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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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Eponymous and Other Bird Names

Eponymous and Other Bird Names

11 days ago   |   Ornithology

In 1851, John P. McCown, an amateur ornithologist and army officer stationed in Texas, shot a group of birds. Examining his kills, he noted two birds he'd never seen before and...
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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

25 days ago   |   Ornithology

About once a week I get contacted through my website Ornithology.com regarding a baby bird. Often the explanation is that the “baby fell out of the nest.” Typically, the baby...
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Birding in the Delhi area Part 2

Birding in the Delhi area Part 2

29 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

As I simply saw too many interesting birds during my short Delhi birding trip in 2019, I decided to cover the trip in two separate posts. Having a scientific background, I...
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Janet Turner, Bird Artist

Janet Turner, Bird Artist

1 month ago   |   Ornithology

Snow Geese The following is from my latest book, The Art of the Bird: The History of Ornithological Art through Forty Artists. Janet Turner was one of the artists I discussed...
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Bird Savers

Bird Savers

1 month ago   |   Ornithology

Ornithology.com is a fairly popular website and ranks high on Google, so I receive regular emails from people who want to write articles for me. What they really want to do is...
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Upper Case Bird Names

Upper Case Bird Names

1 month ago   |   Ornithology   |   2 articles

A few years ago I wrote the editor of Bird Watcher's Digest about the use of bird names. Birds have official common English bird names, as designated by the...
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The Joys of Parenthood at Nanhui, Shanghai

The Joys of Parenthood at Nanhui, Shanghai

4 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

At Nanhui, all bird parents are working parents - with all the stress that this brings. This Long-tailed Shrike probably thinks that China`s one-child policy is a really good...
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Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City-A Book Review

Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City-A Book Review

7 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Happy New Year, 10,000 Birds readers and writers! Everyone is looking back on their best birds of 2019, so I thought it would be a good idea to look at a book that looks back a...
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Bond, James Bond

Bond, James Bond

7 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

Bird lovers may be surprised to discover that the original, real, James Bond, after whom Ian Fleming's character was named, was one of their own. Bond was born in 1900 in...
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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 ...