way to go, but this approach yielded an absolute bounty of wildlife excitement in just 48 action-packed hours.

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The Final Days of the Danube backwaters in Belgrade: Chinese Belt and Road Initiative is coming to Serbia

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These plains are covered in willow and poplar forests and are open to the river but enclosed at their inland limit by man-made levees.

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Costa Rica Tops 700 Species on Global Big Day, October 19

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Global Big Day (GBD). This biggest day of eBirding kicked off in earnest a few years ago. The idea was to see how many birds could be collectively identified by folks anywhere and everywhere. Go birding, eBird the results and see what happens!

Yellow-faced Honeyeaters

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Our recent observations of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters have been in dense forest. Yellow-faced Honeyeaters – Calygavis chrysops are found in the eastern and south eastern parts of Australia.

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Vertical Forests, A Practical Design For Humanizing Cities Again

Green Prophet

What on earth is a vertical forest? It’s a forest that doesn’t grow on the earth. Boeri’s office, Stefano Boeri Architetti, has already planted 27 vertical forests in cities around the world. What’s wonderful about vertical forests?

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Bird Counts and Cold Fronts in Costa Rica

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It would be to persevere and keep watching albeit maybe from a sheltered spot with a good view of the forest, a great cup of coffee, and the best of company. It doesn’t get cold in Costa Rica.

Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide–A Book Review

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Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide’s seven chapters are each focused on a specific western habitat: Backyard & City, Wetland & Pond, Shoreline & Beach, Meadow & Grassland, Desert & Sagebrush Steppe, Forest & Woodland, and Alpine & Tundra. 2019).

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12 countries with the greatest bird species density

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The key areas are Kotu Creek (most hotels are there), Abuko NR, Tanji, Brufut Community Forest, Tujareng, Makasutu Cultural Forest, Kiang West NP and the neighbouring Tendaba Camp. The Species per Square Mile Approach.

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How to Bird on Crutches

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There was some light rain after lunch, so the soaked soil was evaporating, together with all those leaves in the forest around us. Clearly, it is easier said than done. And after three decades of walking on crutches, I still do not know how to answer the title question.

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Birds of Cambodia Review

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The introduction covers the geography, climate and for the first-time visitor especially important, habitats: nine forest types, offshore, intertidal, rivers, grasslands, freshwater wetlands, open country and urban habitats. Publisher: Lynx, August 2019. A holiday in Cambodia?

Creating habitat

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Just this Monday, I saw a small area of recently destroyed forest… in the middle of a heavily-used portion of a national park! Now, lots in Mexican cities are small; but today, our yard is a little piece of forest, with the equivalent of 11 full-grown trees, and lots of understory.

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How to Watch Birds in the Rains of Costa Rica

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It won’t in the dry forest zones of the northwestern part of the country and on much of the Pacific coast but forget about the mountains and northern and eastern Costa Rica. As birders, we face a particular set of challenges. Where can a birder find the best prices for quality optics?

Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

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But as the months pass, forests and other habitats regenerate and many birds return. Over the longer term, forests mature, closing hurricane-created gaps in the canopy, at least until the inevitable next hurricane. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the American Birding Association.

Norway: 2019 the highest Amazon deforestation rates in over ten years

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Nine thousand seven hundred (9,700) square kilometers of rainforest were lost in Brazil in 2019. Brazilian authorities today announced the official deforestation figures for the 2019 forest year (August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019).

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Hummingbird Heaven

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It is surrounded by some very birdy pine forests and grasslands. Central Mexico, where I live, has a monsoon climate. In other words, we tend to have heavy rains from late May or June through October, and little or no rains during the winter and spring.

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Homage to Catalonia

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First stop is the nearby Llobregat Delta reserve, a network of canals and pine forests squeezed in between the airport and industrial plants. In the valleys below, are small pine forests.

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Reminders and Perils of Fall Migration in Costa Rica

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This is because although mature forest and trees are legally protected, second growth is not and large areas of this and other areas on the road back to being rainforest have been completely destroyed to make way for pineapples. Migration is happening. Every birder knows it.

Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda!

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But now it is time for Mike and me to explore the wonders of places like Murchison Falls, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and Lake Mburu. This coming Thursday both Mike and I will be jetting our way to a continent neither of us have ever visited.

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The 20 best birds of Belgrade and where to find them

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At the time of writing (March 2019), so far there are 248 eBirded species in the wider area officially representing Belgrade. White-tailed Eagle breeds along large rivers, wherever water mingles with forest. Middle Spotted Woodpecker is a species of well-developed forests.

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