Bird-Watching Deck Built With Respect...

Bird-Watching Deck Built With Respect For Environment

There are 9 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Oct 17, 2008, titled Bird-Watching Deck Built With Respect For Environment. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Wesleyan architecture students built a bird-watching platform with minimal environmental impact at the Helen Carlson Wildlife Sanctuary in Portland.

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Funny

United States

#1 Oct 18, 2008
I feel greener already....ha ha ha
Captain Obvious

White Plains, NY

#2 Oct 21, 2008
Maybe they can hire this design team to help out with portland's water system, and actually make it work properly and affordable.
for the birds

Meriden, CT

#3 Nov 1, 2008
i wonder who paid for this...i hope it was us taxpayers. hopefully the 2 or 3 people that will use this waste of time and effort will split the bill
Raptor in Michigan

Carlsbad, CA

#4 Nov 15, 2008
for the birds wrote:
i wonder who paid for this...i hope it was us taxpayers. hopefully the 2 or 3 people that will use this waste of time and effort will split the bill
Come on, now. Be nice. It actually looks pretty cool. I just hope if any wild animals climb up it, they don't get their claws stuck in the grooves and injure themselves.

I can guarantee more than just 2 or 3 people will be using it. Bird watching is a multi-million dollar industry, second only to gardening and is lots of fun. I never knew how much fun until I took a pair of binoculars and went out to the local nature center one day. I never realized what cool birds we had here until that day.
Raptor in Michigan

Carlsbad, CA

#5 Nov 15, 2008
Did you know that birding is the No. 1 sport in America? According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there are currently 51.3 million birders in the United States alone, and this number continues to grow.
Sakhawat Ali

Islamabad, Pakistan

#6 Nov 16, 2008
The birds watching is a good habit if it is adopt by each and every people in a day for 15-30 minutes they relesed many tension and all worries in their life.
May happy with thier native birds,
Also abserve the birds in urs garden and on the top of the roof.
Adopt a bird watching habit.
Thanks.
Raptor in Michigan

Flint, MI

#7 Nov 16, 2008
Sakhawat Ali wrote:
The birds watching is a good habit if it is adopt by each and every people in a day for 15-30 minutes they relesed many tension and all worries in their life.
May happy with thier native birds,
Also abserve the birds in urs garden and on the top of the roof.
Adopt a bird watching habit.
Thanks.
Wow. A response all the way from Pakistan! Bet you got some cool birds over there. I have a friend who travels all over the world just to see different birds and has seen nearly 3000 species. I don't do THAT much traveling, but have been to different areas of this country looking for birds. Mainly I like to to just relax in my yard after a hard day at work and enjoy the birds coming to the feeders and bird bath and hitting the local nature areas and walking the trails to see what's around.
Sakhawat Ali

Rawalpindi, Pakistan

#8 Jan 16, 2012
Dear You are most welcome to come in Pakistan for birds watching.
Sakhawat ALi

Rawalpindi, Pakistan

#9 May 14, 2012
3000 species wow, Great man. Pakistan have more than 650 birds species including migratory ducks and other migratory birds. Dear i like urban birds because i listen its sounds every where when on bed, while crossing the road, stay on office in window saw many birds like rock pigeon, myna, sparrow etc.

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