Silent Spring Revisited by Conor Mark Jameson

Silent Spring Revisited is an excellent book that chronicles what has happened in terms of bird conservation since Rachel Carson’s landmark book. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published and was immediately wrought with criticism and denouncement, largely because she was a woman and not part of the “inner circle” of scientists. Her book

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Biggest Week in American Birding – Connecting People with Nature

The Biggest Week in American Birding – GO! Year two is in full swing and the number of birders in attendance = up! The ten-day long birding extravaganza is full of workshops, guided walks, keynote speakers…and BIRDS! Lots and lots of migrating birds. Warblers, warblers everywhere at the Magee Marsh Boardwalk Photo by Dakota Callaway

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Bird Conservation – Piping Plover

The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) has suffered serious decline due to habitat destruction along Atlantic, Gulf Coast, and Great Lake shorelines as well as in the Great Plains. 2001 population estimates totalled 5,945 individual birds: Atlantic Coast – 2929 [49%] Great Plains – 2953 [50%] Great Lakes – 70 – [1%] Important breeding areas in

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Bird Conservation – Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea)are one of the few songbirds to nest in cavities and inhabit much of the southeast and Great Lake states. They nest in swampy forests and winter along the coast of Central and South America. Their mangrove wintering sites are rapidly decreasing. In our area, Prothonotary Warblers are uncommon but found yearly

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