May, 2021

A Rare Caribbean Parrot on the Brink

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Jim Wright’s latest book is The Real James Bond , the biography of the ornithologist whose name Ian Fleming stole for his secret agent 007. He writes “The Bird Watcher” column for the USA today newspapers in N.J.

Bald Eagle Cams Are Active. Here Are 4 of the Best

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Baby eagles are hatching: it’s time to tune into nest cams! The post Bald Eagle Cams Are Active. Here Are 4 of the Best appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Camera Traps Nest Cams

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Prepping Lifestyle – A Complete Walkthrough

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People who are not into the virtue of practicing a prepper lifestyle misunderstand this kind of lifestyle. Some would tag it as absurd, a waste of time preparing for a disaster that will not happen.

Best 3 Wheeled Scooters For Kids- A Comprehensive and Thorough Guide

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Kids no matter what age will always love having fun, it is up to us to provide them with the necessary toys and accessories so that they can enjoy themselves. What’s the first thing that you think when the word scooter comes to mind?

Solar Panels for Your Home: The Ultimate Guide

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Solar panels for homes are becoming more affordable and accessible than ever before. It took 40 years for the number of solar panel installations in the United States to surpass the one million mark, which it did in 2016.

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A Tale of Two Eagles

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The White-tailed Eagle is one of the easiest birds to observe in Belgrade, Serbia (almost guaranteed). There are about ten pairs around the city. One pair even breeds on the island at the very confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers, less than a mile from the central city square.

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Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species–A Book Review

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Louisiana is a magical place to bird.

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Urban Nature Persists in San Joaquin, Heredia, Costa Rica, May 4th, 2021

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In birding circles, Costa Rica is better known for protected areas, quetzal tours, and glittering displays of hummingbirds than the things that fly in urban spots. That makes sense. I mean, who comes to Costa Rica to bird on city streets? In remnant riparian zones?

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2021)

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May is a time for birding. We have the slow weeks and months for reading, writing, and dreaming about the birds we’d rather be seeing. Right now, though, we can watch and listen and enjoy.

Changing Bird Names (Again)

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On April 16, 2021, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the American Ornithological Society (AOS), had a “ Community Congress on English Bird Names ” to discuss whether certain bird names should be changed and, if so, how quickly.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2021)

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May has arrived. What other three words sound as sweet to a birder? Spring migration seems to be arriving late at my northern latitude, but interesting birds are popping up seemingly by the hour.

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“Earth’s Wild Music”: a book review

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A fine idea for a nature book is promised by the title and subtitle: Earth’s Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World. And what an attractive cover it has, filled with blackbirds against a blue and purple sky.

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Juvenile Varied Sittellas

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The header photo above is of our local Varied Sittella. Varied Sittellas are endemic to Australia and widespread across the mainland. However, their plumage is quite different depending on your location. Our local bird is called the White-winged Varied Sittella and has distinct white wings in flight.

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Emeralds!

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Within my self-imposed one hour birding radius around Morelia, I have so far seen 21 different hummingbirds (15 residents and 6 migratories). That may seem like a lot to the northerners among our readers, but I suspect it would not impress those who live in the northern Andes. (21

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Keeping Cool in Tierra Caliente

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I have often sung the praises of the beautiful birds I can see by driving 3,000 feet / 62 km / one hour down to the little town of Paso Ancho, on the edge of what Mexicans call Tierra Caliente (the Hot Country).

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Collaborative list – April 2021

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The roadmap out of lockdown here in the UK has allowed us to meet up in small groups to indulge in outdoor activities, so birders have been gathering in loose flocks to greet the migrants as they head north.

Camping by the Fitzroy River

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If you look at this header photo and then the header photo of our first camping trip in 2020 you will notice it is somewhat similar. It is the exact same location, but there is a lot more water flowing down the Fitzroy River this year.

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Strange and Surprising Facts about Opossums

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Death fainting! Walking embryos! And other weird facts about the underrated Virginia opossum. The post Strange and Surprising Facts about Opossums appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Latest Science Wildlife Mammal Watching Weird Nature

This sweet pea is smart when choosing bacterial partner

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Researchers have shown that pea plants are not only capable helping up with solar energy and making a good alternative meat burger like Beyond Meat but they able to help us with sustainable agriculture too.

Science Shows Cover Crops Increase Soil Health

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Soil scientists find evidence of soil health improving in the first few years of cover crop use on farms. The post Science Shows Cover Crops Increase Soil Health appeared first on Cool Green Science. Ideas Agriculture Soil Science Soils TNC Science

More Cool Facts About the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

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Meet the scientist who’s a sucker for sapsuckers. The post More Cool Facts About the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds

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Real life genie lamp found in Jerusalem

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Disney makes genies sound like fun and games but genies, or jinns , in the Middle East are serious business. Especially if one has moved into your house and won’t leave the couch. Miriam has written some great stories on jinns and how to get rid of them. .

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Best Gravel Bikes – Your Complete Guide On The Top Gravel Bikes

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Gravel Bikes are fun, easy, and comfortable to use, they are also known as an all-rounder and adventure bikes. Their unique construction allows them to perform well in any kind of terrain, may it be service roads or dirt tracks.

Solar Panels for Your Home: The Ultimate Guide

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It took 40 years for the number of solar panel installations in the United States to surpass the one million mark, which it did in 2016.

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Gear Ratio Calculator

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The calculations below are approximate for 700c & 27 Inch wheels. To calculate the exact gearing, divide the number of chainring teeth by the number of sprocket teeth and multiply the answer by the actual rolling diameter of the tyred wheel.

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How Cycling Makes You Healthier and Happier

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For cyclists, riding a bike is the greatest workout and recreational activity you can ever engage in. If you ask any experienced cyclist, they will tell you how much they love cycling and how it has improved their lives.

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