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New Eagle Regulations: Misunderstood?

A recent New York Times piece on the new US Fish and Wildlife Service Bald and Golden Eagle regulations made the rounds on Twitter last week.  The reception of the new rule among birders and nature bloggers seemed to be negative, but I remain puzzled as to why the birding community would […]

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Southern Spiders #2: The Green Lynx

Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans) Family: Oxyopidae

Lynx spiders (family Oxyopidae) are some of my favorites.  They’re big, charismatic, and colorful.  The family is a distinctive one with only 3 genera and 18 species in North America.  Lynx spiders have prominent, long, straight spines on the legs, and a characteristic hexagonal arrangement of the […]

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Quick eBird Entry Tips

Good news for me and for all of you busy birders out there! I recently checked the eBird news site and noticed a feature that details some ways to make eBird data entry quick and painless. These time-saving tips include keyboard shortcuts so that you needn’t scroll up and down the checklist searching for the proper box in which to tick a species. […]

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