Sat.May 18, 2019 - Fri.May 24, 2019

Checklist of the Birds of Westeros

10,000 Birds

Now that the Mad Queen is dead, Brandon the Broken, First of His Name, is the King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Six Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm; and peace is restored in all the kingdoms, would you want to bird Westeros?

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Aoi Matsuri parade

Indigenize

We arrived in Kyoto just in time for the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock) festival, which happens May 15 every year in Kyoto.

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Abstract Monday: Correcting On-Site Sampling Bias

Environmental Economics

Today's entry in Abstract Monday is a little technical, but it's a problem I've been interested in for a long time, and it looks like my and John's former colleague, Ju-Chin Huang* , and co-author have found an improvement (if not solution). 

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The Bird Conservation Program You’ve Never Heard Of (And the Birds It Saves)

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Neotropical Migratory Bird Act has been reauthorized. What birds most need its help? Birds & Birding Birds Migrations

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Brown-eared Bulbuls in blossom

10,000 Birds

The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Do birders and canoeists/kayakists/kayakers/kakies make good bedfellows I wonder? The new canoeing centre is still under construction at Kasairinkaikoen, so to hide my disappointment, I went birding instead. Oriental Turtle Dove.

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How Can We Prevent or Reverse Desertification and Save Lands from Desert Encroachment?

Greentumble

As other natural ecosystems, deserts have their own dynamics independent of human activities. Throughout the history, sand dunes have always been retreating or slowly expanding into adjacent areas when given the chance. But processes that happen during desertification are different.

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And this blog could very well be exhibits A, B, and C.case closed.

Environmental Economics

Ummm.this : "People are getting dumber. That's not a judgment; it's a global fact. In a host of leading nations, IQ scores have started to decline.&

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Twenty-Four Hours of Awesome Part Two: Mr. Wilson the Plover

10,000 Birds

After seeing the Burrowing Owl on Thursday night last week and talking to some other birders I realized that Friday was shaping up to be a good migration day, at least so far as we could divine from the weather forecast. I decided to take Friday off from work and devote my day to birding.

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Birds of Tierra Caliente

10,000 Birds

I am originally from California, so it is easy for me to deal with a geography defined by a low coastal mountain range, a central valley, and a much higher inland range (in California, the Sierra Nevada). But for the past 25 years, I have lived in Mexico’s state of Michoacán.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of May 2019?

10,000 Birds

Is May ending already? Some birders wait eleven months for just this moment, keenly feeling loss after its passing. How can you prevent the post-migration blues? Make hay while the sun shines: if birds are still passing through your corner of the world, get out and greet every one.

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Mexican visitors in Box Canyon

10,000 Birds

One of the great things about living in southern Arizona is our proximity to Mexico. This allows for some really fun birds to come across the border, not that they know it is a border, and giving us some interesting birds each year.

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The Skimmers Have Returned to Navarre Bridge

10,000 Birds

A few miles from my home, a bridge rises gradually over the water of Santa Rosa Sound. Linking the mainland of the Florida Panhandle to the barrier island of Navarre Beach, half the bridge structure slopes to the water as sandy edges and sea wall.

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Twenty-Four Hours of Awesome Part Three: Sweet, Sweet Sage

10,000 Birds

This past Friday, after leaving Cupsogue where my twitch for the Wilson’s Plover had ended in success I decided to head back over to Big Egg Marsh in my home borough of Queens to see if I could rediscover the Burrowing Owl I had seen the previous evening could be rediscovered.

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Welcome Our Newest Beat Writer, Paul Lewis

10,000 Birds

When Paul Lewis reached out to us asking if we were interested in some blog posts about birding in Mexico we were psyched! After all, the beat writer who had been posting about Mexican birds, the amazing Tom, has moved from Mexico and we didn’t have anyone writing about the birds there.

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Twenty-Four Hours of Awesome Part One: A Burrowing Owl?!?!?!

10,000 Birds

I was home on Thursday evening hanging out with Desi. Daisy was working late and my mother-in-law had kindly started to make me some spicy ramen for dinner.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2019)

10,000 Birds

If you’re devoting as many free hours to birding as we are this month, you have no time for preamble. Let’s share sightings! i saw plenty of new birds this weekend, some of them in the process of making future new birds.

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Birding the Changi Business Park-Singapore

10,000 Birds

It is often useful to look at satellite images on Google Earth to see where there is suitable habitat for different bird species. Sometimes it can be disappointing when the area has changed due to development and other times you can find some unlikely birds.

Quote of the Day: Global Heating? Climate Crisis?

Environmental Economics

The Guardian has indicated that it is changing its guidelines for writing about climate change :   “We want to ensure that we are being scientifically precise, while also communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue,” said the editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner. The phrase ‘climate change’, for example, sounds rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity.”.      

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Tons of trash left at picnic sites by Israelis after Passover

Green Prophet

Israel’s recent Passover holiday period, which also included opening season visits to beaches and various picnic sites, is still being dealt with by national park and forestry employees long after holiday goers returned home.

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Golan wolves make local farmers howl with rage

Green Prophet

Wolves are largely a protected species in Israel and are not creatures that one would expect to find in this part of the world.

Impact of Industrial Robots in the Food and Agriculture Sector

Green Prophet

Flux developed Eddy, a robot developed out of Israeli military tech. The idea is to feed the world, using hydroponics. According to the United Nations, Food security is one of the primary human rights. We all cannot live without food and thus, agriculture is the most important sector in the world.

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Something for everyone: Family friendly theme parks in Spain

Green Prophet

With the stunning Spanish sunshine and a rich culture to explore, Spain is a fantastic destination for a family holiday. Yet its theme parks can lift your holiday from good to great.

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How To Design A Green Office Building A Better Environment

Green Prophet

Green office buildings improve the environment and employee health. For these reasons, more business owners like yourself are learning how to design a green office building. However, a lot of design details goes into the planning process of a successful building project.

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4 Sustainable Ways to Promote Your Business

Green Prophet

Companies are always on the lookout for new ways to promote products and services. While a majority of marketing is happening online these days, traditional methods of marketing, including promo materials and branded gifts, are still an important part of any successful modern marketing plan.

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