A Nashville Warbler Bathing in the Pond During Migration

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Nashville Warbler ( Oreothlypis ruficapilla ridgwayi ) photos by Larry Jordan I have been enjoying some first time visitors to my yard this fall, including several warblers, one of which is the western Nashville Warbler ( Oreothlypis ruficapilla ridgwayi ). Like many warblers the Nashville Warbler breeds in North America and winters in Mexico. Here’s a short video of the Nashville Warbler taking that bath. Birds Nashville Warbler warblers West Coast

Nashville Teens Mapped Their Daily Routes—And Got a New Bike Lane as a Result

Green (Living) Review

In Nashville, Tennessee, and Chicago, city planners are responding to demands for better neighborhood mobility and bicycling infrastructure. Tennessee North Nashville was once a “mobility desert”: A highway dissected the neighborhood, and public transportation left many areas without service. They developed suggestions for connecting North Nashville to the rest of the city, eventually sharing their findings with urban planners.


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Emmylou Harris Turns Nashville Estate into Animal Shelter


Grammy award winning artist Emmylou Harris is a rock star for animals in need. She turned her estate into an animal shelter and will continue with other pet projects. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News emmylou harris

CMA and Chris Young Help Nashville Students Rock Out


Country star Chris Young teamed up with CMA to donate millions to music education in Nashville. Read More. Causes News People Top News Chris Young Suzy Boggus

Wood-Warbler Haiku 6

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Inspiration haiku Nashville Warbler poetry wood-warblersHaving an eye-ring. Does not mean that this bird is. From Connecticut.

Check into Virgin Hotels, get a Tesla ride

Green Traveler Guides

Chicago Green Travel News Illinois Nashville New York New York City North America Tennessee The Americas United States Chicago green hotel Tesla at Chicago hotel Virgin Hotels Chicago Virgin Hotels Nashville Virgin Hotels New York | Green Travel News | Starting today, Virgin Hotels is shuttling its guests around Chicago in a top-of-the-line, red Tesla Model S, the premium electric vehicle that is also the quickest-accelerating four-door vehicle— 0-60 in just 3.2

Water Feature Visitors

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In addition to my regulars at the pond, this past week included several migratory species… a Nashville Warbler ( Oreothlypis ruficapilla ) and a Yellow Warbler ( Setophaga petechia )… a female Western Tanager ( Piranga ludoviciana )… and a real rarity in my yard, a Black-throated Gray Warbler ( Setophaga nigrescens ). We have a small water feature off our back porch. It’s probably about 300 square feet in size, holding maybe 2000 gallons of water.

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Taylor Swift Donates 14,000 Books to Tennessee Library


The 22-year-old singer, popular for hits like “Love Story," is lending a helping hand to the Nashville Public Library by restocking its shelves. Read More. Causes News People Top News taylor swift


Environmental Economics

1 against Western Kentucky University in Nashville, that opportunity is very much available. Scott Ramsey, the president and CEO of the Nashville Sports Council, says ticket sales for the 9:15 p.m. Travel from Lexington to Nashville (gas only): $75 (426 miles, 20 mpg, $3.50/gal; i.e., $0.18/mile). Sometimes the economics isn't all that difficult: If you would like to attend Kentucky's season-opening football game Sept.

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Kelly Clarkson Tweets Support for Nasvhille Shelter Animals


Kelly Clarkson urges others to sign petition against Nashville's Metro Animal Care and Control's 76 percent killing rate of shelter animals. Read More The post Kelly Clarkson Tweets Support for Nasvhille Shelter Animals appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News kelly clarkson

"How Coastal Cities Are Preparing For Climate Change"

Environmental Economics

Nashville, TN : Making a concerted effort to keep their perimeter 435 miles from the nearest ocean. With zero chance of a carbon tax in the U.S. here are some important examples of adaptation: With experts predicting that the effects of global warming could be catastrophic in the next 50 years, here are some ways that coastal cities are addressing the challenges of rising sea levels: Bar Harbor, ME : Officials urging residents to stockpile vintage charm in case of emergency.

Emmylou Harris Kicks Off First Annual Dog Benefit Woofstock


Woofstock, a day-long festival taking place August 18th in Nashville, will benefit Emmylou Harris' dog rescue Bonaparte's Retreat. Read More The post Emmylou Harris Kicks Off First Annual Dog Benefit Woofstock appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Events Music News Top News emmylou harris

Cooperative Connecticut Warbler in Queens

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Danny let us know about a bird he had earlier that he was convinced was a Connecticut Warbler , something I teased him about because he has never seen one and it was fun to tell him that he actually had a Nashville Warbler , of which there were at least two in the park. Of course, I started letting him have the Nashville Warbler treatment, especially when, moments later, a Nashville Warbler popped up right where Andrew claimed he had the Connecticut Warbler.

Welcome, Wood Warblers!

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I did not yet see Orange-crowned , Nashville , MacGillivray’s , or Yellow-rumped (Audubon’s) Warblers. Dear U.S. and Canadian birding friends: I feel your pain. I understand that my gain is your loss.

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Public Transit Is a Deciding Factor for Millennials in the Workforce

Green (Living) Review

The survey covered three cities with mature transit systems: Chicago, San Francisco and New York; four cities where transit networks are growing: Minneapolis, Denver, Charlotte and Los Angeles; and three cities making plans to grow their systems: Nashville, Indianapolis and Tampa-St. The trick for Nashville and its peers will be hanging onto to those residents while attracting other talented young people.

There goes the neighborhood

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The same can be said for my garden’s Black-throated Gray Warbler (last seen on February 24th), Orange-crowned Warblers (March 19th), Yellow-rumped Warbler (March 27th), and Nashville Warblers (April 7th). 10,000 Birds is having trouble with our website platform. If this post turns up on Wednesday, April 23, it will mean I was successful in uploading text. However, the platform did not allow me to include photos.

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SE Arizona 10 day birding blitz!

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Lots of warblers were found, including Grace’s, Nashville, Virginia, Red-faced, Hermit, Lucy’s and Wilson’s. This is the Nashville Warbler that we found while trying in vain to track down a reported Tri-color Heron. The last ten day days have been one of the most intense, yet invigorating days of birding that can ever remember embarking on.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2017)

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A late Nashville Warbler , an Orange-crowned Warbler , and a bunch of dabbling ducks were some of his top species. If you’re feeling some measure of terror right now, you may not be thinking of the season’s cavalcade of horrors. No, what scares me is the idea that migration will be ending soon… Nonetheless, this time of year introduces a suite of seasonal birds.

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Tennessee Trees Yet to Feel Full Impact of Drought


Nashville, TN tree specialist Flavio Martinez, owner of Kaily's Tree Service says Tennessee residents are yet to feel the full impact of this summer's drought on the state’s economy. Nashville area residents should expect more dead trees in the coming year and this could affect Tennessee's economy.

May Warblers, Costa Rican Style

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Niagara Falls State Park, right above the cataracts, is where I used to bike to on May days to see dozens of fantastic chestnut Bay-breasted Warblers whispering from the canopy, American Redstarts and Tennessee Warblers and Nashville Warblers filling the woods with song. May migration is legendary. It’s when Biggest Week happens, in many places, the fifth month is when it gets truly warm, when we can forget about winter.

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Collaborative list – March 2020

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Nashville Warbler ( Leiothlypis ruficapilla ). Lady Helen has often made the point that we get very little opportunity to spend quality time together. The old saying “ be careful what you wish for ” comes to mind. I wonder how many of us will be able to cope with the coming weeks (who knows how many) of quality time with our nearest and dearest? Staying at home saves lives; that has been made clear.

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Carbon Footprint – Summer Travel

Green Home Blog

Visit places like Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Nashville, Ruby Falls and more. Carbon Footprint – Summer Travel. For the remainder of the summer why not re-adjust your carbon footprint summer travel plans. By incorporating some simple steps you just may be able to do your share with minimal inconvenience while possibly saving a few bucks at the same time. Summer travel can be fun, educational and green all at once. Here are a few ideas that may help you get started.

Music Monday: Foghorn Stringband

Wend Magazine

Fresh from the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) showcase in Nashville, Tenn., Click here to view the embedded video. It’s fall in Portland, Ore. That means a lot of rainy nights, which means more opportunities to duck into cozy, hidden bars, sip some whiskey and find some good music. If you’re really lucky, you’ll stumble upon The Moon & Sixpence on a dreary Sunday night when The Foghorn Stringband is in town and thrilled to be playing at home.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2015)

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He had a great time doing the Queens County Christmas Bird Count and was astounded to learn that birds found by other teams included two Nashville Warbler , two American White Pelicans , a Clay-colored Sparrow , a Lark Sparrow , a Clapper Rail , a Snowy Owl , three Bald Eagles , two Turkey Vultures , a Cackling Goose , three Pine Warblers , and two Blue-winged Teal.

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Birds of the United States (and Provinces) of (North) America

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But others, such as Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and Black-and-White , Orange-crowned and Nashville Warblers, spend the winter here in Mexico’s southwest. We birders have a different perspective of the world from most other people.

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A Wild Thrush Chase

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A late Scarlet Tanager , my first Orange-crowned Warbler of the year in Queens, a Nashville Warbler , and a whole bunch of Ruby-crowned Kinglets were all nice. Early Friday afternoon I checked my personal email on my phone while I was at work. And was I ever dismayed to see that Eric Miller, Queens birder-extraordinaire , had managed to find another amazing rarity for my home borough, a Varied Thrush. Why did what would be a new bird for my Queens list dismay me?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2013)

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Corey did me one better with the narcissistic Nashville Warbler pictured above admiring itself at Tanner’s Spring in Central Park – but then he one-upped himself when on a whale-watching trip with his family off the coast he spotted a Cory’s Shearwater feeding just west of Rockaway Inlet which put it just inside the Queens-Nassau County border. Even the solo birders out there have to appreciate that birding together is often better than birding alone.

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Music Monday: The Flannel Attractions

Wend Magazine

Hot off the press, The Flannel Attractions formed in the spring of 2012 as a last-minute gigging crew of Jackson Hole musicians transplanted from places such as Chicago, Boston, and Nashville. Since I began writing Music Mondays , I’ve been wanting to highlight some local music out of Jackson Hole, WY (my place of residence).

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My Mexican Birdbath

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But it isn’t until late December that the Nashville and Black-throated Gray Warblers join the party, as well as Summer and Western Tanagers, and Warbling Vireos. My area of central Mexico has a true monsoon climate. That means that we have little or no rain through the winter months, and almost daily rain during the warm months of June through September, with May and October being transitional months.

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Two Hours at the Forest Park Waterhole

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All of the images in this post were taken in that two-hour period on Saturday – and I left out several species of wood-warbler, to say nothing of the Scarlet Tanager , Red-eyed Vireo , and Baltimore Oriole … Blackburnian Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler wanting a Worm-eating Warbler to give up the bath Black-throated Green Warbler Common Yellowthroat Nashville Warbler Worm-eating Warbler Blackpoll Warbler Canada Warbler Magnolia Warbler Wilson’s Warbler … a.

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Fall Wood-Warblers on Migration

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Every fall and spring for the last several years I have been putting together a collection of wood-warblers spotted on migration. Why stop now? All of these birds were photographed in the last couple of months in New York and New Jersey as they made their way south on their amazing migration. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed photographing them!

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Birds at Tanner’s Spring, Central Park, Manhattan

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Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla. Hidden away on the west side of Central Park, easily accessed from the 81st Street entrance by the American Museum of Natural History, and adjacent to the Diana Ross playground is a marvelous bird magnet.

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The Elusive Goal of Bird-Safe Skyscrapers

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Building-stunned bird: Nashville Warbler above by Stephanie Beard, Project BirdSafe, Audubon Minnesota. Or perhaps I should say “illusive.” ” That’s because an American architecture firm is planning what’s billed as the “world’s first invisible building” in South Korea. Hat tip to Pat O’Donnell for the story; the image above is by GDS Architects, via CNN.)

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Away From it All: The North Cascades

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I’ve missed the saucy, parrot-like corvids more than I can say since moving back east, so this started my every day on a good note – as did looking out the bedroom window to see Nashville Warblers and Lazuli Buntings moving their newly-fledged chicks around the yard.

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Lots More Electric Vehicles Coming Soon to Massachusetts

Sierra Club Compass

The growing company has e-bus contracts with transit agencies in a number of other cities, including Nashville, San Antonio, and Tallahassee. Though there are no leaves on the trees yet, my home state of Massachusetts became a greener place to live this week.

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Confuse Vegans By Starting a Sanctuary


million dollar farm while serving animals for dinner 25km away at their Nashville mansion. It’s hard to be excited about non-vegans opening up sanctuaries, even famous ones. This time, it’s Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban who are proudly announcing the off-beat Hollywood move. New Idea reports that the star couple have converted their Tennessee farm, in memory of the late Steve Irwin. Okay – so let me get this straight.

Less Is More with Innovative Roux Maison Laundry Detergents

Green (Living) Review

NASHVILLE, TN, August 2011: Households across America are constantly looking for new and more convenient ways to go green and make a difference. The company, founded in Nashville, Tennessee, by lawyer turned entrepreneur Deena Drummond, is introducing a line of cleaning products that protects your fine fabrics as well as the environment. “I

My Subtropical Bird Garden

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A Nashville Warbler , on the jacaranda tree. Those who follow my posts know by now that I love gardening. And I love making my little garden (some 1400 square feet) more attractive to birds. But I would never have imagined how important it would be to my emotional well-being to have a bird-friendly garden during lockdown. There are lots of online sources of information on bird-friendly gardening, but much of this information is oriented towards those who live in temperate climes.

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The Waterhole at Forest Park: The Best Place in New York City to See Wood-Warblers

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At least one Nashville Warbler came through and I didn’t hear a single person call it a Connecticut Warbler. On a recent afternoon’s visit to Forest Park’s famed waterhole the birds were coming in frequently and in abundance. In the one hundred and six minutes I spent at the waterhole seventeen species of wood-warbler stopped by for a drink or a bath. The eight or so other birders who were also enjoying the show were gobsmacked, flabbergasted, and just plain old amazed.

How Do Conservationists Target Dams for Removal?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sevenmile Creek dam in Nashville before and after removal. Richland Creek in Nashville after dam removal. When most environmentalists think about dams, they think of the big hydropower and irrigation projects: massive amounts of concrete backing up miles of river. But there are small dams around the world that have their own environmental impacts. They cut off the migrations of fish and other aquatic species, and impact stream temperatures.

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Collaborative list – April 2020

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Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla). As the rest of the world hides behind the curtains, our beats have thrown theirs open to record the avian life that passes outside their windows. Other sightings have been included from legitimate outings for work and exercise (at all times maintaining a respectable distance). 7 beats contributed this month. Between them they shared 63 checklists, spanning 5 countries and noted 231 species of birds. Graylag Goose (Anser anser).

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Light Eating in Lynchburg.

Elephant Journal

Just an hour or so south of Nashville, you’ll find the small town on Lynchburg. The reason it’s a place of note is that it’s most famous resident was Jack Daniels, and he chose to start his whiskey operation there. Home to the world famous whiskey’s distillery, it’s a great little small town with a [.].

Migration Comes to Me

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A Nashville Warbler in full song made this special moment all the more momentous. You’ve no doubt heard the famous expression, “If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed will go to the mountain.&# The pithy lesson contained herein reminds us that we control our own destinies, that if someone will not come to us, we must perforce go to them. But what if the mountain had come to Mohammed? I’ve just experienced a phenomenon nearly as fantastic.

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