Western Snowy Plover western-snowy-plover-9450eflatten Charadrius nivosus - UPDATE 4/2011 Now split as "Charadrius nivosus"

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    Western Snowy Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus, is correct.

    "UPDATE: subspecies split, accepted 28 April 2009 by the American Ornithologists' Union, Snowy Plover, American subspecies, is now split off as "Charadrius nivosus" from the previous Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus, the Eurasian subspecies, per official acceptance of the split here:
    www.worldbirdnames.org/n-shorebirds.html see also www.bath.ac.uk/bio-sci/biodiversity-lab/publications/kupp... "
    add tags "taxonomy:binomial=Charadrius nivosus" , “Charadrius nivosus"

    Western Snowy Plover, bird on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA - photo by Mike Baird 16december2006 , bairdphotos.com
    October 2007, This photo appeared with my permission in The Daily Triplicate (Crescent City, CA) in print and online at www.triplicate.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=6280

    This photo is also the main entry in Wikipedia for the Snowy Plover en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_plover

    See also another version of this image at www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/324187018/

    21 April 2009 - Creative Commons use note: This photo appears on All About Birds, a free online bird guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (see Similar Species image 7 of 8).

    19 August 2009 National Wildlife Association Creative Commons use note.
    Query: The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) would like permission to use one of your amazing photos in support of our mission. The photo we wish to use is title "Western Snowy Plover western-snowy-plover-9450eflatten" and the website link is (www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/324187595/). We ask that you give NWF and its affiliated organizations a non-exclusive right to use, publish, reproduce, modify, adapt and distribute your Image(s) at any time in any manner or medium whether existing now or yet to be developed, including without limitation use in print, presentations, Internet, electronic, wireless, television, mailed promotions, exhibits and press releases. Wherever feasible, NWF shall credit the photograph. No payment will be made to you for the use of the Images. If you agree, is Mike Baird the name you'd like us to attribute to? We are in the process of re-doing our website, and it is high quality shots like yours that will help us help secure North America's natural heritage for generations. Nicolas Echaniz, NWF Web team.
    Nicolas Echaniz, I'm always pleased to contribute again to your great NWF resources. I've posted my boilerplate Creative Commons use guidelines at www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit

    Creative Commons use.

    21 June 2010 more Creative Commons use approved: Greetings from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology! ... [request permission to use]
    in Birdscope, our quarterly newsletter. Our goal is to inform readers about the world of birds and the work our organization is doing to understand and conserve them. We’d be very grateful for permission to include your photo in the newsletter and to use it on the web version of the article. We would credit your name on both the print version and the website. If you are amenable to this request, please send the image to Joanne Avila (jua2 [at} cornell d o t edu). Thanks very much for considering this request!
    Sincerely, Joanne Avila

    19 August 2010 Creative Commons use in The Nature Conservancy ACT now americorps conservation team newsletter, August 2010, p. 2
    August 2010 AmeriCorps Conservation Team newsletter is related
    13 April 2011 Sciadopitys Sciadopitys said:Now split as Charadrius nivosus
    Thanks very much for bring this taxonomic scientific split to my attention and tagging my multiple samples! What a great Flickrite you are!

    14 Feb 2012 Creative Commons use request approved:
    On 14 Feb 12, 12.01PM PST HarperSoCal said: Hello, I am interested in using an image you took of a snowy plover for an exhibit panel. The image will be about 4" x 6", next to a button that when pushed plays the bird call of the species. I could send you a layout of how this will appear.
    The exhibits will be at Bolsa Chica State Beach en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolsa_Chica_State_Beach . I am doing this project for the California State Parks. The image is here: 0.tqn.com/d/sanfrancisco/1/0/M/B/-/-/westernsnowyplover.jpg
    Thanks! Thomas Rupp
    A: Thomas, that would be fine with me. Thanks! I don't need to approve the layout but would appreciate seeing the result sometime. You can find the 1574 x 1180 original at
    from www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/324187595/in/photostream/
    Thanks for asking to use this image. www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit answers every question ever asked about using my photos under Creative Commons (CC) Attribution: How to attribute ("Mike" Michael L. Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com), access full-resolution versions (view all-sizes), how to please link back to the image page, and how to please comment on the image used, linking to your use in a comment. "Mike" Michael L. Baird mike {at] mikebaird d o t com

    steveberardi, Dendroica cerulea, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. floriegray.com is now at SmugMug [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    2. johnmcgarrynavy 72 months ago | reply

      this is a cracker

    3. mikebaird 66 months ago | reply

      The Pokerbird Andy Gibb, Thanks for posting the Creative Commons use note on the use of my Western Snowy Plover western-snowy-plover-9450eflatten Charadrius alexandrinus at your ultra-cool 10,347 Bird Species, or Thereabouts. Your writings are prolific and quite impressive and very useful and informative.

    4. The Pokerbird 66 months ago | reply

      You're welcome. It's such a great shot, it deserves more exposure (no pun intended). Thanks for your compliments too. It's fab that someone's reading my scribbles.

    5. James A. Crawford - ♪♫♪"Crawf"♪♫♪ 56 months ago | reply

      Mike, you always do great work. Outstanding!!!

    6. tammybeck 52 months ago | reply

      thanks for sharing in the creative commons. I made this art card with the image:

      waiting on a letter

    7. mikebaird 52 months ago | reply

      Tammy, what a cute card you made at www.flickr.com/photos/tammybeck/5288957014/ using my Snowy Plover - perfect for the holiday seasons.
      Thanks for leaving the Creative Commons us note at www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/324187595/comment72157625...
      Best 2011

    8. Sciadopitys 48 months ago | reply

      Now split as Charadrius nivosus

    9. mikebaird 48 months ago | reply

      Sciadopitys said:

      Now split as Charadrius nivosus

      Thanks very much for bring this taxonomic scientific split to my attention and tagging my multiple samples! What a great Flickrite you are!

    10. mikebaird 48 months ago | reply

      13 April 2011 Sciadopitys said:Now split as Charadrius nivosus
      Thanks very much for bring this taxonomic scientific split to my attention and tagging my multiple samples! What a great Flickrite you are!

    11. EncyclopediaOfLife 48 months ago | reply

      Michаel Frаnkis commented on your image on the Encyclopedia of Life site:
      Reasons to Untrust:

      Incorrect/misleading information

    12. mikebaird 48 months ago | reply

      UPDATE 4/2011 Now split as "Charadrius nivosus"

    13. EncyclopediaOfLife 48 months ago | reply

      Encyclopedia of Life curator Michаel Frаnkis has trusted your image on the EOL site

    14. tammybeck 43 months ago | reply

      used this great image again:

    15. mikebaird 43 months ago | reply

      Tammy, thanks again for the very cool Creative Commons www.flickr.com/photos/tammybeck/6124471334/ card design use and for leaving the use note www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/324187595/comment72157627... - come back for more.

    16. mikebaird 12 months ago | reply

      17 April 2014 Creative Commons use note: Flickr email: Francabollo
      Subject: Using an image
      Date: 17th April, 2014 Hello, Mike,
      I am using one of your image of a Western Snowy Plover (www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/324187595/) in a handbook for Silver State Solar South Project's Worker's Environmental Awareness Program. All workers are required to have this booklet with them whenever they're on the project site.
      I will credit your photo, "“Mike” Michael L. Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com".
      Thank you, Christine Cuccia

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