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

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.

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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.

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

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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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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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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Thanks Dad! Five Surprising Ways Wildlife Fathers Play Outsized Roles

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Five stories of unusual wildlife “dads” in honor of Father’s Day. Wildlife Birds Fish Mammals Natural History Top 10

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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.

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Tundra Swan at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Late Saturday afternoon a Tundra Swan was reported from the south end of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. A regional rarity around New York City, Tundra Swans are only regular at Hook Pond in Suffolk County, way out on the eastern end of Long Island.

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.

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

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

Camera Trap Chronicles: Enjoy a Gallery of Kenyan Wildlife

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Enjoy great images of wildlife large and small captured on camera traps at two Kenya wildlife conservancies. Nature Tech Wildlife Camera Traps Mammals Photography Technology Try This

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How Long Must We Live With These Wildlife Conservation Myths?

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The myths that hunters and anglers pay for the majority of our wildlife conservation (debunked in my post on The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It ) and the misconception that “predator management” is a necessary part of the wildlife conservation equation.

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.

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?

The Ultimate Guide to Yellowstone Wildlife Viewing

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Everything you need to see great wildlife responsibly in Yellowstone National Park. From the Field Books Mammals Migrations National Parks Travel Traveling Naturalist

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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

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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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.

My Top 12 Wildlife Watching Moments

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Today is the United Nations World Wildlife Day, a time to celebrate and raise awareness of the living world around us. What are your best wildlife moments? And what are your wildlife dreams? Trips Africa Europe India World Wildlife DayI remember, several times while motionlessly surveying birds, I found myself being investigated by Striped Field Mice , who would dare to come to sniff me.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

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 Ultimate Winter Wildlife Guide: Enjoy and Understand Creatures in the Cold

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A complete resource covering winter bird feeding, winter adventures and the science of winter wildlife. Wildlife Birds Field Notes Fish Herps Mammals Nature + People Nature Pop

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Great Grassland Birds at Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge

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One of those spots, Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge in Ulster County, was hosting a couple really cool birds for New York State so I was eagerly anticipating stopping in to see them. This past Saturday, 10 June, I had to be at a meeting near Newburgh at 11 AM.

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Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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That being said, I found this juvenile recently at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. The complex headquarters at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge , Colusa NWR , and Delevan NWR all have photo blinds that are available to reserve.

Peregrine Falcons at the National Wildlife Refuges

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Peregrine Falcon at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge. Obviously, our National Wildlife Refuge System is one of our most cherished environmental treasures. Do you enjoy the National Wildlife Refuges in your area?

A Gathering at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

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As I always do on the way home, following a short visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, I take in at least one of the National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) found in the Sacramento Valley. California is blessed with 51 NWRs and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), second only to North Dakota with 77. I’m hoping this will give you an incentive to get out and experience a National Wildlife Refuge in your area during this fall migration.

The National Wildlife Refuge System: Birders Leading the Way

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He has visited more than 40 National Wildlife Refuges in 20 states and frequently visits NWRs in his travels, most recently Buenos Aires NWR in southern Arizona. The focus on Malheur is and was appropriate, but we should not lose sight of the significance of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System. The debates regarding the appropriate use of our public lands are likely to continue and most Americans are unaware of the importance of the System to wildlife conservation.

Making A Wildlife Habitat From Recycled & Found Materials

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bee hotel bees pollinators wildlife habitatForget all those expensive manufactured solitary bee houses or hedgehog homes, you can make your insect habitat out of scrap materials and old pallets Here is an idea developed by Chris Beardshaw, spotted at Hampton Court Flower Show in 2008.

The Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Wish List

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The general public is out and about, birds and animals are raising their young, and human/wildlife interaction is at its peak. Violation of the law would be punishable by substantial fines, plus the cat owners would be required to perform community service at a local wildlife rehabilitation facility. They’d also have to pay for every aspect of care the injured bird requires, as well as the emotional suffering of the wildlife rehabilitator!”.

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

Come to the 2016 Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival!

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The 19th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival ! 10,000 Birds is a Scrub-Jay level sponsor of the 19th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. …. Destinations festivals Florida Space Coast Birding and Wildlife FestivalI can’t wait for January! To be exact, 20-25 January 2016. I’ve had so many great moments at previous festivals and now I can’t wait for the next.

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A Non-Lethal Solution for Both Wildlife and Feral Cats

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What can be done to solve the intractable problem of wildlife and feral cats? And Peter, who loves wildlife, has saved hundreds – if not thousands – of birds and small animals from being killed by two more feral cats. If every feral cat supporter were to take personal responsibility for housing two or more unadoptable cats, the number of miserable, disease-ridden strays would plummet, and the populations of threatened and endangered wildlife would rise.