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The Mallard Of Diversity

GBIF looks like an acronym that could be scribbled on the inside cover of a schoolgirl’s notebook, representing an expression of earnest affection – some variant of BFF. In fact, it represents a more serious idea: A place to collect data from observations of living organisms – the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The Global Biodiversity […]

Follow Up Cindy Jacobs on God and Birdfalls: Do You See a Pattern?

Fundamentalist Christian media presence Cindy Jacobs has a theory that attempts to explain recent reports of massive bird deaths:

There are actually some patterns you can see where a nation will make a decision that is contrary to the principles of God, and after that there is some kind of answer that God gives, being […]

Liberal Donation: Tri-State Bird Rescue

Whenever you buy one of our sweatshop-free liberal t-shirts, we donate a dollar to an organization carrying out liberal activities for the greater good. Most of the time, we donate to a liberal policy organization, but for this go-around we’re donating to Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, an organization that has been participating in activities […]

More Data Confirms Climate Change

Climate change is happening, and the animals have been adapting to it for some time now. Isn’t it time that human beings joined them? […]

Ashy Storm Petrel Sees The Light At Night

If the Obama Administration won’t act to protect emperiled wildlife like the ashy storm petrel, then we must. By reducing the amount of petroleum products we use, we can reduce toxic air pollution, slow down global warming, bolster the economy, and give the ashy storm petrel a hand as well. […]

Montezuma Audubon Showcases Dappled Sun, Birds of Prey

A trip two weeks ago to Central New York presented a fine opportunity to drop in on the Montezuma Audubon Center just north of Savannah, which is itself just north of the Thruway and Cayuga Lake on Route 89. Here’s a glimpse of the center’s 1-mile “Warbler Walk”:

The walk took us out to […]

World Migratory Bird Day Fails To Lift Off

If the UN wants events like World Migratory Bird Day to have more significance, the people responsible for these UN events will have to learn to migrate more themselves. […]

Distance and Adaptation on Darwin Day

The Audubon study confirms both that significant climate change is taking place, and that it will have a significant negative impact on biodiversity. […]

Slight Chance of Snowy Owls

Ebird is a citizen science project that shows us a more subtle flow of movement in nature, silent like the owl itself, and allows us to add our observations into the mix. […]

The Other Crash – Biodiversity

Let’s hope that the human downturn this year clears out enough conventional wisdom to make way for ideas about how we can change our lives so that we are enriched by the living wealth of our planet without leaving it spent. […]

In Central NY, Wander the Montezuma Audubon Center

Central New York is not Manhattan, some coddling wonderland filled with prepackaged amusements advertised by convenient and brilliant signage. It is a place of subtle beauty hidden behind marshes and drumlins. Attractions are separated not only by great and small lakes but also by miles of cornfields. Sometimes you have to poke around or just […]