• One year ago (on March 30th) my wife and I brought our new

    3 years ago - By Happy Tails

    One year ago (on March 30th) my wife and I brought our new kitten, Zoey, home from the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society. The day before, we had come in, and upon meeting her knew right away we wanted her to be our next family member. She was a stray; we think maybe from a farm. We were initially a little worried about what she would think of our 75lb yellow lab, Maggie, especially since Zoey was... so small. As you can see, they've become good friends. She has been so much fun! Her favorite thing to do is retrieve her foam ball when you throw it. She also loves to watch wildlife shows...
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  • Fog


    3 years ago - By Daily Kitten

    I'd like you all to join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to today's Star Kit, Fog. She was a year and a half old when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

    Fog was born in my house from her mom Diamond and lived there until one time she got out and never returned.
    She was the sweetest cat ever and her best friend was her brother Dott.
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  • Hi there! I'm Angelina Jolie.I came to Cat Depot with an

    Hi there! I'm Angelina Jolie.I came to Cat Depot with an

    3 years ago - By Cat Depot

    Hi there! I'm Angelina Jolie.
    I came to Cat Depot with an ulcer on my lip from an allergy. The nice people here fixed me up, but I'll always look a little different. Sometimes I worry it will prevent me from being 'dopted, but the humans here say my mouth gives me a sweet and unique look.
    They give me a special food to keep my allergies from flaring up again, and I get an allergy pill. Right now I have to take it every day, but I will hopefully be able to go down to once a week.
    What else can I say about myself... I'm a very nice girl. I'm 3.5 years old and I love to play with balls...
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  • Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of April 2016?

    Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of April 2016?

    3 years ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Depending on where you live, you may have the feeling that April is making fools of all of us. When one season crashes into another, you can expect volatile weather. Hopefully, wild winds will blow some superb birds your way.
    I'll be exploring the newest species of the season here in western New York. Corey will be birding in the southern reaches of the state... hopefully, his new field guide serves him well! How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.
    Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday...
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  • Be a Better Birder: Duck and Waterfowl Identification Course

    Be a Better Birder: Duck and Waterfowl Identification Course

    3 years ago - By All About Birds

    Be a Better Birder: Duck and Waterfowl Identification
    CoursesBe a Better Birder: Duck and Waterfowl Identification
    This self-paced course is now available.
    Green-winged Teal
    Green-winged Teal
    This course is designed to help you identify ducks, geese, swans, loons, grebes, and more. Each self-paced lesson features a video tutorial, followed by exercises and quizzes designed to help you build ID skills.
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    What's inside
    Begin by learning expert tips for approaching waterfowl ID. Next, get to know all the...
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  • Plotting Location in eBird

    3 years ago - By All About Birds

    Using accurate and specific eBird locations
    30 March 2016
    One of the most important parts of eBird is the location where you went birding. Every sighting has to have a location, and every data output in eBird relies on accurate locations. But how do you best select a location when traveling to a new place, or even birding around town? eBird asks for your locations to be as specific as possible, allowing us to understand where birds occur and what habitats they use at the finest scales. From this location-specific information, it is always possible to scale up to a broader level—a good...
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  • Bluebirds nesting at Our Garden

    Bluebirds nesting at Our Garden

    3 years ago - By Animal Life

    Six eggs (five shown) were found inside a Western bluebird nesting box in Walnut Creek. (Joan Morris/Bay Area News Group)
    Last year the California Bluebird Recovery Program installed six nesting boxes at Our Garden in Walnut Creek, with the hopes of helping out the bluebirds that have had a rough time of it in recent years.
    That first season, the only sign that the bluebirds were around was a lone feather left in a box — a possible sign that one of the bluebird pairs was considering moving in and had put a down payment, so to speak, on the property. But by the end of nesting season, the...
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