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Cornell Bird Lab study: Got nest boxes? You can be a citizen scientist!

Screech owl nest box. Photo by Carol Meyer, Galaxy Press, Concord, Calif.
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Your monitoring can help the Cornell Lab of Ornithology study climate change and nesting birds.

Anyone with one or more nest boxes can help scientists learn more about bird families and how they might be affected by climate change. Just register the nest box (or boxes) with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s NestWatch program at It doesn’t cost anything but yields valuable information needed to better understand breeding birds and how their natural rhythms may be changing.

If you don’t have a nest box, now is the time to set one up.
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Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Under: Bird nests, Bird Watching, Birds, Conservation, Cornell Lab of Ornithology | No Comments »

Time for John Muir Conservation Award nominations. Know someone?


It’s that time again — time for the 31st Annual John Muir Conservation Award from the John Muir Association in Martinez.

I just received the following press release asking for nominations from the public. Check it out and then please get back to the John Muir Association and nominate anyone you think might fit the qualifications.
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Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2008
Under: Conservation, Environmental, John Muir Association | No Comments »

Want to “get green?” Check this FUN new interactive web site!

Need to know what you can do to help the environment?

Eager to challenge friends to “get greener?”

Want environmental advice from an extinct bird?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Under: Conservation, Environmental, Green | No Comments »

Comments on the first Earth Day by President Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell

Brian Murphy sent me this interesting quote this morning:

“The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country!”
— Attorney General John Mitchell, under Nixon, (1969-1972) during the first Earth Day 1970

Things have changed a little bit since then.
— Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek

Have they? /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Under: Animal Politics, Bird Watching, Conservation, Earth Day | No Comments »