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    The shortwings on sky islands


    “Sky islands are different from oceanic islands, here intervening valleys act as barriers or may turn into bridges for dispersal, depending on the ecology of the species and the conditions in the valley,” says V.V. Robin, ornithologist and fellow at ...


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  2. Male Scarlet Tanager on a branch

    As with the proverbial canary in the coal mine, birds serve as an indicator of the health of our environment. Many common species have experienced significant population declines within the last 40 years. Suggested causes include habitat loss and climate change, however to fully understand bird distribution relative to the environment, extensive data are needed.

    Through a collaboration of DataONE and multiple partners, bird occurrence data collected by citizen scientists has been ...

    More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132973&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

    This is an NSF News item.

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  3. http://www.outdoorhub.com/pr/2014/09/24/conservation-organizations-partner-appalachian-wildlife/


    Songbirds and game species alike are reaping the benefits of the work of the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV), a collective effort involving the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and other conservation organizations creating and restoring vital habitat in the Appalachian Mountains region.

  4. http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b1df4c2bdeb0f2de0af679b45&id=747f937473&e=f5036baa8e


    (Formerly "Working Across Boundaries to Protect Ecosystems")

    Presented in a hybrid format, this workshop builds an appreciation of how to manage natural areas as part of a larger ecosystem, in coordination with neighboring land owners.

    Online: 22 September - 24 October, 2014
    In-person: 29 - 30 October, 2014 Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka FL

  5. I am interested to hear people's opinion on whether the killing of 20 or so raptors would receive the same response in the United States. It is impressive and hopeful that this case received the attention it did. I suspect things at this scale happen frequently in the US and receive little attention, even when detected and prosecuted. 


    Anyone have experiences or just thoughts on this?

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    Environment News Service

    Billion Birds Die Annually in US Building Collisions

    Environment News Service

    WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2014 (ENS) – Up to a billion birds are killed in the United States each year in collisions with high-rise commercial buildings, low-rise buildings and homes, federal government scientists have found. Based on their analyses ...

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  7. http://www.vallartabirdfestival.org


    I wanted to help promote this festival being sponsored partially by a friend of mine. I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this announcement but I figured it was "general". I heard about this festival from the owner of Rancho Primavera in El Tuito, just south of Puerto Vallarta.




    She is a great supporter of bird conservation and research and allows researchers to stay at her ranch for free (within limits of course). This part of Mexico has not had any problems with violence and has amazing bird diversity. I really encourage anyone interested in traveling to this part of Mexico to look into staying here. The owners are very dedicated to bird conservation. The birds are amazing, the food is delicious, the lodging beautiful and all very affordable.


    If anyone is interested in participating in the festival, leading tours or giving talks, I think there is still time to offer to participate. I think Rancho Primavera can still offer housing for contributors as well.


    Otherwise, this would be a fabulous festival to attend! I wish I could go but I think defending is probably more important this spring! Maybe next year though!

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