Project FeederWatch Starts Soon

September 15, 2017 Dear Friend of the Lab,   Thank you for your support of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We want to let you know that the FeederWatch season is around the corner! If you love watching backyard birds, Project FeederWatch helps you learn more about them and turns your observations into scientific discoveries. Sign up now to get your research kit and receive a special gift to help you identify some of our favorite visitors: hummingbirds.   Join Project FeederWatch by September 26 and we will send you a gorgeous hummingbird poster as a thank you. The life-like … Continue reading Project FeederWatch Starts Soon

Delta Waterfowl Press Release – September 15, 2017

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. For immediate release September 15, 2017 Delta Waterfowl Applauds Secretary Zinke’s Historic Action on Behalf of Ducks and Duck Hunters U.S. Department of the Interior pledges to invest in conservation and predator management on the breeding grounds to increase duck production   BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed an historic Secretarial Order today that commits to the continued work of conserving wetland and upland nesting habitat through conservation easements, while also advancing predator management as a tool to increase duck production. The Order was … Continue reading Delta Waterfowl Press Release – September 15, 2017

The Federal Budget: What’s at Stake

Trouble viewing this e-mail? Try our web version. Critical conservation projects in the Great Plains (left) and on California’s dairy farms (right) are imperiled by federal budget cuts. What’s at Stake Thousands of pages, complicated processes, and huge consequences. The federal budget lays out a set of massive decisions and priorities that affect us all. To understand what all this means in the real world, we took a closer look at what the administration’s proposed cuts really mean for people and for the environment. Check out these eight stories to uncover the impacts of these budget cuts and environmental policy … Continue reading The Federal Budget: What’s at Stake

37 Acres Protected Near Rowleys Bay and More.

Protecting a place we cherish… Greetings! “The Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park is a shining example of the passion of this community to protect its most precious resource—the land. ” This was my message on August 20 as I addressed the crowd of more than 300 supporters who were gathered at the Liberty Grove Historical Society property overlooking the Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park in Ellison Bay for the Land Trust’s Annual Gathering. Today we announce the protection of 37 acres near Rowleys Bay, made possible by Bruce and Joan Pikas, passionate landowners who chose to protect their … Continue reading 37 Acres Protected Near Rowleys Bay and More.

eBird News: September 2017

In this issue: eBird annual taxonomy update Bird behavior during the eclipse eBird Mobile trips & tricks: using the app offline eBird data used to enact dynamic conservation of waterbirds eBirder of the Month: 15+ eligible lists with ‘Flyover’ code Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. A monthly newsletter from Team eBird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird annual taxonomy update Every year the eBird taxonomy gets updated to reflect the most current understanding of the evolutionary relationships between birds. This includes newly discovered species, ‘splits’ of one species into two or more, ‘lumps’ … Continue reading eBird News: September 2017

BHA Launches ‘Public Lands Month’ to Celebrate Great Places to Hunt and Fish

News for Immediate Release Sept. 1, 2017 Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, mckalip@backcountryhunters.org BHA Launches ‘Public Lands Month’ to Celebrate Great Places to Hunt and Fish National Public Lands Day is Sept. 30; as hunting seasons begin across the country BHA stands strong in support of American public lands and waters MISSOULA, Mont. – In anticipation of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 30, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers today is kicking off a monthlong celebration of these iconic American lands and waters – and sending an uncompromising message from sportsmen and women regarding the importance of our public lands hunting and fishing … Continue reading BHA Launches ‘Public Lands Month’ to Celebrate Great Places to Hunt and Fish

Door County Land Trust

Protecting a place we cherish… Greetings! “The Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park is a shining example of the passion of this community to protect its most precious resource—the land. ” This was my message on August 20 as I addressed the crowd of more than 300 supporters who were gathered at the Liberty Grove Historical Society property overlooking the Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park in Ellison Bay for the Land Trust’s Annual Gathering. Today we announce the protection of 37 acres near Rowleys Bay, made possible by Bruce and Joan Pikas, passionate landowners who chose to protect their … Continue reading Door County Land Trust

The Public Lands Fight is Changing

Featured News       It’s Time to Do More Than Just “Keep It Public” Public land transfer is bad news on its face—it has always been easy for sportsmen to recognize that and say ‘no way.’ However, new attacks on how our public lands are managed are sneaky and lower profile, cloaked in confusing policy, yet every bit as dangerous. If we only rally around keeping it public, we’re going to lose these other fights. READ MORE From the Blog   The Farm Bill Debate is Heating Up at a Unique Moment for Rural America Right now, rural America is in the … Continue reading The Public Lands Fight is Changing

Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017

  Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017 (View in browser) Morning dove and early teal and goose seasons open Sept. 1; king salmon starting to stage for fall run  The weather is shaping up to look very nice for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, with most parks and forests reporting that reservable campsites are booked. People looking for last minute end of summer vacation weekend camping who don’t have a reservation should consider camping at the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. The forest has non-reservable sites at rustic campgrounds that will be open this weekend. Anglers continue to report productive walleye … Continue reading Outdoor Report for August 31, 2017

Birding Report: Migration is On!

Nighthawks and warblers inundating the state                                                 Home    Donate    Contact Look now for flocks of common nighthawks foraging for insects in flight as they migrate south near dawn and dusk. Photo by Beverly Engstrom.   Nighthawks and warblers and crossbills,  oh my! Migration is on! This week saw the first flights of common nighthawks statewide. Look for these aerial insectivores darting across the evening sky over the next two weeks as they head for wintering areas in South America.   Warblers, a favorite bird group of many, also inundated the state, reaching even southernmost areas by Wednesday morning. Ten to … Continue reading Birding Report: Migration is On!