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. 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. 26 Oct 2019.

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My Ten Best Birds of 2019

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I saw 863 species of birds, bringing my life list to 1,820. Here’s hoping that 2020 is even close to as good a birding year as 2019 has been. The post My Ten Best Birds of 2019 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birds 2019 best bird of the year Top Ten

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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. 7 species were added to the life list in the time-honoured fashion of actually identifying the birds in the field. Today it stands at 2019 , but watch this space! 03 Aug 2019. 15 Aug 2019. 17 Aug 2019. 26 Aug 2019.

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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. 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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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. 01 Jul 2019. 01 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 26 Jul 2019. 26 Jul 2019. 03 Jul 2019. 01 Jul 2019. 26 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 11 Jul 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. 25 May 2019. 25 May 2019. 23 May 2019. 23 May 2019. 22 May 2019. 22 May 2019. 22 May 2019. 20 May 2019. 20 May 2019. 20 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. 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 – 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. 10 Sep 2019. 08 Sep 2019. 08 Sep 2019. 08 Sep 2019. 08 Sep 2019. 08 Sep 2019. 08 Sep 2019. 07 Sep 2019. 07 Sep 2019. 07 Sep 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. The yearly total has reached 1538 while the life list has been pushed to 3676. Only 123 species appear on both sides of the life list. 03 Jan 2019. 03 Feb 2019. 17 Feb 2019. 08 Feb 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 03 Jan 2019. 17 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. 23 Feb 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 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. 17 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2019)

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Corey definitely treated himself right this weekend, taking down his life Mountain Plover at Bolsa Chica in Southern California. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. What a time to be alive.

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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? If you’re struggling with horrendous summer heat, a trip to Antarctica might sound good to you.

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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? For some, that means inviting (or dragging) your children out on a mid-June birding adventure. For others, bliss means leaving the kids at home. Whatever you choose, enjoy!

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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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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.

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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All I Want for Christmas is a Curlew Sandpiper

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Exceedingly rare for this area of the island, this was an immature bird still in the process of figuring life out. Faraaz Abdool is a freelance conservation and wildlife photographer and writer who specializes in birds and the issues they face worldwide.

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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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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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If one of the last natural extensions of the Danube into its floodplains were to be covered by concrete, it would transform the living river into a mere canal and the Danube would lose its rich web of life.

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I Adopted a HeroRat

Indigenize

In good Hobbit fashion and in gratitude for my life, I like to give something good away on my birthday. This year, I’ve adopted a “Hero Rat” through the organization Apopo.

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A New Life for Old Bird Data

Nature Conservancy - Science

Old bird data for TNC preserves is often hidden in filing cabinets. But what can those records teach us about current conservation efforts? Birds & Birding Birds Protected Areas TNC Science

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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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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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My eBird 10th Anniversary

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One way to view the data is to organize your “World Life List” by date. Naturally, a walk through one’s life lists triggers memories. Clicking the “View All” link for any particular species on one’s Life List brings up all observations for that species.

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How to Bird the Colibri Cafe at Cinchona, Costa Rica

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Maybe that’s why birders just might be obsessive about it or at least, very much into the hobby, the birding way of life. Watching birds, birding, is inexorably tied to autonomous motivation.

Tips to Use eBird for Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

The only suggestion I would make is accompanying eBird submissions with a drink of your choice, or pizza, or chocolate or some other treat because just as with watching birds, life is meant to be celebrated. 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!

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? Eighteen months after leaving my relationship, I’m mourning the end of another (albeit fleeting) flirtation with love. Will we […].

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Reflecting on a Year of Less Birding

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For many women, pregnancy gives them a burst of energy, the joy of creating new life the boost they need to continue their daily activities while growing a human inside them. 2018 proved to be one of my best birding years ever.

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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. Astrology predicts events and marks time, but most of all, Astrology identifies your role in the universe—who you are and how you can best fulfill your purpose.

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Recommended reading: Another important VSL paper

Environmental Economics

Monetizing Bowser: A Contingent Valuation of the Statistical Value of Dog Life. An important shadow price in the analysis of policies affecting human mortality is the value of statistical life (VSL), which is imputed from how people make decisions involving tradeoffs between small mortality risks and other goods. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, November 11, 2019. Why not? Deven Carlson, Simon Haeder, Hank Jenkins-Smith, Joseph Ripberger  Abstract.

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How Mindfulness Saved My Life

Elephant Journal

On January 7, 2019 I was assaulted. I took at least 15 blows to my head by a man I have known for nearly 15 years. Nope, we never dated. In fact, we have never even so much as flirted. It was not domestic. He had a psychotic break and I just […].

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Rename All Birds Named After White People

10,000 Birds

This writing of conquest onto the so-called natural world is an example of what the late Peruvian sociologist Anibal Quijano called the “Coloniality of Power,” a concept Quijano coined, and which many others have adopted , to describe the fundamental role colonialism has played in organizing modern social life and knowledge. 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.

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The Big Box of Astrology for 2019: Change is Coming Your Way.

Elephant Journal

Arts Astrology 2019 horoscope astrology change elephant magazine horoscope life mercury relationships rising sign star signs super moon UranusSome of us moved mountains this year, while others were left in a state of being paralyzed because things got too overwhelming. No matter our personal story, most people that I have talked to felt like 2018 was an overly emotional and angry hurricane.

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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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Resolutions, 2019

Elephant Journal

Resolutions, 2019 Whereas, the wind of seasons will there to blow sweetness and sourness of life but chances to inhale toxins of reveald truths and exhale clemency fragrance, must be fetched. Resolutions for forgiveness and absolution to misunderstandings of folks. Resolutions for generosity to kins for their shortcomings. Resolutions for lending services to neighbours […].

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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.” 17); he was born in West Virginia and spent most of his life and career in Cincinnati. 2019). Skipstone, 2019.

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My 2019 Manifesto

Elephant Journal

In 2019, which will be my 36th year on this Planet Earth, I will actualize myself. This doctrine is meant to apply to all facets of my life—friendships, dating, free time, work-wise, social life, family, and health—in order to better achieve […]. I am committing to undoing previously damaging patterns and charting a new path forward.

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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

10,000 Birds

Even though she’s not keen on commercial aviation, she travels for birding once or twice a year, she says, including, a couple of years ago, to the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, where she saw a number of life birds, including some that inspired songs, such as the Yellow-headed Blackbird: Yellow-headed Blackbird, how you stand out in a crowd. Why do people become birders?

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Standing and staring.

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“What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” “A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.”

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How to Bird on Crutches

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Benches make life more pleasant for others, not just for people with mobility issues, but small children, pregnant women, unfit elderly… If you are on electric grid (and not solar) and the trail is reasonably even and wide, a noiseless golf cart might be a great solution. 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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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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