Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Pedro Martinez, Jennifer Morfín, Allan Rhodes, Antonio Suárez, and Francisco …

Kākāpō

Photo: Shellie Evans The kākāpō is the word’s largest parrot, flightless and with a tricky breeding cycle. Recently their number actually went down to a mere 51 birds on Earth, but now scientists have successfully found ways to breed them. Recommended Listening One of our favorite new podcasts of 2018: Kākāpō Files, breaking bird news …

World Migratory Bird Day 2019

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Royal Albatross In 2019, World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on May 11 and October 12. The celebration sets in motion a number of participant-created events around the world that take place over the next few days. From talks to walks, there are a lot of events. Hashtags: #WMBD2019 #WorldMigratoryBirdDay Key Links …

World Migratory Bird Day

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Royal Albatross In 2019, World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on May 11 and October 12. The celebration sets in motion a number of participant-created events around the world that take place over the next few days. From talks to walks, there are a lot of events. Hashtags: #WMBD2019 #WorldMigratoryBirdDay Key Links worldmigratorybirdday.org @WMBD …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, …

Birding

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Birding = the observation of birds in their natural habitats as a hobby Questions What are the latest studies, reports, and videos regarding birding? How has the birding community changed in the past 20 years? What are your favorite birding apps, books, Facebook pages/groups and other digital and analog resources? Elsewhere …

Turkeys

Photo Turkey = a large mainly domesticated game bird native to North America, having a bald head and (in the male) red wattles Videos Broth https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/turkey-bone-broth Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_(bird) Planeta.com Birds

Mojave Desert Birds

Photo: California 1917 New report (August 2018) – Mojave birds crashed over last century due to climate change http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/08/06/mojave-birds-crashed-over-last-century-due-to-climate-change Bird communities in the Mojave Desert straddling the California/Nevada border have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely because of lower rainfall due to climate change, according to a new University of California, Berkeley, study. …

Tui

Photo: Aidan Wojtas, Tui 2013 Tüï (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) live throughout much of New Zealand and its outlying islands, including the sub-tropical Kermadec and sub-Antarctic Auckland islands. The Chatham Islands subspecies is larger than that of the mainland. – DOC A hui of tui Now taking suggestions for the collective noun to describe a group of …