March, 2021

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

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Of all the living things in our world to be passionate about, mushrooms may rate as the most unlikely.


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The anti-violence gesture to recognize and help victims of abuse by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Thumb of the hand folded, four fingers up and then closed to a fist: an anti-violence gesture we all need to learn to recognize, because through silent and universal language you can ask for help against domestic abuse.

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Take Down Your Feeders: Salmonella is Killing Songbirds

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Bird feeding is spreading salmonella. Here’s how you can help. The post Take Down Your Feeders: Salmonella is Killing Songbirds appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Birds Disease & Parasites Urban Conservation

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How to Digitally Transform Your Business

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Wind turbines that look like trees…maybe you’ve built an eco-business on solar panels. But you still can’t be left in the digital dust. Read on. Today, we probably hear the word ‘digital’ at least once a day.

Why You Need to Worry About Road Bike Sizing and Fitting


Having the knowledge of bike sizing can be quite helpful in selecting the right bike for your pleasurable and comfortable ride. If the right size is chosen, the bike can run faster and will be easier to handle. Categories and sizes.

Palm Oil and Deforestation: A Real Threat for Orangutans


Orangutans are great apes with fine reddish hair and large brown eyes who literally hang out in the trees in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in Southeast Asia.

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GUYANA–Simply Delicious Birding!

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Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning “land of many waters” but it could just as easily mean “land of many birds”.

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Challenging Conservation Not to Leave Women Behind

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A new paper finds that conservation efforts are leaving women behind. The post Challenging Conservation Not to Leave Women Behind appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Conservation Science Indigenous Peoples TNC Science

Iran accused of eco-terrorism as bitumen coats the Mediterranean Sea shore

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Danny Morick, marine veterinarian, and Aviad Scheinin take samples from a 17 meters (about 55 feet) long dead fin whale washed up on a beach in Nitzanim Reserve, Israel, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (AP AP Photo/Ariel Schalit).

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Bike Tire Size Chart: Your Definitive Guide to Tire Sizes


Do you find yourself going to the bike shop in search of a new bike or a new set of tires? You will see a wide range of mountain bikes, as well as a countless selection of tire sizes as well. You wind up pondering which one will suit you. Having a wide choice of tires to choose from is good.

Biodiversity – Definition, Importance and Major Threats


Nature’s balance is dependent upon diversity of life – biodiversity. Our understanding of our planet is shifting to a view of Earth as a single living organism with all of life’s diversity and life processes interdependent. This understanding is coming rather late in the game though.

Signs of Spring Migration in Costa Rica

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Spring in western New York was and is a time of melting snow, of ice chunks being rushed along the Niagara River, of when you wondered if this year, would it maybe stay warm in April and not snow again?

Corona reinvents sustainable packaging by launching beer pack made using barley - giving the essential beer ingredient a new life

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? The initiative is part of the continuous commitment of the brand on finding sustainable technologies to protect nature ? New technology - three years in the making - repurposes surplus barley straw into packaging material in a circular process eliminating wastage ?

Inspiring Women of Geospatial Science at TNC

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Five TNC women in science making significant contributions to improving the way we map and conserve the world’s resources. The post Inspiring Women of Geospatial Science at TNC appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Ideas Nature Tech Women in Science

Environmentally Friendly Materials For Home Improvements

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The soothing feeling, beautiful surround and less expensive nature of eco-friendly home materials and installations cannot go extinct. Find out in this article about environmentally friendly materials for home improvements. . What Are Eco-Friendly Materials For Home Improvement?

Bike Frame Size Calculator


The Bike Size Calculator is a quick and easy tool to find the correct bike frame size that is right for you. Choose the kind of bike you are interested in and then enter your measurement(s). Imperial. Metric. Bike Size Calculator. Please enter your inner leg length in centimeters. Bike Type.

Caring for Evacuees and Responders: Stories from BCFS Health and Human Services EMD’s Efforts During the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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BCFS Health and Human Services EMD offers sheltering, medical care, displacement, and other capabilities for victims of natural disasters. It’s part of a network of nonprofit BCFS entities that help people around the world.

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Costa Rica Birding in Quetzal Valley

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Quetzal Valley ! Does such a place really exist? I mean, it sounds like something from an eco-cartoon where all the animals live in cloud forest harmony with all of the big, beautiful trees. It also sounds like a piece of heaven; something about valleys, a lot to do with quetzals.

Packing for a birding trip

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When was the last time you travelled for birding? Since the Covid-19 era, I have become a patch birder. On rare occasions I do visit some other areas, but when I hang binoculars around my neck, even without a second thought I head for Beljarica backwaters.

The most important book about European birds in this century

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The adventure of the second European Breeding Bird Atlas, or EBBA2, was the topic of one of my first posts here at 10,000 Birds: In a warm Catalonian March, Barcelona is filled with sunlight and full of Rose-ringed and Monk Parakeets.

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Keeping the Faith

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You may have heard the news that resonated throughout the international birding circuit some months ago – in case you missed it you can read my gloss-over here.

Wrapping Up Birding Tourism February

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We here at 10,000 Birds dedicated the month of February to highlighting a variety of birding tourism companies, destinations, and guides. We did this to help our favorite industry come back, to some small degree, from the ravages of COVID.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2021)

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No matter how obsessed with birding you may be, you’ll have those weekends where other concerns dominate your thoughts. But enough about the New York Giants’ free agency activity. this is just my way of explaining why I plain forgot to post BBOTW at the usual time!

First Phoebe of 2021

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I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2021 this morning at Idlewild Park in my home borough of Queens. My birding buddy Meryl actually spotted it first and she might have been mildly taken aback by the enthusiasm I showed for my first phoebe of the year.

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Habitat Mash-up

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The southwest peninsula of Trinidad is unfortunately rarely birded by visiting birders. Most tourists historically spent their time at the northern end of the island and although it may seem like a small place – getting around can be a bit tricky.

Ovenbirds (but not the Ovenbird)

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As ambiguous as the title of this piece sounds, a foray into the ornithological literature may lead to even more confusion. The family Furnariidae consists of ovenbirds and woodcreepers, but the actual Ovenbird belongs to the family of New World Warblers – Parulidae.

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Take me to Church

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Last week, I took you to the La Mesa reservoir, the higher-altitude of the two thorn-forest sites on my regular birding rotation.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2021)

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The last weekend of winter/summer looks a whole lot like the first weekend of spring/fall. That doesn’t mean, however, that winds of change aren’t blowing birds hither and yon. Some of the banner birds of your next season may have already arrived, but more will come every week. Be ready!


Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

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The reception of bulbuls in the ornithological world is decidedly mixed.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2021)

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The last weekend of March offers much, both in terms of new additions to your current suite of avifauna and the promise of more to come. Even better, April means more of the same.

The Warbler Brewery – Warbler Ale

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I didn’t plan on taking such a long break away from the Birds and Booze beat, but life got in the way the last several weeks, mostly on account of moving into a new home. After so much time away, I knew I’d need to come back with a really good find.

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Guamúchil Mania

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Pithecellobium dulce is a tree with many English names. The most common one, Manila tamarind, is wildly inaccurate, since the tree is native to southwestern Mexico, not Manila, and its only connection to tamarind trees is that both are in different subfamilies of the huge legume family.

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Tianmashan, Shanghai in winter

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Shanghai is basically a very flat place. The highest elevations here are all buildings, including the second-highest building in the world, the Shanghai Tower at 632 meters.

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A Tawny Frogmouth family

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I won’t apologise for doing another post about Tawny Frogmouths , because they are just such beautiful birds! You will notice that it is a year ago that I wrote about the family of Tawny Frogmouths at Cygnet park in Broome.

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Pied Butcherbird family

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We have been observing the Tawny Frogmouth family again during the week at the same park in Broome. The juvenile birds are growing fast and less interested in people in the park. Each day they now roost in a different tree, so we don’t always see them.

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Marchesi Biscardo – Corvina della Provincia di Verona (2017)

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When the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (or SARS-CoV-2) acquired the name COVID-19 (short for “coronavirus 2019”) last February, many birders couldn’t help but notice the coincidental similarity between that abbreviation and name of one of the most familiar of all passerine families – Corvidae.

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In the Heights

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Every year, around this time, I feel the need to get an early start and drive a full hour to Cerro de Garnica. That is because this site’s height of 3,000 m (about 10,000 feet) offers me certain species that I can’t add to my year list anywhere else.

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