Your Best Birds of the Year for 2012

10,000 Birds

Attila Steiner, who I was lucky enough to meet while I was in Hungary , was ecstatic to see a rare rail in Ghana: It was my last afternoon in Ankasa Reserve, Ghana. However, as regular readers will remember, I finally defeated my nemesis bird over Thanksgiving break at Veterans Oasis Park Chandler, Arizona. On this final day of 2012 it is time, just like it was on the final days of 2010 and 2011 , to share your Best Birds of the Year.

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What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

The Green Changemakers

In Tucson, Arizona, the once-vibrant retail and cultural district is now struggling to draw people. Paths that don't go where people want to go Paths that lead to nowhere are useless, as demonstrated at this Phoenix, Arizona park (top).

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