Collaborative list – August 2019

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eBird have applied their new taxonomy as of July/August 2019. In publishing the most current thinking, eBird have become the month’s biggest contributor to the life list, expanding it by 7 brand new species and pushing it to 3774. Today it stands at 2019 , but watch this space!

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Collaborative list – June 2019

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The year list has benefited greatly from some fresh blood, reaching 1921 and the life list is topping out at 3751. 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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The year list has moved forward to 1962 and the life list has leapt forward to 3759. 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.

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Collaborative List – October 2019

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The year list has reached 2403 , a boost of 174 and the life list now stands at 3875 after beats’ efforts in Indonesia, South Africa and China added 39 ticks. 30 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019.

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Collaborative List – September 2019 – (Red-letter version)

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62 species have been added to our combined life list, breaking through the next hundred which has been proving very stubborn. 24 Sep 2019. 20 Sep 2019. 19 Sep 2019. 15 Sep 2019. 12 Sep 2019. 12 Sep 2019. 10 Sep 2019. 10 Sep 2019.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

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The year list has reached 1843 and the life list stands at 3739. 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.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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The year list reached 1729 and the life list now stretches to 3720. 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 – February 2019

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The life list has received a huge boost this month and has risen 43 points to 3616. 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.

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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. The Life List has got off to a flyer this year, swelling as it has to 3573 (+6) and passing the 4000 complete checklist mark. 03 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 03 Jan 2019.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2019?

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In fact, if you’re anywhere but Antarctica right now and eager to see the surprisingly rich animal life at the southern pole, you might appreciate Chimu’s contest for a free 11-day Antarctica cruise. The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2019?

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of June 2019?

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Even if your country of residence doesn’t officially observe Father’s Day, you dad birders out there should make this weekend a celebration of all the parts of life you love the most. The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of June 2019?

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Recommended reading: Another important VSL paper

Environmental Economics

Monetizing Bowser: A Contingent Valuation of the Statistical Value of Dog Life. The value of statistical dog life (VSDL) is also an important, but until now unavailable, shadow price for use in regulation of such goods as pet foods and environmental toxins. Why not?

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2019?

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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. The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2019? Most birders show reasonable to remarkable understanding of phenology. This phenological fluency also helps us recognize signs of a changing season. 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?

Greentumble

Here are 4 reasons why you should switch to solar in 2019. Due to legislation passed in 2015, the ITC will begin declining each year after 2019 and will be phased out entirely for residential solar in just a few short years. As a homeowner, installing solar panels on.

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Boyle and Kotchen: The Need for More (Not Less) External Review of Economic Analysis at the U.S. EPA

Environmental Economics

At the same time, the EPA has eliminated its Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC), which had provided external review of key inputs to the agency’s benefit–cost analyses, such as the value of a statistical life. Abstract:  Under President Donald Trump, the U.S.

2019 151

A Grad Student’s Guide to Life on A Budget

Green Prophet

Maybe you have landed your most treasured dream assignment at school, but you still have to deal with the less pleasant realities of life… When you are going to grad school , you need to save as much money as possible. Urban Farm School teaches you how to grow food in your city.

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Building a Shelf of Failure in 2019

Elephant Journal

Wanna know my advice for 2019? Flip your life upside down like the Monopoly board that it is. Let the game pieces fly in every which direction and land in hard to reach places. Throw all of your money into the garbage disposal. Hand people the tools they need to take advantage of you. Sign […].

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The Strange Sex Life of Freshwater Mussels

Nature Conservancy - Science

The mussel’s sedentary lifestyle presents, well, certain mating challenges. From the Field Latest Science Wildlife Endangered Species Fish Natural History Water Weird Nature

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Bird Songs (but maybe not the kind you’re thinking): A review of “There Are Birds,” a music album, and an interview with songstress Stephanie Seymour

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Last but not least, the cover of the album is a beautiful painting by the 2019 American Birding Association Bird of the Year Artist, Megan Massa. Why do people become birders?

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Greg Mankiw: I am no longer a Republican @whitehouseCEA

Environmental Economics

CEA (@WhiteHouseCEA) October 28, 2019. Greg Mankiw (former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors): I just came back from city hall, where I switched my voter registration from Republican to unenrolled (aka independent).

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REEP: "The Need for More (Not Less) External Review of Economic Analysis at the U.S. EPA"

Environmental Economics

Published: 13 June 2019 Abstract. At the same time, the EPA has eliminated its Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC), which had provided external review of key inputs to the agency’s benefit–cost analyses, such as the value of a statistical life.

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A comment on Balmford et al. "The Value of Statistical Life for Adults and Children."

Environmental Economics

2019) , in the context of estimating the value of a statistical life (VSL), say (emphasis added): Concerns regarding responsiveness to scope in CV studies are not novel; indeed, instances of scope insensitivity are widespread within the literature (Ojea and Loureiro, 2011). "The Value of Statistical Life for Adults and Children: Comparisons of the contingent valuation and chained approaches."  "  Resource and Energy Economics (2019

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Why I’m consciously choosing to be single in 2019

Elephant Journal

During this time, there has always been someone (a man) at the back of my mind or in my life, taking precedence in my thoughts and keeping me focused on the future: Is he the one?

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Life, Death & Bird Cam Drama at the Great Salt Lake

Nature Conservancy - Science

Season two of the Utah kestrel cam returns, with more drama than ever. Tune in now to see chicks in the nest! Birds & Birding Birds National Parks Nest Cams Wildlife

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The benefits of hurricanes in Southeast Arizona

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In addition to the life sustaining rains, these high wind storms also push some pretty unusual species into this relatively high elevation desert area. For the past few weeks I have been touting all the different reasons that Southeast Arizona is such an amazing area for birding.

2019 Eclipses: Astrology and Predictions. By Debra Silverman

Elephant Journal

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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Reuse and Repair

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Half a century ago, we were a thriving culture of reuse and repair. What happened? What happened? Simple.

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Needs are problems looking for solutions, not products

Green (Living) Review

The marketing industry, also known as advertising, has trained us well to buy products that will supposedly solve all of life's problems.

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So I went to the beach

10,000 Birds

But it is the closest coastal point to my home, and since it is in my state, also serves to round out my life list for Michoacán. Suffice it to say, even after five years of birding in Mexico, this trip gave me 5 lifers, 8 new life-birds for my state, and 22 year-bird species for 2019.

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

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The two Offshore Sea Life ID Guides cited above are highly condensed identification guides meant to be brought along on North American pelagics. Princeton University Press, 2019. Are seabirds the last frontier of bird identification? Steve N. Howell and Kirk Zufelt certainly think so.

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Rename All Birds Named After White People

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Most of the birds so named were named by men with the dead remnants of a bird in their hand and often the men doing the naming had never seen the bird in life. Zach Schwartz-Weinstein is a writer, teacher, organizer, and birdwatcher who lives in upstate New York.

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

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Her illustrations for Ruby’s Birds have a cinematic quality, showing Ruby and her world at odd angles that emphasize the limited spaces of urban life, going in for close-ups as Ruby gazes about the park in wonder. Cornell Lab Publishing Group, Wundermill Books, March 2019.

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Birds Expected and Unexpected at Calle Jocote, Costa Rica

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It’s an urban area but lucky for us, a nearby stream and a small farm on the other side of the street inject it with more life. The expected species are always nice but it’s the unexpected birds that add a bit more flavor to the spice of birding life.

Foreign Languages on a Birding Trip

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This is where our paths parted, I went to chase more birds (more, ever more birds, life, ever more life, and a beer or two afterwards), while B. Don’t you hate it when you cannot communicate while birding overseas?

2019 209

Saving Jemima and Julie: a Book Review

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One thinks, for example, of Robert Stroud, though he had the advantage, or excuse, of being locked in a small cell for life, as the famous Birdman of Alcatraz.). The latest and delightfullest in this genre is Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay. September 2019, $25.

2019 203

Sprout Lands – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sprout Lands by William Bryant Logan Published by W W Norton, April 2019 Hardcover 165 x 244 mm / 384 pages ISBN 9780393609417 Price: £19.99 Arborist William Bryant Logan recovers the lost tradition that sustained human life and culture for ten millennia.

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8 Reminders for how to be a Real Ass, Heart-on-your-Sleeve Human in 2019.

Elephant Journal

I don’t know about anyone else, but in my life, 2018 was one hell of a year. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 2018 2019 breakup feel inspired human being real ass reminders traumas trusting people

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My many hummingbirds

10,000 Birds

Had my life taken a different turn, and had I remained in that state, I would be intimately acquainted with exactly one hummingbird: the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. I was born in Minnesota.

2019 204

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

Elephant Journal

As we are gradually moving ahead in life, now parents are more focused on their children. Every parent wants that not only at home, but from outside the home their children are safe and secure in every way. Even they are in play area, or in school.

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The Top 25 Target Birds to Look for in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

See it in life and the crown nearly glows white. “Target birds” The term can foster excitement but is easily contentious. It would be uber cool to lay eyes on a rare lifer, on species that only seem to live on the pages of a field guide but isn’t that somewhat discriminatory?

Grand River Brewery: 313 Polish Lager

10,000 Birds

It was in the great borough of Queens in New York City that I first discovered both beer and birding, two great loves of my life that happily intersect with great regularity here at Birds and Booze.

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Attack of the Hooligan Bluebird

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All my birding life, I had heard about certain birds going to battle with their images reflected by windows and mirrors. But it wasn’t until April of this year that it happened to me. Or rather, to my car… which suffered the fierce attack of a Hooligan Bluebird.

2019 206

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

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The lessons are written in a relaxed personable way, with separate sections on tools, such as “carving tools and the marks they make” and on techniques, such as “watercolor studio painting,” “drawing from life,” and, of course, “making a block print.”

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