When the Audubon photo team recently came across this video of a flamingo on a stock photo site, everyone had the same reaction: What in the world is that bird doing? We're no strangers to photos of ducks and other waterfowl turned upside down to dabble along river, lake, and ocean bottoms, but a flamingo? Yet that's exactly what this looks like. Fortunately, we happen to know a few bird experts, so for more information on this bird and behavior, we turned to Audubon Field Editor Kenn Kaufman.
Ian Harding can’t find his running scope. Wait, let’s rewind: Ian Harding has a running scope. He just told me about it and how he always takes the miniature scope traveling when he thinks he might have time for a run. As any good birder knows, you always have to be prepared. But this afternoon, sitting near the open window of a restaurant in New York City’s West Village, Harding is not prepared. The scope is MIA. "Son of a bitch," he mutters, rifling through his messenger bag.
With his first 100 days in office wrapping up, President Trump made his 29th executive order today. The order du jour, signed by the President today, instructs Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to begin reviewing the current five-year development plan for offshore oil and gas exploration on the 1.7 billion acres of America's outer continental shelf overseen by the Interior.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".