American Coot (Fulica americana) family american-coot-chicks-6-4-07_G

American Coot (Fulica americana) family (2 parents, 3 chicks) at the Cloisters City Park pond in Morro Bay, CA 04 June 2007 04june2007 - Canon 5D with 300mm IS lens w/ 12mm extension tube on solid tripod - Photo by Mike Baird

American, Coot , bird, mikebaird, 04june2007, cloisters, "morro bay", "Fulica americana"


See Joyce Cory's Jumpcut at to to see a cute slideshow involving this bird "American Coot (Fulica americana) development is observed, from 3 days after hatching through the 15 week."


10 March 2010 Creative Commons use, in an American Museum of Natural History book: JulieFinestone has sent you a message on Flickr.

Subject: image use MUST READ

Date: 10th March, 2010

Dear Mike Baird, I am writing about some of the photos you have posted on flickr; there is a list of eleven URLs at the bottom of this note. I would like to use these images as illustrations in a book I am writing. The book is called a Field Guide to Urban Wildlife of North America. Stackpole Books will publish it in 2011. The book will beavailable, but I don't expect to make a profit from it; it is both an educational work and a labor of love. The book will contain a few hundred photos, and flickr members contributed many of them. The creative commons license you have posted indicates that the photos may be freely used if attributed. I have read your profile and will follow those instructions and attribute each photo. My name is Julie Feinstein (it was already taken on flickr). I work at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. You can contact me through flickr mail or at my work email address: jfstein [at} @amnh d o t org. Thank you for making the photos available! I am profoundly grateful for your generosity. I will send you a copy of the book when it is released.

Best regards, Julie


07 April 2010 thus image was used on the cover of Bosque Watch


23 AUg 2010 Creative Commons use request approved: We are doing some educational panels on the Wildlife and Habitats of the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Arizona and we would like to know if we may use your photo on our panel? If you grant us permission, how would you like your credit to read and would you have a higher resolution file so that your image would appear as crisp as possible? Thanks in advance for your response.

-- Megan Whitaker; megan [at} seareach d o t com

A: That's fine with me - I love to support such projects - thanks for asking. answers every question ever asked about using one of my photos under Creative Commons (CC) Attribution: How to attribute, access full-resolution versions, how to link back to the image page, and how to please comment on the image used linking to your use.


13 Sept 2010 - used in a panel for the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Arizona... designer Megan Whitaker Sea Reach Ltd. megan {at] seareach d o t com

Here is a draft of the panel


07 June 2011 use approved for use in a book see

a manuscript titled Science Stories: Case Studies, Critical Thinking, and the Scientific Method to be published by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press in 2011, Clyde F. Herreid, Nancy A. Schiller, Ky Herreid, editors.


13 June 2014 Approved granted: To be used on an interpretive panel for Columbia National Wildlife Refuge near Othello, WA John Ivie jivie {at]earthlink d o t net

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