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Take Action: Oppose Legislation Weakening Endangered Species Protection From Pesticides
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - beyondpesticides.org
At least 59 legislative attacks on the ESA have been introduced in Congress this year. The pesticide industry proposed legislation strikes against ESA protections of plants and animals from pesticides.
Bird of the Week: Flame-Faced Tanager
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 3 days ago - abcbirds.org
Deep red fades into bright yellow on the head of this spectacular bird, giving the species its common name. Flame-faced Tanagers are found only in the eastern Andes Mountains from southwest Venezuela to central Peru, where they join mixed-species...
Groundbreaking Study Confirms Neonicotinoids Are Toxic to Songbirds
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, chlorpyrifos, conservation, ecosystems, environment, greenliving, neonicotinoids, neonics, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 11 days ago - inhabitat.com
The controversial insecticides known as neonicotinoids don't just harm bees - according to new research conducted by the University of Saskatchewan, they are also toxic to songbirds. The study shows that the chemicals can directly skew songbird migration.
Bird of the Week: Semipalmated Sandpiper
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Kathy
- 12 days ago - abcbirds.org
The dainty Semipalmated Sandpiper is named for the partial webbing between its toes; the word "palmate" means webbed. Often hard to see, this adaptation allows the birds to easily walk without sinking over the mud flats where they feed.
Bird of the Week: 'Oma'O
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, ecosystems, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 18 days ago - abcbirds.org
The robin-like 'Oma'o, also known as the Hawaiian Thrush, is one of only two endemic thrushes left in Hawaii. (The other species, the Puaiohi, is found on Kaua'i) Once there were endemic thrushes on each of the main Hawaiian Islands, but these three...
Bird of the Week: Common Raven
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Kathy
- 25 days ago - abcbirds.org
The intelligent and sociable Common Raven has been the subject of mythology, folklore, and literature through the ages. In Native American cultures, it is portrayed as a sly trickster, a spiritual figure, or even a god that helped create the earth.
Bird of the Week: Black-Throated Sparrow
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Kathy
- 32 days ago - abcbirds.org
The handsome Black-throated Sparrow, also known as the Desert Sparrow, is most often found on dry desert hillsides and salt flats of the American Southwest, while some birds also migrate to or live year-round in Mexico. Its sweet song, a mix of...
Bird of the Week: Sage Thrasher
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Kathy
- 38 days ago - abcbirds.org
The plain-looking, yellow-eyed Sage Thrasher is sometimes called the "mountain mockingbird' due to its song - a long, melodious jumble of musical notes and phrases reminiscent of the widespread Northern Mockingbird.
Bird of the Week: Vesper Sparrow
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Kathy
- 45 days ago - abcbirds.org
The Vesper Sparrow's sweet song, a combination of clear whistles and trills, can often be heard at twilight - roughly the same time as Catholic vespers services, which earned the bird its name. Some would call this species a "little brown job" at a glance
Bird of the Week: Horned Lark
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 52 days ago - abcbirds.org
The courtship flight of the male Horned Lark illustrates much of what we love about birds: beauty, song, and feats of athleticism humans can only dream of.
Bird of the Week: Sagebrush Sparrow
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 59 days ago - abcbirds.org
One of the treasures of sage country is Sagebrush Sparrow, with the male's trilling song and bell-like tink call (given by both sexes). Although fairly common in suitable habitat, this species is frequently overlooked because of its habit of staying on...
Bird of the Week: Cooper's Hawk
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 66 days ago - abcbirds.org
The crow-sized Cooper's Hawk is a raptor of the woodlands, with short, rounded wings and a long tail - excellent adaptations for pursuing smaller birds through thick understory. Folk names for this forest stalker include big blue darter, chicken hawk...
Bird of the Week: Sao Paulo Marsh Antwren
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

Kathy
- 73 days ago - abcbirds.org
The dark-colored, long-tailed Sao Paulo Marsh Antwren was discovered in 2004 and formally described in 2013, but is already in danger of disappearing. Now the race is on to protect this little marsh bird's remaining habitat in the shadow of Sao Paulo...
Bird of the Week: Mangrove Cuckoo
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Kathy
- 80 days ago - abcbirds.org
Never seen the Mangrove Cuckoo? You're not alone: The Mangrove Cuckoo is among the most secretive and poorly known of North American birds. It's difficult to detect because of the species' preference for impenetrable mangrove swamps and its tendency to...
Bird of the Week: Burrowing Owl
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 88 days ago - abcbirds.org
In some parts of the American West, the long-legged Burrowing Owl is known as the "howdy owl". These endearing raptors allow people to closely approach and will even nod an apparent greeting to human visitors.
 

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