Category Archives: No Child Left Inside

Sea Turtles on the Isle of Palms, SC


For some reason, and I’m not exactly sure how, our summer visit with one side of the family resulted in parties from New York, Michigan, and Oklahoma converging on . . . South Carolina. I didn’t mind, of course: a … Continue reading

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Celebrate Urban Birds – October 2010 eNewsletter


Celebrate Urban Birds eNewsletter October 2010 What a mouthful! American Robin by Janie Ferguson Take the Bird Chow Challenge! Birds can have funny eating habits, just like we do. Show or describe any odd, unexpected, and hilarious bird eating behaviors … Continue reading

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Celebrate Urban Birds eNewsletter


The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology has posted its latest e Newsletter for the Celebrate Urban Birds program.

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Painted Bunting – always a thrill


I admit it. I really like these Painted Buntings. Sure they’re persistent singers with a pleasant, scratchy warble. Sure they’re long-distance migrants and the western population engages in migration molt following monsoons in Arizona and Mexico. Sure they exhibit delayed … Continue reading

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Bird Education Network Bulletin #32


Bird Education Network BEN Bulletin #32. Also check out links for International Migratory Bird Day 2010.

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Birding Community E-Bulletin – February 2010


THE BIRDING COMMUNITY E-BULLETIN February 2010 This Birding Community E-bulletin is being 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 Wild … Continue reading

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Making Tracks


Check out the latest updates to “Making Tracks,” the blog of The Wildlife Society.

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Bird Education Network Newsletter – February 2010


February newsletter here.

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Birding Community E-Bulletin – January 2010


Here’s a great start to the New Year: The Birding Community E-Bulletin for January 2010: THE BIRDING COMMUNITY E-BULLETIN January 2010 This Birding Community E-bulletin is being distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding … Continue reading

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Bird Education Network Bulletin #23


Bulletin #23 of the Bird Education Network is posted here.

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ProAves Newsletter


Linked here. Welcome to the 63th Aleteo with conservation news from ProAves Colombia Loro10 years of saving the Yellow-eared Parrot ProAves reflects on its 10 year campaign with Fundacion Loro Parque and others to save the Critically Endangered Yellow-eared Parrot. … Continue reading

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Environment for the Americas – December news


Latest news here.

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Birding Community E-Bulletin – Dec. 2009


THE BIRDING COMMUNITY E-BULLETIN December 2009 This Birding Community E-bulletin is being 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 Wild … Continue reading

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Bird Education Network


December Bulletin posted here.

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My favorite beginner’s field guide


Few people are familiar with this little guide, but it is a gem! (James Coe’s Eastern Birds, a Golden Guide.) I’ve been birding more than 35 years, so I’ve had lots of experience with field guides. I’ve also spent a … Continue reading

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Colombian kids celebrate birds!


Check out how schoolchildren in Colombia celebrate the arrival of migrant birds from the North! This is exactly the sort of thing we need to do with kids here in the States. I think we need a “Stillwater Scissortail Celebration!” … Continue reading

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National Bobwhite Technical Committee


The National Bobwhite Technical Committee has a new website. Check it out to learn more about one of our most challenging conservation issues in the 21st Century: The decline of Northern Bobwhite in the U.S.

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Bird Education Network – November 2009


Latest newsletter here.

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International Migratory Bird Day – 2010


Check out the Environment for the Americas to learn about plans for the 2010 International Migratory Bird Day celebration!

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