A Rare Caribbean Parrot on the Brink

10,000 Birds

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.

Sounds of the Forest


An interesting project is afoot: people submitting homemade sound clips from their local forests to contribute to a sound map of the world. The map and attached soundclips are linked below. Maybe folks reading this blog would also like to play?

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Stand-up economist: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman:  This is the fifth such review I’ve been involved in and it is almost certainly the last review I’ll be doing, for the simple reason that the vast majority of textbooks now have excellent content on climate change! (If


Green (Living) Review

The anti-violence gesture to recognize and help victims of abuse by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Thumb of the hand folded, four fingers up and then closed to a fist: an anti-violence gesture we all need to learn to recognize, because through silent and universal language you can ask for help against domestic abuse.

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How Can The World Benefit From Indoor Vertical Farming

Green Prophet

Have you ever sat down and wondered about the uncertainty of our future? With the world population growing and expanding each day, will we reach a point where we might face a scarcity of food? It has been speculated that three decades later, our world population will reach nearly 10 billion people.

Beaver? Otter? Muskrat? A Field Guide to Freshwater Mammals

Nature Conservancy - Science

Think you saw a beaver or a mink? Here’s how to tell for sure. The post Beaver? Otter? Muskrat? A Field Guide to Freshwater Mammals appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife Mammal Watching Urban Conservation

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Inch by Inch

The Green Samaritan

Inch by inch. Sometimes that’s the best way to tackle big projects, habits, or initiatives. When we look at the big picture, it can be overwhelming to the point of paralysis, or think our small. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Why You Need to Worry About Road Bike Sizing and Fitting


Having the knowledge of bike sizing can be quite helpful in selecting the right bike for your pleasurable and comfortable ride. If the right size is chosen, the bike can run faster and will be easier to handle. Categories and sizes.

Palm Oil and Deforestation: A Real Threat for Orangutans


Orangutans are great apes with fine reddish hair and large brown eyes who literally hang out in the trees in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in Southeast Asia.

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Law Offices of Dr Bruce. G Fagel & Associates – What Skills You Need to be an Attorney

Eco Friendly Daily

Following on from what we have been doing these last few weeks today we are going to discuss what skills you need to be an attorney. There are many young people who grow up with a real sense of justice and many would love nothing more than to study law.

We Want to Help the Birding Tourism Industry

10,000 Birds

With a worldwide pandemic still raging the tourism industry has taken a massive hit.

That Isn’t Anarchism


No self-respecting anarchist would pull down the American flag just to replace it with a Trump flag. Anarchists bow to no human structural authority: the anarchist tenet for creating a better world is everyone acting from a place of 'freedom plus responsibility.'.

A Tale of Two Eagles

10,000 Birds

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

10,000 Birds

Louisiana is a magical place to bird.

How To (And Not To) Transport Wild Birds

10,000 Birds

I am so happy to be back on 10,000 birds – I have missed Mike and Corey and my fellow Beat Writers! Normally I rant about environmental dangers and describe heartwarming/mind-boggling/headscratching wild bird rescues.

Birds on Utility Poles – The Electrocution Solution

10,000 Birds

Picture this. You’re wandering through a park, minding your own business, and decide to take a short rest on a bench. You sit down. You want to get comfortable, so you lean against the armrest. Surprise! Thousands of volts of electricity snake through your body.

Peterson Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America, Second Edition: A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

Of all the living things in our world to be passionate about, mushrooms may rate as the most unlikely.

Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea 2nd edition – A Field Guide Review

10,000 Birds

“Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea” by James A. Eaton, Bas van Balen, Nick W. Brickle and Frank E. Rheindt is a big book. Or should I say a great book? Or both? Its dimensions are 16 × 23 cm / 6.3 x 9.1

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Shearwater Chase in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

“That bird! Get it! That bird, chase it! Chase it!” ” In a flash, our small deep sea fishing boat went from casually bobbing on gentle waves to flying over the waters of the Pacific.

GUYANA–Simply Delicious Birding!

10,000 Birds

Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning “land of many waters” but it could just as easily mean “land of many birds”.

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A Survey of U.S. Birders

10,000 Birds

Comprehensive surveys of U.S. birders are rare, so the recent release of a “ National Survey of Birdwatchers: Nationwide and Flyway Comparisons ” is notable. Although the results are largely unsurprising, empirical confirmation of impressions or anecdotes is always useful.

Into the Clouds

10,000 Birds

Trinidad’s cloud forests typically aren’t birded much. After all, the habitat is restricted to the highest and mostly inaccessible reaches of the mountain range across the north of the island.

Birds from Britannia by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

10,000 Birds

With the sad passing of Prince Philip this week I thought I should share with you a book that we own that he wrote. This book was gifted by my father, Philip, to his father, Harry, for his birthday on 4th October 1962.

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International birding tourism after the Covid-19 – what will change?

10,000 Birds

We are stuck. In a world we made. I remember a cartoon showing the prehistoric Earth as a vast forest with tiny villages fenced-off due to dangerous animals, and the today’s Earth as a wasteland, with a few tiny forests remaining, fenced-off due to abominable humans.

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Ask any birder–migration is joy. It’s endless frustration that suddenly erupts into wild excitement, a reason to get up in the morning, a goal for the mind and a bandage for the soul as we muddle through winter and pandemic.

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Signs of Spring Migration in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Spring in western New York was and is a time of melting snow, of ice chunks being rushed along the Niagara River, of when you wondered if this year, would it maybe stay warm in April and not snow again?

Costa Rica Birding in Quetzal Valley

10,000 Birds

Quetzal Valley ! Does such a place really exist? I mean, it sounds like something from an eco-cartoon where all the animals live in cloud forest harmony with all of the big, beautiful trees. It also sounds like a piece of heaven; something about valleys, a lot to do with quetzals.

Packing for a birding trip

10,000 Birds

When was the last time you travelled for birding? Since the Covid-19 era, I have become a patch birder. On rare occasions I do visit some other areas, but when I hang binoculars around my neck, even without a second thought I head for Beljarica backwaters.

Flight Identification of European Passerines and Select Landbirds

10,000 Birds

Since the 2nd edition of the Collins Bird Guide (published as “Birds of Europe” in the US) from 2009, the field guide market for European guides is practically dead.

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High Elevation Birding in Costa Rica at Providencia

10,000 Birds

Costa Rica is a tropical country but it doesn’t have to be hot. Crunched and uplifted by plate tectonics, its also a mountainous, volcanic nation with land heading thousands of feet into the near atmosphere.

Birding and Wildlife photography at Limneo Lodge, Kerkini Lake, Greece

10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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The most important book about European birds in this century

10,000 Birds

The adventure of the second European Breeding Bird Atlas, or EBBA2, was the topic of one of my first posts here at 10,000 Birds: In a warm Catalonian March, Barcelona is filled with sunlight and full of Rose-ringed and Monk Parakeets.

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Responsible Birding in Colombia with Jaguarundi Travel

10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

A Cuckoo in Costa Rica Brings in the Birders

10,000 Birds

12 species of cuckoos are on the Costa Rica bird list. One of them, the Greater Ani, is rare and odd vagrant that has only been seen a few times in the canals of Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero- one of many excellent birding areas in Costa Rica.

Teaching Ornithology in High Schools

10,000 Birds

In 2018, I read an article in Birding magazine by Jeff R. Manker about teaching ornithology in high schools. (It It was later re-published on the All About Birds website.)

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Check out Birding Experiences in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

Keeping the Faith

10,000 Birds

You may have heard the news that resonated throughout the international birding circuit some months ago – in case you missed it you can read my gloss-over here.