Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

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Twelve-year old Natalia Sterling interviewed by PBS crew for America’s Heartland feature on bird conservation in California’s rice fields.

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A Birder Call to Action: Please Help Save the West Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

One of the iconic views of the West Pond was seeing scads of waterfowl on the pond in the winter, with the legendary skyline of New York City in the background.

Photo © Don Riepe.

The West Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge was once the only large freshwater habitat in the coastal ecosystem of New York City…until Hurricane Sandy came along in October 2012. Please read the following article by Leica Birding Team’s Doug Gochfeld to find out how you can help to restore it to its former, bird-filled glory.

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Florida Scrub-Jay

Florida Scrub-Jay

Of the first 100 species seen by Athena, all were classified by the American Birding Association (ABA) as “Category 1″ birds on the ABA checklist. Not surprisingly, code 1 birds are the easiest birds to see described as “Regularly occurring North American Avifauna” that are both widespread & numerous. Some of these birds still require traveling [...]

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