Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America & Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America: A Field Guide Review

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And why I am so happy to see new, updated editions of Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America being published. In May, I reviewed Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition. any East/Central North American splits?

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Hope and Peril for North America’s “Snow Parrot”

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North America’s sole remaining native parrot faces an endless litany of threats. The post Hope and Peril for North America’s “Snow Parrot” appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Conservation Science Endangered Species


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Rare Birds of North America: A Book Review

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Where did the Coney Island Gray-hooded Gull come from, Africa or South America? I kept wishing I had Rare Birds of North America , by Steve N. I had just started reading it, but I knew that this was the book my birding friends, in fact all North American birders who are fascinated by vagrants, have been waiting for. In this book, rare birds are species “for which, on average, only 5 or fewer individuals have been found annually in North America since around 1950.”

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.

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).

Cavity Nesting Birds of North America and Their Babies!

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Bufflehead ( Bucephala albeola ) Female at Cavity Entrance photos by Larry Jordan “Some 85 species of North American birds excavate nesting holes, use cavities resulting from decay (natural cavities), or use holes created by other species in dead or deteriorating trees. Now the only falcon that regularly nests in natural cavities is the smallest and most common falcon in North America, the American Kestrel ( Falco sparverius ). Cavity-nesting Birds of North American Forests.

Feral Cats Are An Invasive Species in North America (and elsewhere)

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The ranger stood on the dirt road, facing south, and the rest of us, scattered about the parked safari truck, facing north and paying close attention to what she was saying. It was not a kitty cat, even though all of its relatives in the Americas were. But they don’t live in North America. I find it astonishing that people argue of whether feral cats are bad for birds in North America.

A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World

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As the subtitle implies, this appreciation drives the bulk of A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World. The Whooping Crane gets a similar treatment, as well as a clear-eyed and sober assessment of the conservation efforts for this species; not another premature elegy, but a reasonable reminder that it is that it is the habitat, and not merely the species, which we must preserve. A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World by Paul A.

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. The illustration above is the species account for Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in the National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd edition.

Adventures with Bowfin, North America’s Underdog(fish)

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What we see today in the backwaters and wetlands of eastern North America is a modern representative of a very ancient line of “primitive” fishes or “living fossils,” organisms that appear to have changed little over time. Habitat loss is one of the primary threats to biodiversity worldwide, whether in rainforests, coral reefs, or the backwaters of eastern North America. Shedd Aquarium Conservation & Research.

Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America by Pete Dunne with Kevin T. Karlson

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The latest from his pen is Birds of Prey , a hybrid between an identification guide and an essay collection, a book of lore that provides a comprehensive overview of the raptors of North America. Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America by Pete Dunne with Kevin T. For most readers of this blog, Pete Dunne hardly needs an introduction.

Citizen Science Tuesday: Butterflies and Moths of North America

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What is Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)? BAMONA has set out to create a comprehensive database of butterfly and moth species in North America. Most of the time you could take [a caterpillar or cocoon] to everyone in North America and nobody would know what it would turn into,” explains Kelly Lotts, co-founder and administrator of BAMONA. “If If you live in Central America or the Southern U.S., Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia).

Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide – A Librarian Birder’s Review

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This is probably because Gulls of America , the Peterson Reference Guide co-authored by Howell with Jon Dunn, has a prominent place on my bookshelf, and because I spent some time last year, while staffing the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory Visitor’s Center, explaining to beginning birders why “molt”, as in Howell’s Guide to Molt in North America , on display at the SHBO, was a subject worth reading. This is the first field identification guide on tubenoses in North America.

5 Fun Facts About Animals in ‘North America’

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This month The Discovery Channel premieres a new 7-part series, North America , that gives viewers and inside look at the animals and plants of North America. The Nature Conservancy is excited to partner with Discovery for the launch of this new series. Our organization works across borders to protect lands and waters in North America and beyond, for people and for nature. The best part of North America ?

Indigenous Peoples of North America at Clime Conference in Cochabamba

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The convocation this morning included a multi-cultural blessing ceremony by Indigenous Peoples from across the Americas, and speeches by representatives of social movements from five continents on the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold action that protects both human rights and the environment. "REDD is branded as a friendly forest conservation program, yet it is backed by big polluters.

Platte River Sandhill Cranes: Enjoying North America’s Greatest Bird Spectacle

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Some cranes will nest as far north as Alaska and Siberia, so they need a lot of calories to make the trip. According to the North American Breeding Bird Survey, t heir populations have been increasing at an annual rate of five percent per year since the mid-1960s, due to wetland restoration and abundant food on agricultural lands. Overall, it’s a great wildlife conservation success. More than 500,000 sandhill cranes gather along Nebraska’s Platte River each spring.

State of North America’s Birds Report Released to Commemorate Centennial of the First Migratory Bird Treaty

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One hundred years ago, North Americans united for birds. protecting birds and other wildlife, connecting all of North America in its efforts to protect our shared species. Even during times of tremendous economic and political instability, our three nations recognized the importance of migratory bird conservation and united to protect our shared species. How Hummingbirds Journey North.

Gains and Setbacks for Toxic Pollution in North America

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The good news in the world of pollution monitoring belongs to the industrial facilities in North America that release the highest amount of toxins into the environment. “It is equally clear that a large number of small and medium-size industrial facilities need to do a better job in reducing their waste and emissions if we are going to see even greater progress in North America.

Conservation Writing Awards for Cool Green Science

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The Outdoor Writers Association of America, now in its 92nd year, is one of the oldest professional communications organizations in North America. Ideas Conservation Science Our Nature ReadsEach year, it recognizes top stories in a variety of media, including blogs, through its Excellence in Craft […].

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Bipartisan Environmental Leaders’ Message to Congress: Reauthorize Conservation Funding

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Despite last-minute efforts of senators from both parties, Congress last night allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to expire, halting 50 years of providing nature’s benefits to Americans. And we at the Nature Conservancy (TNC) are going to do something about it. cannot lose sight of its commitment to conserving public lands—a uniquely American trait for much of our history.

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAMWC) is often held up as the best system of wildlife management and conservation in the world. But the tenets of the North American Model were developed in the 19th century, when wildlife ethics and science were a mere glimmer of what we understand today. Now, in 21st century America, we’re entertaining new considerations, in keeping with our modern understanding of wild animals and conservation.

Why Congress Should Fix How the U.S. Pays to Fight Wildfires

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That means those federal agencies have less money to spend on conservation programs, including those that help reduce risks of catastrophic wildfires — such as restoring forests or removing brush and other materials that increase fire risks. Congress must solve this problem by shifting how we pay for fighting fires. Lynn Scarle tt is Co-Chief External Affairs Officer for The Nature Conservancy. .

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Manky Muscovy Ducks

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Manky Muscovy Ducks Manky Muscovy Ducks By Mike • March 2, 2011 • 6 comments Tweet Share The Muscovy Duck ( Cairina moschata ) attracts more attention than most ducks, at least in North America.

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Spotting Banded Birds: Another Way Birders Can Contribute to Citizen Science

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A wide array of species making their annual migrations through North America are wearing leg bands that observers can record and report. One of the most famous examples of such a biography is B95, the moonbird, a red knot that has been seen throughout its migration from South America to the Arctic over the last 20 years. By sighting and reporting banded birds, like this red knot, birders can make enormous contributions to science. Photo: Doris & Pat Leary.

2013 75

Lost in the Tweetstorm: The Truth About Climate Doesn’t Change with the Weather

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Dr. Nicholas Wolff is a Climate Change Scientist at The Nature Conservancy with more than 30 publications on topics such as climate change vulnerability, climate change inequity, climate change adaptation, coral reef resilience, conservation planning, connectivity, ecosystem services, biodiversity, tropical cyclones and oceanography.

2018 67

Five Years After BP Spill, Gulf of Mexico is Rekindling Responsibility for the Gulf’s Future

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2011 Erika Nortemann A recently released report by the Nature Conservancy (TNC) reveals that most of the funds already allocated for Gulf recovery are being spent to restore the Gulf’s natural systems. Ami Vitale Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of th e Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature. Robert Bendick is the Nature Conservancy’s Gulf of Mexico Program Director.

How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

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Governments and businesses aren’t going to invest in conservation without data showing the effectiveness of those initiatives. Lessons Learned We’re trying hard to do this better at my organization, the Nature Conservancy (TNC), and we’ve learned some important lessons along the way. The Nature Conservancy (Erika Nortemann) During the next several years, we partnered with Dow to develop that data. Show us the data.

Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

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By Lisa Feldkamp, senior coordinator, new science audiences, The Nature Conservancy. Monarch butterflies have a special place in the North American imagination. There are two large North American populations of monarch butterflies. Increased protections and monitoring by the Mexican government and conservation organizations has all but stopped illegal logging in the MBBR (Vidal 2012), making deforestation less of a threat. Insect Conservation and Diversity.

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Green hotel in Cancun? No problema!

Green Traveler Guides

A conservation program at the resort has saved thousands of endangered sea turtles. Cancun Mexico News North America Quintana Roo JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa| Green Travel News |. ‘T is the season to hit the beach, where the sun is warm and the drinks are cold. Cancun , Mexico , is such a place, and now at last you can stay green.

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Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

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Green Globe certified for its sustainable operations and management, as well as its environmental conservation aimed at a sustainable future and protection of the island’s natural resources. Antigua Caribbean Certification Cozumel Dominican Republic Jamaica Mexico News North America Puerto Rico Resorts St. | Green Travel News |.

Central California’s Paso Robles: 5 great green to do’s in wine country

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Some two dozen vineyards along the state’s Central Coast are SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified, which requires that growers protect and conserve the environment and treat their workers well—confirmed by independent inspectors. In San Simeon , a short coastal drive north of Cayucos, is Hearst Castle. | Sipping, Eating, Doing |.

As Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Ends, Let’s Get Back To Work—Together

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Although this incident shines a light on the challenges of sharing and managing natural resources in fair and responsible ways, we should not let it overshadow the bigger story—the story of successful collaboration to conserve our country’s natural heritage. Of course, other conservation groups besides TNC are making a big difference, too.

From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. It is no longer enough for us to “protect the last great places,” as we used to say at our organization, the Nature Conservancy. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. Pascal Mittermaier is TNC’s Global Managing Director for Cities. Follow Pascal on Twitter: @ PascalMitter.

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Wild Turkey Restoration: The Greatest Conservation Success Story?

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The return of the American wild turkey is either an incredible conservation success or too much of a good thing, depending on who you ask. The restoration of the American wild turkey may be the greatest wildlife conservation success story. Fast forward to today: 7 million turkeys trot, cluck and scratch around North America, occupying almost all suitable habitat and even expanding beyond their original range.

Cape May, NJ: green is here to stay

Green Traveler Guides

From its 70 miles of the legendary Appalachian Trail in the north to the 200-acre Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at its southernmost tip, this state is a treasure trove of natural beauty, wildlife habitat and cultural gems. Billed as America’s oldest seaside resort, Cape May also claims the second-largest collection of restored Victorian homes in the U.S. All Cape May New Jersey North America United States Bedford Inn Carroll Villa East Coast Fairthorne Linda Lee Mad Batter Wahl

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Plight of the Bumble Bee: Conserving Imperiled Native Pollinators

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Bumble bee on rosinweed flower at The Nature Conservancy’s Dahms Tract along the Central Platte River in Nebraska. You’ve probably heard about the problems facing honey bees across North America, as hives disappear in the face of “colony collapse disorder.” Fifty species of North American bumble bees pollinate native plants, which in turn produce flowers and seeds that feed everything from songbirds to grizzly bears. insects urban conservation yards

NYC hotel is first to partner with a farm

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Every Element property uses sustainable practices to reduce waste and conserve resources. Hotels New York New York City News North America United States Vermont CSA Element Element Times Square West Holton Farms Manhattan| Green Travel News |. H arvesting crops in Manhattan is tough. So Element New York Times Square West is doing the next best thing.

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Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

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Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Impact capital is revolutionizing the nonprofit world—and conservation. Here are six examples of impact investing deals that my organization, the Nature Conservancy (TNC), closed during the past year. Wisherd Ridge, part of the Nature Conservancy’s Great Western Checkerboards project in Montana. Mark R.

1st sustainable seafood restaurant on SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf

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O ne of America’s most-visited seaside tourist attractions finally boasts a sustainable seafood restaurant. Aquarium of the Bay, a nonprofit marine nature center and certified green business, is dedicated to inspiring conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed. California Certification News North America Restaurants/Cafes San Francisco United States California Academy of Sciences Fog Harbor Fish House San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay San Francisco Zoo Seafood Watch

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 12

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One of North America’s rarest birds is enjoying a comeback, thanks to the US Navy. Animals Biodiversity Climate Change Conservation Issues Environmental News Global Warming Insects Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy cartoons to engage the public CNN Daily Mail detroit free press emerald ash borer Mars Mongabay National Geographic navy north america''s rarest birds perseids perseids meteor shower shrike space travel

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

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Oldest petroglyphs in North America found in a dessicated Nevada lake. We’re buzzing over water wars, vegetarian fish and the greenest colleges in today’s green news. How do you save populations of “feed” fish from overfishing? Turn the carnivorous farmed fish who eat them into vegetarians, of course. Washington Post ). When you think of the military , do you think “environmentally friendly?” ” If not, you may want to think again. ( MNN ).

Calif.’s Coachella Valley: 1st Green Seal resort

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The hotel’s sustainability efforts include purchasing, waste minimization, energy efficiency, freshwater conservation and hazardous substance management. El Dorado: gold in green wine country UPDATE: Cavallo Point Lodge now offers integrative medicine MacArthur Place: Sonoma green & slow The Stanford Inn: Mendocino ‘conscious tourism’ Bardessono: America’s greenest luxury hotel. | Green Travel News |.

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Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Conservation / Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas By Mike • March 16, 2011 • 2 comments Tweet Share The U.S. To that end, the principals have created a terrific site called Conserving the Future: Refuges and the Next Generation to elicit votes and comments.