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Birds

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Birding helps conservation. It's entertaining and it's good for your body, your eyes and your spirit.

On this page: World Migratory Bird Day


Headlines

http://planeta.com/world-migratory-bird-day
http://www.dw.com/en/china-builds-first-bird-airport-to-attract-feathered-friends/a-37795569
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/to-name-a-mockingbird/518013
Avibase - @BiodiversityNew @Avibase
It’s Gadgets vs. Eyeballs as Two Species of Bird-Watchers Clash

Livestreaming

royalcam

Flickr Groups

avibase
Birds of the World

Flickr

Musée ornithologique illustré

Twitter

@Avibase
@FestivalAvesToh
@nzbirdsonline
@newzealandbirds
@WMBD
@pablo_dulce
@BBCKingsbirds
@BirdingBeijing

Recommended listening

Flying for your life - Every year, millions of birds make a monumental journey between their breeding grounds in Arctic tundra and their wintering grounds in Australasia. But shorebird populations are plummeting, with seven of Australia's 37 migratory waders on the Commonwealth threatened species list. In this four-part series, Off Track takes you further than it ever has gone before to find out why. @jones_ann

Where birdsong began - Why Australia's birds came to be so extraordinarily intelligent, aggressive, loud, long-lived, and how Australia was the source for the majority of the world's songbirds.

David Attenborough: Bowerbirds - Science Show

Emus seed the bush - Scientists in Western Australia are finding out how emus play a critical role in dispersing plant seeds in forests.

Bird Interrupted - Recording birds in the wild has been called a kind of ‘benign hunting’, and enthusiasts often say their favourite bird is the next, the one that they haven’t seen or heard yet. But for Hollis Taylor, musician, composer and zoömusicologist, it’s not the next bird or the last, it’s the pied butcherbird.

Bird Feeding - Feeding wild birds in nature is not always a good thing.


Events


May 10 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats.

Migratory birds connect all corners and almost every environment of the world along their migration paths. WMBD is a global event that was started in 2006 and brings together organizations, governments and dedicated people to protect migratory birds for future generations. WMBD works as a network to increase public knowledge about migratory birds and their importance and also connects groups of people to share, celebrate with and learn from each other.

Birds don’t migrate on a single day. So while IMBD’s official date is the second Saturday in May for the U.S. and Canada, and the second Saturday in October for Latin America and the Caribbean, Bird Day activities take place year-round, and events are best offered when migratory birds are present. IMBD is coordinated by Environment for the Americas.

Don't confuse World Migratory Bird Day with International Migratory Bird Day

Details: http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org
Facebook
Flickr
Twitter: @WMBD, https://twitter.com/EFTA_birdday
Hashtags: #WorldMigratoryBirdDay, #WMBD2017
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WMBDcampaign
#WMBD2017
Planeta: http://planeta.com/world-migratory-bird-day


International
Environment for the Americas was created as a result of **International Migratory Bird Day’s** success. Created in 1993, the celebration has grown to become much more than a one day event. Over 700 events are now hosted from South America to Canada, materials are available year-round, and other projects and programs have been developed to increase bird conservation education. As a result of Bird Day’s growth, formal steps were taken to create a 501(c)(3) organization to provide a permanent home for Bird Day and other exciting efforts.That organization is Environment for the Americas (EFTA). Today, EFTA works with partners and programs throughout the Western Hemisphere.

An organization focused on bird conservation education and home of International Migratory #BirdDay (IMBD), Día Internacional de las Aves Migratorias
Western Hemispherebirdday.org
Mindful Birding at IMBD Events

2016
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16023.htm





Elsewhere on the Web

American Birding Association
American Bird Conservancy
Audubon Latin American Bulletin
Avibase - @Avibase - https://www.flickr.com/groups/avibase

Bird Guides - Nature Canada
Bird Life
Birding.com
Birds and Birding in Venezuela
Brazilian Birds - BrazilMax
Fat Birder
International Birding
Partners in Flight
Operation Ruby Throat
Proact
Where do you want to go birding today?
Wild Macaws
Citizen Science - Cornell
Blogging for birders
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/birds-by-broadcast
https://twitter.com/rnz_birds
http://www.frontiersin.org/Evolutionary_Neuroscience/10.3389/fnevo.2012.00014/full
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/roundrobin/2012/10/09/making-sense-of-coffee-labels-shade-grown-organic-fair-trade-bird-friendl

Apps
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bird-calls-4500+-bird-sounds/id586869673?mt=8
http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/ebird_mobile_ios1

Spotlight on John Gerrard Keulemans

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gerrard_Keulemans
https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=61021753@N02&sort=date-taken-desc&text=Keulemans&view_all=1



Videos


South Africa


NZ




Australia



Red Knot / Australia - Siberia





Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/bitternsinriceproject

Mexico

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BirdMexicoTravel/180006588694686?ref=sgm&v=info
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Mexico-Birding

Check out: According to Hugo, the 'eagle' on the Mexican flag is a crested cara cara or 'quebrantehuesos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracara_%28genus%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Crested_Caracara
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypaetus_barbatus

USA



Eagles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bateleur

Owl
https://twitter.com/UrbanPowerfuls


Peacock = Pavo Real
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peafowl

Turkey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_%28bird%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_turkey

Buzzword Bingo
Fledge = (of a young bird) develop wing feathers that are large enough for flight.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fledge

Embedded Tweets


https://twitter.com/wendy_harmer/status/851300723954401280