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Tablet Extras for February 2016

BW1602_Cover_170_223Listed below are all the Tablet Extras that we published in our February 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

ON THE MOVE MAPS:

Snowy Owl
Bohemian Waxwing

 

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Harlequin Duck, pages 16-21

BLUE STREAKS
A collection of photos of Harlequin Ducks.

HARLEQUIN HOTSPOT
Our February 2007 article about Rhode Island’s Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge.

WINTER SURVEYS
Data and reports produced by the Narragansett Bay Winter Waterfowl Survey from 2004 to 2015.

A CLASSIC, UPDATED
Our review of the updated edition of the classic reference Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America.

WILD FOWL ONLINE
Life Histories of North American Wild Fowl: Order Anseres (Part), by Arthur Cleveland Bent.

 

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Almost Dinner, pages 22-24

GREAT GRAY GALLERY
A collection of photographs of Great Gray Owl.

STRIX NEBULOSA
A detailed profile of Great Gray Owl prepared by the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station.

BREATHTAKING
The story of an extraordinary leucistic Great Gray found in Saskatchewan during the great irruption of 2004-05.

WINTER SIGHTINGS
Birds recorded in New Brunswick between December 1 and February 28 from 1996-97 to the present.

CANADA’S BOREAL
A province-by-province look at where our birds breed.

 

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Birds on our Radar, pages 25-31

UPDATE
Omnibus passed by Congress restores conservation fund, drops proposed road in Alaska refuge.

BIRDS AND CLIMATE
Read articles from BirdWatching about the effects of climate change on birds.

CATS INDOORS
The American Bird Conservancy’s program explains why cats should be kept inside.

LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND
See an interactive map from the Wilderness Society showing nearly every project financed over the history of the fund.

BIRD-SMART WIND ENERGY
The American Bird Conservancy’s program to improve siting of wind turbines.

BIRD OHIO DAY
Read the Ohio Senate resolution declaring the state’s first Bird Ohio Day.

OIL BY RAIL
Updates on the shipping of oil by rail in the Pacific Northwest.

GREEN INVESTMENTS
Defenders of Wildlife’s report on budget cuts to federal environmental agencies (PDF).

NATIONAL SCORECARD
Find out how your elected officials rank on the legislative scorecard of the League of Conservation Voters.

 

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The Subspecies Conundrum, pages 32-37

LURE OF THE LIST
John Kricher’s 2008 article about the AOU and ABA checklists.

AOU CHECKLIST
The official source on the taxonomy of birds found in North and Middle America.

CLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE
Members, philosophy, and operating procedures of the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North and Middle American Birds.

A 180° SHIFT
Frank Gill’s 2014 paper in The Auk on the BSC hypothesis.

NORTH AMERICA’S SUBSPECIES
From David Sibley, a list of field-identifiable subspecies of North American birds.

 

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Hotspots Near You, pages 41-45

Neal Blaisdell Park
Five miles from trail, on the shores of Pearl Harbor. Kolea (Pacific Golden-Plover) in winter and ʻAeo (Hawaii’s subspecies of Black-necked Stilt).

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden
15.2 miles from trail in Kaneohe. Many introduced urban and forest bird species, endangered Hawaiian Coot.

Key Vista Nature Park
8.7 miles south of Rees on Baillies Bluff Rd. Pine forest, mangrove stands, and beach attract shorebirds and woodland birds.

Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
A 320-foot-deep salt springs about 7.5 miles north of Rees on Hwy. 19. Look for raptors, shorebirds, and songbirds.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Hotspot Near You No. 64
33 miles from Oxnard, just off Hwy. 1 in Malibu. Brown Pelican, gulls, terns, shorebirds, and hummingbirds.

Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Hotspot Near You No. 116
Coastal wetlands 27 miles from Oxnard, in Carpinteria. Shorebirds, raptors, hummingbirds, and owls.

Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond
Less than half a mile from the Turnbull Birding Center on Cut-Off Rd. Wooded pond attracts migrant songbirds each spring and fall.

Wetlands Education Center
Two miles from preserve at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, 750 Channel View Dr. A 3.5-acre salt marsh and dunes.