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The Nature Conservancy

Why Do We Hate Trash Birds?

It’s a sunny day in Brisbane, Australia. Dog-walkers stroll along riverside footpaths, coffees in hand. Happy families spread picnic blankets on the grass. And then, a scream. On the other side of the park, I see a toddler careening across the grass at full speed, clutching a sandwich wrapper in...
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inaturalist.org

Everyone's Journal Posts

Neighborhoods are absolutely hopping with birds, but many people are hesitant to look for birds in neighborhoods for fear of looking creepy. Admittedly, describing someone driving slowly through a neighborhood peering into backyards with a pair of binoculars or camera, might be hard to make sound innocent. However, neighborhoods often...
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Columbia Missourian

Well-known birder says his travel is about the people as much as the birds

Noah Strycker visited 41 countries and broke a world record by logging 6,042 species of birds during his research for the book “Birding Without Borders.”. But Strycker, who spoke Friday evening at MU’s Monsanto Auditorium during the 2021 Jacquelyn K. Jones lecture hosted by the Mizzou Botanic Garden, always strived to make his journey as much about the people as the birds.
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naturalhistorywanderings.com

Critical Migratory Bird Protections Reinstated

Longstanding Migratory Bird Treaty Act protections will be reinstated and a key process to strengthen the rules now begins. Biden-Harris administration,” said Dr. Elizabeth Gray, president and acting CEO, National Audubon Society. “Reinstating these protections will restore decades of bipartisan precedent. The newly announced plans to strengthen the century-old law are a welcome and necessary step to address the loss of three billion birds in North America.”
ANIMALS
Watauga Democrat

Two birds native to North Carolina declared extinct

NORTH CAROLINA — Two species of birds native to North Carolina were declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in late September. The largest announcement of extinction in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service history, the fate of the ivory-billed woodpecker and the Bachman’s warbler tell a larger story about the risks birds are facing in the High Country.
WILDLIFE
vtcng.com

Birds of all feathers face peril from migration

One morning in early autumn, I was running errands in downtown Keene, N.H., when I was stopped in my tracks by a flash of yellow. Crouching down, I found a gorgeous, palm-sized bird, olive above, with a belly as gold as sunshine. It was a species I’d never seen before, and it was lying dead on the ground beneath a store window.
KEENE, NH
10000birds.com

Patience in Birding

The slate of birds available to the ardent birder in a particular place is a constant cycle of regulars, not-so-regulars, visitors, rarities, and vagrants. We’re always thoroughly entertained and occupied. For me, my personal ethos is simply to see what’s available. Yup, that’s it. I chased birds for a few years when I first got started, but my laziness eventually took over. Presently I find the sit-and-wait approach much more gratifying. Let me explain.
ANIMALS
msn.com

Why Hollywood loves this creepy bird call

If you’ve seen any remotely creepy movie, you’ve heard a loon wail: that mournful, nearly human ooo-ooo-oooo, that can sometimes be mistaken for a coyote or a wolf. For decades, it’s been popping up whenever a movie needs to convey melancholy or trepidation, often accompanied by a full moon or some fog. But for the most part, loons have no business being in the background of those scenes.
ANIMALS

The Lord God Bird and a growing class of cryptids

What do Sasquatch, the Jersey Devil, and the ivory-billed woodpecker all have in common? None of them officially exist. Of course, what sets the ivory-billed woodpecker apart from, say, the Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster is the fact that we know it at least used to exist. But with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's announcement late last month that it plans to rule the woodpecker extinct, we're watching in real time as an animal passes from credible to dubious existence. Where, then, does that leave those who still believe the truth is out there?
ANIMALS
National Audubon Society

Audubon Certified Bird Friendly Seal Gets Bird Friendlier

Habitat certification gives grassland birds a helping hand. Pledge to stand with Audubon to call on elected officials to listen to science and work towards climate solutions. The Audubon Certified bird friendly seal recognizes lands managed to promote birds and biodiversity. Until now, like a fencepost minus a meadowlark, something was missing. Now appearing on the freshly updated seal at a grocer near you: a grazing cow, blooming coneflower, pollinating butterfly, and singing meadowlark, a foursome that better visually represents the 3.5 million acres now in bird friendly land management through Audubon Conservation Ranching.
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baynature.org

Does Protecting Land Work to Protect Wildlife?

In the thickets of coastal scrub in Point Reyes National Seashore, a band of spotted towhees hop around, branch to branch, kicking and scratching, foraging for insects, berries, and seeds. Judging by the brownish color of their bodies—which will someday boast jet-black upperparts with white spots, and a white belly with pumpkin-colored sides—these birds were born only 10 days ago, give or take, probably in the same shrubby habitat of the same area of Point Reyes that their parents (and their parents) occupied before them. It’s the birds’ first time leaving the nest, so they don’t know how much this land has changed. Or how lucky they are to be here. Or all the ways that human borders, politics, and actions will define their future — and, through their fate, our own, too. On the same note, their very presence (and abundance) may serve as a testament to the effectiveness of safeguarding the natural world.
ANIMALS
owensoundhub.org

Exploring the outdoors

The Owen Sound Field Naturalists (OSFN) presents renowned Canadian explorer and best-selling author Adam Shoalts LIVE for pre registered OSFN members only, at the Bayshore Community Centre, for its monthly Indoor Meeting at 7pm Thursday October 14. OSFN is also hoping to present this event simultaneously on ZOOM, to its...
BOOKS & LITERATURE
Union Leader

Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Oct. 11. A Leach’s storm-petrel was photographed along the coast at Rye Harbor State Park on Oct. 9. Birders on a boat cruise to Jeffrey’s Ledge reported a common murre, two razorbills, and an Atlantic puffin all on Oct. 11.
HAMPTON, NH
averyjournal.com

Pair of birds native to North Carolina declared extinct

NORTH CAROLINA — Two species of bird native to North Carolina were declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in late September. The largest announcement of extinction in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service history, the fate of the ivory-billed woodpecker and the Bachman’s warbler tell a larger story about the risks birds are facing in the High Country.
WILDLIFE
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