Bird Photography Weekly #17

Bird Photography Weekly #16 tallied 17 species with one double-up. Another fun week!! Last Week’s list: Crested Screamer Brown Pelican Steller’s Jay Scarlet Macaw Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Hamerkop Chipping Sparrow Anna’s Hummingbird Opsrey Red-crested Pochard American Bittern Golden-crowned Kinglet Eastern Screech-Owl Royal Tern Rock Dove/Pigeon Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon race) | Dark-eyed Junco [They are everywhere!!] Mexican

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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center Logo Contest Submission

Thanks to Birdchick and her post about the logo contest for South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, we decided to test out Adobe Illustrator CS3 and see if we could make a decent logo from scratch. We started out with a drawing done by Jennie (Veery) of a Royal Tern. We scanned the image

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s new BirdSleuth Curriculum

BirdSleuth (formerly Classroom BirdWatch) was funded with a grant from the National Science Foundation. It is an additional science curriculum with a goal to get kids outside to study the local environment and learn to ask and answer questions. They also learn to become actual citizen scientists. Now they have revised one of their modules

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Review of Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada

Cover Illustrations by David Allen Sibley Nevada is a fast-growing state that can boast more public land than any other state with the exception of Alaska. It is much richer and more diverse than many realize. The founder of The Great Basin Bird Observatory, Graham Chisholm created the Nevada Breeding Bird Atlas project with goal

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Review of Shorebirds: Beautiful Beachcombers

Any birder who has spent any time at all at a mud flat or coastal area knows how wonderful it is to observe the antics of shorebirds. Despite lacking boisterous colors, shorebirds-in their shades of mostly brown, rufous, white, gray, and black-are some of the most eye-catching and interesting birds. Shorebirds: Beautiful Beachcombers is an

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C-Notes #9 – Restoring the Everglades and South American Grasslands

Everglade Restoration – The state of Florida will be buying 187,000 acres of the Everglades owned by the U.S. Sugar Corporation. The Everglades is a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve and an American Bird Conservancy-designated Globally Important Bird Area. “Governor [Charlie] Crist deserves an enormous amount of praise…for this announcement,” said Kirk Fordham,

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Bird Photography Weekly #16

Bird Photography Weekly #15 had 17 species submitted bringing the total number for 15 weeks to: 172 species!! Of these there were 35 species represented in more than one week. Last Week’s list: Lapwing White-tailed Kite Sooty Oystercatcher Tufted Titmouse Snowy Egret Purple Gallinule Great Egret Mourning Dove Northern Shoveler Bobolink Whooping Crane American Kestrel

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