Birds of the United States (and Provinces) of (North) America

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When I drive a bit north to Lake Cuitzeo during the winter season, all the visiting Peeps ( Least , Western , and Baird’s Sandpipers , as well as Sanderlings ) and Plovers ( Semipalmated and Black-bellied ) connect me with North America’s Arctic shores.

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Some of America?s Avian Treasures

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North America is home to many amazing bird species, including several which require a special effort to see and appreciate. Breeding only above treeline on windswept and desolate rock faces (or equally austere habitats on the Aleutians), the three American rosy-finches (Gray-crowned, Black, and Brown-capped) are extreme environment specialists that are endemic to North America. In the summer, they are the highest altitude breeding songbird in North America.

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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

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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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New Field Guide: Central America

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Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama make up Central America. Anyway, those countries have about 1261 species of birds, and the newly minted Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama (Princeton Field Guides) by Andrew Vallely and Dale Dyer covers 1,194 of them (plus 67 probably accidentals). Know somebody going to Central America over winter break?

Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

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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?

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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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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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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.

Unscrew America

Green Earth Journey

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

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. The Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America was my first field guide, part of an ‘introduction to birding’ workshop taught by the incomparable Starr Saphir. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition.

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WPAs: America’s Duck Factories

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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.

"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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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.

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

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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.

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 […].

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.

America the Beautiful. {Poem}

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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?

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.

The Most Eco-friendly Places to Live in America

Living Green & Saving Energy

America may be trailing behind most of the rest of the world in its efforts to become more ecologically-friendly, but the good news is that change is most definitely happening, perhaps not on a nationwide level, but on a local level with some places in America doing it for themselves.

Raptors of Mexico and Central America: A Book Review

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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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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

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

The Evolution Of Shopping Malls In America

Eco Friendly Daily

The post The Evolution Of Shopping Malls In America appeared first on About My Planet. Many things happened in 1956. Dwight D. Eisenhower was President Of The United States.

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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.

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. In the suburbs, where public parks provide the perfect environment for a variety of animals, countless encounters with wild animals are seen. But how do you deal with these encounters? How do you keep your household safe while ensuring the safety of the animals?

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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.

Sibley’s Raptors of North America Poster

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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

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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

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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!

Rare Birds of North America: A Book Review

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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 Ten Creepiest Spiders of North America

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bradley, author of Common Spiders of North America , is one of many professional and novice arachnologists in the country studying the planet’s eight-legged critters and working to dispel popular myths. Depending on what criteria is used, either the black widow or the brown recluse is the most venomous spider in North America. While the brainiest of all jumping spiders are found in Africa and Australia, North America has a few over-achievers of its own.

America Could Be Vegan by 2050

Eccorazzi

The founder and director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Kathy Stevens, thinks America could be vegan by 2050. Meat consumption is on the decline, while interest in Read More The post America Could Be Vegan by 2050 appeared first on Ecorazzi. Here’s the evidence: 1. Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News

Take A Seat: Sharing a Ride Across America

Wend Magazine

Called Take A Seat: Sharing a ride across America , the project follows a bicycle journey from Los Angeles to New York City. Related posts: The Joy Trip Project: Biking America for (and with) People with Disabilities. In a sequel to his original movie, Take A Seat , adventure filmmaker Dominic Gill will release a new television series for Universal Sports on April 4th.

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Is Yoga America’s Religion?

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Yoga america religion

Worst Air Quality in America | 10 American Cities With the.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Worst Air Quality in America | 10 American Cities With the Dirtiest Air by greenwise on March 17, 2011 The American Lung Association rated the air quality of American cities and came out with a top ten—or perhaps we should say a bottom ten—list of US cities with the dirtiest air. Number one, the city with the smoggiest air in America, was Bakersfield, California.

Worst Air Quality in America | 10 American Cities With the.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Worst Air Quality in America | 10 American Cities With the Dirtiest Air by greenwise on March 17, 2011 The American Lung Association rated the air quality of American cities and came out with a top ten—or perhaps we should say a bottom ten—list of US cities with the dirtiest air. Number one, the city with the smoggiest air in America, was Bakersfield, California.

Recreation Use Values Database for North America

Environmental Economics

From Randy Rosenberger on the RESECON listserv: I am announcing the public availability of the Recreation Use Values Database for North America.    “Welcome to the Recreation Use Values Database for North America.    The database and supporting information is available at: [link].    This is a work-in-progress that I hope to be able to add value to over time, in particular with your help. 

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

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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.

America doesn’t have a Race Problem—it has a Public Health One.

Elephant Journal

It’s in our own self-interest morally, economically, and socially to confront the race problem in America. Enlightened Society Equal Rights James Baldwin public health issues Racism racism in america socioeconomic issues systemic racismThis is the greatest social threat in our country and the greatest public health issue of our time.

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