Shorebirds in Abaco, Bahamas

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Sure, I can see most of the birds in the Bahamas while living within Florida, but not in such stunning surroundings! The Abaco Islands are in the northern end of the Bahamas, covering over 700 square miles and home to around 17,000 people. Trips Bahamas Birding nature

Spiny Lobster: Sustainable Seafood in the Bahamas

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Bahamas spiny lobster becomes the first Caribbean fishery certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Fisheries Sustainability

Pied Imperial Pigeon in the Bahamas

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It was perhaps the oddest life bird I got in my too short time in the Bahamas, a bird that does not belong in the western hemisphere at all. So what is it doing in the Bahamas? Birds Bahamas introduced species Pied Imperial Pigeon pigeons

Birding Lakeview Drive Ponds, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas

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From 20 February through 25 February I was on a family-and-friends vacation on New Providence in the Bahamas. More specifically, I was on Paradise Island, the small, resort-laden and heavily developed island on the north end of New Providence, adjacent to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.

Bahamas Dolphinarium Ordered to Close, Release Dolphins

Eccorazzi

The Bahamas are taking a huge step towards the protection of marine mammals. A court in the Caribbean island has ordered that an illegal dolphinarium shut down and is questioning Read More The post Bahamas Dolphinarium Ordered to Close, Release Dolphins appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Entertainment Featured News

Bahamas Bans Commercial Fishing of Sharks

Eccorazzi

The Bahamas has joined a growing number of nations recognizing the need to protect some of the most important members of the ocean ecosystems – sharks! A seafood company was set to begin exporting shark fins and meat from the Bahamas to Hong Kong prior to the signing of the new law.

White-Cheeked Pintails

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The White cheeked Pintail ( Anas bahamensis ), also known as the Bahama Pintail , is a dabbling duck that plies brackish waterways throughout its range. The Bahama Pintail is a truly beautiful duck with a divinely dappled fawn breast and spiky scalloping adorning plumage of black and rufous.

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World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Bahamas Barbados Cape Verde Caribbean Cuba Dominica Egypt Europe Iran Latvia Lithuania Middle East Namibia Oceania Palau South America Uruguay Chile ethical travel Ethical Traveler Green Travel News Mauritius Philippines Reuters

Top 10 ethical destinations in the developing world

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Bahamas Central America Chile Costa Rica Dominica Europe Latvia Mauritius News Palau Serbia South Pacific Islands Uruguay Ethical Traveler Green Travel NewsEvery year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world's developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

Parrot, Parrot, Parrakeet, Hummingbird

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And if your life list includes Bahama Woodstar , you might want to get back out into the field. News Bahama Woodstar baseball Inaguan Lyretail Maricao State Forest Night Parrot NY Mets parakeet Puerto Rican Parrot splitBecause “duck, duck, goose” is a little too wintry (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) for a post written in the dog days of August. In Australia, ornithologists have finally gotten their hands on a Night Parrot , the first such capture in more than 100 years.

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Learn To Love This Face

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In my first trip to the West Indies , I learned that the Bahamas boast an impressive array of wild native doves including the Caribbean Dove and White-crowned Pigeon. Birds Bahamas doves

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Drinking the Water of a New Life.

Elephant Journal

All of us seemed to be at crossroads in our lives and in transition.

The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Conservancy Talk

The Bahamas created the largest marine protected area in the Caribbean by expanding Andros West Side National Park from 185,032 acres to 1,288,167 acres. The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have established coral nurseries to counteract the decline of coral reefs in the Caribbean.

Evidence of earlier humans in Madagascar is unconvincing but interesting

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There is a virtual flock of new and interesting bird science news all of the sudden, including the rediscovery of an extinct Bahama Nuthatch. But here I want to note, and for now, dismiss, a find from Madagascar.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2017)

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Corey spent Saturday journeying back to New York from the Bahamas and most of Sunday recovering. Another weekend, another opportunity to advance your causes, goals, and bird lists. How did that work out for you this weekend?

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of February 2017?

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Corey has been blitzing the Bahamas in his endless quest for Caribbean endemics, so wish him luck on those last holdouts. Yesterday, a small gang of Common Grackles rolled up to my bird feeder.

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When All Else Fails, Shoot Out the Window

Conservancy Talk

These photos by Erika Nortemann — of Andros Island in the Bahamas — have been my virtual sun and warmth through long weeks of snow and ice when even the air seems gray. Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas.

My Birding Goals for 2017

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That I have trips to Puerto Rico, Austria, and the Bahamas planned in the first two months of the year makes me a bit more confident than usual that I can make it again this year. Thank all that is good and holy in the world that the abomination that was 2016 is finally in the books.

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Sand as an exhaustible resource

Environmental Economics

A third option is buying sand from countries in the Caribbean, possibly the Bahamas. It looks like they are running out of sand in south Florida: Offshore sand has always been the first choice to counter beach erosion. It is inexpensive and does not disrupt reefs or marine life.

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Come@Me: Snowy Owls are Superior in Every Way to Great Gray Owls

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Snowy Owl irruptions are relatively predictable and often huge, with birds arriving as far south of their normal breeding range as Florida and the Bahamas. Owls are mystical beasts that are well loved by both birders and those who casually look at birds.

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The Whistle Blowers

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They are found in the Bahamas, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos, Antigua, Barbuda and Jamaica. The haunting call of the West Indian Whistling Duck has long been a sound synonymous with the ever-shrinking wetlands of the Caribbean.

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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

The Bahamas. In 2011, the Bahamas banned shark fishing. Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012. It is nice to be with family during the holidays but for some it can be a challenge.

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The Razorbill Invasion of Florida

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As the storm was pulled northward across Cuba and the Bahamas, it began to temporarily weaken, lose convection, and suffer from dry air intrusion before it began interacting with an incoming trough.

This Week in Bird(ing) News: Orange Is the New Beak, and a Dead Parrot (No Joke!)

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Or maybe you’re visiting Belize, Guatemala, Paraguay, or the Bahamas? If you’ve got some downtime between barbecues and fireworks (or, outside of the U.S., obsessing over World Cup matches), here’s some bird news to peruse: Loss of suitable habitat , instead of insecticides, seems to be the culprit in declining numbers of grassland birds. Know what else kills grassland birds? Ill-timed mowing … which a petition aims to stop in New York’s Hudson Valley. Meanwhile, in San Jose, Calif.,

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Expose the Bastards Petition Wants an Investigation on Climate Change Like The One Held on Tobacco in 1994

Celsias

It has already won the best feature documentary award at the 2012 Burbank Film Festival, the Eco-Award at the 2012 Boston Film Festival and was an official selection at the 2012 United Nations Film Festival, 2012 Bahamas International Film Festival and 2012 Costa Rica International Film

Great Gray Owl in Keene, New York

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And, honestly, I feel a little guilty saying that traveling to Puerto Rico, Austria, and the Bahamas so far in 2017 is what has kept me from seeing not only a Great Gray Owl but New York’s first Clark’s Grebe and the young Ross’s Gull that was visiting Tupper Lake.

‘Barefoot Bandit’ Gets 7 Years

Wend Magazine

Colton Harris-Moore, 20, managed to evade police in stolen planes, boats and cars for 2 years before officials finally caught up with him in the Bahamas. Click here to view the embedded video. The young man known as the “Barefoot Bandit” pled guilty to several criminal counts in a Washington state courthouse today, earning himself more than 7 years in prison.

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Red-breasted Nuthatch at Forest Park

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Austria, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and a brief visit to California have kept me in new birds and it has been wonderful. This year has been a good year for me in terms of travel.

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Gray Kingbird: An Awesome Parking Lot Bird

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Populations in the eastern part of its range, including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Lesser Antilles are resident while those in the western part of its range such as Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas are migratory. Parking lots in Miami-Dade county offer a mostly standard assortment of birds compared to the rest of the United States.

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We Don’t See Borders — We Just See Blue

Conservancy Talk

Kenred Dorsett, Minister from the Bahamas, announced new commitments to marine protected areas for his country and funding for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative that will help the Bahamas protect their ocean, and the livelihoods of those who depend on it.

Birding from New York to North Carolina

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Last year it was New Providence in the Bahamas. This is the third year that my family and some our close friends did a vacation together. Two years ago it was Culebra, Puerto Rico.

Diving Robot Will Protect Whales from Sonar

Eco Friendly Daily

It rides on an autonomous vehicle called a Slocum Glider and, fresh from a trial run in the Bahamas, it’s getting ready for another launch in Australia.Â

Birding Cuba, or Observación de aves en Cuba

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Cuban Emeralds, a near-endemic found in Cuba and the Bahamas, perched at a distance from the Bee Hummingbirds.

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The Eurasian Collared-Dove Explosion: Coming to a Town Near You!

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The Eurasian Collared-Dove ( Streptopelia decaocto ) was first released in the New World on the island of New Providence, in the Bahamas. In the mid-1970s, a local breeder was burglarized and a few of his birds escaped, after which the breeder released his remaining stock of about 50 birds 1.

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The Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It: A Book Review

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And, while friends have told that me that I can go to the Bahamas and easily see the warbler in January, it turns out that is not true, the bird is elusive in its winter habitat as well (which is not Jack Pine, by the way).

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Unanticipated Effects of Ecotourism on Wildlife and People

Eco Friendly Daily

A study in the Bahamas found unexpected population changes in Allen Cays rock iguanas after an expansion of ecotourism there, and hypothesized that those changes could also have negative effects on endangered Audubon’s shearwaters.

Birding at the Tip of Florida: A Bit of Everything

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La Sagra’s Flycatcher , Thick-billed Vireo , Western Spindalis , and Bahama Mockingbird are the most regularly occurring, but other species show up to like Loggerhead Kingbird and Bahama Woodstar.

Our Oceans, Ourselves

The Green Changemakers

In 2000, building on its pioneering efforts in establishing Land and Sea Parks, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas initiated one of the world's first networks of marine reserves. The project, which is focusing on the Bahamas as a model system, will hopefully be extended to other marine areas in the Caribbean and across the globe.

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New York City’s First Eurasian Collared-Dove

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The Eurasian Collared-Dove , as Larry has already ably pointed out , has spread rapidly across North America since its release in the Bahamas in the mid-1970s.

The Fish Nerd’s Holiday Book List

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sharks of the Shallows: Coastal Species in Florida and the Bahamas. While sharks inhabit ocean environments around the globe, few places are home to such a diversity of shark species as the shallow waters of Florida and the Bahamas.

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Upcoming Potential ABA-countable Exotics from Florida

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By comparison, other species such as Eurasian Collared-Dove spread from the Bahamas to Florida and then onward to the rest of the country within a very short time frame.

Florida’s Tropical Pigeon, the White-crowned Pigeon

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Surfing and Birding

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As Sandy hovered over the Bahamas, we got some really strong north-easterly winds for a day. Ok, so just to prove that you can do birding anywhere and anyhow, check this out. Two of my favorite pastimes are birding and surfing.

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