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Birding Sanming, Fujian

BIRDING SANMING, FUJIAN

When birding a rural place such as Sanming in winter, you already know that the only places and times you will be warm during the whole...

Weird Towhees

WEIRD TOWHEES

Towhees are large, ground-hugging sparrows that occur only in North America. They belong to either the Pipilo or Melozone genera, or...

 
 
 
Big Day on a Tiny Island

BIG DAY ON A TINY ISLAND

The island of Tobago isn't the smallest in absolute terms, but it's pretty tiny at approximately 25 miles long and just under 7 miles...

Baihualing - The Sequel

BAIHUALING - THE SEQUEL

At this moment, Baihualing is the eBird hotspot in China which has by far the largest number of species - 486. With 398 species, Nanhui...

 
 
 
Munkajarra Wetlands near Derby

MUNKAJARRA WETLANDS NEAR DERBY

Until recently the access to Munkajarra Wetlands near Derby has been a four-wheel drive track that was not always accessible all year....

We Go Way Back

WE GO WAY BACK

I've been through a few rather complicated weeks lately, so my last couple of outings haven't been very ambitious. The second week...

 
 
 
My Global Big Day, May 2022

MY GLOBAL BIG DAY, MAY 2022

In the previous period I wrote mostly book reviews , yet I cannot remember when the last time was that I wrote of birding itself? Perhaps...

Birding St Lucia, South Africa

BIRDING ST LUCIA, SOUTH AFRICA

St Lucia is a small town on the Southeastern coast of South Africa. It seems to consist mainly of hotels and restaurants, as the local...

 
 
 
Black-necked Storks at Myalls Bore near Derby

BLACK-NECKED STORKS AT MYALLS BORE NEAR DERBY

Whenever we make a trip to Derby we pull over seven kilometres before we get to town at Myalls Bore and the 120 metre long cattle trough....

Gull for a Godwit in Costa Rica

GULL FOR A GODWIT IN COSTA RICA

Godwits and curlews are shorebird royalty. The macaws of the sandpiper clan, these long-billed, long-legged, loud calling birds are...

 
 
 
Outer Range Brewing Company: Pluck Pluck Pluck Rice Lager

OUTER RANGE BREWING COMPANY: PLUCK PLUCK PLUCK RICE LAGER

The temperature soared to 85 degrees yesterday here in Albany. That's not entirely unheard of around here in May, but it was an unexpected...

Birding Singapore

BIRDING SINGAPORE

Writing this post, I have been in lockdown in my Shanghai compound for 60 days. The only bird-related activity I can think of is looking...

 
 
 
One Good Turn

ONE GOOD TURN

(No, this is not a reference to my personal worst birder joke ever, that One good tern deserves another. Although that joke does apply...

Birding Inner Mongolia

BIRDING INNER MONGOLIA

(Note: this post refers to a trip I took a long time ago, in 2015. Still, after I used modern software to turn the originally black-and-white...

 
 
 
Bloody Bay Birding

BLOODY BAY BIRDING

It may seem like an unnecessary alliteration but I'm referring to an actual Bloody Bay - one of Tobago's many picturesque, idyllic...

Accessibility Matters II:  Birdability Q&A

ACCESSIBILITY MATTERS II:  BIRDABILITY Q&A

For those plugged into birding social media, it has been hard to miss the non-profit Birdability. The mission of Birdability is to...

 
 
 
“The Hawk's Way” - a book review

“THE HAWK'S WAY” - A BOOK REVIEW

Maybe author Sy Montgomery is right when she says that “birdwatchers often look down on falconry,” and maybe not. (Some, according...

Getting sentimental: Birding at Baihualing, China

GETTING SENTIMENTAL: BIRDING AT BAIHUALING, CHINA

Up until a few years ago, Baihualing in Yunnan was both a great place to see birds and open to foreigners. I am not sure about the...

 
 
 
Varied Sittellas at Langi Crossing

VARIED SITTELLAS AT LANGI CROSSING

Last week I wrote about our camping trip to Langi Crossing for Grant's birthday. We are very lucky that it is a reliable place to observe...

Collaborative list - April 2022

COLLABORATIVE LIST - APRIL 2022

In April 2022, the Collaborative submitted 216 checklists from 4 countries ( Costa Rica , United States , Mexico , and the United Kingdom...

 
 
 



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24 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

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$3.5M gift establishes professorship in applied reproductive medicine

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From Food & Toys To Pet Insurance, Here's What You'll Need When Preparing...

From Food & Toys To Pet Insurance, Here's What You'll Need When Preparing For A Puppy

Getting a puppy is one of life's most joyful experiences, as it's the beginning of a beautiful friendship that will last for years to come. And whether you're still preparing... Read more ...

UPDATE: “Demonic” Chihuahua Helped His New Mom Overcome Trauma

UPDATE: “Demonic” Chihuahua Helped His New Mom Overcome Trauma

In April 2021, the most brutally honest adoption description led to Prancer the “demonic” Chihuahua finding a forever home. Somehow, calling the dog a “Chucky doll in a dog's... Read more ...

What Your Favorite Dog Breed Says About You

What Your Favorite Dog Breed Says About You

While most dog lovers love all dogs, we'd be lying if we said that we didn't secretly have a favorite. It's not that we are selective, but it's just that certain dog breeds... Read more ...

Family Begs For Rescue Dog's Return After Fatal Tesla Crash

Family Begs For Rescue Dog's Return After Fatal Tesla Crash

Dogs can sometimes sense things that humans can't, but can they predict the future too? It doesn't seem likely until you hear Milo's story. The Bluetick Hound-Shepherd mix... Read more ...

Senior “Campus Dog” Lives To See A Statue Erected In His Honor

Senior “Campus Dog” Lives To See A Statue Erected In His Honor

A handful of years ago, a black Lab mix wandered onto the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College and decided to make it his home. The lucky dog was lovingly embraced by... Read more ...

Scared, Abandoned Pittie Wouldn't Leave The Cardboard Box He Was Found In

Scared, Abandoned Pittie Wouldn't Leave The Cardboard Box He Was Found In

Usually, it's an adorable photo op when our dogs climb into packaging. This story of an abandoned Pit Bull and the cardboard plum box he slept in has a bit of a sadder... Read more ...

Rachael Ray, Husband, And Dog Experience Devastating House Fire

Rachael Ray, Husband, And Dog Experience Devastating House Fire

Sometimes, unfortunate situations happen out of the blue and there's nothing that can be done. These times are terrifying for everyone, especially dogs. So, we have to think... Read more ...

Man Bullied By Employer And Paid In Pennies Donates $1,000 To Rescue Dogs

Man Bullied By Employer And Paid In Pennies Donates $1,000 To Rescue Dogs

We've all had horrible bosses at one point. They're miserable and their unhappiness seems to soak into the hearts of all of their employees. You probably saw the news recently... Read more ...