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02-12-2008, 23:26
Tonight I read an especially interesting post on Scott Weidensaul's blog. To read his latest post, click on Of a feather (http://ofafeather.blogspot.com).

As new posts are added, click Dark Days for the Red Knot (http://ofafeather.blogspot.com/2008/02/dark-days-for-red-knot.html). I'll link other posts I think may be of interest as they are added to this thread to keep them together.

I hope this thread will remain true to its original intent which is to discuss topics mentioned in Of a feather without getting excessively political.

I recently read and recommended here Scott's new book by the same name. More information about his book can be found in Favorite AT bird (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28269) post #153 (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showpost.php?p=521960&postcount=153).

I also recommend Scott's books Living on the Wind and Mountains of the Heart for AT hikers. Click on the books' names here (http://www.scottweidensaul.com/writing.html) to read more about them.

Please read the entire thread before posting. I'm expecting it will be re-opened as new topics and links are added.

02-13-2008, 15:34
Click on Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Red_Knot_dtl.html), Audubon's WatchList (http://www.audubon2.org/watchlist/viewSpecies.jsp?id=173) and/or U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service links (http://www.fws.gov/northeast/redknot/) for more information arranged in order of increasing detail.

Readers with less time or interest in the finer points may find this 3-page summary (http://njintouch.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/end-thrtened/redknot.pdf) [pdf] satisfies their desire for more information.

Mr HaHa
02-13-2008, 18:08
I received an email from my brother with a link to a web site which was all about the plight of the Red Knot. Kind of interesting to then come upon your thread. I ordered one of Scott Weidensaul's books from the library. They all look very interesting. Thanks for the info.

03-02-2008, 18:28
A new post was added to Of a feather on February 24 entitled Red knot update (http://ofafeather.blogspot.com/2008/02/red-knot-update.html).

07-24-2008, 17:44
Click here (http://ofafeather.blogspot.com/2008/07/incredible-gift-for-birds.html) to read Scott's newest post to his blog about what he claims may be one of the biggest conservation stories ever.:)

Remember, this thread is intended for civil discussion.:-? Please respect the original intent of this thread which is to discuss topics mentioned in Of a feather without getting excessively political.

07-24-2008, 18:02
Hooray for the birds. Boreal Forests, my favorite kind to wander through.

07-25-2008, 10:15
Clicking through the blog to the Toronto Star article seems to suggest quite a lot of vagueness in the designation, and also indicates the support of this group: http://www.ontarioprospectors.com/ But even saving half the forest is better than we Usonians did.

07-29-2008, 16:33
Perhaps best to not get too excited, but to watch and see what comes of it.