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News of birds and bird conservation in France This page comprises news items about birds and bird conservation in France, much of it based on the work of the LPO, compiled by Ken Hall. Any opinions and interpretations expressed should in general be taken as mine, and not those of the LPO itself. For more details about the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux, its activities and publications, please see http: News items for 12 June Time for a change As is obvious from the long time that has elapsed since I last updated these pages, I have not been very active as far as keeping you all up to date with what has been going on in France from a bird conservation point of view. It’s not that the LPO is not as committed as ever, or that there are no problems that still need attention, quite the reverse in fact. But rather, although I have made one or two visits across the Channel, and have continued to read the LPO’s various publications assiduously, I just have not had the time to translate and compile news items that I think would be of particular interest to a UK audience. Nevertheless, people continue to contact me with various queries concerning their membership, or who are taking a group to France, or who are living there and want to manage their property in a more wildlife-friendly manner, etc.

Cultural Heritage Sites in Kruger National Park

Masorini Heritage Site When it was decided to restore the village of Masorini in , there was nothing except some stone walls, grinding stones, potsherds, the remains of foundries dating back to the 19th century, and some implements dating back to the Stone Age. When excavation work eventually began, it revealed hut floors and other remains that provided information on the inhabitants’ way of living, the types of hut used, the foundries in which iron was worked, the nature of their commerce and their socio-domestic activities.

Unlike Thulamela, Masorini is not really that old.

This small barrier island is a unique destination along Georgia’s famed Colonial Coast. Guests begin their day at the mainland visitor center, where they can learn about Sapelo’s cultural history, coastal wildlife, and complex beach and dunes systems.

By the time a sharp-shinned hawk feels an Eastern Seaboard cold front between its breast feathers, it needs a break. In Panama, where the bird is headed, the air is warm, and songbirds can be plucked from the trees like fidgety appetizers. The hawk has known the sting of this North American wind since it first migration. Here, the hawk will dart between trees for food before bursting across the harbor and curving southwest. At some point, we may be able to see it. Spotting scopes on tripods idle in a line like toy cannons, and counters, almost always white men in their sixties and seventies, wear binoculars over their windbreakers and bring pack lunches.

On October 10, the Lighthouse count had its best day in two years. Steve Mayo, the gap-toothed count coordinator, occupied the more social corner of the count around the picnic table.

CALIFORNIA

On the walk back to the parking lot the group had incredible views of three American Bitterns in flight. One of three American Bitterns seen near parking lot P8. Here, we had stunning views of an adult Broad-winged Hawk coasting along the Eardley Escarpment.

One of the oldest European settlements in North America, Québec takes its name from the Algonquin word meaning ‘where the river narrows.’ The city that Champlain founded in was the capital of New France, and later, of British North America.

Inside, all 60 rooms have a bright, new look, with a French cottage theme. Guests can feel the ocean breeze through the whimsical delicate sheer curtains in their room and fall asleep to the soothing sound of ocean waves. For more information contact , www. It is a job of great mportance and considerable magnitude. This restoration project is the largest and most important project of its kind in the United States and, because of increased agricultural and community development nearby, a sizeable monitoring effort must be maintained to evaluate conditions of the restored Lagoon to ensure its success.

Enjoy the pleasures surrounding the Batiquitos Lagoon, walking along the trails, seeing the wild flowers, and the delicate balance of nature, including the plants, flowers and crawly creatures that provide ample food for all that dwell here. This is one of Southern California’s most treasured natural resources.

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Join. The Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) is the only statewide organization dedicated specifically to Connecticut’s birds, birders, and birding.

Melissa Golden for Fortune The idea seems like the perfect marriage of environmentalism and capitalism: Landowners give up their right to develop a piece of property, and in exchange they receive a special tax deduction. Nature is preserved and everybody benefits. The property, Mead Ranch, features vernal pools and rare and endangered plants. Two entirely new species were discovered there. Bears, bobcats and mountain lions roam the grounds.

Parks and Preserves

Search 12 Best Things to Do on Tybee Island, Georgia Long stretches of unspoiled sandy beaches, quaint wooden piers dotted with fishermen, shimmering salt marshes teeming with birds, and colorful fishing boats plying their daily catch – Tybee Island, GA, is the epitome of rustic coastal charm. Here are the best things to do on Tybee Island, Georgia. The cannon subsequently rendered brick fortifications obsolete, compelling the Confederate garrison to take cover inside Fort Pulaski and surrender.

The Cascades Raptor Center was established in as a nature center and wildlife hospital for raptor birds and is one of the top Eugene attractions. The hospital takes care of more than injured or orphaned raptors every year with the help of the qualified staff and the use of the highest standards in veterinary care and treatment.

The first phase was completed early in , with a selective cut expected to produce a healthier forest with new growth, and also provided cord wood to heat our campus for two years. The Science Center published two books: It inspires and brings readers up close to insects, birds, mammals, and plant life through words and photographs. Parents and children may enjoy 50 nature activities using step-by-step instructions to get outside and explore the natural world together.

The Water Matters Pavilion opened to the public on May 1. It features 18 interactive water-related exhibits including live fish, frogs, turtles, and mink. To allow time for visitors to explore all the new exhibits, closing time was extended from 4:

Flamborough Head

Parks listed in no particular order. Species names are in French but you can translate the page automatically if you use Google Chrome, or copy and paste the names into translate. If a report interests you, use Google or Bing Maps to find the location, but be sure to search the French version of the place name. Located to the west of Paris, Bois de Boulogne is located just outside the circular peripherique highway that defines the borders of Paris.

Canterbury Ring Woods – Larkey Valley Woods. Satellite View. Previously a good site for Hawfinch, now scarce. Many other woods (Lyminge forest, Hamstreet, Bedgebury, etc) in the county hold similar birds and a good look at an OS map will allow birders to make their own discoveries.

Stephanie Hunt Braided between the Neuse and Trent Rivers, the lovely town of New Bern is much more than a pass-through or pit stop on the way to North Carolina’s heralded beaches 30 miles away. For history buffs, it’s a jackpot of “firsts” and fine 18th-century homes as well as the new, interactive North Carolina History Center. For families, it’s a haven of affordable, livable neighborhoods and miles of waterfront playground.

For retirees, New Bern boasts an ideal climate and a bevy of golf, arts and recreation opportunities. And for all residents — young and old, New Bern natives and newcomers alike — it is a friendly community, where life’s pace takes a go-with-the-flow cue from the prominent rivers: Founded in by Baron von Graffenreid of New Berne, Switzerland hence the name , this seaport town — once a cotton and tobacco export hub and later a lumber and shipbuilding center — is North Carolina’s second-oldest and the original state capital.

Whimsical bears “Bern” derives from the German “bear” pop up in signs and on street corners, bearing tidbits of New Bern history. But it’s the pedestrian-friendly downtown, dotted with mom-and-pop restaurants, quaint storefronts and a popular river walk, that gives New Bern a welcoming all-American coziness. There’s plenty to do but you don’t get stuck in traffic,” says Babic. Where to Live New Bern’s riverfront historic district encompasses 56 square blocks of tree-lined streets with an intriguing mix of palatial Colonial homes, brick Georgians and a smattering of Victorian homes, many with manicured gardens.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and home to more than architectural landmarks, the district offers a combo of commercial and residential properties. Many have been immaculately restored while others still need a little TLC, making the neighborhood ideal for those who love character, appreciate history and enjoy working on older homes. The Ghent neighborhood, an early trolley car “suburb” dating from the early s, is also listed on the National Register.

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