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Birdwatch Ireland eWings #80


BIRDWATCH IRELAND eWINGS Welcome to the May 2016 issue of eWings, BirdWatch Ireland’s email newsletter. Ireland’s hedgerows don’t get the respect that they deserve. One of our most important wildlife habitats, not to mention a stunning visual feature of our … Continue reading

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2016 State of the Birds


It ain’t much better than the last one.  Check out the press release for the 2016 State of the Birds Report to see the gains and losses in conservation, and consider options for the future. (Complete and well-organized overview here.) … Continue reading

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Homage to Hanski


Originally posted on The Quantitative & Applied Ecology Group:
A tribute from QAECO Ecology lost a giant last week. It was with great sadness that we at QAECO heard of Professor Ilkka Hanski’s passing after a long illness. Ilkka’s career…

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12 May 2016 – The story of Layla


Today was a first for me, and I’ve been doing this almost daily for 6 years . . . I rounded the corner to enter the northwest alcove and was greeted by the sound of a very angry cardinal.  Th… … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin, April 2016


  The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and … Continue reading

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My doppelgangers


Do you have a doppelgänger, i.e., someone with whom you share a strong resemblance but relatively little DNA? I do, and they pop up in all sorts of unexpected places. Among famous people, I’ve been told I look like Bob … Continue reading

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