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Best Bird of the Weekend

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

If the timing of Global Big Day means anything, this weekend saw massive birding excitement all over the world. Obviously, your experience...

A Wild Thrush Chase

A WILD THRUSH CHASE

Early Friday afternoon I checked my personal email on my phone while I was at work. And was I ever dismayed to see that Eric Miller,...

 
 
 
“Caged” Egrets and Little Black Cormorants

“CAGED” EGRETS AND LITTLE BLACK CORMORANTS

On our recent trip to Kununurra we travelled our usual route around the township. It is always hot in Kununurra and you can easily...

Embrace the familiar

EMBRACE THE FAMILIAR

We are all guilty of concentrating on the exotic and sensational to the exclusion of “trash birds”, but occasionally something mundane,...

 
 
 
Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of October 2019?

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS THIRD WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 2019?

Did you know that October Big Day falls this weekend? Did you even know October Big Day was a thing? Apparently, Team eBird decided...

North Coast Brewing Company: Le Merle Saison

NORTH COAST BREWING COMPANY: LE MERLE SAISON

This is the first October in three years I haven't been vacationing in California. But I felt I should at least return in spirit by...

 
 
 
Season of the Owl

SEASON OF THE OWL

October is a good month to see owls in Shanghai, where these birds are rare in most other months. Two species can be seen quite regularly...

The indistinguishable Empidonax Flycatchers

THE INDISTINGUISHABLE EMPIDONAX FLYCATCHERS

Warning: Any and all flycatchers shown in this post may be misidentified. Cut me some slack. These are the Empidonax flycatchers we...

 
 
 
Sixth Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit An Amazing Success!

SIXTH ANNUAL QUEENS COUNTY BIRD CLUB BIG SIT AN AMAZING SUCCESS!

At five-forty-five Sunday morning I started the eBird checklist while perched atop the Battery Harris Platform at Fort Tilden. It was...

Best Bird of the Weekend

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

Mid-October birding can be as exciting as you-and wind and weather conditions-allow it to be. Did everything needed for a phenomenal...

 
 
 
A Radjah Shelduck family

A RADJAH SHELDUCK FAMILY

Last week during a camping trip to Kununurra we encountered a Radjah Shelduck family in one of the irrigation channels around town....

Bird Songs : A review of “There Are Birds,” a music album, and an interview with songstress Stephanie Seymour

BIRD SONGS : A REVIEW OF “THERE ARE BIRDS,” A MUSIC ALBUM, AND AN INTERVIEW WITH SONGSTRESS STEPHANIE SEYMOUR

Why do people become birders? There must be an endless number of individual reasons, and an endless number of stories worth telling...

 
 
 
The First Bird Tracking Station Is Up and Running in Costa Rica

THE FIRST BIRD TRACKING STATION IS UP AND RUNNING IN COSTA RICA

Bird migration! In October, it's what's happening in Costa Rica. Our big month of bird movements in Costa Rica, the 10th month of the...

Birding Bryant Park

BIRDING BRYANT PARK

It's been almost five years since the last time I blogged about a visit to midtown Manhattan's Bryant Park. This pocket park is well...

 
 
 
Zero Gravity Brewing Company: Bobolink Saison

ZERO GRAVITY BREWING COMPANY: BOBOLINK SAISON

Birders know that the pairing of farms and birds represents more than mere bucolic romance - it's a match borne out of a real avian...

Audubon's New Report on Climate Change Shows Us How We Can Make a Difference

AUDUBON'S NEW REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE SHOWS US HOW WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Photo by Mac Stone. Yesterday, Audubon released a report years in the making, entitled, “ Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink....

 
 
 
Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of October 2019?

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS SECOND WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 2019?

For many Americans, a three- or four-day weekend-no matter its provenance-arrives at the perfect time to enjoy peak autumn excitement....

“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

“THE 125 BEST BIRD WATCHING SITES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA”

The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen Having more than 2500 bird species, including...

 
 
 
Puerto Vallarta Birds

PUERTO VALLARTA BIRDS

Back in November of 2017, I travelled to the tourist town of Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico's west coast, to sing in a Christian event....

Shearwaters from Shore

SHEARWATERS FROM SHORE

I was poking around my eBird checklists recently and came across one from one of my more intriguing days birding. Like many birders,...

 
 
 



Ashley McCann

Ashley McCann

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.S., Wildlife and Conservation Biology and B.S., Geology and Geological Oceanography, University of Rhode... Read more ...

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.S., Animal Science, Cornell University, 1990 D.V.M., North Carolina State University, 1998 What were you doing... Read more ...

Alexandria Laing

Alexandria Laing

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Integrative Biology, Harvard University, 2019 Current Position: Professional Ice Hockey Player, The NWHL... Read more ...

Mikhala Kaseweter

Mikhala Kaseweter

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Sociology and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary's College, 2017 I graduated in 2017 with a B.A. from Saint... Read more ...

Shannon Giguere

Shannon Giguere

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.A., Psychology, Colby-Sawyer College, 2019 What were you doing before entering the Masters in Animals and... Read more ...

Casey Boyer

Casey Boyer

Master's in Animals and Public Policy Candidate 2020 Education: B.S., Animal and Poultry Sciences with an emphasis in Companion and Laboratory Animals, Virginia Tech, 2018 What... Read more ...

Eugenics or Dysgenics

Eugenics or Dysgenics

Natural Selection is nature's fail-safe method to maintain eugenics. All dogs are different; individual variation is an inherent characteristic of sexual reproduction... Read more ...

Birds in Cities

Birds in Cities

BIrds over city gate, Jaipur, India A 2007 study of urban birds and their close relatives in the wild in 73 major cities across the world found that the native ranges of urban... Read more ...

Science Says Having A Dog Makes A Man More Attractive And We Tend To Agree!

Science Says Having A Dog Makes A Man More Attractive And We Tend To Agree!

Does owning a dog increase the attractiveness of men? Um, yes! Okay, personal opinion aside, science actually says that it does. Dogs are pretty darn good at manipulating our... Read more ...

Trader Joe's Will Have Treat-Filled Advent Calendars For Dogs And Cats

Trader Joe's Will Have Treat-Filled Advent Calendars For Dogs And Cats

Christmas is filled with exciting gifts for humans, but of course, your dogs and cats want to get in on the fun as well! So, last year, Trader Joe's launched an advent calendar... Read more ...