Sat.Jul 20, 2019 - Fri.Jul 26, 2019

Recent Changes to the Costa Rica Bird List

10,000 Birds

Some birders are more learners than listers, others more photographers than birders. However, no matter how one enjoys or takes in interest in the avian side of life, an official list of the birds for a given area is of vital importance.

Why Do Little Birds Mob Big Birds?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Small, angry birds take on big predators – and live. Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Birds Traveling Naturalist

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Sociocracy - The Movement

The Green Changemakers

By Ted J. Rau The sociocracy experience I’m part of several sociocratic organizations, and we sometimes get requests from what I call “sociocracy tourists”–people who want to attend a sociocratic meeting to see what it is like. I have a standard response that might surprise you: “Come.

One Of The World’s Oldest Mosques Excavated In The Negev

Green Prophet

The rocky brown soil of the Negev desert suggests an empty environment, but recent excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority have brought to light an ancient mosque from the 7th-8th centuries CE there. It’s one of the earliest known mosques in the world, a surprising find in the area.

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July birding in Northern Germany

10,000 Birds

About two times per year, I spend a few weeks in Northern Germany – Visselhövede, to be exact. This is not generally a very joyful occasion – daily visits to my mother, whose dementia is progressing, tend to be fairly depressing.

In Conservation, Sometimes It’s the Small Things that Inspire

Nature Conservancy - Science

Join Nikolaj Lasbo as he bands American Kestrel chicks in Utah. Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Birds Nest Cams Protected Areas

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Madera Canyon: The feeders at Santa Rita Lodge

10,000 Birds

Rarely does the name Madera Canyon come up without most North American birders taking pause to recognize the importance to birding in the Southwest U.S.

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Being a beginning birder, again

10,000 Birds

It’s a rush any new birder experiences: that of every species being a lifer. But few new birders appreciate that rush, because they haven’t known anything else… yet. Once you’ve been around the birding block a few years, your appreciation for the lifer experience deepens greatly. But the opportunities to see new species become more difficult with each one seen.

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Saving Jemima and Julie: a Book Review

10,000 Birds

The last time a Julie Zickefoose book was reviewed on this blogsite, the piece began by saying “This is going to be a rave review.” That sentence will do for this review and this book, too: it’s unavoidable. Who knew?

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Cepas de Loro: Pisco Puro Muscatel

10,000 Birds

Depending on one’s perspective, it’s either through hilariously misleading irony or outright false advertising that many of the world’s great liquors derive their English names from various native words for a somewhat more wholesome liquid: water.

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Painted Finches collecting charcoal

10,000 Birds

When we are bird watching we sometimes come across some odd behaviour that we have not seen in the past. It is always interesting watching birds and the different ways they survive in the Australian bush and also in the cities.

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Pacific Women Demand a Voice in Mining Decisions

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the Solomon Islands, women’s groups are running an education program to help local people make more informed decisions about mining. From the Field Asia Pacific Indigenous Peoples TNC Science Women in Science

Green Business Ideas to You Help You Reduce Your Carbon Footprints

Green Prophet

Unplanned infrastructure developments, pollution, and deforestation (without proper reforestation plans) have led to unprecedented destruction of our ecosystem. Not only does it harm the birds, insects, fishes, and animals, even the human lives are hit hard with pollution and climate changes.

Keep Clear Of Germs and Wash Your Hands

Green Prophet

Most of us have been taught to wash our hands since early childhood. But the hand hygiene we were taught can be improved. Especially now during summer vacation when we spend more time out of our own friendly-germ environment and possibly traveling, it makes sense to follow sensible precautions.

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Should You Be Eating Diatomaceous Earth?

Green Prophet

A Green Prophet reader reports that her healer recommends a daily teaspoon of diatomaceous earth (D.E.) to suppress a sudden, uncharacteristic appetite for junk food. . “D.E. makes me feel full,” she says. “And it’s supposed to cleanse the intestines.” ” .

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Millenials Snap Up Houseplants To Relieve Stress

Green Prophet

Big businesses are blaming millenials for “killing” lucrative markets: breakfast cereals, chain restaurants, and home ownership are some. But big business needs to recognize that the millenial generation’s preferences have changed to healthier, less consumer-oriented and sustainable ways of living.

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