Crowded beaches

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This week I will introduce you to the shorebirds that choose not to distance themselves from each other on our local beaches. We are very fortunate here in Broome to have so many of the shorebird species represented on the beaches of Roebuck Bay.

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Social distancing on the beach

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We were very keen to get back on our bikes and to go and walk along a beach. We were in much more of a rush to get to the beach than the supermarket! One of our Pied Oystercatcher pairs were at their usual location north of the rocks on Cable Beach.

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Hooded Plovers on Squeaky Beach

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Our most recent encounter was at the end of January at Squeaky Beach in the Wilson’s Promontory National Park. It didn’t take long and the clouds raced in and we were facing some mist as we walked down onto Squeaky Beach. Looking back as we entered Squeaky Beach.

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A Western Kingbird at Jones Beach

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This past Saturday morning I was out at Jones Beach birding all morning with my good friends Seth and Mary, who had dragged me, kicking and screaming, from my local patches in Queens. … The post A Western Kingbird at Jones Beach appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Tough Love on the Beach

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In June, I go to Nickerson Beach, a place of nesting Common Terns , American Oystercatchers , Piping Plovers , and, later in the summer, Black Skimmers. That kind of behavior could get you starved on Nickerson Beach! There are other kinds of tough love on Nickerson Beach.

Little Curlew on Cable Beach

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Having checked the various ovals I was back down on Cable Beach having one of our regular walks. I had the beach to myself as is often the case and raised my binoculars to observe a lone Little Curlew at the back of the flock of shorebirds.

Broad-billed Sandpiper on Cable Beach

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The shorebirds gather on Cable Beach from around two hours before until two hours after high tide. Last week I shared the first encounter with a Little Curlew on Cable Beach returning from migration. The post Broad-billed Sandpiper on Cable Beach appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Beach economics

Environmental Economics

Why do my kids look at me like I''m stupid when I tell this joke? The central bank must have increased the money supply. These sand dollars are worthless. I can''t even get a cup of coffee with these stupid things

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

Green Home Blog

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach. Kamilo Beach. What’s special about Kamilo Beach? A lot of this waste ends up on the sands of Kamilo Beach, a strip of once-white sand situated on the southern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island.

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Beach Battling Snowy Owls

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I was out on the beach yesterday (Sunday, 11 March) morning, hoping to see some interesting ducks or alcids or, really, anything interesting. The owl on the beach held its ground and the attacking owl continued down the beach where it landed and initiated a staring contest.

The Parrots of Howard Beach

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North of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens is a middle class neighborhood, predominantly Italian-American, known as Howard Beach. Perhaps most known throughout New York City for mafia ties and a couple of hate crimes against African-Americans, Howard Beach was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. But it wasn’t the history of Howard Beach that led Donna and I to Howard Beach a week ago: no, it was the parrots. Monk Parakeets at their very large nest in Howard Beach.

Hiding in beach debris at high tide

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We are often walking the northern area of Cable Beach and it is always interesting watching how the birds react on a very high tide. The beach debris is also used by the Pied Oystercatchers when they nest. The post Hiding in beach debris at high tide appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

So I went to the beach

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But on Monday, oh, sweet Monday, I went to the beach… in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán. Once I got down to the beach at the estuary’s mouth, it became even clearer that I was no longer in the highlands. So I went to the beach. My wife hates heat.

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Gulls at Daytona Beach

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Back when I was trying to figure out what I should do during my time at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival I was advised by Doug Gochfeld to check out “the Gull spectacle on the beach at Daytona Beach Shores.” Trips Daytona Beach florida gulls larids

Birds at Rockaway Beach

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I spent the early morning hours the last two days on the beach in the eastern Rockaways, taking advantage of slanted light and cooperative birds. This Piping Plover was the only one left on the beach and I saw it both mornings. Semipalmated Plovers , like this young bird, were all over the beach. And I saw two on Sunday on Rockaway Beach. By the time this post goes live on Monday morning I will be back out on the beach seeing what else there is to see.

Beaches ‘Round the World

Wend Magazine

So sit back with a cold, fruity blended drink (complete with tiny umbrella), maybe put on some shades (unless you can’t see the computer screen with them on) and prepare to take a visual journey through Beaches, ‘Round the World.

Cleaverville Beach

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Cleaverville Beach is 20 minutes north-west of Karratha and a popular place for caravans in the tourist season. The information on the facilities at Cleaverville Beach includes the fact that there is no potable water at all and you need to be self-sufficient. There were plenty of shorebirds along the coast at Cleaverville Beach and terns feeding out at sea and thankfully a substantial sea breeze when we arrived!

Birding Barra’s Beach-bars

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This week’s trip was blighted by my inability to say “do it yourself” and more rigorous adventures had to be postponed while I recouperated in a beach-side bar. How lucky then, that aforementioned bar was on the beach in Rio de Janiero.

Reddell Beach shorebirds

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Reddell Beach or Riddell Beach, depending on your source of information is a very picturesque beach in Broome between the port of Broome and Gantheaume Point. It varies from Cable Beach , because rather than white sand and white sand dunes it offers pindan red cliffs and the dirt does stain! Access to Reddell Beach is from several car parks and involves clambering over some pindan dirt to access the beach. Shorebirds on Reddell Beach.

Birding by bicycle along the beach

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We are very fortunate here in Broome to have such great beaches for cycling. Ideally I will not go along the beach on a 10 metre tide day unless I know I can get back before the tide reaches it’s peak-or I will be sitting watching the tide go out and then return!

Kalya Picks: PerSauna in Redondo Beach, CA

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Picks cedar detox infrared sauna persauna redondo beach relax sauna sweatBikram yoga-lovers and cardio junkies rejoice, PerSauna is the perfect place to sweat on your day off.

Kalya Picks: Everyday Zen Relaxation Studio in Long Beach, CA

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This place is a hidden gem in Long Beach’s Bixby Knolls area. Picks Everyday Zen facial long beach massage reflexology reiki relax rishi tea spiritual therapeutic waxingEveryday Zen Relaxation Studio is everything I love in this world.

Crowd Rescues Beached Manatee


There’s nothing more inspiring than people going out of their way to save the life of an innocent animal, and Florida beachgoers did just that when they rescued a beached Read More The post Crowd Rescues Beached Manatee appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Kalya Picks: Purple Yoga Studio in Long Beach, CA

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Then i found Purple Yoga Studio in Long Beach, CA. Purple Yoga Studio in Long Beach, CA has definitely earned the Kalya Stamp of Approval. Picks bikram long beach purple yoga studio vinyasaYoga studio…ughhhhh there are maybe a bazillion.

Half Moon Bay, Calif.: a green Beach House and beyond

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| Bay Area Eco-Getaway | We’re overlooking a perfect crescent of sandy beach, watching the clam diggers harvest a chowder. a green Beach House and beyond is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Birding Port Melbourne Beach

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I am afraid I can’t give you any tips on public transport from the city centre to Port Melbourne Beach, but it is readily available. This trail is narrow and green and follows a tram route and brought me out right on the coast of Port Phillip Bay at Port Melbourne Beach. I was soon onto the beach and there were several Pacific Gulls in varying plumage and they really are a magnificent gull.

Back to the beach!

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It is good to go down the beach and have it all to yourself apart from a lot of shorebirds this time of year! There are other visitors to the beach this time of year and every visit brings surprises! The photo above is the normally crowded nudist section of Cable Beach to the north of the rocks, but it is November and the nudists have gone back south and there are now no four-wheel drives on the beach on big tides. Cable Beach going north-just my footprints!

Northern Cable Beach birding

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One of the most secluded beaches around Broome is the northern end of Cable Beach. Cable Beach runs for 23 kilometres from Gantheaume Point to Willie Creek and the length of the beach can be traversed by foot or bicycle, but you do need to take note of the tides. Our tides in Broome are very large and the beach can almost disappear at high tide and huge areas of sand are exposed once the tide retreats. The more secluded the beach the better of course!

Wilson’s Plovers in Folly Beach, Charleston

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hardly early by birding standards but early enough to beat the crowds of beach goers to my destination: Folly Beach County Park. Located at the end of a long public beach, the park features the beach but also a protected marsh – some areas of which are used by Least Terns and Wilson’s Plovers as nesting sites. A view of the beach. Eventually I tore myself away, and walked until the beach eventually gave way to marsh.

Penguins on the Beach

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There are actually more species like this than popular culture would suggest, but even knowing this doesn’t detract from the shock of seeing them on a beach that wouldn’t look out of place in the Seychelles. Boulders Beach, a popular spot in Cape Town, is the place to see the species, and if the mood takes, swim with them. Boulders Beach. The beach isn’t just a roost, it’s a breeding site. Well, I’m finally back from Africa.

Northern Wheatear at Plum Beach, Brooklyn

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And what I read got me moving off of the pond fast: I just got off the phone with Shane Blodgett, he is looking at a Northern Wheatear here at Plum Beach in Brooklyn. Off at Knapp Street where I turned around and headed east on the Belt Parkway until I reached the Plum Beach parking area, grabbed my gear, and headed out onto the beach. He had no time to talk but let me know the bird was still there, down the beach, and that Shane was still with it.

Birdlife on Amazonian River Beaches

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A walk along an ocean beach is likely to result in sighting of terns, gulls and sandpipers with various bill lengths, and plovers. Some terns use the ocean at different depths, sandpipers use the surfline, and plovers other sections of the beach further inland. Aerial view of an Amazonian River showing exposed sandy beaches. Beaches formed along Amazonian rivers are not much different. Most birds use these ephemeral beaches as breeding grounds.

The Penguins of Boulders Beach

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African penguins at Boulder Beach, South Africa. At Boulders Beach , it’s all about the penguins. And then they’ll appear, pretty much where you might expect: swimming in the water, standing on the beach, nesting in bushes. The beaches would have been quiet, empty.

Migration and Cable Beach

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Over the last few weeks the number of people using Cable Beach in Broome has fallen and the number of shorebirds using Cable Beach has increased. It is particularly apparent at high tide each day and they also use the beach in larger numbers at night. We were looking for individually marked shorebirds recently on Cable Beach and discovered we had not just individually marked birds, but an individual shorebird! Little Curlew on Cable Beach.

The Beach Falcon

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An afternoon is already growing old while I am driving downhill to the Livadi marsh at the island of Kefallonia, Greece. Behind the marsh is a quarry, in front of it the Gulf of Argostoli, a small pine wood to the right and some eucalyptus trees to the left. I am watching from the main coastal road and do not see much – several Little Egrets and Grey Herons , one Common Kingfisher … is he going to be my best bird here?

Dead Fish Beach.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green California climate change dead fish beach eco environment farming fresh salton sea water water shortageI walked to edge of the lake and tasted the lukewarm water. It was meant to be fresh. I imagine if someone were to taste.

5 great green Maui beach resorts

Green Traveler Guides

But sometimes only a truly great beach will do … and then what? They’re hard to beat for their luau of family fun, business and wedding catering, and simply because they do have the best beaches, restaurants and spas. Westin on the beach: Kaanapali's golden sands.

Wipeout Wednesday: Beach Bums

Wend Magazine

Have you been to the beach yet this summer? Hopefully your adventures didn’t turn out like the guys and gals featured in the videos below. From Mark: (That looks like it really hurts.). Click here to view the embedded video. From Lindsey: (Start at :20 and ignore the music.). Click here to view the embedded video. From Jess: (Since when does this seem like a good idea?). Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: Wipeout Wednesday: Bad Ideas.

Israel’s Beach Season Opens With Litterbugs

Green Prophet

Despite periodic volunteer clean up efforts, much of Israel’s beach front suffers from public littering. This statement by Bracha come despite continuing efforts to clean up the country’s beaches with various clean-up projects that been ongoing since at least the summer of 2008.

Beach Stone-curlew

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The Beach Stone-curlew Esacus magnirostris is the largest shorebird that we find along the coast around Broome. They were previously known as Beach Thick-knees, which was a good name!

Field research: measuring beach width for a random utility model

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Great News! Feral Cats to be Removed from Plumb Beach, Brooklyn!

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The National Park Service is finally going to remove the feral cat colony from Plumb Beach, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. Seeing as Plumb Beach is a known stopover area for large numbers of shorebirds, a known breeding area for a variety of saltmarsh species, including Clapper Rails , and habitat for a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, insects, and other bird species, this is a long overdue move. … Conservation Brooklyn cats Plum Beach

Birds at the Bacolet Beach Club Hotel

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While we were in Tobago for the first couple of days of the trip we stayed at the Bacolet Beach Club Hotel , a gorgeous boutique hotel right on Bacolet Bay. Whether it was the dirt common Spectacled Thrush (which are a pretty cool bird even if they are everywhere in Trinidad and Tobago) or the spectacular Trinidad Motmot , there was always at least one bird in view or in earshot at the Bacolet Beach Club Hotel. Trips Bacolet Beach Club Trinidad and Tobago