Great Miami Winter Bird Count 2015

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For many in the birding community, Miami is a destination meant only for ticking off ABA-countable exotics such as Spot-breasted Oriole or Red-whiskered Bulbul. The warm, sunny climate beckons a wide variety of passerines, raptors, and shorebirds to spend the winter, inflating the species diversity to the extent that Miami-Dade can go toe-to-toe with counties in Texas and Arizona during this season. Song Sparrow is a genuine rarity in Miami-Dade.

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‘Eco-wise’ Element comes to Miami

Green Traveler Guides

Stay green and be cool in Miami at the brand-new Element Miami International Airport. ‘Eco-wise’ Element comes to Miami is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Certification Florida Hotels Miami News North America United States Element Element Miami International Airport Green Travel News ReutersThis is the 10th Element in the U.S. to be built green from the ground up as part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts hip "eco-wise" brand that mandates U.S.

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Miami Mega Mall vs. Everglades National Park

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The Miami-Dade County Commission approved development of ‘the largest shopping mall in North America’ with a vote of 9-1 last week. The Miami-Dade Democratic Environmental Caucus submitted a formal letter of concern to the commissioners. One of the developers said that he wanted to build American Dream Miami (the official misnomer of the place) because his grandkids don’t have anything to do when it rains. Merchandising folly 1 – Conservation 0.

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Hill Mynas: A Touch of Tropical Asia in Miami

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Miami, Florida has a reputation among the birding community for being overrun with exotic bird species. One of the more unusual additions to our local avifauna is the Common Hill Myna (not to be confused with Common Myna, a parking lot obligate in Miami), a popular bird in the pet trade due to its ability to mimic human speech. Their loud, descending whistles, gurgles and screeches are a common feature of parks and suburban neighborhoods in parts of Miami-Dade.

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Mitch fiddles while Miami is inundated

Environmental Economics

Even mainstream economists, not just those silly environmental(ist) economists, are getting the idea. Rachel Cleetus: While many of you were probably enjoying the last days of the holiday season, this past weekend I and thousands of my fellow economists made our way to Boston for the annual American Economic Association (AEA) meeting. Boring, you say? Not so quick! Among the many yawn-inducing sessions were some engaging, thought-provoking, even radical discussions.

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To Tick or Not to Tick – Exotic Birding in Miami

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Today, if you want to see parrots in the USA you need look no further than Miami. Nearly 70 species of parrots have been recorded flying free at some stage or another in Miami, including Hyacinth Macaws. Dozens of other introduced bird species, largely escapees from pet owners, now call Miami home. Miami, with its warm climate and abundant food sources, has become a hotbed of exoticism. Red-masked Parakeets , readily seen around Miami, are not countable.

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Discover Miami’s Best Outdoor Group Retreats

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Miami offers some great scenery for everyone. Whether it’s the calming beaches or the thriving party district, Miami offers a great excuse for you to pack your bags and go for a long drive. Do you want a Miami charter tour bus rental ? Remember Miami drives can become unbearably hot and can take hours, so, you might need some professional help at the end of the day. Miami can get pretty busy during the holidays and you don’t want to be stuck in a jam for long hours.

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My Big Day in Miami-Dade

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For January 1st, 2013, I decided to do something a little different this year — a Big Day in Miami-Dade, which involves seeing or hearing as many species as possible within a 24-hour period inside my home county. The past record holder for Miami-Dade, my good birding friend Roberto “Toe” Torres, admitted that, as far as he knew, his not entirely serious effort of 102 species was the highest number of species recorded for the county in 24 hours.

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Captive Asian Elephant Dies of Constipation at Miami Zoo


Maude was a 41-year-old Asian elephant living at the Miami Zoo. Last week, Maude Read More The post Captive Asian Elephant Dies of Constipation at Miami Zoo appeared first on Ecorazzi. She had transferred there from Central Florida to keep another female elephant company three years ago. Animals Causes News Top News

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Miami Dolphins Part Ways with SeaWorld, End Marketing Partnership


SeaWorld has lost yet another marketing partnership; with the latest to swim away none other than the NFL Miami Dolphins. The separation ends a marketing deal that included registry in a Read More The post Miami Dolphins Part Ways with SeaWorld, End Marketing Partnership appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Sports Top News

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Miami Sea Park Relents, Forbids Trainers from Performing with Orca


In what looks to be a positive, albeit small step towards the slow, hopeful end of marine entertainment parks, a Florida sea park has relented to a federal ruling that Read More The post Miami Sea Park Relents, Forbids Trainers from Performing with Orca appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Mark Buehrle and Family Move Outside Miami Due to Pit Bull Ban


The Marlins' new pitcher and his family have moved outside of Miami-Dade County in order to keep their dog, Slater. Read More. Animals Causes News Sports Top News mark buehrle

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Best Time to Bird South Florida? Fall Migration

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Songbird migration also commences in mid-July, when the first American Redstart, Northern Parula, Black-and-white Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Red-eyed Vireo begin to trickle southward — often from breeding sites hundreds of miles away — into the many urban and suburban parks and gardens scattered throughout Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Palm Beaches. Why do Lark Sparrows always show up in September in Miami and then vanish?

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TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S.

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Boston/Cambridge California Fayetteville Florida Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Lecanto Massachusetts Miami Miles City Montana Napa Nevada Newberg North America North Carolina Oregon Park City Placer The Americas United States Utah 10 best green hotels U.S. The winners span the gamut from budget to ultra-luxury, but all have "Platinum" ranking and great traveler reviews TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S. is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Swim Week in Miami Debuts World’s First Compostable Bathing Suit


A designer featured during Swim Week in Miami thinks so. Loudermilk was not the only designer to showcase eco-friendly and sustainable swimwear during Miami’s Swim Week. Can we save the planet with one bikini at a time? The first ever fully compostable bathing suit appeared on the runaway at the Setai. Designer Linda Loudermilk , a pioneer of the eco-fashion movement, created the first compostable swimsuit from a plant starch that had been turned into fabric.

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Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium: When does corporate greed cross the line? ~ Abbey Johnson

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There’s something about Killer Whales that amazes people. Their unique coloring, their mysterious behavior, their astounding intelligence? They’re truly amazing creatures. Killer whales, also known as Orcas, are found all over the world, yet there is one community in the area of British Columbia that is especially popular: The Southern Residents. This endangered Orca community [.].

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Starwood hotels launches new luxury eco-brand

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Certification Florida Hotels Miami News North America United States 1 Hotels & Residences Green Travel News LEED Reuters StarwoodStarwood is launching a new luxury "lifestyle eco-brand" called 1 Hotels & Residences, with three openings scheduled in the next 24 months. The new brand is conceived as the first ground-up, luxury eco-design and living hotel concept Starwood hotels launches new luxury eco-brand is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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XXXtentacion?s Last Instagram Story will Make you Cry.

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His last Instagram story is heartbreaking—he was not planning to leave yet: Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only jocelyn flores last instagram story Lil Peep Miami rapper sad shot dead sound cloud rapper suicide x xxxtentacion

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Noisy, but nice

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Crandon Park, on the island just off the coast of Miami, Fla., In the moderate warmth of a Miami morning, he was able to sustain his fan under light cloud for longer than my camera battery could last. Birds Indian Peafowl Miami Peacock displayBlogging is a peculiar activity. It initiates an internal monologue when one is alone in the field and keeps up the chatter all day, even when nothing is happening.

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Eco Chick Takes on Art Basel: Solberg, Shallit and Shangri-La

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Art Basel descends on the city of Miami annually in December and all hell breaks loose. Having just moved to Miami in August, I was curious about the hype. This was Shallit’s first time showing at Art Basel Miami Beach, and he told Eco-Chick: “I was privileged to show my work…at the first art fair run solely by women in Art Basel history. For the tens of thousands who travel to Miami for the art event, many come for the nightlife.

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America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

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California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.”

What’s the Next ABA-Countable Exotic?

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For example, flocks of White-winged Parakeets around Miami International Airport now also contain an increasing proportion of Yellow-chevroned Parakeets — this was not true a few years ago. Although most parrot species persist only in urban and suburban areas, this small parakeet also occurs in agricultural areas of the Redlands and Homestead in southern Miami-Dade. Birding California parakeets Florida parakeets Miami birding

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Birding at the Tip of Florida: A Bit of Everything

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Sure, Miami and the Florida Keys do not boast any endemics ( ‘Cape Sable’ Seaside Sparrow is close) at the species level. Nonetheless, by straddling the border between the birds from the south and those from the north (and receiving a great deal of western birds in winter as well), Miami-Dade and Monroe collectively have one of the highest county lists east of the Mississippi River. Magnolia Warbler is an annual winter resident in small numbers in Miami-Dade, FL. .

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Both Beautiful and Exotic, the Spot-breasted Oriole

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First recorded in Florida in 1949, it has been gracing the mature yards and suburban parks of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties for several decades, although it has recently experienced significant declines in its population perhaps due to Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 and the severe winter cold of 2010. Considering its history in the state, appearance, and provenance, I can think of no better bird to represent Miami. Birding Exotic Miami Oriole

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South Florida Specialties Birding

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On my recent short family vacation to Miami, I was granted a single day to get out and really bird like a madman. Can you believe that a New Yorker could travel all the way to Miami and not be treated to breakfast? Trips Florida MiamiOf course, I contacted Carlos Sanchez , alleged south Florida birder extraordinaire, to maximize the returns on what time I could spend.

Toxic Parks, Toxic Water. ~ Paige Vignola

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Heavy metals in Miami parks could lead to contamination of the water supply. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today green spaces health life Miami parks pollution toxic water

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Birding Through the Seasons at Matheson Hammock

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Carlos Sanchez is an excellent birder, a Miami resident, and a polyglot. Matheson Hammock County Park is a special place to many who grew up in the Miami area, filled with the nostalgia of taking one’s first swim in the ocean, seeing their first Brown Pelicans , or dip netting through the seagrass beds to find Pygmy Seahorses (the most coveted and prized catch). Destinations Florida Matheson Hammock Miami

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White Apathy is Killing America.

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Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Art Basel graffiti artist I cam''t Breathe Israel “Reefa” Hernandez Miami Shut it Down Taser white apathy What has become glaringly clear is that as Americans, we have a serious problem. A lack of compassion, a problem of apathy.

Sustainatopia 2011 Honors Celebs And Activists Who Commit To Doing Good


It takes place in Miami from March 31st- April 6th, attracting not only celebs but some of the leading figures in investment, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Perhaps the highlight of the event is the Sustainatopia Honors , a star-studded awards ceremony held on Sunday, April 3rd at the Frank Gehry/New World Center on Miami Beach. Any Miami folks planning to go? events: miami red carpet maria bello patricia arquette tico torresEver heard of Sustanatopia ?

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Eat Local(s). ~ Paige Vignola

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Editor''s Picks food garden garden pests gardening Miami organic vegetables This new local diner has taken a shine to my experimental plants. The squash bug is a small and relatively innocuous seeming fellow but he is a voracious eater and a prolific reproducer.

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The Keith Special: A Football Play that Could Rescue the NFL. ~ Sanja Cloete-Jones

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Miami Dolphin starting left tackle Jonathan Martin had finally had enough of abuse by his team members and deserted the team before their Thursday night game. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Building a community bullying Keith Orr Keith Special Miami Dolphins nfl Richie Incognito Team players

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 4

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PETA Wants O.J. Simpson’s House to be a Vegetarian Museum


PETA hopes to purchase the foreclosed Miami mansion and convert it into a Meat is Murder museum. Read More. Animals News Sports Top News o.j. simpson

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Mayor, Local Celebrities Join Protest Calling for Release of Lolita


Joining a protest that continues to grow in size and power, the Mayor of Miami Beach has called for the release of one of the area’s long-standing captive residents. Lolita Read More The post Mayor, Local Celebrities Join Protest Calling for Release of Lolita appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

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Virgin Stakeholder Meeting Tackles Cetaceans in Tourism


Virgin Holidays and Virgin Unite held a stakeholder meeting in Miami to discuss the complexities of captive cetaceans in tourism. Read More The post Virgin Stakeholder Meeting Tackles Cetaceans in Tourism appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Gray Kingbird: An Awesome Parking Lot Bird

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Parking lots in Miami-Dade county offer a mostly standard assortment of birds compared to the rest of the United States. Every year, I look forward to their arrival in early April when they populate every parking lot in Miami from Key Biscayne to Krome Avenue. A Gray Kingbird perched in a small live oak in the middle of a suburban parking lot in Miami. Unfortunately, Gray Kingbirds will not be staying in Miami for much longer this year.

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Alicia Silverstone Talks Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet


In Miami at the vegan Seed Food and Wine Festival, the long-time vegan chatted Read More The post Alicia Silverstone Talks Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Actress Alicia Silverstone certainly isn’t “Clueless” when discussing the positives of a cleaner and healthier vegan lifestyle.

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Walmart Development To Put Rare Animals, Plants at Risk


Walmart is looking to open a new superstore in the Miami-Dade area but environmentalists are standing against it, claiming it will bring endangered species of plants and animals closer to Read More The post Walmart Development To Put Rare Animals, Plants at Risk appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Predicting Adaptation to Climate Change using Regional Heterogeneity in Mortality Effects of Temperature

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There is also substantial heterogeneity in these effects across the country (FYI the editors of The Conversation didn't want us to use fancy words like "heterogeneity," but I trust that readers of this blog will be OK with them): In hot places like Miami, cold days have a very large impact on mortality, while the impact of hot days is smaller.   I am glad to have gotten an invitation from John to guest-blog here. 

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Tori Spelling Appalled by Scott Disick’s Alligator Hunting


Tori Spelling expresses disgust over Scott Disick's alligator killing on 'Kourtney and Kim Take Miami." Read More The post Tori Spelling Appalled by Scott Disick’s Alligator Hunting appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News scott disick tori spelling

Solar powered yacht – sails and moors for off-grid escape

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for the yacht maker Arku in Miami, with an option of it becoming an off-grid home. . Arkup is a Miami, US-based company founded in 2016, to pioneer next-generation floating homes.

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