Monthly Archives: January 2011

Urban Peacocks

Free-ranging peacocks are established in several communities in the United States, including including Arcadia and Palos Verdes, California, the foothills of the Toquima mountains in central Nevada, parts of Florida including Coconut Grove and Longboat Key, and on Oahu, Hawaii. … Continue reading

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Dutch Urban Bird Conference

Holland in June. The Dutch Urban Bird Conference (Stadsvogelconferentie). That’s where you should be if you are interested in the best urban bird conservation projects in Europe.

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Bringing Nature Home

I am currently teaching an Urban Ecology course at Rosemont College in Philadelphia. One of the texts I selected for my students is Douglas Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home (Timber Press, 2007). I really enjoyed this book, and so did my … Continue reading

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Parrots of the World

January is the World Parrot Count. So what do you use to identify the wild exotic parrots flying around your city? One place to turn might be the new Parrots of the World field guide by Joseph M. Forshaw (Princeton, … Continue reading

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Let the Parrot Counting Begin!

OK, it is January–which means this is the month to head out and count birds at your local urban parrot roost! I’m helping to coordinate the first World Parrot Count. If you have parrots or parakeets in your area, check … Continue reading

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