Some of America?s Avian Treasures

10,000 Birds

North America is home to many amazing bird species, including several which require a special effort to see and appreciate. In the summer, they are the highest altitude breeding songbird in North America. The post Some of America’s Avian Treasures appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition by Karl B. McKnight is not totally new, it’s a revision of A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America (Peterson Field Guides) b y Kent H. Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition.

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Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

It actually makes a lot of sense, the geographic features of the isthmus between North America (including Mexico, because Mexico is part of North America) and South America cut across political lines, as do birds. Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rican, and Panama , just published in October, is a field guide that was ten years in the making. Some features to consider: Birds of Central America is a big book.

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Where America dreams of/goes birding?

10,000 Birds

Not surprisingly, ten of these 19 countries are in the Americas, but what does surprise me, there are just 4 in Africa and just 1 in Asia (2 if you count Indonesia). The post Where America dreams of/goes birding? I had no intention of making a questionnaire or analysing the results. I was just curious what the US birders dream about, so I posted a question in the ABA’s FB group: a) what are the most popular foreign destinations and b) where would you go with unlimited funds?

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America & Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

And why I am so happy to see new, updated editions of Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America being published. In May, I reviewed Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition.

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

The April arrival of the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition was a supremely happy moment in a very difficult, sad month. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition is an updated and expanded edition of a field guide first published in 2008.

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Hope and Peril for North America’s “Snow Parrot”

Nature Conservancy - Science

North America’s sole remaining native parrot faces an endless litany of threats. The post Hope and Peril for North America’s “Snow Parrot” appeared first on Cool Green Science. But there’s hope.

WPAs: America’s Duck Factories

10,000 Birds

The potholes and associated grasslands create North America’s most productive habitat for breeding waterfowl, making it an area of global significance for Mallards , Northern Pintails , Blue-winged Teals , Gadwalls , Northern Shovelers , and others. The region has justifiably been referred to as the “Duck Factory of North America.” Jason A.

America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

Green Traveler Guides

” These places are not merely the hottest, they’re also where the most heat gets trapped in the summer months, which contributes to overall ickyness and […] America’s top 10 sweatiest cities is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America by Jesse Fagan and Oliver Komar, illustrated by Robert Dean and Peter Burke, does just that. When I went to Honduras in 2014, I was advised to use The Birds of Costa Rica by Richard Garrigues and Robert Dean (2014) and The Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America by Steve N.G. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America covers 827 species, including resident, migratory, and common vagrant birds.

After America.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Editor's Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today america Democracy empire Security Council United NationsThe American empire is in decline. Americans need to think how to pass the baton. The best runner up is a coalition of democratic states. It's time to build it.

God Bless America

Environmental Economics

oil and gas production is evolving so rapidly — and demand is dropping so quickly — that in just five years the U.S. could no longer need to buy oil from any source but Canada, according to Citigroup's global head of commodities research. Citigroup's Edward Morse, in a new report, projects a dramatic reshaping of the global energy industry, where the U.S., in a matter of years, becomes an exporter of energy, instead of one of the biggest importers.

Anderson Valley: ‘bahl hornin’ in America’s greenest wine country

Green Traveler Guides

Anderson Valley: ‘bahl hornin’ in America’s greenest wine country is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Anderson Valley California Mendocino North America The Americas United States Boonville Green Wine Country Navarro Philo Reuters Yorkville | Mendocino Green Wine | In northern California you’re never far from wine country.

Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Raptors of Mexico and Central America by William S. This is the first identification guide that I know of that covers Mexico (technically North America but rarely included in North American raptor guides) and Central America. Like Peterson’s Hawks of North America, 2nd edition (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), which Clark co-authored with Brain K. The colors are rich, much deeper and beautiful than the muted inks in my copy of Hawks of North America.

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Unscrew America

Green Earth Journey

Seen this site yet? If not check it out! UnscrewAmerica.org

Sibley’s Raptors of North America Poster

10,000 Birds

Do you know your raptors but wish that you had an easy reference for all the raptors of North America? Never fear, David Allen Sibley has done it again with the release by Scott & Nix of Sibley’s Raptors of North America poster.* Like Sibley’s Backyard Birds poster Sibley’s Raptors of North America measures two feet by three feet and will be a welcome addition to the collection of anyone who likes birds.

Hoatzins invaded South America from Africa … by raft

10,000 Birds

go on to say that they believe the birds colonized South America from Africa and suggest that the most plausible explanation for this is that the birds traveled west across the Atlantic on “rafts” — huge floating tangles of debris often invoked to explain trans-Atlantic mammal dispersal events. Birds africa Folivore fossils South America taxonomy and systematics

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

10,000 Birds

So, I was very excited when I heard that Rick Wright was writing a book about sparrows, the first treatment of North American sparrows since 2001, possibly the first book about sparrows of North America, depending on your definition of that geographic area. Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America covers 61 species of the New World sparrow family Passerellidae that breed in Canada, the United States, and northern Mexico. They’re all birds of North America!

TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

Green Traveler Guides

The program, which ranks hotels and B&Bs on their eco-friendly features, encompasses more than 8,000 properties in 67 countries (including 170 new entrants in Australia and New Zealand)—making it […] TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

"Here's what it could cost for America to buy Greenland"

Environmental Economics

If history is any guide, the autonomous Danish territory is worth at least $1 billion. In 1946, the United States offered Denmark $100 million in gold to buy Greenland, according to documents in the US National Archives. That's equivalent to $1.3 billion today, taking inflation into account. via www.cnn.com.

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Rare Birds of North America: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Where did the Coney Island Gray-hooded Gull come from, Africa or South America? I kept wishing I had Rare Birds of North America , by Steve N. In this book, rare birds are species “for which, on average, only 5 or fewer individuals have been found annually in North America since around 1950.” Rare Birds of North America covers 265 species within these parameters. There is a plate for each species, depicting plumages likely to be seen in North America.

The Most Dangerous Thing in America Today.

Elephant Journal

This attitude is the most dangerous thing in America today. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only acceptance america black lives matter colin kaepernick dangerous football mindful speech Nike protest respectThe election was polarizing to say the least. We were forced to pick sides. Families were literally torn apart by this process of choosing left or right, red or blue. This has created a collective attitude of "us versus them."

Captain Mexico America

Elephant Journal

“Tony, you’re Captain America,” a friend rejoiced. Locked in editing my recent short film, ¡Viva la Revolución!, he’s privied to my emotional presence daily. Because you’re a principled m *r.” Another buddy, struggling with a personal issue, said, “Having a conversation with you is like talking with Tony Robbins and Oprah!” I picked up my producing […].

Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia: An Identification Guide

10,000 Birds

Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide by Sébastien Reeber is an exhaustively comprehensive reference book that is sure to bring joy to the heart of every birder who slowly scopes through the hundreds of ducks in the local marsh or bay and eventually, after an hour or so, looks up, smiles, and says, “I have a Eurasian Teal.” Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide is a serious book for serious birders.

Climate Change And Birds: Europe vs. North America

10,000 Birds

I want to alert you to a recent study (from April) that looks at the plight of bird populations under conditions of climate change in Europe and North America. The total overall impact on bird populations, related to climate change, is the same in North America (on the right) and Europe (on the left). Again, Europe is on the left, North America is on the right. Why are Europe and North America different?

Rural America, I am Sorry.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality 2016 election Borat city slicker rural AmericaI see that you care about your community and this country. I see that there is love all around you. Maybe we have a few differences, but.

Resolving Wildlife Conflicts Humanely in Urban America

Green Prophet

The post Resolving Wildlife Conflicts Humanely in Urban America appeared first on Green Prophet. As cities in the United States continue to grow, wildlife wandering into big cities is becoming more and more common.

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Decorating America’s Favorite Climbing Spots

Wend Magazine

Artist and climber, Doug Lloyd, has a distinct vision to pair expressive imagery with the prominent rock features of America’s most respected climbing sites. He will travel to 12 climbing areas, study the ancient art and iconography of the region and then create his artistic interpretation at the site of each feature.

America the Beautiful. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) america freedom history immigration multicultural patriotismwe are buried underneath the blood of the slaves how do we forgive ourselves?

Review: Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America

10,000 Birds

Reviews Albatrosses and Storm-petrels of North America petrels seabirds tubenosesI’ve spent the odd hour sea-watching from both land and sea. I’ve sea-watched with some very experienced birders whose ability to identify species almost at the edge of visibility has left me questioning my optics, my eyesight, my ability and quite often my sanity. I’ve listened and learned and gone back to listen and learn some more.

Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America and of Northeastern North America: A Review of Two Field Guides

10,000 Birds

You can blame the nice people at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, who took it upon themselves to send me a review copy of the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America by Seabrooke Leckie and David Beadle. Moth plates from Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America. Moth plates from Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America (left plate) and Southeastern North America (two right plates). Happy May Day!

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

Green Traveler Guides

World Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela Yasuni

America: Green Jobs Champion

Sierra Club Compass

According to a new study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of green jobs in America has grown four times faster than every other job sector combined, up nearly 5 percent in 2011 from the previous year. This trend is a very important signal on America’s path toward a fully functioning clean energy economy. Jobs that benefit the environment and conserve natural resources are growing faster than any other industry in the U.S. four times as fast.

Taking America Backward Again.

Elephant Journal

We have, at our helm, a hateful and ignorant man who is not worthy of this democracy. I say this with no ill will, or hate. I do not enjoy saying this—I would be first in line to support anything kind or fair that would come out of today’s White House. But say this we […]. Main Categories* Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Waylon Lewis Waylon: Daily Newsletter

Celebrating Thanksgiving as an OFW in America

Eco Friendly Daily

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the fourth largest migrant community in America. The post Celebrating Thanksgiving as an OFW in America appeared first on About My Planet. Thanksgiving Day in the US will fall on November 26 this year.

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Ukiah, Calif.: America’s greenest winery and a whole lot more

Green Traveler Guides

America’s greenest winery and a whole lot more is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All California Farmers'' markets Health food/Natural grocery stores Mendocino North America Restaurants/Cafes The Americas Ukiah United States Wine country eco-friendly Ukiah Green Wine Country greenest winery in America organic dining Ukiah organic food Ukiah Patrona Ukiah Reuters sustainable Mendocino Ukiah Brewing Company Ukiah organic farmers market

America Passes the Imperial Baton.

Elephant Journal

America is locked into a social and bureaucratic complexity and imperial overreach that is hard to undo. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Literary Journal WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today america bureaucracy complexity empire overdevelopmentBut life after empire will likely be better.

Find The Data North America Bird Migration

10,000 Birds

Another migration tracker that seems to hold great potential for those able to master it is the Find The Data North America Bird Migration page. The more data about bird migration we gather from professional and citizen science efforts, the more each one of us can learn about the comings and goings of our favorite species. Obviously, when Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology collaborate on a Bird Migration Forecast tool, the result is going to be pretty spectacular.

Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

10,000 Birds

Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation by Paul J. Barker, and Carroll Henderson is a well-researched, copiously illustrated, engaging study of bird feeding practices, personalities, inventions marketing, and companies that developed in the United States from the late 19th century to the present day, with a little bit of Canada, Europe, and South America thrown in. CEO and found of Wild Bird Centers of America.

Cavity Nesting Birds of North America and Their Babies!

10,000 Birds

Now the only falcon that regularly nests in natural cavities is the smallest and most common falcon in North America, the American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius ). The majority of our owls in North America also nest in cavities and I want to wrap this up with a few of my favorites, starting with the Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ).

What’s in a Name: Woodpeckers of North America

10,000 Birds

Well, I never did see a Black-backed Woodpecker on my trip, but they were on my mind… What could be more straightforward than the naming of woodpeckers? The name woodpecker itself is a basic behavioral description. Here are birds that peck at wood. When it comes to individual North American species, the old reliable trick of naming them after physical traits is in full effect. Black-backed. White-headed. Red-cockaded. Ivory-billed.

The American Coot – One of the Least Appreciated Birds in North America

10,000 Birds

Maybe it’s because the American Coot ( Fulica americana ) is the most abundant and widely distributed species of rail in North America that it gets no respect? The post The American Coot – One of the Least Appreciated Birds in North America appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

America's new found beverage love. Water

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It was not all that long ago that America had a serious love affair with all things soda. bottled water smartwater water America vitaminwater tap water Now, a new drink, which is in fact an old flame, is taking the country''s heart by storm.