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This group is for birding, birders and bird enthusiasts. One can be a pet owner, researcher, Ornithologist, birder that is advanced or novice. Anyone interested in birds!

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Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26. 1 Reply

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology…Continue

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S. Sep 26. 0 Replies

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology…Continue

Concentrated Solar Ravages Birds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 25. 2 Replies

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-airI'm a solar power enthusiast, but this turns my stomach. We need a different approach.IVANPAH…Continue

Tags: mortality, bird, , concentrated, solar, arrays"

Climate Change and blood-sucking eye worms

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 16. 1 Reply

Climate Change raises the frequency of heavy rainfall events. If the sudden crash of quail in Texas in 2010 is a symptom of how deluges impact wild birds, we are in trouble.…Continue

Tags: quail, blood-sucking eye worms

Bird nests from my yard

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by BarbaraSATX Jul 25. 1 Reply

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Petey the Puffin tells the future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 2. 2 Replies

Here's Petey the Puffin, trying to swallow a butterfish that's far too large for his throat.... the little grey fluff ball... keeps tossing his head back, trying to choke down the…Continue

Tags: tipping point, phytoplankton collapse, Gulf of Maine, Climate Destabilization, Petey the Puffin

Pictures from my Coastal birding tip

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. May 25. 6 Replies

Recently I went to view the Whooping Cranes at a Wildlife refuge - putting up a few pics for everyone.…Continue

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Comment by Tony Carroll on November 12, 2012 at 5:28am

Blanquillo Clay Lick one of the famous places for Birders, Photographers and Wildlife Enthusiast like you my dear friend! Manu Biosphere Reserve. Amazon Birding Peru
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 11:28pm

Dallas, this is even better than I thought. 

Comment by A Former Member on November 11, 2012 at 6:51pm

You know, you can also use shall to patronize or dismiss someone, or make it clear that you have no intention of doing something. If someone tells you that you are too heavy and you really shouldn't have a second helping of cake, you can say "I shall remember that in the future, " which would mean, of course, "mind your own damn business because I'm going to eat as much cake as I want."

Whereas, if you said "I will remember that in the future," your intention would be to acknowledge that bit of advice as beneficial to losing weight. 

This is what I love about language: the entire meaning of a sentence can be changed by one small and seemingly insignificant word. 

Comment by booklover on November 11, 2012 at 6:28pm

I agree that is interesting about the word shall!  I will have to tell my daughter, she will like that!  Thanks for all the beautiful bird pictures everyone has found and put here.  Beautiful!  And thanks to Steph for starting the group! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 6:06pm

Dallas, I had no idea. I like British comedy and they always use shall and shant and they sound kind of cool. Now I know. 

I shall start a bird journal next year. 

I will take my pills tonight. 

Makes good sense. Thanks. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 11, 2012 at 6:00pm

Roseate Spoonbill

Lovely coastal bird.

Comment by Steph S. on November 11, 2012 at 5:58pm

Thank you Dallas on your explanation of word choice. It's very important when writing.

Comment by Steph S. on November 11, 2012 at 5:55pm
Comment by Steph S. on November 11, 2012 at 5:52pm

Thank you so much Joan for the most wonderful compliment. It means so much to me.

I'm so glad you are all here to share your wisdom with others.

Comment by Steph S. on November 11, 2012 at 5:51pm

Hi Sentient - there are bird counts and bird surveys and census.

Here's a webpage link for you.

http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/birds/bbc.html

Many books online on bird census techniques.

Mostly textbooks - similar to the ones I used in grad school.

 

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