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A Few Kingfishers

A Few Kingfishers

1 day ago   |   10,000 Birds

In a way, kingfishers may be the poor man`s pittas - almost as colorful and exciting, but much easier to observe. Here are some that I have seen in the past few years. African...
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Hawking for Nighthawks

Hawking for Nighthawks

2 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Just under a fortnight ago, I saw a report on the local bird alert of a sighting of a group of approximately 20 Nacunda Nighthawks at a wetland not more than 20 minutes from...
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More Favorite Things

More Favorite Things

2 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some of my favorite photos from my several years of birding. They are certainly not good enough to get me close to the world of professional...
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A Stick! A Bird! A Tree!-Books on Nature for Parents & Kids

A Stick! A Bird! A Tree!-Books on Nature for Parents & Kids

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

“A stick! A stick!” With the pure energy of an almost two-year-old freed from weeks of isolation, my granddaughter was running across an empty field, proudly holding a newly...
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The First Bird Guides

The First Bird Guides

4 days ago   |   Ornithology

It wasn't until my junior year in college when I took ornithology and started watching birds. My first bird guide was a Peterson. We didn't ask for a bird guide when we wanted...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

4 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Another month, another movement of the world's birds from one point to the next. Learn to read the signs, and you'll be able to tell the time of year just by which species...
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Third Cable Beach Pied Oystercatcher nest to hatch

Third Cable Beach Pied Oystercatcher nest to hatch

5 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Since last week another Pied Oystercatcher nest on Cable Beach has produced two chicks. The header photo above shows where the family rested shortly after the two chicks left...
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Collaborative List - July 2020

Collaborative List - July 2020

6 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Have you noticed that “pishing” is far less efective when one is wearing a mask? Do you think that the pish is muted, dispersed or in some other way deprived of its...
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A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020

A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020

6 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

These are times of unfamiliar circumstances and in more ways than one. As the tide of climate disaster keeps rising, protests continue, and economies fall into recession, we...
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Arrowood Farm Brewery: Starling Brett Farmhouse Ale

Arrowood Farm Brewery: Starling Brett Farmhouse Ale

7 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Like most North American birders, I never pay much mind to the European Starling. Sure, they're always a dependable, can't-miss tick whenever you need them to be there, whether...
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A Few Kingfishers

A Few Kingfishers

In a way, kingfishers may be the poor man`s pittas - almost as colorful and exciting, but much easier to observe. Here are some that I have seen in the past few years. African... Read more ...