Category Archives: No Child Left Inside

The state of global biodiversity — it’s worse than you probably think — ConservationBytes.com


Sobering synopsis here by CJA Bradshaw. For those of us who study natural history, such information confronts us every day. It can be easy to forget that we are a tiny minority of the billions of humans on this planet … Continue reading

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The Wild Side for April 2019


Check out the latest newsletter of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Wildlife Diversity Program. Note: Only do this if you want to learn cool stuff about wildlife in the Sooner State and how to support them through your education … Continue reading

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Binocular advice for birders


I’m frequently asked about my recommendations for binoculars. My first recommendation is yes, you should get a pair. Sure, you can do a lot of birding without binoculars – and 90% or more of the birds I encounter I detect … Continue reading

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2016 Christmas Bird Count – Stillwater, Oklahoma


The brainchild of ornithologist Frank Chapman at the American Museum of Natural History in 1900, the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count was among the first true citizen science endeavors. Today, with more than a century of data under … Continue reading

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Bird Education Network – BEN Bulletin for January 2016


BEN – Bird Education Network Some Lessons from the Jr. Audubon Clubs by Paul J. Baicich From the very start of the anti-feather-trade bird-protection movement of the late 1800s, there was an interest in winning over the sympathies of children. … Continue reading

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Birding Community E-Bulletin, January 2016


Welcome to the first Birding Community E-Bulletin for 2016!  There’s a lot going on, so read on and enjoy. The Birding Community E-bulletin is distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection … Continue reading

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Michigan Merlin, No. 2


Check out the 2nd installment of the Michigan Merlin, the newsletter of the Michigan Young Birders’ Club. Michigan Merlin #2 pdf

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eBird ease, and power


Are you eBirding?  Here’s why I think you should be.  I wrote the following in response to some questions about eBird on our OKbirds listerv.  The eBird-hesitant tend to worry that the learning curve is steep for eBird or that … Continue reading

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A Wandering Week in Newfoundland – Part 4 of 4: To The Wilds


The culmination of our week in Newfoundland, and our entire reason for being there, was the Davis/Murphy family reunion. Warmed and sated from my piping hot bowl of moose stew from the Gannet’s Nest in St. Brides, we headed inland … Continue reading

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A Wandering Week in Newfoundland – Part 3 of 4: The Fog Rolls In


For two days we had explored the eastern Avalon around St. John’s, in glorious sunshine punctuated by a profusion of blooming fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) that provided vibrant color against the green and blue of forest and sea. Our host for … Continue reading

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Audubon’s Online Guide to North American Birds


The National  Audubon Society has published a new Online Guide to North American Birds, and it’s worth a look.   At a glance, the guide contains similar content to what birders expect in field guides:  images (photographs) of birds, descriptions … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with environmental education?


Here’s a great article on what’s wrong -and could be right – in environmental education.  The author is David Sobel from Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire. It’s long, but good (I promise): THE KIDS HAVE BEEN UP … Continue reading

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From the ABA Blog – Ted Floyd on easy recording of rare birds


ABA Birding Editor Ted Floyd is at it again.  The guy who introduced the world to bare naked birding has again served up some excellent advice for birders.  This time Ted has described how his minimalist approach to birding keeps … Continue reading

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How they do it in Colombia – bird conservation and kids


International Migratory Bird Day Celebrations:  Just look at those angelic faces, turning out to celebrate their unique place in the world as a home to migratory birds! Here’s a description of International Migratory Bird Day from the link above, but … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Scissortails!


This post is a couple of weeks late, but we hosted the 2nd Annual (more or less) “Scissortail Celebration” back on April 18th.  Unlike the first one (October 2010) in which we bade our scissortails farewell for the winter, this … Continue reading

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The Waterthrush Podcast


I am pleased to announce the release of The Waterthrush Podcast here at eatmorecookies.  If you come here often, you’re probably already a fan of birds and birding, science and skepticism, and wildlife conservation.  If so, you might also like … Continue reading

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Timothy Egan discovers “nature deficit disorder”


Illuminating piece (and discussion comments from readers) from Timothy Egan on the topic of nature deficit disorder.

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Birding Couch Park, an homage to the Babe


A much-debated legend in baseball involves the New York Yankee’s slugger Babe Ruth at the plate facing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field for game 3 of the 1932 World Series.  According to the story, Ruth was enduring quite a … Continue reading

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