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Birds of Visselhövede in Winter

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This sounds like an exciting topic for a blog post, right? Birds of a specific place with an unpronounceable name that you have never heard of? Well, this post is more specific than that – it is about the birds of Fliederweg 7, 27374 Visselhövede, Germany.

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The Fridge: Reducing Food Waste in the Community

Green Prophet

There’s a refrigerator standing on a Tel Aviv sidewalk. It’s not an empty fridge waiting to be hauled away to a dump; it’s full of food. There might be a box full of tomatoes, eggplants and bell peppers starting to go soft. You could cook a good pasta primavera from that. But you need the pasta.

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A New Life for Old Bird Data

Nature Conservancy - Science

Old bird data for TNC preserves is often hidden in filing cabinets. But what can those records teach us about current conservation efforts? Birds & Birding Birds Protected Areas TNC Science

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Bird Counts and Cold Fronts in Costa Rica

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It doesn’t get cold in Costa Rica. At least that’s how I see it but then again, since I grew up in a place that goes Arctic for a few months of each year, my personal position on “cold” might not coincide with the one held by folks in the tropical zone.

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of 2019?

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This is it. All those dreams you had for your 2019 year list will be, come New Year’s Day, accomplishments you’ll savor for decades or failures that will dog you all of your days. Not keeping a year list? Smart, but you should still make the most of the final weekend of the year.

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My eBird 10th Anniversary

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According to eBird , I have been an eBirder since December 23, 2009, so today is my 10th eBird anniversary. During the decade, I submitted 1,219 checklists and observed 555 bird species, all in the U.S. and Canada.

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We had a Christmas Bird Count

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The title of this post may seem too obvious for many of our readers. But for me, it’s a big deal. This year, on the 21st of December, 2019, Michoacán had its second Christmas Bird Count.

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Murder Most Wildfowl: A Review of “A Dance of Cranes” by Steve Burrows

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Since the last notice of him on this blogsite (in June 2018), Steve Burrows has published two more novels in his terrific “Birder Murder” series, the fifth and sixth – respectively, A Tiding of Magpies and, now the latest, A Dance of Cranes. This is good news, and especially so for birders. It is true that not every reader has a fondness for murder mysteries (and there is, admittedly, a certain amount of dreck in the genre, much of that authored, curiously enough, by lawyers).

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Rufous Fantail and other forest surprises

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It can be challenging birding in new environments, especially when it involves tall trees! At home in Broome we don’t have many tall trees and so whilst we are visiting Victoria we have had to adapt.

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Grey Goose Vodka

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Well, we’ve done it again. For a third year in a row, Birds and Booze has dipped on a bird-themed Champagne to recommend for New Year’s Eve.

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Israel’s Northern Coast Under Threat of Massive Air Pollution

Green Prophet

Last week I visited friends in the sleepy coastal town of Atlit. People are friendly. Peaceful roads wind around leafy streets. Trains run close to the beach, and you hear the warning clang and the rumble as you go about your daily business. The beach is clean and quiet at this time of year.

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Egyptian Architect for Social Justice: Hassan Fathi

Green Prophet

Hassan Fathy (1900-1989) was an Egyptian architect and a pioneer of sustainable architecture. His philosophy emphasized building with local materials and traditional techniques.

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Feral Boars Taking Over Haifa

Green Prophet

There’s always something going on in Haifa. Environmental awareness is encouraged with projects like the plastic bottle Christmas tree, yet the city’s air is considered the most polluted in the country.

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Can CBD Pills Help You Fall Asleep Faster?

Green Prophet

CBD a non hallucinogenic molecule in medical cannabis helps with sleep. Research shows it. Cannabidiol (CBD) is sweeping the nation as a cannabis product that’s non-psychoactive and supremely helpful for treating multiple physical and mental health problems.

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As Tel Aviv struggles with dockless scooters, helmets and license plates become mandatory

Green Prophet

One of Israel’s most well known publicists was killed while riding an ebike (Motti Morel) in Tel Aviv. The city puts stricter regulations on licensing, helmets, recycling and speed. But who will really enforce this? Grandmothers are walking around dazed with blood streaming down their faces.

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Amazing Advancements In Technology That Promotes A Greener Way Of Life

Green Prophet

3D printed tower made from sand. Climate change is not new, however, recently it has been getting even more intense. The abrupt changes in the weather, melting of the poles, the forests that are set on fire, and so many things are an indicator that our planet will die if we do not strive to save it.

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A TB vaccine may innoculate you against Alzheimer’s

Green Prophet

It was a finding revealed sometime back and then analyzed recently. An old vaccine shows new tricks. Holidays are a time for family. Festive gatherings with parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles create memories that last a lifetime.

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