Monday, July 19, 2010

Mixed Feeding Flock #13

The latest in our occasional round-ups of bird- and nature-related news.

In case you hadn't heard, the American Birding Association has fallen on hard times. More on this from Kenn and Kim Kaufman's blog and The Drinking Bird blog.

A likely Orange-Billed Nightingale Thrush has been seen and photographed in South Dakota of all places. What is a Central American bird doing up on the Great Plains. If confirmed, this would be one of a handful of North American records of this species.

We've blogged before about the 'lost' Large-Billed Reed Warbler. According to the BBC, scientists have now found the first confirmed breeding location for the species, in Tajikistan.

And we should note and celebrate good environmental news when it happens... According to this report, there has been a major decline in illegal logging worldwide over the last 8 years.

That's it for now. Until next time...

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