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Forum 2017


Saturday, February 4th – ODWC’s Lake Arcadia Conservation Education Building directions to location Register for 2017 Forum As last year, participation is open to anyone working on biod… Source: Forum 2017

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Organizational skill? No, organizational planning.


Are you naturally organized?  No, me neither. About 7 billion people on this planet right now could probably benefit from increased organization in their lives to manage short-term obligations and achieve long-term goals. The good news is that we don’t … Continue reading

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We’re gonna be okay


This is a blog devoted to appreciation and conservation of nature, respect and celebration of science and rational thought, and the occasional rant about how far we still can go in our love and care of fellow humans. As you … Continue reading

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Birding and the Border Patrol – a Rio Grande encounter


Originally posted on The Waterthrush Blog:
While birding the Lower Rio Grande Valley a few weeks ago, we visited a number of out-of-the way places where illegal aliens routinely cross the border from Mexico into the United States.  It’s one…

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Why Keystone XL should be approved


Originally posted on The Waterthrush Blog:
I’m very much in the minority among my environmentally conscious brothers and sisters in that I am convinced that the Keystone XL pipeline should be approved without further delay.  The controversial pipeline resolution was…

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What’s in the yard: 2 January 2017


Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, US Jan 2, 2017 8:50 AM – 2:50 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.25 mile(s) 27 species Northern Bobwhite  3 Cooper’s Hawk  1 Red-shouldered Hawk  1 Red-tailed Hawk  1 Mourning Dove  3 Barred Owl  2 Red-bellied Woodpecker  2 Downy … Continue reading

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2017 AOS/SCO meeting announcement


Two venerable ornithological societies, the American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society, merged in 2016 following protracted discussions on the topic over the last several years. Next summer will be the first meeting of the newly merged society, the American … Continue reading

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