Listed below are all the Tablet Extras that we published in our June 2015 issue.
Click the links for more information. They will open articles from BirdWatching and other online resources handpicked by the editors.
Birding Briefs, pages 7-13
ON THE MOVE MAPS:
Blackpoll Warblers really do fly south nonstop.
The number of Whooping Cranes in Texas rose slightly this winter.
How you can support a plan to protect the boreal forest.
A fourth California city adopts smart building guidelines.
Two subspecies of Bahama Woodstar may be distinct species.
Birder at Large, pages 14-15
YOUR VERY OWN
See photographs of Carolina Chickadee.
View photos of Northern Cardinal.
A gallery of Ring-necked Duck pictures.
Photographs of Wild Turkey.
Open doors to Cuba, pages 16-21
TRAVEL FACT SHEET
Summary from the Treasury and Commerce Departments of new Cuba travel regulations.
THE BIRDS OF CUBA
Julie Craves’s 2002 article about how U.S. trade restrictions have hampered bird research.
BirdLife International’s summary of Cuba’s birds, Important Bird Areas, and more.
The largest bird-conservation organization in the Caribbean region.
CARIBBEAN CONSERVATION TRUST
U.S.-based group that leads bird-study trips to Cuba.
THE FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION
Nonprofit organization that leads people-to-people educational trips to Cuba.
Hotspots Near You, pages 39-43
Fair Haven Beach State Park
Three miles west of Sterling. Bluff Nature Trail skirts lakeshore and extensive marsh. Waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, gulls, and terns.
Chimney Bluffs State Park
20 miles west of Sterling on Sodus Bay. Unusual and picturesque sandstone stacks along shoreline. Trails through forest and along brushy hedges excellent in spring.
Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands
Two miles northwest of Wakodahatchee on Hagen Ranch Rd. Cypress swamp, wetlands, and tropical hardwood hammock all easily accessible from a 1.5-mile elevated boardwalk.
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Five miles west of Wakodahatchee. More than 220-square-mile remnant of the northern Everglades. Artificial wetland impoundments and a natural cypress swamp. Good for Snail Kite and Limpkin.
Eight miles north of the town of Whitetop. Drive to the top of the 5,520-foot summit and watch and listen for creepers, warblers, nuthatches, chickadees, thrushes, and kinglets. Red Crossbill possible.
Grayson Highlands State Park
On Hwy. 58 about 15 miles from the trail’s eastern terminus. High-elevation spruce-fir forest. Breeding Wood Thrush and Black-throated Blue, Black-and-white, and Canada Warblers.
Del Ray Lagoon
Small park between Ballona Wetlands and the ocean. Tidal estuary attracts geese, egrets, herons, ducks, and the occasional parrot.
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, Hotspot Near You No. 49
About eight miles north of Ballona Wetlands, next to the UCLA Medical Center. Great for hummingbirds, warblers, sparrows, and Cooper’s Hawk.
Amazing Birds, page 44-45
The amazing way that flying birds land safely.
Why birds have no teeth and sometimes eat pebbles.
The most abundant bird in the world.
What every birder should know about bird poop.