Collaborative list – May 2019

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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.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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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 – 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. 03 Jan 2019. 03 Feb 2019. 17 Feb 2019. 08 Feb 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019.

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Collaborative List – February 2019

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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.

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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. 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.

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One Square Meter of Prairie

Nature Conservancy - Science

What can be found in a square meter of prairie? You’ll be surprised. From the Field Natural History Plants Traveling Naturalist

Listening to Falcons: The Peregrines of Tom Cade

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At about one mile out he started climbing into the sky and quickly made contact with two prairie falcons that were circling about 500 or more feet altitude. Author Sherrida Woodley thinks deeply about dearly departed birds. such as California Condors and Passenger Pigeons.

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Rainwater Basin

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Photos: Northern Pintail and Sunset at Funk WPA by USFWS Mountain-Prairie. A while back, I wrote about an under-appreciated part of the National Wildlife Refuge System : Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs).

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A New Year Begins! But First–A Celebration of My 2018 Top Ten Birds

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Baird’s Sparrows are true prairie birds, and their population is declining as their grassland habitat is cultivated for agriculture. Happy New Year, 10,000 Birds readers and writers, listers and photographers, friends and fellow travelers near and far!

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A Bird’s Eye View of the Rainwater Basin

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Photos: Northern Pintail and Sunset at Funk WPA by USFWS Mountain-Prairie. A while back, I wrote about an under-appreciated part of the National Wildlife Refuge System : Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs).

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Collaborative list – December 2018

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Best wishes to you all for 2019, keep safe and keep birding. So what do you want first? The numbers? The accolades? The lifers? December’s collaborative results also summarises the year’s efforts, so this is December 2018 and the rest of 2018 all rolled into one sentence.

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Causes and Effects of Desertification on People and the Environment

Greentumble

You may be even able to identify the most vulnerable areas yourself, as they include grasslands, steppes, prairies, savannahs, shrublands and woodlands. The word ‘desertification’ may seem like a word.

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How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?

Greentumble

There is a difference between the reasons why desertification happens in the Sahel or in Canadian Prairies. Large herds of wild herbivores have always been grazing on prairies, steppes, savannahs, naturally maintaining and rejuvenating world’s grasslands for thousands of years.

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A Tale from the Sacrifice Altar by a Reporter at Large: A Reframe of the Human Domination Paradigm

Elephant Journal

The sacrificial lamb, cow, pig, chicken, coyote, wolf, fox, bear, deer, antelope, buffalo, elephant, lion, giraffe, tiger, bobcat, prairie dog, bobcat, monkey, gorilla, orangutan, mouse, dog, and cat (among others) have all been forced to the altar of slaughter to satisfy the “needs” of the gods of the human species.

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Well, it’s about bridging the cultural divide, with an initial focus on the death of a young woman.

Elephant Journal

A Prairie View A&M University graduate. You might remember Sandra Bland. Young. Beautiful. Newly employed. Eager. Her name is now commonly mentioned in discussions on criminal justice reform. If you don’t, let me remind you. Her death may have taken place in 2015, but it feels like another time, another era. Because on a normal […].

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Collaborative List – July 2018

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And so to summer. Traditionally, the slow season, but the beats have mopped their collective brow and outdone their previous efforts. The UK has been birded clean by Tom as he ends his Little Big Year (Part 1).

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Collaborative list – August 2018

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Is it wrong of me to go birding to get away from the kids now that they are at home all day? August is the make or break month for relationships. Can the whole family live together in harmony during the school holidays? Bravo if you have. Happy birding if you suddenly find yourself single.

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Collaborative List – November 2018

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A big thank you goes out to Tristan, who demonstrated that at least one person reads this drivel. He pointed out that Illinois had been sadly neglected up to this point, so Redgannet made a special visit to Chicago to redress this oversight.

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Collaborative List – October 2018

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In a month that contained the eBird Big Day , we can naturally expect that the beats have been racing about providing much fodder for the collaborative list. The two most prolific contributors, Pat and Tom, have been sharing their birding space in Costa Rica.

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Collaborative list – September 2018

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The nights are drawing in and the mornings are cooler and noticeably damper. It’s September and time for birds to start their southerly journeys. The beats have been out to line their route and cheer them along, wishing them bon voyage and a safe return next spring.

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Combined Beats’ List – September

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Duncan has been in Africa, sweeping all before him like a brush fire. Through Botswana during the first week of September, then into Ethiopia with a late flourish, he has carried the list to 2191 as at September 30t h.

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