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Tablet Extras for August 2016

BW1608_Cover_171x224Listed below are all the Tablet Extras that we published in our August 2016 issue.

Click the links for more information. They will open articles from BirdWatching and other online resources handpicked by the editors.

 

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Birding Briefs, pages 7-13

TERN GALLERY
A collection of reader photographs showing 12 different tern species.

WELL DESERVED
A high honor for a lifetime of conservation work for contributor Carrol L. Henderson.

CONSERVATION HISTORY
Captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrow chicks hatched for the first time.

BLUEBIRDS
A gallery of photos offering six views of pretty Mountain Bluebird.

PARADISE BIRDING
A new birding trail, and a fun new festival, are coming to the Big Island of Hawaii.

LAND ETHICIST
Wisconsin’s influential Conservation Hall of Fame has an important new member.

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Birder at Large, pages 14-15

SHOREBIRD FAVORITES
Richard Crossley’s seven favorite places in New Jersey to find shorebirds.

FREIDAY BIRDS
A blog about birds and birding by the program director of the Cape May Bird Observatory.

BUG BITES
From the Centers for Disease Control, tips on avoiding bug bites.

ALL ABOUT FLIES
From the Amateur Entomologists’ Society, information about true, or two-winged, flies.

 

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Navarre’s Causeway Colony, pages 16-21

CHICK FLICKS
From St. Petersburg Audubon Society, videos of Least Terns nesting on rooftops.

FLORIDA SHOREBIRD ALLIANCE
Online information about Florida’s shorebirds and seabirds, including rooftop nests.

STEWARDSHIP
From Audubon Florida, information about serving as a beach steward or contributing to a colony watch.

CO-EXISTENCE
From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a pamphlet on co-existing with beach-nesting birds (PDF).

BANDED BIRDS
How to report banded Least Terns, Black Skimmers, and other birds.

OUTDOOR DEVIL
The author’s blog about the natural world for Duke students and locals.

 

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Of the First Magnitude, pages 22-31

CONSERVATION TIMELINE
Milestones in migratory-bird conservation in North America.

1916 TREATY
The text of the 1916 convention signed by the United States and United Kingdom.

PROTECTED SPECIES
A list of the 1,026 of the birds protected by Migratory Bird Treaty Act as of December 2013.

NABCI
Information about the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative.

PROTECT THE MUSCOVY!
Why Muscovy Duck is now protected under the MBTA.

LIST BY LIST
Why the Endangered Species Act doesn’t come close to describing the status of America’s threatened and endangered birds.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website celebrating the centennial.

 

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Game Changers, pages 32-37

CHAMPIONS OF THE FLYWAY
Read about the bird race, see the results of this year’s event, and donate.

25 MILLION
How researchers determined the number of birds killed by illegal hunting every year.

BIRDING EXTREME!
The official video about the inaugural race, in 2014.

2015 CHAMPIONS
A video about the 2015 race featuring the winning Leica/CMBO American Dippers team.

BIRDING ADVENTURES
An episode of Nikon’s Birding Adventures TV about the 2015 bird race.

SPNI
The website of the sponsor of Champions of the Flyway, Israel’s leading environmental non-profit organization.

IBRCE
The blog of the International Birding and Research Center Eilat.

 

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Hotspots Near You, pages 41-45

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave., Patagonia. Feeders attract many species, including Violet-crowned Hummingbird.

Patagonia Roadside Rest Area
3.5 miles south of Patagonia on Hwy 82. More than 200 species. Thick-billed Kingbird in summer.

Lakefront Park and Sanctuary
On Lake Michigan, at 977 Casino Center Dr. A wooded lakefront site called the “Migrant Trap” for its great birding in spring and fall.

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Five miles north of rookery at 6201 Parrish Ave., in Hammond. About 130 acres of remnant dune and swale landforms; more than 160 bird species.

Vaseux Lake
About 27 miles south of marina on Hwy. 97. More than 230 species. Canyon Wren, Chukar, and White-throated Swift.

White Lake Grasslands Protected Area
West of Vaseux Lake. Accessible via White Lake Rd. Mountain Bluebird, Western Meadowlark, Northern Shrike, and grassland sparrows.

Binder Lake
20 miles south of Eagle Bluffs, on west side of Jefferson City. More than 225 species. Great for waterfowl in winter.

Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area
16 miles east of Columbia on Hwy. J. More than 700 acres. Good place for Kentucky Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Henslow’s Sparrow.

 

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Attracting Birds, page 48

ATTRACTING FAMILIES
Nests in your yard are delightful, most of the time.

TO YOUR HEALTH!
Steps to take to keep backyard water features safe for birds.

FOR BETTER OR WORSE
Dealing with the smart and spirited Blue Jay.