Friday, December 30, 2011

more about Snowy Owls

 Find some additional information about Snowy Owls at this link
and more here. Read about satellite tracking of this species at this page.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

birds and climate change

Read this latest web information from National Audubon on birds and climate change 

thoughts on big years from ABA members - and contrary thoughts from others

Some posts on the ABA Blog focus on executing Big Years; read about them here and here.

From my perspective, it's just something I cannot choose for myself any longer. I'm heading in a different direction. The more I think about these things, the more all sorts of "green birding" options are appealing. Look at this link, (also on the ABA Blog!) for a great example, and for a very erudite discussion.

BirdLife International at Durban

Climate change is due to affect bird populations worldwide. Read info on the recent climate talks at this link.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

the ecological footprint of nations

"The Ecological Footprint measures the amount of nature's resources an individual, a community, or a country consumes in a given year". Learn about ecological footprints at the Redefining Progress website, linked here.

Friday, December 9, 2011

the illegal wildlife trade

Read information from WWF about ongoing issues with illegal wildlife trade worldwide.

See other information on this topic at this link-

and learn about CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ), at this one.

Photo: captive owlet fr/Wikimedia Commons; from Jakarta, Indonesia

Friday, December 2, 2011

What to Aim For, and Expect, at the UNFCCC Climate Talks in Durban

For those who are interested, here's an excellent discussion on what lies ahead - and what's happening now.

22nd report of the ABA Checklist Committee

This link takes you to the 22nd report of the American Birding Association (ABA) Checklist Committee.