Posts Tagged "MOONBIRD Phillip Hoose"

Save the Red Knot! Sign the Petition!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

Save the Red Knot!  Sign the Petition!

If you have read the book Moonbird by Phillip Hoose, you know that one individual bird has had incredible staying power while his species is under great threat.  You can help the Red Knot. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to protect the Red Knot rufa under the Endangered Species Act. Doing so would not only benefit the Red Knot, but other shorebirds since many other species have similar long migrations and are declining due to habitat pressures. But in order for The FWS to follow through on this recommendation to turn into a real listing your help is needed. WILL YOU SIGN THE...

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B95 Spotted in Rio Grande

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 1 comment

B95 Spotted in Rio Grande

Patricia M. González of the Global Flyway Network in South America sent author Phillip Hoose this astounding news about B95… “This afternoon Allan Baker, Luis Benegas and myself saw B95 in the shores of Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego.  It was a great surprise as last year we did not see him in the area. Allan managed to get few pictures when the bird went ahead from the flock of about 110 knots. It was a nice luck as we don’t have many pictures of B95 in basic plumage. The flag is fading but still is possible to recognize the bird because the color band combination with a...

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List Red Knot as a Threatened Species?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

List Red Knot as a Threatened Species?

Readers of Phillip Hoose’s bird biography, Moonbird: A Year of the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 will cheer to hear that the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list the red knot as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Read the release below and note the address for public comment.  You can make a difference for B95 and his descendents! U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List Red Knot as a Threatened Species Under the Endangered Species Act Declining food supply and habitat are seen as threats for a remarkable shorebird that migrates thousands of...

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Moonbird Spotted!

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 3 comments

Moonbird Spotted!

A shout of joy went through the birding community on 5/16/13 when B95 aka Moonbird, the subject of Phillip Hoose’s book Moonbird was spotted again on Delaware Bay.  Read about it the Philadelphia Inquirer...

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Moonbird by Proxy

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

Marvelous blogger Barb Middleton of Reading Rumpus Book Reviews‘s husband read Moonbird by proxy. “This expository text is so engaging that I kept spitting out facts to my husband as I was being wowed by this tiny creature that performs feats that don’t seem possible. Did you know that this bird eats 14 times it’s weight and manages to fly? Did you know in 2009 scientists invented geolocators so lightweight and small that they can track bird migration? Did you know that horseshoe crab blood is used to make sure medical equipment is sterilized? Did you know… the...

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