In the US, the Supreme Court has ruled that vaccinated people worldwide are products, patented goods, according to US law, no longer human.

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In the US, the Supreme Court has ruled that vaccinated people worldwide are products, patented goods, according to US law, no longer human.

Through a modified DNA or RNA vaccination, the mRNA vaccination, the person ceases to be human and becomes the OWNER of the holder of the modified GEN vaccination patent,

because they have their own genome and are no longer “human” (without natural people), but “trans-human”, so a category that does not exist in Human Rights.

The quality of a natural person and all related rights are lost.

This applies worldwide and patents are subject to US law.

Since 2013, all people vaccinated with GM-modified mRNAs are legally trans-human and legally identified as trans-human and do not enjoy any human or other rights of a state, and this applies worldwide,

because GEN-POINT technology patents are under US jurisdiction and law, where they were registered.

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30% of immigrants in ICE custody have refused a coronavirus vaccine

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Stef W. Kight 2 minutes


Three in 10 immigrants in U.S. detention centers are saying no to the COVID-19 vaccine, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Vaccine hesitancy among detained immigrants has added an unlikely twist to the challenges of a pandemic-era increase in border migration.

By the numbers: ICE did not provide the exact numbers of immigrants who were offered the shot but declined. But the 30% figure has been shared internally, according to sources familiar.

  • There have been nearly 20,000 COVID-19 cases and nine deaths among ICE detainees , according to agency data. There are currently more than 900 confirmed cases.

Between the lines: Public health officials are concerned about groups of Americans — including young people and Republicans — eschewing available shots.

  • One ICE official said immigrants have refused the shot for many of the same reasons as Americans who do so, including fear of the unknown.

The big picture: Some Democrats and advocates have been urging the Biden administration to do more to ensure that migrants who cross the border, or other immigrants in government custody, are protected from the virus.

  • ICE recently began distributing an initial allotment of 10,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. More than 9,500 doses have been distributed so far, according to internal data provided to Axios.
  • The agency has also been working with state agencies to provide vaccines to immigrants.

What they’re saying: “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues its vaccination efforts to include voluntary vaccinations for individuals in the care and custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” an ICE spokesperson told Axios.

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The Communist Party Wants To Stop Your Free Speech

Texas Supreme Court Rules That Facebook Can Be Held Liable For Sex Trafficking On Its Platform

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Pax­ton Applauds Supreme Court Rul­ing on Face­book; Can be Held Liable for Sex Traf­fick­ing on its Platform July 06, 2021 | Press Release | Human Trafficking

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauds a recent Supreme Court of Texas ruling that Facebook can be held liable for the actions of sex traffickers who use its platform to recruit and prey on children.

The opinion makes it very clear that Big Tech does not have the authority to “create a lawless no-man’s-land on the Internet.” In denying relief to the social media giant, the Court held that the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) does not leave states powerless to impose liability on websites that knowingly benefit from participation in human trafficking.

Holding internet platforms accountable for their users’ words or actions is unlawful under the CDA, the Court held; but state and federal laws may still hold them accountable for their…

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton CPAC Speech

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Paxton is being challenged in the Republican primary by yet another member of the Bush dynasty – Jeb Bush’s son: George Prescott Bush named for the original scum-bag patriarchs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Bush https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescott_Bush

Less than 10 minute video, and a good use of time:
JULY 11, 2021 | PART OF CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE, DAY 3 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton made remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas.” See video here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?513297-108/texas-attorney-general-ken-paxton-speaks-conservative-political-action-conference

Texas AG Twitter. Texas is at the frontlines of the disastrous Biden-Harris border policy:

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32 Members of Congress Raise Critical Privacy Questions; Demand Answers on Biden Door-to-Door Vaccine Checks (by July 23rd)

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The original post “US Congressman Biggs & 31 Colleagues Send Letter to Biden Demanding Answers on His Door-to-Door Vaccine Checks”, disappeared from our blog. We didn’t intentionally delete it and it isn’t in the trash, as it should be for an accidental deletion. Word Press denies deleting it. Thus, we are reposting it – this time with the names and signatures of the members of the US House.

US Members of Congress who signed the letter: Andy Biggs, Ralph Norman, Bob Good, Warren Davidson, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul A. Gosar D.D.S., Thomas Tiffany, Debbie Lesko, Jody Hice, Lauren Boebert, Alex X. Mooney, Chip Roy, Mark Green, M.D., Andy Harris, M.D., Gregory F. Murphy, M.D., Scott DesJarlais, Andrew S. Clyde, Yvette Harrell, David Schweikert, H. Morgan Griffith, Bill Posey, Randy K. Weber, Michael Cloud, Dan Bishop, Ben Cline, Mary E. Miller, Louie Gohmert, Mo Brooks, Barry Moore, Jeff Duncan, Mike Garcia, Matt…

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HUD’s “Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice” 2020 which Biden Admin Aims to Overturn, Comment Deadline July 12 2021

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The text of HUD’s “Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice”, which does a good job of outlining what is at stake, is found further below, after some relevant observations. It suggests that the 2015 proposal, which the Biden Admin want to reinstate, was intentionally vague and confusing. This appears to be the case for the Biden Admin proposal, as well: “At a livestreamed conference, just weeks before it was unveiled, speakers discussed how AFFH would radically remake American suburbs and localities, even though the rule “sounds very obscure.” One participant remarked: “Perhaps it’s important to keep it sounding obscure, in order to get it through. Sometimes obscurity is the best political strategy.” 

Comment deadline July 12, 2021 re Biden plan to undermine single family zoning-homes and move the poor from the cities to the suburbs – making way for yuppies and hipsters in the urban core. This…

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Biden Admin Plot to Push Poor from Cities into Isolated High Density Suburban Housing by Classifying Single Family Zoning as “Exclusionary”; Regulations Comment Deadline July 12th

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Comment deadline July 12, 2021: “FR-6249-I-01 Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Definitions and Certifications Posted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Jun 10, 2021
https://www.regulations.gov/document/HUD-2021-0031-0001

The Trump Administration Rule from last year outlines problems with the previous rule(s), which the Biden Admin plans to reinstate. Even it appears rather open-ended – leaving too much to the discretion of a particular administration. “RULE FR-6228-F-01 Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice: HUD has reexamined the 2015 AFFH rule and the definition of AFFH Posted Aug 7, 2020 ID HUD-2020-0053-0001“. https://www.regulations.gov/document/HUD-2020-0053-0001.

One part of the Biden-Dem agenda appears to be deporting the poor to high-rises in the urban periphery (suburbs), as in France’s “New Town” high-rise HLMs, which became dangerous isolated islands of poverty and crime. Thus, Paris kept the older, prestigious, housing and access to the city business districts for the elites.

The elites…

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Don’t worry folks… we’ll have gas when the prices get higher!

Monday Memes …

From standing to the ground in 10 seconds time

Breaking: “Fire Reported At Partially Collapsed Surfside Building”

They made a big deal out of Trump declaring bankruptcy and of course Joe got to do it bigger and better he wants to bankrupt the whole country

Is Dr. Fauci The Evil Scientist

This guy is on fire 🇺🇸

Biden National Security Advisor Deceives Public on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Sanctions Waivers

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Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan gave a very deceitful answer to a question about Biden-Blinken waiving sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline and its CEO. He referred to the CEO of Nord Stream as “a German individual” and Nord Stream 2, owned by Russia’s Gazprom, as “a Swiss company”. (See ca 4 minutes: https://youtu.be/OWkit5zeK3g ). Gazprom is majority Russian government owned. Permit requests for the pipeline actually started in 2012, during the Obama-Biden administration.

Nord Stream 2 is a Russian government owned and controlled (Gazprom subsidiary) company registered in Zug, Switzerland, so Sullivan says that they waived the sanctions on a Swiss company. Zug is well known for postal box companies. Here is the registration: https://www.zefix.ch/en/search/entity/list/firm/1229955

Sullivan’s gall is appalling.

He refers to Nord Stream’s CEO – former East German Stasi spy and friend of Putin from his KGB days – Matthias Warnig as “a…

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‘You’re in the wrong business’: Biden loses his cool at CNN journalist!

Activists sue BLM for selling wild horses to ‘kill buyers’

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REUTERS (16 June 2021) — An animal advocacy group has accused the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Denver federal court of running a wild-horse adoption program that fails to prevent their resale to slaughter facilities that process them for meat, in violation of prohibitions by Congress and of federal law.

In acomplaintfiled on Monday, Friends of Animals alleges that the BLM through its Adoption Incentive Program, which pays $1,000 a head to people who adopt wild horses the agency rounds up on federal lands, unlawfully fails to prohibit the horses’ sales to “kill buyers” at auctions.

BLM spokesperson Richard Packer declined to comment.

Friends of Animals president Priscilla Feral said in a statement the group wants the suspension of the “faulty program that removed any safeguard to prevent the horses from certain death.”

The government pays to house horses it captures in holding facilities or private ranches…

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Kalamazoo County Commissioners vote to oppose wildlife killing contests

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KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners has voted to oppose wildlife killing contests by a slim margin.

The measure does not ban these contests outright, but is instead a proclamation voicing opposition against them. It also includes a facet that would have the Commission ask Michigan policy makers to ban them.

The idea to do so was brought forth by Commissioner Mike Quinn earlier this month, when area residents brought a local contest to his attention.

The Kalamazoo area hunt is called The Great Lakes Region Predator Challenge. Considered the largest event of its kind in Michigan, teams of hunters come to the area to kill coyotes and other wild creatures to win prizes.

During a virtual meeting Tuesday night, Commissioners discussed the matter at length after fielding public comments for almost an hour and a half. Some calls even came from outside the Kalamazoo area, including representatives of Michigan State University, and even some as far as the Upper Peninsula.

The majority of callers were in support of opposing these contests, saying that they promote animal cruelty and poor sportsmanship.

Even so, many callers still voiced support of hunting itself, but were opposed to the idea of killing animals in a contest setting. Some said that these contests often don’t make use of the meat or hide of animals that have been killed, and that other states have implemented similar measures as well.

Callers who did not support the measure said that these contests are within the guidelines of recreational hunting, and that there are often other hunting events that offer incentives and prizes, such as bass fishing competitions.

They also said that the act of hunting animals in this setting is good for population control, with one referring to the practice as organized hunts with a competitive structure. Another said that he appreciated those who would hunt coyotes on his farm property, as they had been killing his livestock before he moved most of them into an indoor facility.

Still others pointed out that in Michigan, coyote season is already open year-round.

In the weeks following its introduction, Commissioner Quinn noted that he had learned a lot from both those for and against the idea.

“I was really impressed by all the comments we heard, and I sincerely believe those who expressed opposition, they believed that what they are doing is valid management practice,” Quinn said. “I disagree, but I respect their opinions.”

Commissioner Zac Bauer, who was sitting in on his final Commission meeting, also spoke in favor of the proclamation, although he spoke against the characterization of those who choose to participate in them.

“I struggle with this issue, I grew up around folks that hunted coyotes,” Bauer said. “The representation of some of these people as murderous sociopaths is not correct. But it is rough to see, and its not our best self, and I think there are other ways to address this. After talking to some folks back home about it, I’ve come around, and I will be supporting this.”

Commissioner Jen Strebs echoed the characterization aspect.

“Each of these groups had valid opinions, and their dialogue is a welcome part of the discourse in our decision making,” Strebs said. “I want to recognize that, and I want to encourage us all, as we talk through difficult issues together, we come through points of contention, that we just work hard to avoid inflammatory rhetoric. Where we refer to other people with a different viewpoint than us as liars or murderers. Those things don’t have to be true for someone to hold an opposing opinion.”

She added that she would be voting in support of the proclamation because coyote season is open year-round. She also said she spoke with some of those involved with the The Great Lakes Region Predator Challenge, and was not able to receive answers to some questions.

For example, she said that according to the contest rules, some animals were disqualified if there was evidence of brutal treatment, or signs of being trapped and then killed the day of the contest.

“I was not able to receive any reassurance on whether or not any animals were disqualified,” Strebs said. “When I sought to understand if there was a breaking of the rules occurring, despite trying to seek that information a couple times, it was not provided.”

Before the final vote was cast, Board Chair Tracy Hall reminded residents and Commissioners that the proclamation does not bar hunting altogether, and is not meant to be anti-hunting.

“We want to protect our natural habitat, and also honor the rich history of hunting that we have in this great state,” Hall said. “This doesn’t take away from that – people are still allowed to hunt, protect their animals and hunt in general. This is simply a proclamation that is showing our position, our statement, that these wildlife contests are wrong and outdated in the year 2021.”

Ultimately, the proclamation passed by a slim margin, with a final vote of six to five.

In accordance with the agenda item language, the Board is now expected to ask Michigan policy makers to ban them.

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New York Passes Groundbreaking Anti-Slaughter Bill

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Law supports aftercare programs, bans sale of racing, breeding stock for slaughter.

Bob Ehalf, reporting for Bloodhorse.com, writes:

“Groundbreaking anti-horse slaughter and aftercare legislation was passed June 10 by the New York State Assembly and is expected to be signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.”

“The bill, which had already been passed by the New York State Senate, prohibits the sale or transfer of Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing or breeding stock for slaughter. Violations are misdemeanors punishable by $1,000 fine per horse or $2,500 per business entity and will be doubled for second violations. Violations are also subject to Gaming Commission license implications.

“The bill also calls for racehorses to be microchipped and registered with The Jockey Club and has a provision that will allow residents and corporations to receive credit for donations to Thoroughbred aftercare programs through their tax return.

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This psycho is a teacher… WOW

Types of Hummingbirds: All Hummingbird Species in the U.S. | ABC

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Kathryn Stonich 10 – 13 minutes

The Americas are home to 365 species of hummingbirds. Fifteen types of hummingbirds can be found living in the United States, along with nine vagrant species that occasionally wander inside our borders.

Even though hummingbirds might weigh less than your pocket change, don’t let their tiny size fool you! These small birds can be feisty and were even considered to be the reincarnations of warriors by the Aztecs. Take Rufous Hummingbirds, for example: They are known to stand their ground against much larger birds and will even chase chipmunks away from their nests.

Our List

For the purposes of this list, we’ve used Partners in Flight (PIF) population and conservation data exclusive to the United States and Canada, which do not reflect global numbers for many of these species, along with data from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Our taxonomic list includes all regularly occurring types of hummingbirds in the continental United States and Canada.

Rivoli's Hummingbird are one of the many types of hummingbirds found in the United States
Rivoli’s  Hummingbird

U.S. Population Estimate: <5,000
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat:  Pine-oak forest
Threats: Habitat loss, possibly climate change
Note: 
At 420 to 1,200 beats per minute, the Rivoli’s Hummingbird has one of the highest vertebrate heartrates on record.

Blue-throated Mountain-gem are one of the many types of hummingbirds found in the United States
Blue-throated Mountain-gem

U.S. Population Estimate: <2,000
Population Trend: UnknownHabitat:  Pine-oak forest
Threats: Habitat loss, invasive species
Note:
The Blue-throated Mountain-gem is the largest nesting hummingbird in the U.S. and Canada; it weighs about three times more than the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Lucifer Hummingbird in flight
Lucifer Hummingbird

U.S. Population Estimate: <5,000
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat:  Desert scrub
Threats: Habitat loss, possibly climate change
Conservation Status: PIF Yellow Watchlist 
Note:
Male Lucifer Hummingbirds visit females during the breeding season, performing courtship displays at the females’ nests. This is in contrast to many other hummingbirds that perform courtship displays away from nests.

Ruby-throated hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: 34 million
Population Trend: Increasing
Habitat:  Eastern forest
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions
Note:
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have become accustomed to urbanization and have been known to nest in surprising locations, including loops of extension cords, wires, and chains.

Black-chinned hummingbirds are one of many hummingbirds found in the United States.
Black-chinned Hummingbird

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: 7.7 million
Population Trend: Increasing
Habitat:  Western forest
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions
Note:
The Black-chinned Hummingbird’s eggs are smaller than jellybeans!

Anna's Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: 8.2 million
Population Trend: Increasing
Habitat:  Chaparral shrubland
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions
Note:
The breeding range for the Anna’s Hummingbird was originally exclusive to northern Baja California and southern California; however, this bird’s range has expanded thanks to the planting of exotic flowering trees. It now nests north to southern British Columbia.

Costa's Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird

U.S. Population Estimate: 1.6 million
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat:  Desert scrub
Threats: Habitat loss, cat predation
Note:
They breed in the Southwest, but Costa’s Hummingbirds have been spotted several times in the Pacific Northwest and have even ventured as far as Alaska and British Columbia.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird

U.S. Population Estimate: 7.6 million
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat:  Western forest
Threats: Cat predation, possibly climate changeNote: Like many hummingbirds of mountainous areas, the Broad-tailed Hummingbird can enter torpor, a slowed metabolic state, on cold nights in order to maintain a body temperature of roughly 54° Fahrenheit.

Rufous Hummingbirds are one of the many types of hummingbirds found in the United States
Rufous Hummingbird

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: 19 million
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat:  Western forest
Threats: Habitat loss, possibly climate changeConservation Status: PIF Yellow Watchlist 
Note:
The Rufous Hummingbird breeds as far north as southeastern Alaska — the northernmost breeding range of any hummingbird.

Allen's Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird

U.S. Population Estimate: 1.7 million
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat:  Chaparral shrubland
Threats: Habitat loss, cat predation, possibly climate changeConservation Status: PIF Yellow Watchlist 
Note: 
Even though the Allen’s Hummingbird only breeds in a narrow strip along coastal Oregon and California, there are two subspecies; Selasphorus sasin sasin and Selasphorus sasin sedentarius. S. s. sasin winters in Mexico, while S. s. sedentarius (as its name suggests) remains in the U.S.

Calliope hummingbirds are one of the many types of hummingbirds found in the United States
Calliope Hummingbird

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: 4.5 million
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat:  Western forest
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions
Note:
The Calliope Hummingbird is the smallest type of hummingbird in the United States and Canada. It weighs roughly the same as a ping pong ball. 

Broad-billed hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird

U.S. Population Estimate: 200,000
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat:  Dry forest
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions
Note:
During courtship, male Broad-billed Hummingbirds fly in a pendulum-like arc to impress females.

Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird

U.S. Population Estimate: 100,000
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat:  Dry forest
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions, possibly habitat loss in breeding areas
Note:
Even though their U.S. breeding ground is in South Texas, Buff-bellied Hummingbirds regularly venture toward the northeast, a behavior unique to the species.

Violet-crowned hummingbird
Violet-crowned Hummingbird

U.S. Population Estimate: <200
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat:  Dry forest
Threats: Habitat loss, cat predation, possibly climate change
Note:
The Violet-crowned Hummingbird was first spotted nesting in the U.S. in 1959.

White-eared hummingbird
White-eared Hummingbird

U.S. Population Estimate: <200
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat: Pine-oak forest
Threats: Habitat loss, cat predation
Note:
White-eared Hummingbirds have been beloved summer visitors to Arizona since the 1890s. They will sometimes remain near well-maintained feeders for weeks at a time.

Our weekly bird profiles provide an inside look at captivating species with video, birds calls, and fast facts dashboards.

Vagrants

A number of hummingbird species can be spotted in the United States and Canada on occasion, outside of their normal range in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. These vagrants can be exciting to see; however, their presence could possibly be linked to climate change.

The following list is a taxonomic catalog of vagrant types of hummingbirds that have been spotted in the United States.

The Mexican Violetear is one of the many species of hummingbirds that can be spotted as vagrants in the United states.
Mexican Violetear

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: N/AGlobal Population Trend: StableHabitat: Montane forest clearings
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions
Note:
The Mexican Violetear is known to move nomadically. They have been recorded more than 90 times in Texas and have even been observed as far north as Canada.

Green-breasted Mango
Green-breasted Mango

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: N/A
Global Population Trend: Stable
Habitat: Forest edge and open areas with scattered tall trees
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions
Note:
There have been at least 20 sightings of the Green-breasted Mango in Texas. This species has been known to venture as far north as Wisconsin.

The Plain-capped Starthroat is one of many vagrant hummingbird species that visits the United States.
Plain-capped Starthroat

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: N/A
Global Population Trend: Stable
Habitat: Arid to semiarid forest and forest edge, thorn forest, and semi-open areas with scattered trees
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions
Note: 
The Plain-capped Starthroat can appear quite dull; this bird’s brilliantly colored throat feathers are only visible under the right light conditions.

Amethyst-throated Mountain-Gem
Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: N/A
Global Population Trend: Stable
Habitat: Humid evergreen and pine-oak forest in mountainous areas
Threats: Cat predation, glass collisions, possible habitat loss
Note:
The first recorded sighting of an Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem in the United States occurred in Texas in 2016.

Bahama Woodstar
Bahama Woodstar

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: N/A
Global Population Trend: Stable
Habitat: Wooded and scrubby habitats, including gardens
Threats: Glass collisions, cat predation
Note: The Bahama Woodstar does not usually migrate; however, it has been observed in southeastern Florida.

Bumblebee hummingbird
Bumblebee Hummingbird

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: N/A
Global Population Trend: Stable
Habitat: Humid evergreen forests in mountains; favors shrubby clearings with banks of flowers
Threats: Possible habitat loss, glass collisions, cat predation
Note:
The Bumblebee Hummingbird is the second-smallest bird in the world, after Cuba’s Bee Hummingbird.

Xantus's Hummingbird
Xantus’s Hummingbird

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: N/A
Global Population Trend: Stable
Habitat:  Scrubby woodland, pine-oak woods in mountains, desert scrub
Threats: Possible habitat loss, glass collisions, cat predation
Note:
Xantus’s Hummingbird breeds in the southern portion of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, but has been spotted along the Pacific Coast far north as British Columbia.

Berylline Hummingbird
Berylline Hummingbird

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: N/A
Global Population Trend: Stable
Habitat: Mountain forests
Threats: Habitat loss
Note:
Berylline Hummingbirds were first spotted in the U.S. in 1964. They have since become consistent summer visitors to the mountains of southeastern Arizona, and have even been observed nesting there several times.

Cinnamon Hummingbird sticking out its tongue
Cinnamon Hummingbird

U.S./Canada Population Estimate: N/A
Global Population Trend: Stable
Habitat: Dry, tropical lowlands
Threats: Habitat loss, possibly climate change
Note:
Like types of hummingbirds, the Cinnamon Hummingbird is known to be aggressive near feeding areas and will defend its territory.

How can I help?

We all can do our part to protect North America’s hummingbirds.

American Bird Conservancy and our Joint Venture partners have improved conservation management on 6.4 million acres of U.S. bird habitat — an area larger than the state of Maryland — over the last ten years. This is a monumental undertaking, requiring the support of many, and you can help by making a gift today.

Policies enacted by Congress and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have a huge impact on America’s birds. You can help shape these rules for the better by telling lawmakers to prioritize birds, bird habitat, and bird-friendly measures. To get started, visit ABC’s Action Center.

Finally, don’t overlook the impact you can have at home. Living a bird-friendly life can have an immediate impact on the birds around you. Doing so can be as easy as adding native plants to your garden, avoiding pesticides, and keeping cats indoors. To learn more, visit our Bird-Friendly Life page.


Kathryn Stonich teaches English for the Community College of Baltimore County and Bryant & Stratton College online. She is an avid backyard birder and advocate for pigeon and dove rescue.

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How Do You Know? Identifying Unprocessed, Minimally Processed, Processed and Ultra-Processed Foods

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There is a lot of talk these days about ultra-processed foods and the fact that unprocessed and minimally processed foods are better for our bodies and brains.   In the U.S., consumers are most frequently presented with ultra-processed and processed food options–they make up a large portion of the shelf space inside U.S. supermarkets, with unprocessed and minimally processed making up a smaller amount of the food sold in supermarkets.  In a previous blog post we focused on research conducted by Northwestern Medicine that examined the processing levels of packaged food products in the U.S. The scientists analyzed 230,156 products and, using the NOVA classification system, found 71% of products such as bread, salad dressings, snack foods, sweets, sugary drinks and more were ultra-processed. Among the top 25 manufacturers by sales volume, 86% of products were classified as ultra-processed.

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You are a guest…

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    You are a guest. Leave this earth a little more beautiful, a little more human, a little more lovable, a little more fragrant, for those unknown guests who will be following you.
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