Posts Tagged "Moonbird"

Red Knots Declared Federally Threatened

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

“The rufa red knot makes another appearance in the Washington Post.   The taxa was declared Federally Threatened under the Endangered Species act last week.  As a result, hero of the book Moonbird is back in the news.  He is an adult male knot known as B95 who has survived so long that scientists have tallied up his lifetime frequent flyer mileage.  They’ve found that he has exceeded the distance between the earth and the moon–and most of the way back! I hope he’s still around.   We last saw him late in May.   If he’s alive, he’s probably in Tierra del Fuego now, and with...

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Moonbird Goes Wiki

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

How many birds have their own Wiki page?

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Patricia Gonzales & B95

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

From Phillip Hoose on Delaware Bay: This is Argentine shorebird biologist Patricia Gonzales, minutes after having spotted once again the apparently bionic Red Knot whose leg bears an orange band inscribed B95. He migrates back and forth to his breeding grounds nearly 20,000 miles each year. His lifetime frequent flyer mileage greatly exceeds the distance between the earth and the moon. Hence his nickname–and the title of my book about him, Moonbird. I’ve never quite been able to spot him, though Patricia, who has an amazing connection with him, has held him in her hands and seen...

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Moonbird Spotted in Delaware!

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots | 0 comments

Two photos of B95 taken yesterday by Patricia Gonzalez and Allan Baker at Reeds Beach, NJ. B95 is now at least 21 years old, and has flown enough miles to go to the moon and most of the way back. He has already been declared a Natural Ambassador of the city of Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina where he was banded so long ago. The Moonbird is an inspiration to all!!! —Charles Duncan,  Shorebird Recovery Project

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Even the Moonbird Might See the Earth

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Moonbird & Rufa Red Knots, Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

  Thank you to Ryan in Bloomington, IN for this amazing poem!  Ryan wrote “World” after a school visit from Phillip Hoose featuring the book Moonbird.

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