My Ten Best Birds of 2019

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Despite the limitations of birding in a not-bird-rich portion of the country I still did alright, especially the one morning I had a guide to help me find stuff. Here’s hoping that 2020 is even close to as good a birding year as 2019 has been.

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The first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019

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Returning with damp feathers also helps to keep the young birds cool on hot days. The post The first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. This year marks the twentieth year that we have observed Pied Oystercatchers nesting along Cable Beach.

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The hidden cost of your 2019 choccie-filled advent calendar

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2019)

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Did that help or hinder your efforts to see superior birds this weekend? The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Days in the Northern Hemisphere are getting longer.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2019)

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Easter weekend means many things to many people, but most of us with school-age children in the United States can’t help but link this floating holiday with travel, seeing as how so many K-12 schools use the weekend anchor their Spring Break.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2019)

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While I can’t Marie Kondo your busy schedule, I’d like to help reconnect you to those birding moments that spark joy. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Ever feel like you’re not birding enough?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2019)

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With a foundation this firm, you can’t help but have a great weekend, right? The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Mid-June may be the most perfect time of year, offering maximum nice weather with minimal catastrophic natural events. Even the birding is decent. My daughter was in the mood to see Indigo Buntings , so she accompanied me on my annual visit to Rush Oak Openings.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2019?

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This phenological fluency also helps us recognize signs of a changing season. The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2019? Most birders show reasonable to remarkable understanding of phenology. Our attunement to periodic plant and animal life cycle events explains why we anticipate migration with the eagerness of schoolchildren waiting for the final bell. For example, we all have birds we associate with the beginning of spring.

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The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

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The most recent effort was released in June 2019. Duck Stamps help conserve critical avian habitat regardless of who is in the White House. Every few years, the U.S.

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Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review

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25, 2019). The first shot of Birders is of a helicopter. It’s an official-looking helicopter, photographed flying in the air at eye level, as if we’re next to it.

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How President Herbert Hoover Helped Save the Koala

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Koalas were almost hunted to extinction last century, until American President Herbert Hoover helped put a stop to the trade. Wildlife Asia Pacific Endangered Species Natural History

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Tips to Use eBird for Costa Rica

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It might help you see an Emerald Tanager. EBird! It’s part of modern birding. In some parts of the world, it seems like most birders use it, myself included and why not? Make a bird list for anywhere, anytime and on a hand held device! Don’t have a connection? No problem!

The First Bird Tracking Station Is Up and Running in Costa Rica

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With all of that bird movement going on, one can’t help but wonder where and how often they stop. Bird migration! In October, it’s what’s happening in Costa Rica.

2019 Eclipses: Astrology and Predictions. By Debra Silverman

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Before we get to how Astrology can help in your life, let’s look at how Astrology […]. Astrology predicts—or so they say. Prediction is only one of Astrology’s functions.

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Can CBD Pills Help You Fall Asleep Faster?

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CBD a non hallucinogenic molecule in medical cannabis helps with sleep. Cannabidiol (CBD) is sweeping the nation as a cannabis product that’s non-psychoactive and supremely helpful for treating multiple physical and mental health problems.

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How Can You Help Prevent and Control Soil Erosion?

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Organic material is also a vital part of healthy soil structure—encouraging the formation of aggregates that bind particles together and support porosity—factors that help prevent soil degradation by erosion [5]. How can you help prevent and control soil erosion?

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"EPA is soliciting comment on issues related to water quality trading" @willwheels

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And the end:  The EPA is considering modifying or clarifying existing EPA policy and guidance on water quality trading to remove unnecessary barriers and better support market-based mechanisms, including water quality trading, consistent with the 2019 Memorandum.

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

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2019). Skipstone, 2019. I first encountered Molly Hashimoto’s bird art in California. Her lively block prints adorn calendars, note cards, puzzles, and children’s books, very much in the popular tradition of beloved minimalist Charley Harper.

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There’s a Plague in Our Oceans. Can Ecosystem Services Help?

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Big disease outbreaks are making our ocean biota sick, from corals with spots and halos to starfish melting away. Climate Change Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Disease & Parasites Ecosystem Services Oceans Our Nature Reads

London College of Garden Design to sponsor planting design competition

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This is the second year that the College has sponsored the Countryside Borders Competition which aims to help budding new garden designers and experts to show what they can achieve with plants.

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Rename All Birds Named After White People

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But maybe it’ll help us remember that birds exist in relation to us, remember how their histories are our histories, and remember the ongoing histories of dispossession and violence which underlie even seemingly innocent activities like watching birds.

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Can Drones Help Stop the Spread of Kenya’s Invasive Cactus?

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Some call it a green hell. Can Kenya’s invasive cactus be stopped? From the Field Nature Tech Invasive Species Robots, Drones & Infrared TNC Science

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How to Bird on Crutches

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Once I was in a beautiful lodge where I asked for an extra chair to put under the shower and then felt embarrassed when I saw a lady manager (no male help around) carrying a very heavy wooden chair up the stairs for me. Clearly, it is easier said than done.

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4 Travel Hacks That Can Help You Save Money in 2019

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It can be crucial when you plan to save money along with travelling. These two are more or less like oil and water that simply cannot stand each other. But there are ways to make travels cheaper. However, as mere humans, we have needs and wants even if they may be something we can leave […].

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Bird Counts and Cold Fronts in Costa Rica

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One of the examples of that tropical take on cold happened to me one cool, December day when a senior citizen walked by and couldn’t help but share her impressions on the unusual temperatures. This was less than usual but couldn’t be helped with the cool, rainy weather.

Reflecting on a Year of Less Birding

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With changes to my priorities – at least for nine months – I couldn’t help but question myself. 2018 proved to be one of my best birding years ever.

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Homage to Catalonia

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The sky is grey, the wind cold and I put my fleece on – which doesn’t help much if you drive with widows down, trying to hear birds.

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Can CBD Gummies Help With Sleep?

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CBD helps with sleep. Can they help you sleep? With so many CBD products coming about with the rising market, it can be difficult to sift through all of the information and get to the bare truth; whether or not CBD is actually helpful or not. Gummies are one way to self-medicate.

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

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I’m not going to spoil the rest of the story, let’s just say that this is Ruby’s spark bird, and it’s clear that Eva has helped Ruby find a focus for her energy and intelligence. Cornell Lab Publishing Group, Wundermill Books, March 2019.

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Belu becomes first UK water company to make all plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles

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From November 2019, Belu has committed to make 100% of our plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic bottles. They give 100% of profits to the charity WaterAid to help transform lives worldwide with clean water. 2019 © Michael Smith

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The indistinguishable Empidonax Flycatchers

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help to distinguish it from the otherwise identical Pine Flycatcher. Least Flycatcher: that really big head actually helps with identification. Warning: Any and all flycatchers shown in this post may be misidentified. Cut me some slack.

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Grand River Brewery: 313 Polish Lager

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I especially loved its cool, consonant-heavy name – and being privy to its proper pronunciation thanks to my Polish-speaking friends certain helped.*

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Freckled Ducks and field guides

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Birds do not follow field guides and they are purely written to help us identify which bird species we are most likely to observe at certain locations. Anybody that has spent some time birding and using field guides will soon realise that the field guides are written for humans.

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Oceanic Birds of The World: A Photo Guide–A Book Review

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And, it helps if you don’t get seasick. All of which is to say that there are a number of obstacles, both scientific and pragmatic, to seabird identification, and there are very few guides around to help us. Princeton University Press, 2019.

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Recent Changes to the Costa Rica Bird List

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To help clear up the confusion, this is a brief summary of recent changes to the official Costa Rica list. Some birders are more learners than listers, others more photographers than birders.

White, yellow or golden?

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Helpful when talking to Chinese birders. Collared Scops Owl – A Cat Head Eagle. For a German living in China, bird names have some additional complexities.

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Make Small Changes to Help the Environment

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Helping the environment is something that many people would love to do. However, some people don’t feel they have the time or knowledge to get involved with environmental issues but it is actually very simple to make small changes in your life that can help to benefit the environment.

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Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review

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I couldn’t help thinking this–me, the anthropomorphism hater– as I watched a pair of Philippine Eagles tend their nest, raise a chick, and tear monkeys apart in Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth , a well-crafted, beautifully filmed documentary with a mission.

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Gadgets Under £50 To Help You Achieve A Greener Home

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But what about gadgets to help your household develop an eco-friendlier lifestyle? Though some of these gadgets can be expensive, we have compiled a list of affordable gadgets under £50 that will help you to reduce your carbon footprint over time.

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Hawk-Eagle Sweep in Costa Rica

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Since this seems to coincide with reforestation and an increase in sightings of the more powerful Ornate Hawk-Eagle, one can’t help but wonder if it is being out-competed by its slightly heavier cousin.

Listening to Falcons: The Peregrines of Tom Cade

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Curious and inventive, he figured out he didn’t need their assistance, just their instructions to help him capture and train a young Cooper’s Hawk. About falconers, he said, “They helped sound the alarm, they visited nests.

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A quick comment about opt-in panels

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I hope my answers arent used to help anyone. Here is a comment I received on a referendum repeated contingent valuation (aka, discrete choice experiment) survey: I seriously dont think this is a realistic way to make decisions regarding such a complex situation.

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