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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of September 2020?

18 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

If you were betting on the most beautiful weekend of the year, you could do worse than put money on the one we're heading into. Early September tends to provide a tremendously...
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The First Bird Guides

The First Bird Guides

1 month 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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Some Birding News about Birders in Costa Rica

Some Birding News about Birders in Costa Rica

2 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

In Costa Rica, our July birding news usually consists of interesting sightings during the mid-summer tours. Which tours saw the most roosting owls? Did Cope have another site...
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Musing in the Garden

Musing in the Garden

4 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

A little musing today. I've been watching two bird feeders outside my kitchen window for the past several months, the seeds devoured by California Towhees and occasionally a...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

4 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Many people consider May to be one of the year's better months, but birders seem more attached. The birding is just that good, or at least can be. Did your month get off to an...
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“Oh, Bittersweet Canada” - Distillerie Mariana: Avril Amaretto Québécois

“Oh, Bittersweet Canada” - Distillerie Mariana: Avril Amaretto Québécois

4 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

“Oh, sweet Canada, Canada, Canada” is perhaps the best-best known of birdsong mnemonics in North America, familiar to birders as an aid to remembering the voice of the...
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Leafy Cities

Leafy Cities

4 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

I received a question the other day from a fellow who lives in Ontario, Canada. He said that while walking around his town's leafy downtown he noticed lots of birds but when he...
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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of April 2020?

5 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Birding in the era of COVID-19 can be confusing. You may wonder about crucial details like “How far do I need to stand from other birders?” or “Is that House Sparrow going to...
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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2020?

6 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

If you are living on the same planet the rest of us are, you surely need a diversion this weekend. Why not make World Sparrow Day , which we celebrate on March 20, an...
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Crazy Eyes

Crazy Eyes

6 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

When I was a young man growing up in Northern California, I thought I knew all about Juncos. Juncos are cute little woodland sparrows. They have dark eyes set in darkly colored...
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Birds and Smoke

Birds and Smoke

There was a recent report of hundreds of thousands of birds found dead in New Mexico. Biologists figure it has something to do with the wildfires that are plaguing the western... Read more ...

Best Bird of the Weekend

Every weekend seems to be wild from the perspective of human history. To every bird, though, mid-September remains what it's always been: a good time to feed, mass, and move... Read more ...