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

Fall Trout Prep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fall Trout Prep Gear Up Now For Your Best Fall Ever Summer’s demise signals the approach of some of the year’s best trout and salmon fishing, when browns, ‘bows, brookies, lakers and kokanee head shallow and strap on the feedbag. Depending on your latitude and altitude, the action could be mere weeks away. Which means it’s high time to gear up for the fall reap. To speed your prepping endeavors, veteran salmonid stalker and ace guide Bernie Keefe offers his hit list of must-have tackle, organized by species, for epic fall battles. Kokanee Salmon Late-summer salmon frequent … Continue reading Fall Trout Prep

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

How Mood-Altering Drugs are Ending Up in Great Lakes fish

How mood-altering drugs are ending up in Great Lakes fish DETROIT — A new study might depress anyone concerned with Great Lakes water quality. Antidepressant drugs, making their way through an increasing number of people’s bodies, getting excreted in small amounts into their toilets, and moving through the wastewater treatment process to lakes and rivers, are being found in multiple Great Lakes fish species’ brains, new research by the University of Buffalo has found. Researchers detected high concentrations of both the active ingredients and metabolites — byproducts of the parent drug — of popular antidepressant pharmaceuticals including Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa … Continue reading How Mood-Altering Drugs are Ending Up in Great Lakes fish

Louisiana DWF Agents Perform Search and Rescue in Texas, Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division currently has 40 agents with 40 trucks and 40 vessels performing search and rescue missions in coordination with the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division in the Houston area for the flooding impacts caused by Hurricane Harvey. The LDWF agents have mostly been performing search and rescue missions in the southeastern Houston and the Katy areas. As of the morning of Aug. 29, LDWF agents have assisted Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Law Enforcement Division with over 5,000 rescues. … Continue reading Louisiana DWF Agents Perform Search and Rescue in Texas, Louisiana

Florida Snook Season Starts Sept. 1

          | August 30, 2017   The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to use moderation when determining whether or not to take a snook home. When releasing a snook, proper handling methods can help ensure your fish’s survival and the species’ abundance for anglers today and generations to come. To learn more about catch-and-release and the best way to handle a fish, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on … Continue reading Florida Snook Season Starts Sept. 1

An Essential Planning Checklist for the Well-Prepared Hunter

An Essential Planning Checklist for the Well-Prepared Hunter An estimated 14 million adults and youth hunt each year, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Hunters — typically hunting deer, upland game birds, turkey and waterfowl — also contribute significantly to the economy, as they spend upward of $22 billion each year on supplies and equipment, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. If you’ve recently joined this 14 million in your love for hunting, you’ll soon learn that good preparation (including buying all those new supplies and equipment) can make or break a trip. Here’s a checklist … Continue reading An Essential Planning Checklist for the Well-Prepared Hunter

Lake Michigan and Green Bay Fishing Report Update

Featured DNR Subscriptions Please visit – http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/lakemichigan/OutdoorReport.html to view the latest reports. Subscribe now for only $8.97.   Order your Endangered Resources license plate today!.     Outdoor Report: Current fishing activities, wildlife observations, and state park events updated every Thursday. Manage Your DNR Subscriptions: Add new subscriptions, delete subscriptions, and manage your profile. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please contact subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com. Other inquiries can be directed to the DNR. This email was sent to gengberg@chorus.net using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources · 101 S. Webster Street · Madison, WI … Continue reading Lake Michigan and Green Bay Fishing Report Update