May, 2020

Warblers that Warble

10,000 Birds

I have commented before in my posts that most of our Warblers here in central Mexico never actually warble. This tendency is so marked that the Spanish name for Wood Warblers, Chipe, comes not from their mating songs, but from their typical feeding calls: cheep… cheep… cheep.

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ARS long-reach pruner ? Product review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The ARS-160-0.6 long-reach pruner is a cut and hold snipper, ideally suited for pruning of roses, for instance, but also for other tasks, including harvesting certain crops.

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RFF | Request for Proposals: Retrospective Studies of Regulatory Performance

Environmental Economics

I'm posting this RFP at the request of Dick Morgenstern and Art Fraas. This is a great project. coincidentally, I recently purchased Economic Analysis a the EPA , ed. by Morgenstern and have read the intro, conclusions, and all the parts about estimating benefits.

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A Lifelong Love of Field Guides

Nature Conservancy - Science

A celebration of field guides, the little books that changed the way we interact with nature. From the Field Birds Mammal Watching Our Nature Reads Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

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Vitamin D-deficient Patients Twice As Likely To Develop Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

Green Prophet

A new study released by Northwestern University concludes that vitamin D may be an essential weapon to protect yourself from the coronavirus. According to researchers, lower vitamin D levels significantly increase the likelihood that an infected person will develop severe symptoms and complications.

2020 114

All for WON and WON for All!

The Green Samaritan

All for WON and WON for all! How about a win for us all? As we face re-opening phases, a good friend of mine along with her 16 year old daughter and 20 year old son came up with the idea and this. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

10,000 Birds

The coronavirus has locked us all in, literally, doing something that was totally unthinkable only a few months ago: it has prevented us from birding abroad! And now we are all dreaming about new destinations to explore, once airports are working again and borders re-open.

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Fragile vs. Resilient Food Systems

The Green Changemakers

Source: Films for Action "Covid is shining the spotlight on the fragility of the linear systems that we have come to rely on. In many countries, particularly in the US, the food system has been thrown into chaos. The industrial food system is inherently fragile.

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The Coolest Kingfishers from Six Continents

Nature Conservancy - Science

With more than 100 kingfisher species, here are 12 of the coolest. Birds & Birding From the Field Birds Traveling Naturalist Weird Nature Wildlife

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If you think the Middle East is dramatic now, 2000 years ago it was a telenovela

Green Prophet

The relations between the Herodian Kingdom and the Nabatean Kingdom were very complex and involved political, economic and marriage ties. Through the institution of marriage with local dynasties, Herodians consolidated power in the southern Levant and later became Rome’s client state.

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Wisdom

The Green Samaritan

Sometime, it seems, there so much noise on the news and social media that you just need to take a quiet moment wherever you can to listen for what rings true for you. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2020)

10,000 Birds

May delivers one of those amazing times of the year when we’re too busy looking at birds to sit around talking about them.

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Las Vegas. Sin City. Disneyland for Adults

Eco Friendly Daily

There are a lot of misconceptions about Las Vegas that you might hear before you go; the main one being it is only good if you like to gamble.

Inner Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] How do we navigate the intensity of emotions and reactions stirred up by climate change, or COVID-19 for that matter? How do we come to a place of peace, compassion, forgiveness and life-affirming action?

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What is the Best Type of Farm for Birding?

Nature Conservancy - Science

When it comes to agricultural lands, new research shows some are better for birds than others. From the Field Agriculture Birds Ecosystem Services TNC Science Wildlife

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Sriracha not burning? A new COVID-19 symptom includes not tasting hot sauce

Green Prophet

Think you have COVID-19? Grab a bottle of your hottest sauce and see if you can taste fire. Seems to be that Vitamin D deficiency is an underlying factor in those who suffer the most from COVID-19 , or coronavirus.

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Top 3 Alternatives to Mined Diamonds

Eco Chic

Not every great piece of jewelry starts with a mined diamond stone. In fact, not. everyone favors the look of mined diamonds. That said, there are tons of different. options out there that will cater to the needs of anyone looking for a distinct piece of. jewelry offset with a gorgeous stone.

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Planning and executing birding plans in the times of corona-virus

10,000 Birds

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” Like many of you, I had plans for this year’s spring migration: to bird the very best tour of the Balkans, heading for northeastern Greece.

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Recession and Marketing – A Helpful Guide

Eco Friendly Daily

When it comes to dealing with a recession, the first instinct of many business owners is to cut back on their advertising and marketing. In some situations, it may make sense to cut back on advertising based on ROI numbers.

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Stories for a Regenerative Culture

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] “Relation is the essence of everything that exists.” — Master Eckhart When we look closer, we discover that Life is an explosion of relation, everywhere around and inside of us.

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Seeds of Change: Ensuring the Future for Healthy Prairies

Nature Conservancy - Science

For a healthy and resilient prairie, diverse seed sources are key. From the Field Climate Insects & Pollinators Plants TNC Science

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What’s Smudging, And Why Is Everyone Doing it?

Green Prophet

Seeking to clear sour, unhappy vibes out of the house and leave room for fresh, positive energies to enter, people are reviving the ancient tradition of smudging.

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Back to the Forest ? but first, Flamingos!

10,000 Birds

There aren’t many places on the planet where one can mention the words ‘forest’ and ‘flamingo’ together. Far less experience the two in a single morning.

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Some of America?s Avian Treasures

10,000 Birds

North America is home to many amazing bird species, including several which require a special effort to see and appreciate.

2020 219

May Warblers, Costa Rican Style

10,000 Birds

May migration is legendary. It’s when Biggest Week happens, in many places, the fifth month is when it gets truly warm, when we can forget about winter. For myself and surely thousands of other birders, May is when I saw my first of many birds.

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How Many Birders Are There, Really? (Updated)

10,000 Birds

How many birders are there in America? For such a simple question, it turns out there are very few solid estimates. Indeed, there appears to be just one and it is cited repeatedly. Every few years, the U.S.

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Best Time to Bird South Florida? Fall Migration

10,000 Birds

As the cold fronts begin to sweep through the northern states ushering in a wave of seasonal change and color, South Florida becomes a gathering place for migratory birds far and wide across the country.

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The Longest (and Shortest) Hour

10,000 Birds

Luck is a funny thing. It always presents itself in unexpected ways, seemingly to deliberately confuse and mislead. Last year we reunited with a couple good friends who flew in to T&T for a few days and headed to the remote village of Grande Riviere.

2020 217

Grateful for My Yard Birds

10,000 Birds

It had been a long day. My four-month-old – having received his vaccinations the day before – promptly developed a temperature. Normally we wouldn’t have worried, but these days any sign of a fever is extra stressful.

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Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos return to Broome

10,000 Birds

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos have become a regular sight around Broome in recent weeks. They are usually heard before they are seen and call raucously as they slowly move across the sky. The wing beat of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo always appears very slow for such a large bird.

2020 214

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

The April arrival of the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition was a supremely happy moment in a very difficult, sad month.

2020 216

How to Celebrate Global Big Day from Home in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Today, May 9th is when we would have been immersed in birds, likely from dusk to dawn. In our neck of the woods, marking Common Pauraque as the first species of the day, attempting to identify shorebirds in the dark of the night (not easy.), and listening for owls just before dawn.

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“It’s a good life”: Donald Kroodsma’s Birdsong

10,000 Birds

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My First Birdathon

10,000 Birds

Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida. I have been birding for about seven years now – time flies when you’re having fun. However, until this spring I had yet to participate in some of birding’s most time-honored traditions: a Birdathon.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2020)

10,000 Birds

This past weekend was both Global Big Day and World Migratory Bird Day, and yet I had to deal with snow and freezing cold. Isn’t that against the rules?

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Woodland for sale

10,000 Birds

As of next month I am assuming that the airline industry will have no further use for my services and a bleak outlook looms. On the other side of the coin, I will have a lot of time on my hands and 8.5 acres of ancient woodland.

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Birding Shanghai in May

10,000 Birds

Don`t worry – after having written about birding Shanghai in April a few weeks ago, I will not continue this theme for longer – not that much to write about in June and July. But May is a good time for birding here, and thus worth a post.

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