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Brown's Brewing Company - Helles Rebuke

BROWN'S BREWING COMPANY - HELLES REBUKE

Many birders find gull identification one of the more difficult aspects of this hobby and classifying gulls when they appear on cans...

The best-kept birding secrets of Belgrade

THE BEST-KEPT BIRDING SECRETS OF BELGRADE

The very best wetland birding around Belgrade, Serbia, is not to be found in the locally famous and tourist-promoted Obedska or Carska...

 
 
 
Worth Protecting

WORTH PROTECTING

I wrote, a few weeks ago, about seeing my first Sedge Wrens through the kind invitation of a local biologist, and new birder, on whose...

Little Egret in the Indian Ocean

LITTLE EGRET IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

On our recent walks along Cable Beach checking on the pairs of Pied Oystercatchers that are currently breeding we have often observed...

 
 
 

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

The onset of summer birding doldrums in the temperate range of the Northern Hemisphere generally means highly restricted avian diversity......

Grouse in PA, Grouse in Costa Rica

GROUSE IN PA, GROUSE IN COSTA RICA

Grouse are the chickens we would love to lay eyes on. “Gamebirds” to some, cool, cryptic understory birds to the birding people, grouse...

 
 
 
A xxxxxxxx of Woodswallows

A XXXXXXXX OF WOODSWALLOWS

It is winter here on the east coast of Australia. So we are entitled to complain about the cold. At my house on a very chilly winter...

Mast Landing Brewing Company: Pantless Thunder Goose Double India Pale Ale

MAST LANDING BREWING COMPANY: PANTLESS THUNDER GOOSE DOUBLE INDIA PALE ALE

The Guinness toucan is easily the most iconic bird mascot in beer history, but the storied Dublin brewery also boasted an ostrich and...

 
 
 

SPOTTING MY FLORIDA BIRDS ON THEIR MAINE BREEDING GROUNDS

Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida. During a chilly Florida day a few months ago, I drove thirty minutes...

Birding Wolongshan, Sichuan, China

BIRDING WOLONGSHAN, SICHUAN, CHINA

With travel restrictions still in place, going on a birding trip outside of China is still not a practical option. Fortunately, China...

 
 
 
My Pilgrimage

MY PILGRIMAGE

Twice a year, in February and July, I make a pilgrimage to the Hot Country thorn forest zone around Paso Ancho, Michoacán. Of course,...

Another Iteration of the Trinity

ANOTHER ITERATION OF THE TRINITY

In the southeastern end of Trinidad, the Trinity Hills rises above the mostly flat interior of the island. This trio of hills stood...

 
 
 

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

The best of summer birding in my experience takes place at the beach. Our land-locked species in temperate zones tend to become too...

Great July Birding in Queens

GREAT JULY BIRDING IN QUEENS

July in New York City is generally an unpleasant experience. The heat and humidity of summer combine with the concrete and concentrations...

 
 
 
Seeking the Bahama Nuthatch

SEEKING THE BAHAMA NUTHATCH

Jim Wright is an author and birding columnist. His latest book is The Real James Bond , available as a hardcover, an eBook and an audiobook....

A few more Pied Oystercatchers start to breed

A FEW MORE PIED OYSTERCATCHERS START TO BREED

A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to the pair of Pied Oystercatchers that were the first to start breeding along our coast this...

 
 
 
Emiliana Natura Rosé (2020)

EMILIANA NATURA ROSÉ (2020)

When I first spotted the label of this week's wine in my local shop, I took one look at the songbirds on it and rightfully assumed...

Hilty's Birds of Colombia field guide review

HILTY'S BIRDS OF COLOMBIA FIELD GUIDE REVIEW

Birds of Colombia (Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides) by Steven L. Hilty “Sadly, a few specimens, salvaged from these shipments,...

 
 
 
Back to the Canyon

BACK TO THE CANYON

Of all my favorite birding sites, by far the closest to home is la Cañada de los Filtros Viejos (“the Canyon of the Old Filters”, named...

First Post-COVID-19 Birding Trip: Wisconsin and Horicon NWR

FIRST POST-COVID-19 BIRDING TRIP: WISCONSIN AND HORICON NWR

Once I was fully vaccinated and air travel became an option, I looked for a location for my first birding trip since 2019. I have a...

 
 
 



Mom Surprises Daughters By Secretly Rescuing The Dog They Fell In Love With

Mom Surprises Daughters By Secretly Rescuing The Dog They Fell In Love With

Rosie, a one-year-old Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever mix, was brought to a Georgia shelter after her parents got divorced. The young mother couldn't afford to move with both... Read more ...

Facing Euthanasia, Local Shelter Offers Dog Dad Hope For His Injured Pup

Facing Euthanasia, Local Shelter Offers Dog Dad Hope For His Injured Pup

Stephen Foster works as a part-time maintenance man at a gas station in Dade City, Florida. Since the recent death of his wife of 35 years, Stephen has come to rely on the love... Read more ...

30 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

30 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

“Have learned many powerful lessons from my cat, such as that you can get whatever you want if you are so f**king annoying.” Read more ...

Brown's Brewing Company - Helles Rebuke

Brown's Brewing Company - Helles Rebuke

Many birders find gull identification one of the more difficult aspects of this hobby and classifying gulls when they appear on cans of beer is often no less vexing a problem... Read more ...

Miranda Lambert Loses 2nd Dog In Bonded Sibling Pair After Just 9 Months

Miranda Lambert Loses 2nd Dog In Bonded Sibling Pair After Just 9 Months

Country music star and two-time Grammy winner Miranda Lambert has announced sad news. Her precious dog, Jessi, has passed away at 13 ½ years old. She shared the news on... Read more ...

Sweetest Dog Who Was Set On Fire To Receive Hero Animal Award

Sweetest Dog Who Was Set On Fire To Receive Hero Animal Award

The road to recovery has been a long one for Buddy the Labrador Retriever mix. Buddy is getting a new lease on life after being intentionally set on fire by a 12-year-old boy... Read more ...

RECALL: Two Separate Food Recalls Issued From Different Companies Over...

RECALL: Two Separate Food Recalls Issued From Different Companies Over Aflatoxin & Plastic Pieces

Two recalls have been issued for dog and cat food products from two different companies. These recalls have been issued for separate reasons. First, Sunshine Mills, Inc. has... Read more ...

Young Girl Is Saved From The Strong Ocean Current By Canine Lifeguards

Young Girl Is Saved From The Strong Ocean Current By Canine Lifeguards

A team of impressive rescue canines saved the life of a young girl caught in a strong ocean current. Even the best of swimmers can get whisked away in an instant, leaving them... Read more ...

Comparison of long non‐coding RNAs in adipose and muscle tissues between...

Summary lncRNAs play crucial roles in fat metabolism in animals. Previously, we have compared the mRNA transcriptome profiles between seven fat-type Chinese pig breeds and one... Read more ...

Birding Bob

Birding Bob

There's a birdwatcher in Central Park in New York City who calls himself Birding Bob. He leads bird walks in the park for the nominal sum of $10. But according to the New York... Read more ...