October, 2019

The First Bird Tracking Station Is Up and Running in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Bird migration! In October, it’s what’s happening in Costa Rica. Our big month of bird movements in Costa Rica, the 10th month of the year, is when most of the swallows, Scarlet Tanagers , thrushes, and other species on the South American express push through.

Greg Mankiw: I am no longer a Republican @whitehouseCEA

Environmental Economics

Greg Mankiw (former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors): I just came back from city hall, where I switched my voter registration from Republican to unenrolled (aka independent). Two reasons: First, the Republican Party has largely become the Party of Trump.

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The Living Benefits of East Coast Dam Removal

Nature Conservancy - Science

Removing obsolete dams offer dramatic benefits for fish, the economy and the future. Fish & Fisheries Fish Fisheries Restoration TNC Science Water

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Autumn Moments

The Green Samaritan

It’s the end of October and feels like spring today but the leaves and acorns tell me – not for long. Soon we will be bundling up and falling for cinnamon as the holidays approach. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Entertainment Going Green

Green Prophet

Masdar Incubator Building by Foster & Partners. Due to our masses of energy consumption, the environment is changing for the worse. The transportation, buildings, constructions all of the mentioned are an inevitable part of our lives.

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Test post (Wp-bakery)

Icebike

Trek Mafiosa 2.0 Great bike with very cheap fog and a crafty handle for a rough uphill slope. Development Design. Text on the button. Amazon. Trek Mafiosa 2.0 Great bike with very cheap fog and a crafty handle for a rough uphill slope. Development Design. Text on the button. Amazon.

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Birders: A Documentary Short Film Review

10,000 Birds

The first shot of Birders is of a helicopter. It’s an official-looking helicopter, photographed flying in the air at eye level, as if we’re next to it. Then, a long shot looking down of the Rio Grande delta, green and brown, but mostly green, bisected by a continuing, curving brown line.

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The Platypus Is Weirder Than You Ever Imagined

Nature Conservancy - Science

British naturalist George Shaw was so baffled by the first platypus specimen send back to England that he assumed it was a hoax and cut apart the taxidermied carcass, trying to find the stitching. Who can blame him? Even today, […]. Wildlife Asia Pacific Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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What You Focus on Expands

The Green Samaritan

Good news is – what you focus on expands. I want sunny days ahead. Bad news is – what you focus on expands. I don’t want cloudy days ahead. Your choice! As Esther Jno-Charles ends. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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How geography summer schools help children understand the importance of saving environment

Green Prophet

Going for a year abroad on a sailboat can change everything about how you see the world. Summer school is an alternative to normal school that some people who love to study, attend.

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Top 20 Fastest Electric Bikes in the World Ever

Icebike

The Electric bike is one of the most rapidly growing types of bikes in the world. Powered by simple electric motors, you’ve all probably experienced the ease with which one can climb slopes and start from a standstill.

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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

10,000 Birds

The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen.

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A quick comment about opt-in panels

Environmental Economics

Here is a comment I received on a referendum repeated contingent valuation (aka, discrete choice experiment) survey: I seriously dont think this is a realistic way to make decisions regarding such a complex situation. I hope my answers arent used to help anyone.

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Meet The World’s 10 Coolest Bats

Nature Conservancy - Science

From bats that mimic chickens to bats that build tents, a look at some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet. Wildlife Bats Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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The GoodWork Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

CLICK HERE to access a full PDF of the GoodWork Toolkit, available for free. Work occupies much of our lives. Hours spent at the office or at home thinking about work-related tasks and obligations often exceed time away from work. Yet, how many of us find our work meaningful?

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Saudi Arabia’s water depends on Japan desalination tech

Green Prophet

Toray Industries of Japan tells Green prophet that its new technology called ROMEMBRA – a reverse osmosis (RO) tech will be working for Saudi Arabia to create even more desalinated water.

What’s It Like to Have Your Period in Nigeria?

Eco Chic

A reusable menstrual kit including cloth pad and a cup. Photo by Vanessa Ramirez on Pexels. Two years ago, I received an Instagram message from a medical student in Nigeria. . “I’m

The indistinguishable Empidonax Flycatchers

10,000 Birds

Warning: Any and all flycatchers shown in this post may be misidentified. Cut me some slack. These are the Empidonax flycatchers we are talking about here. Dear North American birders: You know them. You fear them. You have probably misidentified them.

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"MARINE RESOURCE ECONOMICS ANNOUNCES NEW CASE STUDIES SECTION"

Environmental Economics

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Recovery: The Seal and Shark Invasion

Nature Conservancy - Science

Gray seals and great white sharks are rebounding in the Northeast U.S., but not everyone’s happy. Wildlife Conservation Science Oceans

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Ten Keys to Happier Living

The Green Changemakers

The Ten Keys to Happier Living are based on a review of the latest research from psychology and related fields. Everyone's path to happiness is different, but the evidence suggests these Ten Keys consistently tend to have a positive impact on people's happiness and well-being.

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How to make customers loyal and ecologically satisfied

Green Prophet

Recently it seems like customer service at big tech companies have gotten out of control. Automated systems remind us that robots have very little idea of what we want or need. I have never met a person who says that they love speaking with a robot or automated phone system.

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Is Oat Milk Ethical? A Breakdown of How Alt-Milks Impact the Earth

Eco Chic

Photo of alt milk by GEORGE DESIPRIS via Pexels. It’s hardly news that cow-derived dairy has been met with a strong and far more sustainable competitor: plant-based milks, or alt milks.

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The benefits of hurricanes in Southeast Arizona

10,000 Birds

For the past few weeks I have been touting all the different reasons that Southeast Arizona is such an amazing area for birding. The diversity of the area affords one the ability to acquire a pretty impressive list of species.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China

10,000 Birds

Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is probably the most iconic bird species in China – to the point that some bird guides I know are quite tired of looking for it. And yet, I have now birded China for almost 5 years without ever really trying to see one.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2019)

10,000 Birds

October oversees a general cooling of the Northern Hemisphere, but the birding tends to heat up in the beginning of the month. Plus, when else can you chase migrants while guzzling pumpkin spice lattes? I enjoyed neither birding nor guzzling lattes during this work-encumbered weekend.

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Bird Songs (but maybe not the kind you’re thinking): A review of “There Are Birds,” a music album, and an interview with songstress Stephanie Seymour

10,000 Birds

Why do people become birders? There must be an endless number of individual reasons, and an endless number of stories worth telling about it – about that moment in time when one person’s avidity for avians first kicked in.

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Shearwaters from Shore

10,000 Birds

I was poking around my eBird checklists recently and came across one from one of my more intriguing days birding. Like many birders, I’ve had “patches” where I routinely go birding. Patch birding is rewarding because the birds become familiar, as do the changes across the seasons.

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A Young, Banded Royal Tern and Where It Came From

10,000 Birds

This past Saturday afternoon I was out on the beach in the Rockaways with my family. We were taking advantage of one of the many warm and sunny days we have enjoyed this fall, looking for cool shells, getting our feet wet in the surf, and just generally enjoying ourselves.

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Return of the Dollarbird

10,000 Birds

It’s that time of year again! Not only are all of the migratory shorebirds returning to Australia, but also other migratory birds. Channel-billed Cuckoos , Eastern Koels and Dollarbirds all return to Australia around September.

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Heaven for more than Hummingbirds

10,000 Birds

Last week I told you about one of my favorite places to visit at this time of year, the tiny town of Laurelito, Michoacán, Mexico. This spot, just south of my city of Morelia, has the largest bank of Salvias in my area.

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Birding Bryant Park

10,000 Birds

It’s been almost five years since the last time I blogged about a visit to midtown Manhattan’s Bryant Park. This pocket park is well known by New York City birders as a migrant trap and this fall has been no exception.

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Sixth Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit An Amazing Success!

10,000 Birds

At five-forty-five Sunday morning I started the eBird checklist while perched atop the Battery Harris Platform at Fort Tilden. It was the sixth year in a row of the Queens County Bird Club Big Sit, my favorite event of the year.

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A Radjah Shelduck family

10,000 Birds

Last week during a camping trip to Kununurra we encountered a Radjah Shelduck family in one of the irrigation channels around town. We had added Radjah Shelduck to our 2019 list on August 26th at the Derby Poo Ponds. There had only been one solitary Radjah Shelduck on that occasion.

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Kings County Brewers Collective: Safe Flight IPA

10,000 Birds

Some days just turn out really well. On one gray, drizzly morning this week, I set out to bird my local patch in Albany, New York, and found 56 species in a few hours of aimless, unhurried traipsing.

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Zero Gravity Brewing Company: Bobolink Saison

10,000 Birds

Birders know that the pairing of farms and birds represents more than mere bucolic romance – it’s a match borne out of a real avian dependence on these man-made landscapes.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2019)

10,000 Birds

Mid-October birding can be as exciting as you–and wind and weather conditions–allow it to be. Did everything needed for a phenomenal weekend come together for you?

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