Tag: Timothy Boucher

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Winter Birding – The Irruption Begins!

Written by | December 3rd, 2012

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Hey birders: This winter, many species normally found in the northern boreal forests–White-Winged Crossbills, Snow Buntings and others–are showing up in more southerly climes. Our birding expert gives some pointers on getting in on the action.

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Birding in the Heat

Written by | August 2nd, 2011

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Think birds take it easy in the heat? Think again, says the Conservancy’s Tim Boucher. See what he saw a broad-winged hawk doing in the record-setting temps of summer!

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Migrating Shorebirds

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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It’s long-distance-migrating-shorebird time! Conservancy scientist Tim Boucher tells you what to look for — and why these birds love horseshoe crabs.

How to Start Birding: 4 Easy Steps

Written by | May 7th, 2010

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Saturday was International Migratory Bird Day — but if you missed it, or if you’re a birding novice, Conservancy scientist Tim Boucher gives you a pain-free plan to start your life list.

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Why Elevation Makes a Difference

Written by | December 11th, 2009

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Just 400 meters of elevation can make a big difference in the birds you see — if you’re traveling through an ecological threshold point, says Tim Boucher.

Conservation Planning for Extreme Events?

Written by | November 12th, 2009

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What am I trying to illustrate in the above photo (a picture of cattle and elephant dung)? That conservation planning is a pile of poop? No. But this mixture of excrement does show why such planning needs to incorporate extreme events like drought or flooding – especially for the impacts of those events on local […]

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Delaware Shorebirds in August

Written by | September 11th, 2009

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Late summer birding!? But it’s still hot in many parts of the country, hot and sultry and not much seems to be happening with songbirds, right? They’re in their post-breeding slump, molting and fattening up, getting ready to go south… But not every bird. There are birds are on the wing — shorebirds! They are […]

The Chevy Volt: 230 Miles Per Gallon! What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Written by | August 17th, 2009

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Hold on a second…there’s a problem with the impressive claim made by Chevrolet last week of 230 miles per gallon for its electric Volt model (which is still under development). Actually, two problems. The first is how to measure the miles per gallon of an electric car. As has been noted in a number of […]

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