Journal archives for September 2017

September 03, 2017

Second annual Grebe Festival largest yet.

Sponsored by the nonprofit Plumas Audubon Society headquartered in Quincy, the second annual Grebe Festival at Lake Almanor and around Chester brought scores of people together to participate in several events and programs to raise awareness of the fascinating grebes and their habitats in Lake Almanor and Eagle Lake.

http://www.plumasnews.com/second-annual-grebe-festival-largest-yet/

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September 06, 2017

World Shorebirds Day.

World Shorebirds Day is a celebration of shorebirds and those protecting them.

https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com

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September 07, 2017

Bird photography takes flight with high-end cameras.

Digital cameras with big telephoto lenses bring CNET's Stephen Shankland close to Ohio warblers, California quail and other skittish birds.

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/bird-photography-benefits-from-high-end-camera-and-lens/

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September 10, 2017

The Living Landscape: The dazzling wood duck.

Wood ducks, medium in size at approximately 21 inches in length, are known for using their specially adapted sharp claws to perch in trees, and nest in tree cavities, or specially constructed nesting boxes near marshes and water.

http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php/news/52286-the-living-landscape-the-dazzling-wood-duck

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September 17, 2017

Engaging for a Good Cause: Sophia's Story and Why #BugsR4Girls

Scientists, particularly those involved with nonapplied or “basic” science, are often asked to justify the broader impacts of their work, or more acutely, how they and their work contribute to society. Although it may be difficult to articulate the immediate importance of providing names for new flies, the inherent value of knowledge is undeniable. At times, however, the positive impact scientists have on society, or even on a single individual, can burst into reality in real-time. Here we examine one such example.

https://academic.oup.com/aesa/article/110/5/439/4103474/Engaging-for-a-Good-Cause-Sophia-s-Story-and-Why

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Migratory Birds

The Pacific Flyway for migratory birds encompasses the western United States (from Alaska to California and parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona), western Canada, and Mexico. Millions of birds make the trek every year from the northern areas of the flyway in the fall and winter and back in the spring.

https://www.edhat.com/news/migratory-birds

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September 22, 2017

Migration destinations: Watch birds wing their way across the continent.

The vacation season may be winding down for humans, but for birds, it’s just heating up. As flocks migrate, they stop to feed and rest at the same spots every year.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2017/09/22/bird-migration/691347001/

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September 26, 2017

California least terns cared for the most.

Audubon Society nest site research and maintenance at Fiesta Island.

https://m.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/sep/25/ticker-california-least-terns-cared-most/?templates=mobile

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September 27, 2017

Birder’s Eye View: One good ‘tern’ deserves another.

The terns that normally visit our coast come in three sizes — large, medium and small. The largest is the Caspian tern, followed closely by the royal tern. The mediums include Sandwich, gull-billed, Forster’s and common. In the “small” category we have black and least.

http://www.blufftontoday.com/news/2017-09-26/birder-s-eye-view-one-good-tern-deserves-another

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September 28, 2017

Eurasian Wryneck – California.

On September 25, and ABA Code 5 Eurasian Wryneck was discovered by a Naval officer on San Clemente Island, Los Angeles County, California. This is potentially a 1st California record and only the 2nd living record of this bizarre Eurasian woodpecker in the ABA Area.

http://blog.aba.org/2017/09/abarare-eurasian-wryneck-california.html

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