National Audubon Society Birds of North America: A Guide Review

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The first guide bearing the National Audubon Society imprint was Audubon Bird Guide; Eastern Land Birds , written by Richard Hooper Pough, and illustrated by Don Eckelberry. Yellow Wood-Warbler Plate from National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Eastern Region, rev.

WPAs: America’s Duck Factories

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Birders are familiar with the National Wildlife Refuge System, which consists of more than 550 units distributed through all fifty states. National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs), which are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), contain many of the nation’s most renowned birding locations, including Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico, Laguna Atascosa NWR in Texas, and J.N. The region has justifiably been referred to as the “Duck Factory of North America.”

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JustAhead app supercharges national park vacations

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national parks. The audio guide recently garnered […] JustAhead app supercharges national park vacations is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. California North America United States Utah app for US national parks JustAhead travel guide for US national parks | Green Travel News | A new GPS-powered travel app turns smartphones into hands-free audio tours of Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley and several more U.S.

Miami Mega Mall vs. Everglades National Park

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The Miami-Dade County Commission approved development of ‘the largest shopping mall in North America’ with a vote of 9-1 last week. While there’s nothing inherently noteworthy about another super complex, this one will sit in uncomfortable proximity to the Everglades National Park. Everglades National Park is an Audubon designated IBA ( Important Bird Area ), and here are some beauties we best go see before ‘progress’ isn’t so progressive. Everglades National Park.

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National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition: A Book Review

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The second edition of the National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition has one of the longest book names in bird bookdom: National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition: Now Covering More Than 1,000 Species With the Most-Detailed Information Found in a Single Volume. How do the species accounts here differ from the species accounts in the 6th edition of the National Geographic Field Guide ?

Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

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Kenya 1 Lake Nakuru National Park with 506 so far eBirded species Uganda 1 Queen Elizabeth II NP 585 sp. Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is located 325 km / 200 mi or 8-hour drive from Arusha. Kibale Forest National Park The primate capital of East Africa!

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After America.

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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

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The shift could sharply reduce the price of oil, and therefore limit the revenues of the producing nations of OPEC, as well as Russia and West Africa. Those nations face new challenges: Not only are the U.S. 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.

Fishing at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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Fishing is not one of the recreational activities allowed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge but apparently no one has passed that information on to the local bird population. According to Birds of North America Online , the Snowy Egret has the “broadest feeding behavioral repertoire (21 of 34 described behaviors) of all North American herons. Birds egrets Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Snowy Egret wading birds

The Duck Stamp and Lack of National Wildlife Refuge Funding

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The National Wildlife Refuge system is one of America’s greatest treasures. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) entitled “ BANKING ON NATURE: The Economic Benefits to Local Communities of National Wildlife Refuge Visitation 1 , ” recreational visits to national wildlife refuges generate substantial economic activity. Funds for National Wildlife Refuge land acquisition come from several sources.

Blue-winged Teal at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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The Blue-winged Teal ( Anas discors ) is not that common in California except along the coast, so I was pretty excited to discover several pair and a few non-paired individuals of the species at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge on the day I had reserved photo blind #2. Blue-winged Teal breed over a large portion of North America but occur irregularly or at low densities in many portions of their range. References: 1 Birds of North America Online.

Mountain Chickadees at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Mountain Chickadees ( Poecile gambeli ) are a conspicuous cavity nester and one of the 96 species of birds that nest in Lassen Volcanic National Park. They are mainly year-round residents of montane coniferous forests of western North America, primarily in areas dominated by pine, spruce-fir, and piñon-juniper. Birds chickadees Lassen Volcanic National Park Mountain Chickadee

Cassin’s Finch at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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As I mentioned in my last post , Lassen Volcanic National Park is a great birding destination. This week I am reporting on the Cassin’s Finch ( Haemorhous cassinii ), another western species found nesting in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Note that the Cassin’s Finch breeding range is restricted to the conifer belts of North America’s western interior mountains. Birds Cassin's Finch finches Lassen Volcanic National Park Purple Finch

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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What is the National Bird of Panama?

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” Panama hosts the largest breeding population of Harpy Eagles, though they were once “found from southern Mexico through Central and South America all the way down to northern Argentina.” As she puts it, “one of [the Harpy Eagle’s] strongholds is the Darien region of Panama, one of the last great wildernesses of Central America.” ” Birds Harpy Eagle national bird Panama

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Peregrine Falcons at the National Wildlife Refuges

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The name Peregrine means “wanderer,” and northern-nesting Peregrines are among North America’s long-distance migratory species, some moving 25,000 kilometers every year. Peregrine Falcon at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge. Obviously, our National Wildlife Refuge System is one of our most cherished environmental treasures. Do you enjoy the National Wildlife Refuges in your area? Birding Conservation falcons National Wildlife Refuges Peregrine Falcon

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

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

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Birding Cuesta del Obispo and Los Cardones National Park

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After returning to the town of Cachi to get our patched tire, we drove east toward Los Cardones National Park. Road to Los Cardones National Park. Trips Argentina Cuesta del Obispo Los Cardones National Park South America Continued from: Cafayete to Cachi fantastic scenery but few birds. The morning arrived without a cloud in the sky and birds in our minds.

Just Back: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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As a California native who has lately been spending much of my time overseas, I jumped at the offer to explore America’s crown jewels: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It turned out to […] Just Back: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. California Just Back Kings Canyon Mariposa Sequoia The Americas Tulare United States Yosemite Ahwahnee Hotel Michael Straus Tenaya Lodge Wuksachi Lodge

Our National Parks: America’s Newest Battleground. ~ Amy Marquis

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Here’s the truth: No one’s heart is breaking over national park closings like the people who have dedicated their lives and careers to protecting them.

The Green-winged Teal, North America’s Smallest Dabbling Duck

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The Green-winged Teal ( Anas crecca carolinensis ) is North America’s smallest dabbling duck and taken by hunters second only to the Mallard. Here is a photo of one of the females I encountered at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge. Birds Delevan National Wildlife Refuge ducks Green-winged TealClick on photos for full sized images. Luckily for them, even though they nest on the ground, they usually breed far from human habitation, under heavy vegetative cover.

WATCH: National Geographic Presents ‘Untamed Americas’

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The National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild present a new miniseries documenting remarkable images of nature. Read More. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News josh brolin

A Water Ouzel Nest at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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I know for a certainty that I will be able to see one of my favorites, the American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus), whenever I visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. The American Dipper is North America’s only truly aquatic passerine, feeding on stream insects, insect larvae and sometimes other invertebrates, small fish, fish eggs, and flying insects. Birds American Dipper Lassen Volcanic National Park Water Ouzel

Cinnamon Teal at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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Cinnamon Teal ( Anas cyanoptera ) pair by Larry Jordan (click on photos for full sized images) Winter is the time to visit the National Wildlife Refuges in California. According to their website , the “Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of five national wildlife refuges (NWR) and three wildlife management areas (WMA) that comprise over 35,000 acres of wetlands and uplands in the Sacramento Valley of California.

National Moth Week is Coming

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National Moth Week is just one month away and I still don’t know what I’m going to wear! As you might surmise, National Moth Week is all about promoting knowledge of moths and more general biodiversity. And if you live in North America, be sure to pick up the new Peterson Field Guide to the Moths of Northeastern North America by David Beadle and my buddy Seabrooke Leckie!

The Many Terns of Gulf Islands National Seashore

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Black Terns do not breed or over-winter in Florida, they merely migrate through on their way to Central and South America. Over the weekend my husband and I decided to take a boat ride over to the Fort Pickens area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Birding Black Terns Florida Gulf Islands National SeashoreI love terns. I find them graceful, entertaining, and a symbol of some truly incredible migrations.

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.

Review: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

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Fortunately for you, though, when I got home I found a review copy of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America by Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess ready and waiting to be dissected for your delectation. Book information from National Geographic Books Softcover 288 pages; 290 color photographs; 150 maps, 500 illustrations 5 3/8″ x 8 1/4″ © 2011 a.

What is the National Bird of the United States?

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The Bald Eagle is the national bird of the United States of America. It was chosen as the national bird by dint of its inclusion in the National Seal of the United States, which happened by an act of the Continental Congress on 20 June 1782. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King Birds from our Country. Want to see all of the national bird posts on 10,000 Birds?

Greater White-fronted Geese at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

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Colusa National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex in California’s Central Valley. This complex consists of five national wildlife refuges (NWR) and three wildlife management areas (WMA) that comprise over 35,000 acres of wetlands and uplands. References: 1 Birds of North America Online , 2 Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex a. Birds Colusa National Wildlife Refuge Greater White-fronted Goose waterfowl

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

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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

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World Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations. Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

The ReUse People of America Launches National 2012 ReUse Contest

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California-based non-profit expands its “deconstruct and reuse” in first national contest, showcasing innovative projects built predominantly from used materials normally sent to landfills OAKLAND, CA, May 2012 : The ReUse People of America, Inc. TRP), announced its Fourth Annual and First National Reuse Contest for projects built out of primarily used materials that have been completed within the last 12 months.

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Pygmy Nuthatches at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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The Pygmy Nuthatch ( Sitta pygmaea ) is a non-migratory bird that lives primarily in Ponderosa and Jeffrey Pine forests in western North America. These Pygmy Nuthatches were seen in June nesting in a pine tree at Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California. They are one of the few cooperatively breeding passerines in North America and a third of the breeding pairs have 1–3 male helpers, usually progeny or other relatives.

Yellowstone National Park Bird Celebration

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In the midst of an intensifying battle between protecting public lands and advancing private interests, I want to share a moment of avian celebration at Yellowstone National Park. national park (1872), birding records date back to its establishment. For information on the YNP bird program and to find checklists, visit the National Park Service REPORTS. ACTION ITEM: “America’s top program for protecting parks ends soon.” (The Wilderness Society).

What is Mexico’s National Bird?

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One of the most impressive birds in North America is the Golden Eagle. In fact, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology , “The Golden Eagle is the most common official national animal in the world – it’s the emblem of Albania, Germany, Austria, Mexico, and Kazakhstan.” While it is easy to see why so many nations want such a powerful bird as one of their symbols, the Mexican national bird designation is not without controversy.

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A Survey of U.S. Birders

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birders are rare, so the recent release of a “ National Survey of Birdwatchers: Nationwide and Flyway Comparisons ” is notable. In an effort to better understand the “human dimension” of its conservation efforts, several surveys were conducted, including the National Birdwatching Survey (NBS).

Celebrating Thanksgiving as an OFW in America

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the fourth largest migrant community in America. To many Americans the National Football League (NFL) is as important as the Thanksgiving turkey. The Philippines is a uniquely Christian nation with 86% of its population identifying as Roman Catholic.

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What is the National Bird of Aruba?

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As a result, the Aruba Birdlife Conservation Foundation began a campaign to make the Burrowing Owl the country’s national bird , which was officially named in 2012. Burrowing Owls, whose range extends into Mexico, the United States, and South America, can live in varied habitats , including deserts and grasslands, golf courses and airports, agricultural fields and vacant lots.

Cavity Nesting Birds of North America and Their Babies!

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This is one of my favorite videos from National Geographic showing the incredible fledging of the Wood Ducklings. I found this Mountain Chickadee ( Poecile gambeli ) exiting its pine tree cavity at Hat Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park… and its well fed nestling finally peeking out the cavity entrance. Another cavity nesting species that breeds in Lassen Volcanic National Park is the Brown Creeper ( Certhia americana ).

Amazing people doing amazing things in America’s National Parks. {WAYLON}

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” Beyond the trails, the amazing views, the family day trips; America’s National Parks are rich with character and stories. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Travel Walk the Talk Show Featured WAYLON LEWIS: Walk the Talk Show — Adventure amy marquis mindful travel national parks travel united states USA walk the talk show Waylon Lewis (by or about Walk The Talk Show With Waylon Lewis: One Take: In the Moment With Amy Marquis.

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

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But, not a lot of information about how this national passion (52.8 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.

White-headed Woodpeckers Nesting at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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As you enter Lassen Volcanic National Park’s northern entrance the first thing you see along the right side of the road is Manzanita Lake with Mount Lassen in the background. The White-headed Woodpecker is a non-migratory bird found in mixed coniferous forests dominated by pine trees in far western North America. References: 1 Birds of North America Online. Birds Cavity nesting birds Lassen Volcanic National Park white-headed woodpecker woodpeckers