Birding Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Culebra is the lesser known of the two major islands that lie off the eastern edge of Puerto Rico. Vieques is the island Americans tend to think of when they think of an island vacation destination off the coast of Puerto Rico, both because it is larger and because of the more recent and public fight to stop the American military from using it for bombing practice. A young Brown Booby buzzed the boat on our way back to Puerto Rico.

Birding Maricao, Puerto Rico

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Though it’s been over a month since Mike and I returned from Puerto Rico my blogging about the trip has been sadly lacking. Puerto Rican Woodpecker. Yes, this is the best shot I got of a Puerto Rican Tanager. The Puerto Rican Oriole had thus far eluded us.

Birding Guanica, Puerto Rico

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It was early afternoon when Mike and I arrived at Bosque Estatal de Guanica, the large dry forest reserve on the south coast of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Screech Owl and the Puerto Rican Nightjar would have to wait until dark.) Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo , check!

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: sustainable by foot and fork

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| El Morro to Mofongo | The Spaniard Juan Ponce de León wandered fruitlessly in pestilence-ridden Florida, searching for a fountain of youth, but in Puerto Rico he discovered the motherlode.

East Puerto Rico: top 3 green adventures, in a hurry

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| Green Mini Vacation | There are muchos Puerto Ricos. It has cities with colonial splendor and isolated villages where […] East Puerto Rico: top 3 green adventures, in a hurry is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Rob Thomas Gives $350k To Save Homeless Pets in Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rican branch of Pets Alive used Thomas' donation to build a sanctuary, which is now home to more than 40 dogs. Read More. Animals Causes Music News Top News rob thomas

Should Puerto Rico be Part of the ABA Area?

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territories in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico and the U.S. The American flag has flown over Puerto Rico since 1898 and over the Virgin Islands since 1917. This is all appropriate and necessary, as Puerto Ricans and U.S. Perhaps Puerto Rico and the U.S

Ricky Martin Speaks Out Against Puerto Rico’s Proposed Hate Crime Law Excluding LGBT Citizens

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Ricky Martin is speaking out against a proposed bill that would amend Puerto Rico's hate crime legislation. Read More. Causes News People ricky martin

Puerto Rico is Facing a Major Humanitarian Crisis.

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Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

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Caribe Hilton San Juan, Puerto Rico. Green Globe Certified in January 2009, this resort was also the 2008 winner of Green Hotel of the Year by the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association. InterContinental San Juan, Puerto Rico. | Green Travel News |.

Mangrove Cuckoos at Humacao Nature Reserve

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For example, on the first morning in Puerto Rico that Mike and I explored Humacao Nature Reserve we saw several Mangrove Cuckoos and these birds had no problem making their way in front of my camera. … Birds cuckoos Humacao Nature Reserve Mangrove Cuckoo Puerto Rico

Celebrities Pick Up where Political Leaders Drop the Ball—a Song for Puerto Rico.

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To add insult to injury, he also tweeted that Puerto Rico is "billions of dollars in debt to Wall St. Arts Enlightened Society Equal Rights Right Livelihood Almost Like Praying hurricane Puerto Rico relief song trump

Ricky Martin Opening Youth Center in Puerto Rico

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Martin has announced plans to open a new center for at-risk children in Loiza, Puerto Rico. The Child Development and Prevention Center will open in 2012, and could expand beyond Loiza to other areas of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Latin America and Mexico, according to Martin.

Puerto Rico Preserve Canceled

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Such is the current situation in Puerto Rico, once a place where environmentalists had thought they won a small victory. In 2007, a preserve was ordered to be created in northeastern Puerto Rico.

The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

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I recently asked whether Puerto Rico should be part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area. I will suggest an answer to the question: this post makes the argument that both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Puerto Rico is a U.S.

Ethical Travel City Guide to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: Casa Sol, Castles and Conscious Shops

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Puerto Rico has to be flat-out one of the warmest, friendliest, most interesting destinations I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Just a few minutes’ walk from Concalma was LUCA , another boutique specializing in local Puerto Rican designers and ethical, slow fashion.

Searching for the Puerto Rican Parrot

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Way back in January Mike and I made a quick trip to Puerto Rico with the hope of cleaning up on all of the endemic species on the island. We saw a Puerto Rican Parrot ! We much more heard a Puerto Rican Parrot and saw a dark, bird-shaped, thing fly overhead.

Natural Puerto Rico: The Incredible Las Salinas Salt Flats at the Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge

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The western coast of Puerto Rico boasts an ecologically diverse landscape that needs to be seen to be believed. The mangroves remind you you’re still in Puerto Rico, but as you inch along the winding entryway, the world as you know it eases further and further from your mind.

Rob Thomas Asks for Donations to Puerto Rican Animal Rescue

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Rob Thomas tweeted for donations to Pets Alive Puerto Rico in honor of Puerto Rican day, along with a picture of his dog rescued through the organization. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News rob thomas

EPA recognizes Sierra Club grassroots efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico

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EPA Environmental Quality Award on behalf of the Sierra Club of Puerto Rico with our partners and EPA Region 2 Regional Administrator Judith Enck (far right). Last week, the Sierra Club of Puerto Rico was honored by the Environmental Protection Agency with the 2013 U.S. Over 200 volunteers manning recycling stations collected 70 tons of recyclables at the festival,” said Camilla Feibelman, Organizing Representative for Sierra Club Puerto Rico.

Trump tweets attacks on a Puerto Rico Mayor after she begs for help. Here’s Lin Manuel Miranda’s response(s).

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Relephant bonus [image]: “Redditor claims to be Puerto Rican, gets called out, then forgets to switch accounts before claiming to be (different) multiracial user defending first post.“ “ In times of need, we see how we show up. President Trump has surprised few by talking a big game, playing two separate golf trips, taking credit for […]. Main Categories* Enlightened Society Equal Rights Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only

Filling the Gap Left By DeBooy’s Rail

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During the legendary, lost ‘ Puerto Rico Month ‘ on this blog, a Puerto Rican endemic was mentioned that no 10,000 Birds reader, and in fact no living birder, will ever add to their life lists. It is now believed to have been a fairly common resident of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands until the arrival of the first humans when it went the way of most flightless easy to catch island birds immediately after the arrival of man.

Red-breasted Nuthatch at Forest Park

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Austria, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and a brief visit to California have kept me in new birds and it has been wonderful. This year has been a good year for me in terms of travel.

Greater White-fronted Goose in Queens

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I went off to Puerto Rico on Sunday night and had a blast and didn’t really give finding the Greater White-fronted Goose in Queens another thought. Back on Friday, 12 February, I was dismayed when I read the weekly New York City Rare Bird Alert email.

California Bans Plastic Bags! WooHoo!!!

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Maybe Puerto Rico? I only moved to California 5 weeks ago, and already, I’m rubbing off on the state. Haha!

The Whistle Blowers

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They are found in the Bahamas, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos, Antigua, Barbuda and Jamaica. The haunting call of the West Indian Whistling Duck has long been a sound synonymous with the ever-shrinking wetlands of the Caribbean.

What is the National Bird of Venezuela?

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It was introduced to Puerto Rico and other island nations, and now flourishes. I remember the very first time I saw the national bird of Venezuela. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of a flash of orange disappearing behind a thick layer of tree leaves.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 20

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Bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico goes dark: what happened? Africa Animals Asia Pacific The Green Buzz BBC big island bioluminescent bay Christian Science Monitor daily news environmental news GMO gmo crops green news Hawaii Huffington Post Green hunting lion mangrove mangroves mice National Geographic Puerto Rico typhoon We’re blogging about nature’s heroes, promiscuous mice and controversial hunting in today’s green news.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 16

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New law protects leatherback turtle nesting site in Puerto Rico. ( Animals Environmental News Science The Green Buzz art BBC Brazil daily news Energy environmental news green news leatherback turtles Mother Nature Network pollutant Puerto Rico sea level rise Treehugger turtles Wired Green news! Get your green news here! Glow-in-the-dark pavement is both (a) super rad and (b) saves energy. Mother Nature Network ).

Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

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I remember a Haiti that was known as the “Pearl of the Antilles,” a Caribbean vacation destination as famous as Jamaica or Puerto Rico is today. Maxene Atis is the Haiti conservation coordinator for the The Nature Conservancy based in Coral Gables, FL.

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COP18: First Day Shows Delegate the Meaning of Empowerment.

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After seven years working in the environmental movement in Puerto Rico and United States, it was not until yesterday I realized the real meaning, in my personal experience, of the verb empower. Compass. « COP18: Sierra Student Coalition Delegate Speaks at Opening Plenary | Main.

My Top Ten Birds of 2016

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A fine February visit to Culebra, the little island off the eastern end of Puerto Rico, netted me some lifers as did my first ever trip to south Florida in late April. Antillean Crested Hummingbird , 17 February, Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Swim in the Arabian Sea and dance with the stars through organic sludge

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” He also observed this in Puerto Rico one night while bodysurfing; his body cut the water leaving a streak of light, very pretty. Millions of bioluminescent phytoplankton set a stretch of Maldives beach aglow, captured in these gorgeous photos by Taiwanese photographer Will Ho.

Louisiana's "Bermuda Triangle”

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Marked by the Island of Bermuda in the north, Miami, Florida in the west, and San Juan, Puerto Rico in the south, it acquired its reputation over decades, beginning with the 1945 disappearance of five Navy Avenger airplanes on a training exercise out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Urban Tropical Meets Scottish Highlands (Oh Yeah!) in Auralis’ Fall/Winter 2012 Preview

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What would Iris Chacón, the Puerto Rican icon, wear to wine and dine in a Scottish castle?” Madder gave us Bracken, which covers the Scottish hills it also gave us Maga; Puerto Rico’s national flower.

Welcome Jason Crotty, Our New Beat Writer

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He has also written about birding in Puerto Rico, which he believes is criminally underappreciated as a destination for birders. We here at 10,000 Birds are excited to announce a new beat writer who will have his first post go live tomorrow.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2017)

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Corey did not get out birding much this weekend after our trip to Puerto Rico last week. Mid-January offers some pretty bland birding in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, or at least little you can’t see during the month before or after.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2017)

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Corey and I just spent our first day blitzing Puerto Rico and pulled some sweet sightings. Anyone who makes the effort will likely find–and fall for–the Puerto Rican Tody , a dazzling member of a charismatic Caribbean genus.

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2017?

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Good or bad, I’m hitting the road this weekend and dragging Corey with me as we blitz through Puerto Rico in an effort to vacuum up every endemic on that sunny Caribbean island. May I let you in on a little secret, just between you and me?

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2016?

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Corey will be returning from Puerto Rico and may need several days to re-acclimate to New York winter conditions. Saint Augustine famously asserted, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” Sometimes I think the world is a field guide. Only through travel can you truly appreciate all the plates! I’m still in Israel, planning to cap off our adventure by exploring the Dead Sea and some live birds.