Cool Facts About Common Backyard Wildlife

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Learn more about the bizarre and fascinating lives of your wildlife neighbors. Wildlife Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Urban Conservation

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Create Wildlife Habitat Around Your House

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Tips and resources turn your yard into wildlife habitat – without bothering the neighbors. Wildlife Insects & Pollinators Plants Restoration

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Watching Wildlife on Skis

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From the Field Wildlife Outdoor Rec Traveling NaturalistHow to see the wild things on your next ski outing.

Spotlight: Laurens Wildlife Rescue

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Do you know how many times a day wildlife rehabilitators say that, especially in the summer? First up: Vonda Lee Morton, who has been a rehabber for 15 years, and started Laurens Wildlife Rescue in Laurens County, Georgia, ten years ago. Birds georgia wildlife rescue laurens wildlife rescue mississippi kites Vonda Lee Morton birds wildlife rehabilitatorsHey – I’m not the only rehabber out here. (Do

Returning to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Here, birds make up only some of the wildlife sightings. Marks National Wildlife Refuge appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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eBirding National Wildlife Refuges

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I am something of an aficionado of National Wildlife Refuges. The new features are called “ Explore a National Wildlife Refuge ,” and they can be found in the “explore” tab under the “explore a region” sub-tab. Birding eBird National Wildlife Refuges USFWS

Wildlife Appreciation Gifting

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Hmm, better call a wildlife rehabilitator. Here’s an idea: find out if there’s a wildlife center or nature sanctuary near you. Google the name of your town, followed by “wildlife rehabilitator.” Call your vet and ask who takes care of injured local wildlife. If all else fails, try the Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory. Nobody passes around fun wildlife videos like wildlife rehabbers. Season’s Greetings!

Top 25 National Wildlife Refuges for Birding

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There are more than 550 national wildlife refuges in the United States, with at least one in every state and one within an hour drive of almost every major American city. Both birds and birders flock to national wildlife refuges. Fish & Wildlife Service.

The Economic Impact of Birding on National Wildlife Refuges: Creating Local Jobs

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Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) attempts to calculate the economic contribution of National Wildlife Refuge visitation to local communities. Rather, birding and other wildlife observation ( e.g., photography) are lumped together as “non-consumptive” uses of a refuge.

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Wildlife Wall

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Consider creating an attractive wildlife wall to lure them in and keep them happy. gardening green living green living tips wildlife wildlife garden Many beneficial garden insects, such as ladybugs and ground beetles, struggle to find habitats in our neat gardens.

Wildlife Rehabilitator War Wounds

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Injured wildlife are not the most cooperative of patients. Wildlife rehabilitators have an arsenal of equipment and techniques we use to protect ourselves. I was working at the Coastal Wildlife Rescue Center here in Alabama, and he had either been blown in during a storm or caught a ride on a ship. Birds wildlife rehabilitator injuries wildlife rehabilitatorsMost of them think we’re trying to eat them, not help them.

Wildlife Rehabilitator Slang

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To civilians who may have been puzzled by the wildlife crowd’s tossed-off references to peefas, modos or mice cubes, here is a beginner’s guide to Rehabberspeak. Just when wildlife rehabilitators have made it through the summer, dealt with fall migration, repaired whatever’s been broken during the chaos, and are just about to try to relax … noooooo. Birds abbreviations slang wildlife rehabilitators

Possum Terrors and Rediscovering Urban Wildlife

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How a move across the world - and a terrifying possum - helped me rediscover urban wildlife. From the Field Wildlife Traveling Naturalist Urban Conservation

Internet Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Linda runs a wildlife rehabilitation center in Austin County, Texas, and one night she wrote to our listserv that a woman had called her that afternoon and told her that Mockingbirds had gotten into her house, taken over her brain, and were telling her what to do. “I

Nisqually Delta Wildlife Refuge

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Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. Birding bird photography Migratory Species National Refuges Nisqually Wildlife Refuge State of WashingtonThe last weekend of January found me in the frosty Pacific Northwest, meeting some long over due work and family obligations.

Birding Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana

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It’s that coastline, however, that called me to Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge, an oasis drawing migrating waterfowl like a magnet. The post Birding Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trips louisiana national wildlife refuge

Wildlife Rehabber Misidentification

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“Here’s an idea for a blog,” wrote Donna Osburn, a wildlife rehabilitator from Kentucky. Birds Conservation Bird falcon grackle Green Heron hawk owl vulture wildlife rehabilitators wren What’s your best misidentification of a bird?”. This is a great topic. It even has two parts. Rehabbers are constantly receiving birds misidentified by their finders; and on occasion some of us even receive birds we misidentify ourselves.

Become a wildlife guardian this autumn

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Wildlife charity RSPB wants people to become stewards of their gardens this autumn and help protect their feathered guests. You can make a real difference and improve their chances of survival, as well as being rewarded by great views of wildlife in your garden or outside space.”

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How Does Extreme Winter Weather Affect Wildlife?

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With the recent blizzards, have you wondered how wildlife fares in nasty weather? Wildlife Birds Herps Mammals Nature Pop Top 10Matt Miller offers a look at how creatures from Virginia opossums to non-native reptiles are affected.

In Defense of Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Why do you wildlife rehabilitators waste your time saving a cardinal with a broken wing, when you could be giving your money to save habitat? Wildlife rehabilitators should not have to defend what they do. Birding bird rehabilitation buckshot rehab wildlife rehabilitators

The Whistling Ducks of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

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On a sandbar in the center of the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, hundreds of ducks swirled around each other or lay down to take cover against the punishing wind. I recommend stopping in as many of the wildlife refuges as possible. I couldn’t believe it.

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The Effects of Wildfires on Wildlife

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So what do these facts mean for our wildlife? Fire can also cause wildlife to be burned, dehydrated and malnourished. In the months after a fire, wildlife populations can suffer substantial losses due to habitat alteration and destruction.

Make A Home For Wildlife

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You can make a difference for conservation in your own backyard. A new book tells you how. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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“Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife”

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The “Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife” gives you the info how and where to look for both birds and mammals (not just primates, the title is somewhat misleading). Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife.

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Another wildlife photo

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This is the robins' nest right outside our back door. This is the second batch (?) of babies of the nesting season. I think we might be able to enjoy one more batch (?): Photo Credit: John Whitehead

Butte Valley Wildlife Area and Meiss Lake

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A few weeks ago I led a field trip to Butte Valley Wildlife Area. Like many “wildlife areas” it is open to waterfowl hunting during the season. The road into the wildlife area was a treasure trove of birds.

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Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Black Bears

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When I was reading up on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and realized that it is supposed to be the easiest place on the east coast to see Black Bears I was pretty excited. … Mammals Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge bears Black Bear North Carolina

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Wildlife Rehabilitators vs. Bird Thieves

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I’d check my bank statements anyway,” cracked Michele Wellard, of Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill Center Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic , during one of our frequent Rehabber FaceBook Free-For-Alls. The Common Grackle pictured at left was a patient at Wildlife Care Alliance in Virginia. “I Birds Bird Behavior wildlife rehabilitators I don’t mean people who steal birds. I mean birds who steal, sometimes from people.

Think Drones are Bad for Wildlife? These Videos May Change Your Mind

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Drones deservedly have a bad reputation for terrifying wildlife, but it doesn’t have to be that way. From the Field Nature Tech Wildlife Robots, Drones & Infrared TNC Science

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Picture of the day: neighborhood wildlife

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For a Wildlife Rehabber, Joy in August is Possible

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By the time August rolls around, wildlife rehabilitators are fried. There have been months of late-night phone calls, hordes of orphans, and lots of less-than-satisfying encounters with the public, who, shall we say, don’t always have the best interests of wildlife at heart.

Get Thee To A Wildlife Rehabilitator

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If that’s not possible, she needs the knowledgeable care of a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Wildlife rehabbers love the public. Why do wildlife rehabilitators not love the public? The state of Indiana has been soliciting comments for a bill which would make the above scenario legal for 90 days, creating an uproar among those who are licensed to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. Birds injured wildlife orphaned wildlife screech owl wildlife rehabilitator

Is Your Landscaping Killing Wildlife?

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Snow on the Hoof: How Deer, Elk and Other Western Wildlife Cope in Harsh Winters. Make Your Yard (or School Grounds or Office Building) a Wildlife Haven. Other plants and shrubs can kill wildlife. Some landscaping plants spread beyond yards and choke out wildlife habitat.

Wildlife and Life Celebrations

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Environmentalists view helium–filled balloon releases as wildlife killers. Recently a baby was born in North Carolina with Trisomy 13, a chromosomal abnormality so severe most carriers die at birth. As the baby survived days, weeks, and months, his parents created an entire social media life for him, including Facebook pages, YouTube videos, and a gofundme site to help with medical bills.

The Wildlife Conservation Stamp: An Additional Income Stream for Our National Wildlife Refuges

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Many of these refuges and associated Conservation Areas, which have the potential to protect more than 1 million acres of vital wildlife habitat, have been forged through creative partnerships with sportsmen, conservation groups and private landowners. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 counted 71.1

Wildlife Rehabber Ranting – With Photos

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This one comes from Vonda Lee Morton, a wildlife rehabilitator who runs Laurens Wildlife Rescue outside Atlanta. She and I have never met in person, but thanks to the internet we’ve been through all kinds of wildlife emergencies together. Birds Conservation Great Blue Heron turkey vulture wildlife rehabilitators Oh, do I love it when I can get somebody else to write my blog for me.

Birding Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

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But if you want herons and ducks and shorebirds and geese and egrets and swans and rails the best bet is the famed Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge along State Route 2 in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Trips Midwest Birding Symposium Ohio Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

Top wildlife destinations in North Africa

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Toubkal National Park certainly makes for one of the best wildlife holidays in North Africa. Consisting mostly of desert vegetation, the place is home to a large variety of wildlife which include the Barbary sheep, a species which is endemic to the region. At the base of Toubkal.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation in Tulsa

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Just returned from an amazing tour of Tulsa … wildlife rehabilitators, fabulous artists, even an NPR interview with Rich Fisher – all to benefit WING-IT , Tulsa’s dedicated group of rehabbers.

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Hilton teams with World Wildlife Fund

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| Green Travel News | Hilton Worldwide, in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment, has forged an alliance with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Asia Green Travel News Singapore Xtras ban on shark fin soup Hilton LightStay Singapore green hotel World Wildlife Fund and Hilton

Fear the Squirrel: How Wildlife Causes Major Power Outages

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Wildlife Urban ConservationSquirrels may pose a bigger threat to the power grid than cyber-attack.

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Some of My Favorite National Wildlife Refuge Photos

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I think most of you know how important our National Wildlife Refuge system is to me. After all, I have written several posts on wildlife conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Pass that my co-founder Ingrid Taylar and I have been encouraging for years.

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A New Wildlife Refuge Pass: Fellow Birders, Help Us Help You

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Since we first launched the Wildlife Conservation Stamp Project, we’ve made our case to thousands of birders and photographers. We’re relaunching the project as the Wildlife Conservation Pass. Would you buy a Wildlife Conservation Pass if it were available, in the ballpark of $20?