Back From Birding Hungary

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And what a trip to Hungary it was! Before I get into the nitty-gritties of my awesome birding experiences in Hungary I thought I would just share a few of the shots that I got during the trip. Destinations Europe Hungary SwarovskiI’m baaack!

By The Time You Read This I’ll Be Birding In Hungary!

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We Americans, or at least this American, know little about Hungary. But this American did know enough that when Swarovski Optik offered a spot on a week-long trip to Hungary that I couldn’t possibly say no. Anyway, Hungary! Destinations Europe Hungary Swarovski

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Searching for a White-backed Woodpecker

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White-backed Woodpecker was one of the major target birds of the Bükk Hills portion of the trip to Hungary and though I would probably have preferred seeing what I now believe to be the mythical Black Woodpecker , the White-backed Woodpecker was a nice consolation prize.

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Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

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Until a month ago I had never seen the Eurasian Wryneck either, but the trip to Hungary took care of that gap on the life list easily. I considered myself extremely fortunate that there was a pair apparently nesting just down the street from the Nomad Hotel in Hungary’s Bükk Hills.

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Must-Visit Destinations in Central Europ

Green Prophet

Hungary. Hungary shares its borders with seven different countries, thus providing the unique opportunity to experience the fusion of these cultures. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Must-Visit Destinations in Central Europe

Green Prophet

Hungary. Hungary shares its borders with seven different countries, thus providing the unique opportunity to experience the fusion of these cultures. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

New Swarovski Scopes – the ATX and the STX

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So, yeah, I considered sneaking away from the group, hitchhiking back to Budapest, and living life on the lam with my ill-gotten prototype Swarovski scope. It is not every day that a birder gets to play with a prototype scope made by one of the premiere optics companies in the world.

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My Nemesis Birds to Be

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I have been relatively fortunate in my birding life in that I don’t have a single nemesis bird that has vexed me. This is a gaping hole on my life list that must be filled. Black Woodpecker – This is a bird that has eluded me on two trips to Germany – both of which included exploring forests where they were supposed to be present – and a trip to a region of Hungary where they are supposed to be common. “Thus, I give up the binoculars!”

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Philanthropy is a scam

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Capitalists are fooling the world with the hoax of Philanthropy Philanthropy is a scam as it allows the (super) rich to influence global affairs and gain political power with no consequences.

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My Year in Birding 2012

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I want to reach 500 birds in the ABA, get my Queens list to 295, see a total of at least 500 species, and get my World Life List to 1,100. As for my ABA Life List , which started the year at 478, well, I was happy to end up at 500 exactly. June – Hungary.

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Crossbill Guide to Extremadura: A Review

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This bill is beautifully adapted for life in coniferous forests. The second edition of the Crossbill Guide to Extremadura has just been released and – to my delight – a copy arrived in the post for me the other day.

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Your Best Birds of the Year for 2012

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Attila Steiner, who I was lucky enough to meet while I was in Hungary , was ecstatic to see a rare rail in Ghana: It was my last afternoon in Ankasa Reserve, Ghana. I took up birding late in life, so it wasn’t that many years ago I thought snipes were a joke!

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Costi Gurgu Interview and the Auroras

The Alien Next Door

Life is funny that way. My stories have been published in Romania, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, England, Canada and USA. ??. full cover art for Outer Diverse. ??

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The Future of Solar Design Dazzles Madrid

Green Prophet

Hungary has come a long way with their ODOO project. Friendship and the exchange of world-changing ideas usually have a longer shelf life.

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Systems Thinking

The Green Changemakers

LB : In the Center for Ecoliteracy's book Ecoliterate , we write about the practice of understanding how nature sustains life, which is another way of saying understanding living systems principles. In real life, you have to imagine them.

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CBS News’ Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Anthony Mason to Interview Serial Social Entrepreneur Paul Polizzotto: Join Them on 12/5 at NYU

Eco Chic

In 1989, Mason was the first journalist to report on the exodus of East German refugees through Hungary as the Iron Curtain began to crack. Available tomorrow evening, December 5, and in NYC?

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Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

A more valid price would be that based on the value of a human life and the avoidable death associated with carbon burning. Thus at a “value of a statistical life” (VOSL) of $7.6 At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action.

What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

The Green Changemakers

Plans for housing and mixed use development were integrated with transit stations in seven towns to foster bustling street life and boost light-rail ridership. PPS announces its new Great Cities Initiative, which applies the principles of Placemaking to entire cities.

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