Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

Nature Conservancy - Science

Here’s a guide to viewing opportunities, including Nature Conservancy preserves where you can catch the spectacle in beautiful surroundings. You are welcome to visit several Nature Conservancy preserves that fall in the path of totality during the eclipse. Platte River Prairies.

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Connecting with Nature in Texas City

Conservancy Talk

While thousands of Nature Conservancy staff, supporters and friends marched for science on Earth Day 2017, 130 Texans gathered in southeast Texas for a day at the beach. Sponsored by the Texas General Land Office, Adopt-A-Beach is the nation’s largest all-volunteer coastal cleanup event.

Texas 101

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Our Favorite Road Trip Destinations

Conservancy Talk

We packed into a van and made a road trip out to Ebey’s Landing , a Nature Conservancy preserve that offers sweeping views of Puget Sound and both the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges. Today in the Prairie State, only one tenth of one percent of this important habitat remains.

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Birding Puerto Rico’s Humacao Nature Reserve

10,000 Birds

Though the preserve doesn’t officially open until later in the morning you can access it before opening hours by walking the path on the other side of the canal from the entrance. There are few things nicer than a Caribbean beach.

Birding Through the Seasons at Matheson Hammock

10,000 Birds

Matheson to preserve the wild and natural beauty of the area , this venerable park is the oldest in Miami-Dade County. The mangroves are filled with the rising, buzzing songs of a resident subspecies of Prairie Warbler and even a few ‘Cuban’ Yellow Warblers.

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How Do We Love Our Public Lands & Scientists? Let Us Count the Ways

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The Bureau of Land Management administers land used for multiple purposes from recreation to mineral extraction and everything in between; the National Park Service protects lands for historic or cultural importance, wilderness preservation and more; the U.S. Nature unites us.

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Ready, Set, Bird: 6 Spring Migration Hotspots

Nature Conservancy - Science

Even the expected species, like warblers, tanagers and orioles, are often seen foraging on the beach, which is a strange sight for species usually found in the forest. Birders at first light on Higbee Beach. Get your bins ready. Photo © Justine Hausheer. By Justine E.

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Magazine Outtakes: Gulf Revival

Conservancy Talk

Cowboys Myron Charleston, left, and Michael Brown search for stray cows at Powderhorn Ranch, a 17,000-acre native coastal prairie habitat in Texas that the Conservancy helped preserve. “I Photographer Carlton Ward Jr.

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Collaborative List – February 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Hamlin Beach SP–Parking Lot No.

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Collaborative List – April 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Main Beach Park. Bay St Beach.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

10,000 Birds

Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Chomes–beach and mudflats. Chomes–beach and mudflats. Dye Creek Preserve (restricted access). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). So that was May.

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Collaborative List – July 2018

10,000 Birds

fishing beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Nickerson Beach.

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10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

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There are two other national wildlife refuges , plus state parks and private preserves , nearby. Plus there’s plenty of other birds and a prairie dog town. The ponies are still there, but the island has now grown popular for its combination of beach and wildlife.

Collaborative List – January 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Hamlin Beach SP–Parking Lot No.

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Collaborative list – August 2018

10,000 Birds

fishing beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Nickerson Beach.

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Collaborative List – January 2019

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Flagler Beach. Flagler Beach. Flagler Beach. Flagler Beach. Flagler Beach. Flagler Beach. Dania Beach US-FL (26.0529,-80.1321).

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Collaborative list – April 2019

10,000 Birds

It’s official. It’s spring. By all measures, meteorological, astronomical and anatomical, spring is sprung.

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Collaborative list – December 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Main Beach Park. Bay St Beach.

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Collaborative List – February 2019

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Plantation Preserve. Beach Thick-knee – Esacus magnirostris. Tybee Island–South Beach (Chatham Co.). Flagler Beach.

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Africa’s endangered species

10,000 Birds

An African Penguins strolls along Boulders Beach, Simonstown, South Africa. Most sightings of this penguin are at Boulders Beach near Simonstown, just south of Cape Town, where annually tens of thousands of tourists come to visit the penguins.

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Collaborative List – March 2019

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Plantation Preserve. Beach Thick-knee – Esacus magnirostris. Tybee Island–South Beach (Chatham Co.). Flagler Beach.

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Collaborative List – June 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Main Beach Park. Bay St Beach.

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Collaborative List – March 2018

10,000 Birds

Thames Beach. Hampton Beach SP. Prairie Falcon – Falco mexicanus. San Carlos Bay/Bunche Beach Preserve. Claire and Grant have made it back to civilisation after sharing a checklist for almost every day of February.

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Collaborative List – November 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Main Beach Park. Bay St Beach.

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Collaborative List – October 2018

10,000 Birds

fishing beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Nickerson Beach.

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Collaborative List – May 2018

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Plantation Preserve. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Main Beach Park. Bay St Beach.

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Collaborative list – September 2018

10,000 Birds

fishing beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Mahé–Beau Vallon Beach. Nickerson Beach.

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Combined Beat list for 2016

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Dor-ha-Bonim Beach Reserve. Hollywood Beach.

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Combined Beats’ List – August

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Dor-ha-Bonim Beach Reserve.

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Combined Beats’ List – September

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Dor-ha-Bonim Beach Reserve.

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Combined Beats’ List – July 2016

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Dor-ha-Bonim Beach Reserve.

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Combined Beats List – June 2016

10,000 Birds

Hardy Matheson County Preserve. Chomes–beach and mudflats. Chomes–beach and mudflats. Chomes–beach and mudflats. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. The law of diminishing returns brings the inevitability of repeat sightings and has checked the momentum of the combined beats’ list for June. Despite recording 370 species during the month, the list total has advanced by just 45.

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Combined Beats’ List, May 2016

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Dor-ha-Bonim Beach Reserve. Hollywood Beach.

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Combined Beats’ list

10,000 Birds

Plantation Preserve. Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Foxton Beach–Palmer Rd ponds. Rockaway Beach–Edgemere (Beach 32nd-56th St.). Dor-ha-Bonim Beach Reserve. Hollywood Beach.

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Collaborative List – April 2017

10,000 Birds

Sands Point Preserve. Beach Thick-knee – Esacus magnirostris. It worked! After last month’s chastisement for shying away from the share button, Mike has come good.

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Collaborative List – August 2017

10,000 Birds

Sands Point Preserve. Ramsey Canyon Preserve (formerly Mile Hi Ranch). Beach Thick-knee – Esacus magnirostris. 9 beats, birded 9 countries this month; Belize , Guatamala , Costa Rica, UK, Iran, USA, Greece, Australia and Mexico.

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