February, 2020

“Birds of Cyprus” field guide review

10,000 Birds

For the last two decades, Europe and the greater Mediterranean have been covered by one of the best field guides anywhere: “Collins Bird Guide” by Lars Svensson et al., published in the US by Princeton as “Birds of Europe”.

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E-bikes vs. standard bicycles

Green (Living) Review

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Reducing the Speed Limit Won’t Make Roads Safer for Wildlife

Nature Conservancy - Science

Not so fast: reducing speed limits may seem an easy way to reduce wildlife road deaths, but research suggests otherwise. Wildlife Deer TNC Science Urban Conservation

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Play With Dirt, It’ll Make You Feel Better

Green Prophet

Every gardener who’s spent an hour watering, weeding, or just turning the dirt over, comes indoors feeling more peaceful than when they went out. Every kid that ever came in covered in dirt from outdoor play goes to bed tired and happy (and hopefully, washed).

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Kindness

The Green Samaritan

As with every snowflake, a kind word or act towards another is as unique and can brighten and beautify any situation. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Why Do We Need National Parks & Why Are They Important?

Greentumble

They often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But we would all agree that our world is full of breathtaking views of lush valleys, spectacular mountain tops, pristine rivers and many more.

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Going Medieval: Waterfowling the Two Towers of Serbia

10,000 Birds

Cover photo : Ram Fortress by Ilija Jacanovic. In the chill morning of late January, I am driving east of Belgrade towards the Two Towers section of the Danube and the best waterfowling bonanza in the whole of Serbia.

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50 Fish, 50 States: Razorback Sucker Nursery

Nature Conservancy - Science

A new project in Utah gives endangered fish a fighting chance. Fish & Fisheries 50 Fish, 50 States Conservation Science Fish Fisheries

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7000 years before Fortnite, multiplayer games were etched onto city walls

Green Prophet

Neolithic game boards from Jordan. In some places like Petra they were carved into walls of the city for leisurely play? The early mancala game we know today is likely from this, but no one really knows the rules of the ancient games.

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Heart and Earth

The Green Samaritan

Love this quote for the week ?? – author unknown. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Harvard Study Proves Why Are Honeybees Disappearing

Greentumble

Honeybees together with wild bees are the most important pollinators of the vegetables and fruits we eat. They have thrived in amazing harmony on this planet for 50 million years. Out of 100 crop species that make up 90% of our global food supply, 71 are pollinated by bees.

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February Birds from Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Growing up in western New York, February was one of the more tedious of winter months. It might be the shortest month but the continuing cold, snow, and dreary weather made it seem like one of the longest.

Late winter gardening tasks

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Spring is just around the corner here in the UK Mid February 2020 and the way the flowers and trees are slowly – and some quite a bit earlier than usual – are beginning to come to life it is not going to be far off.

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From Drones to Data at Little Jerusalem

Nature Conservancy - Science

Kristen Sikorsky remembers the first time she saw Little Jerusalem. “It It was like looking at a mini-Grand Canyon,” said Sikorsky, a Kansas State University graduate research assistant in the Park Management and Conservation Departments of Horticulture and Natural Resources. A […].

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Aviation needs a moonshot: Geoffrey Lipman on greening emissions globally

Green Prophet

The high environmental footprint of air travel is something that most people are by now well aware of.

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Do Something Today

The Green Samaritan

Go for that walk, call your Mom, skip the diet soda or take out coffee, eat something green, reduce some plastic, forgo the credit card purchase. The list can go on and on but only you know what it. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Online loans for bad credit – Is it Safe?

Eco Friendly Daily

When payday advance has been made available to all with little collateral as well as requirements, certain individuals still have a problem obtaining them.

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A Growing List of Hummingbirds

10,000 Birds

Most of us are already familiar with hummingbirds, whether in the flesh or in glorious, birdy dreams of lush tropical rainforests. They are one of the most famous families of birds, and for good reason.

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Frozen in time

Green (Living) Review

Your freezer is your friend by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Your freezer can be your greatest friend in the prevention of food waste, whether you have a large family or you a single parent or, simply, single. Save food, money and the planet and move food that’s nearing its ‘use by’ date to your freezer.

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Camera Trap Chronicles: Cool Critters of New Hampshire

Nature Conservancy - Science

Otters feasting on fish, caterwauling bobcats and more images from the Hancock Wildlife Cam in New Hampshire. From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps Conservation Science

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Herbalist’s Guide To Avoiding Coronavirus

Green Prophet

We’ve learned from studying the “Spanish flu” of 1918 that a deadly virus can spread world-wide. But we know much more about contamination, containing disease, and treatment today. Countries around the globe are making an historic effort to contain the Corona virus. .

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Birding in the times of the coronavirus

10,000 Birds

Well, a somewhat obvious title for a blog post from China these days, particularly from somebody who pretends to have at least a basic grasp of world literature (and who has recently watched “Looking for Alaska” with its frequent allusions to another one of Marquez` works).

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IDs on the wing

10,000 Birds

I have commented before on the privilege and pain of living in a state (Michoacán, Mexico) which hosts 10 out of the 15 Empidonax Flycatchers , as well as at least 4 of the 22 Myiarchus Flycatchers.

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Post Apocalyptic Steampunk Birding

10,000 Birds

Set in an abandoned oil refinery where wildlife is slowly regaining control save for the desperate attempts of golfers to retain all eighteen holes, industrial ghosts loom over rolling freshwater lakes bordered by fifty foot tall trees.

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The Benefits of Pre-Dawn Birding in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

It’s not always easy to get up early. For the early bird people yes but for those who relish some extra sleep, not really. Even when visiting a new place where the possibilities for lifers abound, days do arrive when a birder has to dig for enough will power to drag his or herself out of bed.

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A Japanese twitch.

10,000 Birds

It’s the same the whole world over. A rare bird draws a crowd of optics and men of a certain age. The Tokyo Bay Wild Bird Park was exceptionally busy this morning. Rumour had it that a Bohemian Waxwing had been sighted and it had been noted consorting with 4 Japanese Waxwings.

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Starting the Year in Birding at Raptor Ridge, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

No matter where you happen to be, you can’t really go wrong when beginning a new year of birding. Birds are everywhere and if you keep the mind open to appreciation, even the most common of familiar birds are incredible, beautiful creatures.

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Birding Breezy Point

10,000 Birds

Breezy Point, the westernmost tip of the barrier islands that protect Long Island’s south shore, is also the southwestern most portion of Queens and one of my favorite locations to look for birds.

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Birding with Baby

10,000 Birds

Over a month had gone by since the birth of my first child. When you don’t know anything about babies, the initial 30 days are a crash course in hormones and learning how to take care of a newborn – feeding, diapering, and so much more.

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Gang-gang Cockatoos feeding

10,000 Birds

Just before we left Victoria and returned home to Broome I was doing one of my regular walks from Foster to Fish Creek. I walked up to the look-out, which is about half way between the two small towns. I stopped to take in the view one last time.

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Love “Roller”coaster: Castellare di Castellini Chianti Classico (2016)

10,000 Birds

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Birding the Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica

10,000 Birds

Over President’s Day weekend my family and I took a much-needed break in Jamaica.

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Another post about owls

10,000 Birds

Strange as it may seem, this is not an entry into a “most boring blog headline” contest. Rather, it is derived from an obscure song by a British band (Marc Riley and the Creepers) titled “Another song about motorbikes”.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of February 2020)

10,000 Birds

Have you ever had one of those weekends where every project you took on failed, perhaps spectacularly? Some weeks, Monday feels more like a respite than a burden.

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Hooded Plovers on Squeaky Beach

10,000 Birds

During the recent months we spent in Victoria we were lucky enough to observe a pair of Hooded Plovers. Hooded Plovers are only found in the south of Australia and they are not abundant in any location.

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Birds in Winter: A Book Review, Written in Winter

10,000 Birds

Here are some of the things I learned reading Birds in Winter: . Birds who store food in advance of winter (corvids, t**s, and nuthatches) have a larger hippocampus (the brain structure that regulates memory) than non-storing birds do.

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My Mexican Birdbath

10,000 Birds

My area of central Mexico has a true monsoon climate. That means that we have little or no rain through the winter months, and almost daily rain during the warm months of June through September, with May and October being transitional months.

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