Collaborative list – August 2019

10,000 Birds

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 – July 2019

10,000 Birds

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 – June 2019

10,000 Birds

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 – May 2019

10,000 Birds

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

10,000 Birds

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 – March 2019

10,000 Birds

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. The yearly total has reached 1538 while the life list has been pushed to 3676. 03 Jan 2019.

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Collaborative List – February 2019

10,000 Birds

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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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2019?

10,000 Birds

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?

10,000 Birds

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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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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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2019?

10,000 Birds

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

Green (Living) Review

Of the 500 surveyed, 46% of parents thought that being able to tie your own laces was an important life skill yet 62% of parents admitted to tying their children’s laces for them to save time and stress every morning.

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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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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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Birds Expected and Unexpected at Calle Jocote, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

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.

Chemicals from sunscreen products do seep into bloodstream

Green (Living) Review

With sunscreens now being used with greater frequency, in larger amounts, it is more important than ever to ensure that sunscreens are safe and effective for daily, life-long use,” the press release says.

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Foreign Languages on a Birding Trip

10,000 Birds

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?

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

10,000 Birds

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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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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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.

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Rename All Birds Named After White People

10,000 Birds

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

10,000 Birds

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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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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New Haunts: Wakulla Springs State Park

10,000 Birds

Mom has spent most of her life in the Northeast, and birds that call our southern summers home remain uncommon or downright rare to her New Englander eyes. Moving means finding your new birding haunts.

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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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Life Coaching Tools

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] What good is life coaching? Why do I need someone to tell me how to live my life? John Wooden Life coaching is not therapy or counseling, which pairs a mental health professional with a client seeking guidance around mental wellness.

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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?

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.

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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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Recent Changes to the Costa Rica Bird List

10,000 Birds

However, no matter how one enjoys or takes in interest in the avian side of life, an official list of the birds for a given area is of vital importance. Some birders are more learners than listers, others more photographers than birders.

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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Saving Jemima and Julie: a Book Review

10,000 Birds

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.

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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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White, yellow or golden?

10,000 Birds

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. Collared Scops Owl – A Cat Head Eagle. For a German living in China, bird names have some additional complexities.

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Analogue vs. digital birding

10,000 Birds

My life list is not even a thousand species long, yet, I birded four continents and the list of bird families should be quite interesting.). Looking at a photo of a dozen birders on a Colombia tour, it stroke me that they were either using binoculars or cameras.

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Attack of the Hooligan Bluebird

10,000 Birds

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.

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Birds of Ecuador by Juan Freile & Robin Restall

10,000 Birds

From the Amazon basin through the towering Andes to the endemic-rich Choco, it is possible to observe 600 species in two weeks and even 800 in three weeks – they could all find themselves on your life list. Schematic illustrations lacking the Jizz that the birds exhibit in real life.

Madera Canyon: The feeders at Santa Rita Lodge

10,000 Birds

In a check of the eBird hotspot list for Santa Rita Lodge, it shows a life list there of 170 species, and approaching 13,000 check lists submitted.

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Join Waylon Lewis for a Free Training: How to Write a Book in 2019.

Elephant Journal

Join Waylon Lewis for a Free Training: How to Write, Publish, & Sell the Hell out of a Book in 2019 (eco-responsibly). “It takes bravery to live a life you love. Register for a free, live training with Waylon Lewis—Editor-in-Chief of Elephant Journal and author of Things I would like to do with You. To do work you care […]. Blog Featured Events Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis

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Hermit Thrush Brewery: Po Tweet

10,000 Birds

Though I never cared much for the season growing up, my initial birding forays to Jamaica Bay in Queens were a welcome antidote to the smelly sidewalks and sweltering apartments that plagued my life in summer in New York City.

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