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2018 AMJV Year in Review

The 2018 AMJV Year in Review, including updates from AMJV partners and a special tribute to David Pashley,
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NABCI Committee Releases National Bir...

NABCI helps the bird conservation community speak with a unified voice about top priorities that our federal, state,
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NFWF awards $2.2 million in grants to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 27, 2018) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced 13 grant awards
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NABCI’s Bird Conservation Relev...

August 28, 2018 – by Judith Scarl, NABCI Coordinator – Today I am excited to share NABCI’s new
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Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture

Do you love conservation enough to show your commitment with a tattoo?! 🀩 The folks at the NWTF Headquarters office do...well, the turkey print tattoos were temporary, but it's the thought that counts, right? πŸ˜€

Don't worry - if tattoos aren't your thing, there are plenty of other ways to show your commitment to conservation. Here are a few ideas: volunteer with environmental projects πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ; donate to organizations that focus on conservation projects near and dear to your heart πŸ’²β€οΈ; live a "greener" life ♻️; spread the word of conservation with friends and family (you can easily do this by sharing social media posts!) πŸ’»; buy local veggies at farmers markets πŸ₯¦πŸ₯’πŸ₯•; turn your backyard into a pollinator, wildlife, and bird-friendly oasis πŸ¦…πŸ¦‰πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‹πŸπŸ›πŸžπŸ’; #DrinkBirdFriendly coffee πŸ¦β˜•οΈ; capture nature's beauty in photographs and share them with others πŸŒ„πŸ“·; keep your cats safely indoors 🐱🐱🐱; make biodegradable confetti for celebrations using leaves and a hole punch πŸπŸ‚πŸŒ±πŸŽ‰; foster a love and respect for nature in young folks by making it a priority to spend time with them outside πŸš£β€β™€οΈπŸš£β€β™‚οΈ; and, last but not least, invite your Facebook friends to like our AMJV Facebook page! (shameless request)πŸ™Œ 😎We’re committed to conservation, not tattoos, so we took the {temporary} route to celebrate National Tattoo Day with a round of turkey feet at headquarters. Do you have a hunting related tattoo?
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Do you love conservation enough to show your commitment with a tattoo?!  🀩 The folks at the NWTF  Headquarters office do...well, the turkey print tattoos were temporary, but its the thought that counts, right? πŸ˜€Dont worry - if tattoos arent your thing, there are plenty of other ways to show your commitment to conservation.  Here are a few ideas: volunteer with environmental projects πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ; donate to organizations that focus on conservation projects near and dear to your heart πŸ’²β€οΈ; live a greener life ♻️; spread the word of conservation with friends and family (you can easily do this by sharing social media posts!) πŸ’»; buy local veggies at farmers markets πŸ₯¦πŸ₯’πŸ₯•; turn your backyard into a pollinator, wildlife, and bird-friendly oasis πŸ¦…πŸ¦‰πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‹πŸπŸ›πŸžπŸ’; #DrinkBirdFriendly coffee πŸ¦β˜•οΈ; capture natures beauty in photographs and share them with others πŸŒ„πŸ“·; keep your cats safely indoors 🐱🐱🐱; make biodegradable confetti for celebrations using leaves and a hole punch πŸπŸ‚πŸŒ±πŸŽ‰; foster a love and respect for nature in young folks by making it a priority to spend time with them outside πŸš£β€β™€οΈπŸš£β€β™‚οΈ; and, last but not least, invite your Facebook friends to like our AMJV Facebook page! (shameless request)πŸ™Œ 😎

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Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture

Happy Monday, everyone! If you're looking for some wildlife-oriented reading material to enjoy with your #BirdFriendlyCoffee this morning, you're in luck - the newest edition of the U.S. FWS "Fish & Wildlife News" is available below πŸ‘‡One U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program has its hands in work on boating access, coastal wetlands, hunter education, multistate conservation, sport fish restoration, tribal wildlife, wildlife restoration and more. Find out some of what the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, or WSFR, does in this quarter’s “Fish & Wildlife News.” https://www.fws.gov/home/fwn/pdf/Summer-News19_final.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Monday, everyone!   If youre looking for some wildlife-oriented reading material to enjoy with your #BirdFriendlyCoffee this morning, youre in luck - the newest edition of the U.S. FWS Fish & Wildlife News is available below πŸ‘‡

πŸ“£ It’s Feathered Friends Friday here at Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture #AMJV!

In honor of Independence Day this month, many bird organizations are highlighting β€œAmerican” birds (those with American in their names). We thought that was a pretty great idea, so we’re following suit.

Today, we’re focusing on the American Kestrel (which also happens to be American Bird Conservancy's bird of the week!). As described by Audubon, though the American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, it is also the most familiar and widespread. The kestrel call sounds like β€œKilly, killy, killy, killy,” which seems fitting since these colorful, beautiful falcons are fierce predators. They are known to mostly feed on grasshoppers and other large insects, but they also sometimes eat bats and other birds! American Kestrels are cavity nesters, utilizing nest boxes that conservationists supply in areas where no snags (dead trees) are available. To learn more about the American Kestrel (and to see another really great picture of a kestrel pair), check out: abcbirds.org/bird/american-kestrel/

You can also find American Kestrel information here:
www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/id
www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/american-kestrel

Have you ever spotted an American Kestrel? Comment below! We’d love to know when and where you saw one of these small but mighty falcons! We also want to highlight and give thanks for the conservation work of engaged landowners, organizations, and agencies that help these and other AMJV Feathered Friends (feel free to tag any organizations not mentioned!) πŸ™ŒπŸ‘! American Bird Conservancy National Audubon Society Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Note: Thank you to everyone who enjoyed our Feather Friends Friday coloring pages, and we want to give a huge shoutout to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (many thanks, Peterson Field Guides πŸ™Œ!) for allowing us to use images from their coloring book for our AMJV coloring pages. Even though we won’t be posting any more pages, remember that the full Peterson Field Guide Coloring Book: Birds Β© 1982 by Houghton Mifflin Company, authors Peter Alden and John Sill, including coloring images, descriptions, and matching color stickers for 262 species, is available for purchase! This and other Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books (& Field Guides) for mammals, wildflowers, shells, and more πŸ‡πŸšπŸŒΈπŸΏπŸ¦ are available wherever books are sold - awesome, right?!

Use of the beautiful pictures below is courtesy of ABC, Captivelight/Shutterstock, Chris Hill/Shutterstock, and Tom Grey.

To learn about how you can live a bird-friendly life and help to create and conserve habitat for this and many other species of birds, check out:
amjv.org/
abcbirds.org

#AmericanBirds
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πŸ“£ It’s Feathered Friends Friday  here at Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture #AMJV!In honor of Independence Day this month, many bird organizations are highlighting β€œAmerican” birds (those with American in their names).  We thought that was a pretty great idea, so we’re following suit.Today, we’re focusing on the American Kestrel (which also happens to be American Bird Conservancys bird of the week!).  As described by Audubon, though the American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, it is also the most familiar and widespread.  The kestrel call sounds like β€œKilly, killy, killy, killy,” which seems fitting since these colorful, beautiful falcons are fierce predators.  They are known to mostly feed on grasshoppers and other large insects, but they also sometimes eat bats and other birds!  American Kestrels are cavity nesters, utilizing nest boxes that conservationists supply in areas where no snags (dead trees) are available.  To learn more about the American Kestrel (and to see another really great picture of a kestrel pair), check out: https://abcbirds.org/bird/american-kestrel/You can also find American Kestrel information here: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/id https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/american-kestrelHave you ever spotted an American Kestrel?  Comment below!  We’d love to know when and where you saw one of these small but mighty falcons!  We also want to highlight and give thanks for the conservation work of engaged landowners, organizations, and agencies that help these and other AMJV Feathered Friends (feel free to tag any organizations not mentioned!) πŸ™ŒπŸ‘! American Bird Conservancy National Audubon Society Cornell Lab of OrnithologyNote: Thank you to everyone who enjoyed our Feather Friends Friday coloring pages, and we want to give a huge shoutout to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (many thanks, Peterson Field Guides  πŸ™Œ!) for allowing us to use images from their coloring book for our AMJV coloring pages.  Even though we won’t be posting any more pages, remember that the full Peterson Field Guide Coloring Book: Birds Β© 1982 by Houghton Mifflin Company, authors Peter Alden and John Sill, including coloring images, descriptions, and matching color stickers for 262 species, is available for purchase!  This and other Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books (& Field Guides) for mammals, wildflowers, shells, and more πŸ‡πŸšπŸŒΈπŸΏπŸ¦ are available wherever books are sold - awesome, right?!Use of the beautiful pictures below is courtesy of ABC, Captivelight/Shutterstock, Chris Hill/Shutterstock, and Tom Grey.To learn about how you can live a bird-friendly life and help to create and conserve habitat for this and many other species of birds, check out: https://amjv.org/ https://abcbirds.org#AmericanBirds

 

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I love to watch them hunt over fields in Valley Forge Park, Pa.

I saw one back in the fall in Washington County, VA.

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