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

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How You Can Help. 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.

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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Should I Get Solar Panels Now in 2019 or Wait?

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Here are 4 reasons why you should switch to solar in 2019. The ITC has been valuable not only for reducing the total cost of a solar project, but also for helping to catalyze financial and businesses model innovations that have increased access to solar.

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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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Three in ten children can't tie their shoelaces when leaving primary school

Green (Living) Review

During National Feet Week, OSGO are urging parents to help their children begin to learn this essential life skill which helps to support feet as they continue to grow and develop.

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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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Off the boil: Mayor’s cashback scheme fails

Green (Living) Review

The commercial boiler cashback scheme, which was designed to help small businesses replace old, inefficient boilers, has been left with £500,000, and 30 more projects still stuck in the application process.

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Futurekind – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Futurekind Design for and by the People by Dr. Rob Phillips Published by Thames & Hudson, May (16) 2019 240 pages 900 illustrations Hardback 25.5

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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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Foreign Languages on a Birding Trip

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They understood each other perfectly (okay, the tsipouro may have helped a bit). Don’t you hate it when you cannot communicate while birding overseas?

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

Environmental Economics

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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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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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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New Haunts: Wakulla Springs State Park

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My mom – a true angel – arrived on a Friday evening to spend a week with me, unloading boxes and helping pick out furniture. Moving means finding your new birding haunts.

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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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Plastic recycling

Green (Living) Review

That appears to be the attitude and government is not helping.

4 Travel Hacks That Can Help You Save Money in 2019

Elephant Journal

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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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.

Fairy Pitta at Nanhui, Shanghai

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The Fairy Pitta is classified as Vulnerable – being a migrant bird in China does not help. September and October are probably the best two months in Shanghai – it is warm but not unbearably hot, and it does not rain much.

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How President Herbert Hoover Helped Save the Koala

Nature Conservancy - Science

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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Open Source and Open Design

Green (Living) Review

Now open source has gone further that that and will enable people not just to connect and cooperate but to help “save the Planet” but also to create businesses.

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Gadgets Under £50 To Help You Achieve A Greener Home

Green Prophet

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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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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Is your garden buzzing?

Green (Living) Review

With more than 18,000 pledges to plant bee-friendly plants in 2018 Hozelock’s Plant A Pot campaign has been a huge success so far and wants to help keep gardens buzzing this year! Hozelock’s bee friendly Plant A Pot campaign is set to take you by ‘swarm’!

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Madera Canyon: The feeders at Santa Rita Lodge

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And, while you are there, don’t forget to drop a couple of bucks in the box to help keep the feeders full! Rarely does the name Madera Canyon come up without most North American birders taking pause to recognize the importance to birding in the Southwest U.S.

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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.

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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Birds of Ecuador by Juan Freile & Robin Restall

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Its manageable size, authoritative text, helpful maps and accurate, albeit somewhat ‘wooden’ illustrations make Freile and Restall’s the number one choice in field guides for birders going to Ecuador. Helm Field Guides, Paperback – May 2018.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

The Joy of One-eyed Birding

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My photos are just to help with IDs, and the good ones are always the product of dumb luck. I’m happy to say, last year 98 people submitted checklists here, and it looks like 2019 will be the year we finally pass the 100 mark. I confess, this post has a trick title.

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

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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Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America: A Review by a Sparrow Fan

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I think that’s great; even if these birds remain officially at the subspecies level in the future, it is tremendously helpful to have more information about them. I appreciate the large size of the photographs, which is helpful in studying smaller, more specific field marks.

Being a beginning birder, again

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I had to seek professional help to ID this trip’s Melodious Warblers and Zitting Cisticola (no really, that is its name!). It’s a rush any new birder experiences: that of every species being a lifer. But few new birders appreciate that rush, because they haven’t known anything else… yet. Once you’ve been around the birding block a few years, your appreciation for the lifer experience deepens greatly.

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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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February Birding in Tybee Island, Georgia

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The folks on Tybee Island can’t help the latter but they can do a lot better on the former. 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.

Painted Finches collecting charcoal

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The information on the pet shop supply websites implies that the finches need charcoal to aid digestion and to help eliminate toxins. When we are bird watching we sometimes come across some odd behaviour that we have not seen in the past.

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How Walking More can help you Earn Extra $$ (Seriously). {Partner}

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We’re honored to work with a caring company dedicated helping us form healthier habits. ~ This is a post written in collaboration with WayBetter—an Elephant partner. If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.

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