Tips for a Fun Nature Scavenger Hunt

Nature Conservancy - Science

Start a scavenger hunt. Want your kids to have fun in nature? From the Field Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Wildlife

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Red-tailed Hawk Hunting a Gray Squirrel

10,000 Birds

Judging by the banding and lack of red on the tail I would think that this hawk is only about a year old and should focus on hunting less crafty prey. … The post Red-tailed Hawk Hunting a Gray Squirrel appeared first on 10,000 Birds. On a walk around Baisley Pond Park’s eponymous pond in Queens recently I heard a Gray Squirrel chittering away angrily at something.

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Stop the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Hunt! (Again)

10,000 Birds

Yes, the earth has gone around the sun twice since the uproar from birders and other lovers of wildlife managed to convince the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to table the idea of hunting Sandhill Cranes in Tennessee for two years. Cancel the 17-year-old annual festival, and propose a hunting season on cranes. If it’s an attempt to resuscitate the slowly dying sport of hunting, it’s ill-advised, and unlikely to have the desired effect.

Kentucky: First in Crane Hunting?

10,000 Birds

As part of my effort to keep concerned wildlife enthusiasts informed about the proposal to hunt Eastern Flyway sandhill cranes, it is my duty to tell you that there’s another vote coming up. The second paragraph of a recent letter from Dr. Gassett, replying to a letter questioning the hunt, opens thus: “ Sandhill cranes are considered to be one of the best tasting of all migratory birds. More than 10,000 people hunt cranes in North America each year.

Oregon Wolf Hunt On Hold

Wend Magazine

A scheduled wolf hunt in northeastern Oregon will remain on hold. If the hunt goes through, only two wolves would remain: the alpha female and a pup born just last spring. And this money, at least now, is only postponing the hunt while officials rule whether or not the hunt is legal. At least for awhile. In September , the Imnaha wolfpack found itself under the close watch of local ranchers and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

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Snow Leopard hunt by Adam Riley (INDRI Ultimate Wildlife Tours)

10,000 Birds

Our Snow Leopard sat, quite Cheetah-like, before stalking off and once again rolling in the gravel, apparently an indication of the desire to mask its scent before a hunt. We could not believe our fortune, could we really be treated to a Snow Leopard hunt – this was beyond our wildest dreams? This was truly an incredible encounter we had been so, so fortunate to witness; a full Snow Leopard hunt from beginning to end including the take and kill.

Pakistan shoots down illegal Arab hunting

Green Prophet

Last year, Green Prophet broadcast the alarming news of a Saudi prince who poached thousands of protected birds during a 21-day hunting safari in Pakistan. Nearly a year on, the Sindh High Court has revoked a federal notification that allowed issuance of permits to Arab dignitaries for hunting endangered species – (including the houbara bustard, pictured above) – in the country. Travel endangered species falcon hunting houbara bustard

Green Heron Hunting Dragonfly

10,000 Birds

Sharon Stiteler, AKA Birdchick, has a great video of a Green Heron hunting that was shot by Clay Taylor. Check it out! Asides

Aboriginal hunting practice helps kangaroos

Green (Living) Review

This hunting tradition has been practiced for more than a century, and studies show that these fires have ecological benefits. It turns out, hunting fires can actually help boost kangaroo populations by increasing ecosystem diversity and creating a landscape with plants at varying stages of growth. Thus, the Martu play an important role in conservation by maintaining a varied environment in which they live and hunt that benefits kangaroos and other wildlife.

Hunting the Mountain Witch

10,000 Birds

Be prepared for a witch-hunt of note but, with a little luck and some local expertise, the elusive Mountain Witch might just make an appearance. Besides my 3rd grade teacher, I had never encountered a witch before. That is until a recent Nikon’s BATV film trip to Jamaica revealed a unique avian femme fatale, the Crested Quail-dove -- also known colloquially as the mountain witch.

Duck Hunt 2013

10,000 Birds

So as many of my loyal readers know, I have a very mixed relationship with vagrants and the chasing thereof. Nevertheless, when a Baikal Teal was reported by the illustrious Radd Icenoggle just outside Missoula, I couldn’t very well ignore the siren call. Especially once the bird made the front page of the Missoulian and my friends started asking me about it. My quest began on Tuesday, two days after the first sighting and mere hours after the second set of x-rays on my wrist. (It’s

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Another Reason Not To Hunt Sandhill Cranes

10,000 Birds

Asides sandhill crane huntingThis is an interesting article based on the research of Mark Berres into the genetic diversity of different populations of eastern Sandhill Cranes.

A Hunting Snowy Egret

10,000 Birds

The egret used two different hunting strategies. It was odd to watch a single bird use such drastically different hunting styles and I really don’t have an explanation as to why. In my recent post about birding Jamaica Bay’s East Pond I mentioned a very successful Snowy Egret. It caught fish after fish after fish in the vicinity of the Raunt, which is the birders’ name for the old tumbled-down docks whose pilings stick out of the mud of the East Pond.

What’s in a Name: Snipe Hunt

10,000 Birds

Real snipe hunting, for those that partake of such practices, is a daytime activity that involves guns and being able to track the birds’ rapid flight from cover. Ali Hussein or Hussain, a bird conservationist from India about whom I can find very little information, has apparently documented a traditional bird-trapping technique in his home region that resembles the folkloric snipe hunt in many particulars.

Kentucky’s Crane Hunt-It Ain’t Over…

10,000 Birds

For those of you who’ve been following the drama unfolding in Kentucky regarding a sandhill crane hunt, there’s bad news. An eight-member commission unanimously approved the hunt proposal in early June. It isn’t hard even for a simple bird painter to divine that Commissioner Gassett stands to gain financially from a crane hunt in Kentucky. That dog don’t hunt. Birds Conservation Kentucky crane hunt sandhill crane hunting sandhill cranes

Killing Fields: Egyptians Hunt Down Migratory Birds

Green Prophet

It is a little known fact outside of conservation and hunting circles, Sherif Baha el Din from Nature Conservation Egypt told The Guardian, but Egyptian hunters will destroy thousands of migratory birds in the coming weeks as they make their way from Europe back to Africa for the winter. Featured hunting migrating birds wildlife conservation

Witch Hunt or Just Prosecution?

10,000 Birds

While we at 10,000 Birds wouldn’t advocate taking such an approach , it is not without its merits: Nico Dauphine told a D.C. superior court judge in response to the allegations, “absolutely not, no I did not.” ” The Ph.D. Smithsonian Institute researcher is accused of trying to poison street cats outside her apartment building on 15th Street in Northwest. Dauphine works at the National Zoo studying wild birds, where her research has focused on one of birds’ enemies: cats.

Boy mushroom hunting uncovers ancient “Bel Air” tombstone in Israel

Green Prophet

In his hunting the boy found a slab of marble poking out of the ground, with Greek letters. The post Boy mushroom hunting uncovers ancient “Bel Air” tombstone in Israel appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. Thirteen-year-old Stav Meir, from Caesarea, Israel went out a week ago with his father Zohar, his brothers and cousins, ??to to look for mushrooms in the Caesarea area after the rains.

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Using benefit transfer to value an elk hunt

Environmental Economics

Aren't you supposed to be quiet when you are hunting? Using the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated recreation, if Mark, Dusty, Johnny and the Senator (what happened to Claire Marie? and hunting in a "designated elk state" (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Wyoming), then the contingent valuation method can be used without much slippage. [link]. If so, why are they yelling? And the third panel is ominous.

Ricky Gervais’ Fox Hunt Opposition on Twitter.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only animal rights awareness David Cameron fox hunt foxes Ricky Gervais UKIn BBC news, British comedians are taking up the plight of the fox and raising awareness via social media and they are ve.

Oscars 2013 Red Carpet – Helen Hunt in Eco-Friendly H&M


Oscar nominee Helen Hunt wears H&M and promotes Global Green USA on 2013 Academy Awards red carpet. Read More The post Oscars 2013 Red Carpet – Helen Hunt in Eco-Friendly H&M appeared first on Ecorazzi. Environment Fashion Lifestyle News Top News helen hunt

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People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Thousands of indigenous Maasai are being forced off their land at gunpoint, in an illegal land grab orchestrated by the Tanzanian government and a company based in the United Arab Emirates that wants to operate luxury hunting safaris. Despite reassurances by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete as recently as November, 2014, that […] People matter: Tanzania evicts thousands of Maasai for hunting safaris is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

This event brought widespread attention to the fact that people are still hunting shorebirds for recreation and subsistence in parts of the world. While organizations in North America are working tirelessly to help shorebirds weather the many threats they face, the very same birds are being hunted in the Caribbean and South America. The Snipe Hunt: Myth and Reality. 1910: The Shea White Plumage Act protected egrets, herons, gulls, and terns from feather hunting.

The hunt for happiness

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In today's world we are being told – brainwashed into believing actually – that material things will bring us happiness. How wrong. We are told that if we just work hard enough, get the right job, and earn more money we will be able to buy all those things that bring us happiness.

Emirates Airline Bans Hunting Trophies from its Cargo


Another victory for the fight against trophy hunting. Emirates Airline recently announced that it will no longer allow passengers to bring along hunting trophies onboard. The world’s biggest international carrier Read More The post Emirates Airline Bans Hunting Trophies from its Cargo appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

The Snipe Hunt: Myth and Reality

Nature Conservancy - Science

There is a common belief that a “snipe hunt” is some sort of wild goose chase, a hazing ritual for naïve outdoors folk. Consider the Wikipedia entry on the topic: “A snipe hunt, a made up hunt that is also known as a fool’s errand, is a type of practical joke that involves experienced people making fun of credulous newcomers by giving them an impossible or imaginary task. I first learned about snipe hunt techniques from famed Indian bird trapper Ali Hussein.

Japan Officially Cancels 2014-2015 Antarctic Whale Hunt


In light of the recent Read More The post Japan Officially Cancels 2014-2015 Antarctic Whale Hunt appeared first on Ecorazzi. For the first time in more than twenty-five years, whales migrating through Antarctic waters will no longer be under threat by the Japanese whaling fleet. Animals Causes Featured News

Knowledge Problem: Sequester Reporting Scavenger Hunt

Environmental Economics

Michael Giberson: Brace yourself, sequester is coming! The news has been filled with horror stories over the pain threatened by the sequester cuts. these  these stories have one thing in common: A lot of emphasis on how modest federal budget cuts will impose outlandish costs, and absolutely no mention that plausible alternatives–increasing taxes, increasing the national debt ever higher–would also impose real economic burdens.

UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt Switches to Vegan Diet


Heavyweight legend Mark Hunt appears to be switching over to a vegan diet after watching an animal cruelty video on Facebook. The ‘Super Samoan’ reposted the video from Last Chance Read More The post UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt Switches to Vegan Diet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Sports Top News Vegan

Vulture hunts down and ravages Sea Turtles

10,000 Birds

A pack of Black Vultures viscously savage a turtle But that is not all they do, they also hunt in packs, overpowering even the largest of the adult Olive Ridley Turtles, to then feast on them slowly. The American Black Vulture ( Coragyps atratus ) does not only look evil; it is evil to the core. Horrid. American Black Vulture ( thanks Redgannet for letting me use your photo) I must admit that I too completely underestimated them when I first say the American Black Vulture in Costa Rica.

Paul McCartney Wants ‘Brutal’ Commercial Seal Hunt Called Off


Animal activist and music legend Paul McCartney is once again demanding that Canada’s commercial seal hunt be called off. The long-time vegetarian has joined with Humane Society International (HSI) to ask the Canadian government Read More The post Paul McCartney Wants ‘Brutal’ Commercial Seal Hunt Called Off appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Iowa to Allow Hunting of Mourning Doves

10,000 Birds

For the first time since 1918 hunters will be able to hunt Mourning Doves in Iowa – but with one big caveat. Lead ammunition will not be allowed. Thoughts? Asides

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Why Not Allow Crane Hunting?

10,000 Birds

Julie’s six reasons are pretty convincing. And Greg takes number three and expands on it quite a bit in this excellent post. Asides

Costa Rica to Ban Hunting for Sport


Costa Rica, known for its rainforest and eco-tourism, is on its way to soon becoming the first Latin American country to ban hunting for sport. Read More The post Costa Rica to Ban Hunting for Sport appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Pet Me before I Die: The Truth about Cub Petting & Canned Lion Hunting.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems animal abuse animal rights canned hunting lion cubs lions petting trophy huntingThe truth is that with every visit, photo, or donation to an organization keeping lion cubs we are supporting a whole circle of suffering. We support the.

Moby Asks Hunting Supporters to Meet Dawn the Fox (Video)


Richard Mellvile Hall, known by his stage name “Moby” tweeted on Twitter: “if you''re in support of fox hunting (or, well, any hunting) please watch this.” Read More The post Moby Asks Hunting Supporters to Meet Dawn the Fox (Video) appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Video moby

Metallica’s James Hetfield Narrates ‘The Hunt’ Documentary


James Hetfield, a nine Grammy award winner, and lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Metallica, will be the narrator for the eight-episode series “The Hunt” – a documentary on bear hunts Read More The post Metallica’s James Hetfield Narrates ‘The Hunt’ Documentary appeared first on Ecorazzi.

The Counterproductive Escapades Of Hunt Saboteurs


A recent Hunt Saboteurs excursion in Shackerstone, England, has resulted in one balaclava-wearing woman getting whipped on the head, and another chap getting spat on and called a “gay c**t.” Hunting is not (and has never been) banned. The confrontational methods employed by Hunt Saboteurs is nothing but a situation of violence begetting more violence. Vegans don’t go hunting. Most non-vegans may not hunt, but they still view most animals as things.

Another Effort to Ban Hunting with Lead Bullets

10,000 Birds

Over a hundred organizations have again petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban lead in hunting – a move opposed by many hunting groups. You’d think it would be a no-brainer but sadly hunters are resistant to a lead-bullet ban. At issue is that millions of birds each year end up eating the lead and dying.

Citizen Science Tuesday: Great Eggcase Hunt

Nature Conservancy - Science

Eggcase hunting. What Is The Great Eggcase Hunt? Would you like to go on a hunt for mermaid’s purses? The Great Eggcase Hunt is an actual citizen science project run by the Shark Trust to find very real, but whimsically named mermaid’s purses — the eggcases of sharks and skates that wash up on the beach. “Although the Great Eggcase Hunt was established in the UK, eggcase hunting can take place all over the world. Photo © The Shark Trust.

Is Sport Hunting on its Way Out in Israel?

Green Prophet

Wild Boars are hunted illegally as well. Wildlife in Israel have always been under threat from economic over-development and hunting, including poaching by migrant farm workers. Local Druze for instance are hunting porcupine to extinction. It is under assault from every direction: infrastructure, development, activities in the field (including illegal hunting), and the desire of people to live. Travel & Nature hunting Israel Wildlife preservation

Morrissey Says The Seal Hunt Makes Canada ‘Fashionably Dead’


British rocker and outspoken animal activist Morrissey criticized Canadian Fisheries Minister Gail Shea for not calling a halt to the Canadian seal hunt. In a post titled “This Sorrowful Canada,” which Read More The post Morrissey Says The Seal Hunt Makes Canada ‘Fashionably Dead’ appeared first on Ecorazzi.

How About a No-Hunting Stamp?

10,000 Birds

I’ve never hid my disdain for how the Duck Stamp skews perceptions of who uses and supports public refuges in the United States. Thankfully, others are challenging the assumptions inherent in this very flawed system. Ingrid Taylar at The Free Quark is in the middle of an astute inquiry into the issue of non-hunters and the NWR system as well as potential alternatives to the status quo.