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BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

Those of us in the United States are celebrating Memorial Day Weekend, normally a time to gather with friends and family for barbecues,...

Shorebird chat

SHOREBIRD CHAT

Last Saturday, May 16th, it was a three tide day, so there was very little tidal movement. On our biggest tides in Broome there is...

 
 
 
Some of America's Avian Treasures

SOME OF AMERICA'S AVIAN TREASURES

North America is home to many amazing bird species, including several which require a special effort to see and appreciate. These birds...

May Warblers, Costa Rican Style

MAY WARBLERS, COSTA RICAN STYLE

May migration is legendary. It's when Biggest Week happens, in many places, the fifth month is when it gets truly warm, when we can...

 
 
 

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS FOURTH WEEKEND OF MAY 2020?

Every week during the COVID crisis has felt like at least a month, but now that we're deep into May, nobody is complaining. We should...

Sloop Brewing: Juice Bomb Northeastern IPA

SLOOP BREWING: JUICE BOMB NORTHEASTERN IPA

As the peak of spring migration in the northern hemisphere, May is always an exciting but exhausting month for birders in North America....

 
 
 
Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

EMERGING BIRDING DESTINATIONS: SERBIA

The coronavirus has locked us all in, literally, doing something that was totally unthinkable only a few months ago: it has prevented...

Warblers that Warble

WARBLERS THAT WARBLE

I have commented before in my posts that most of our Warblers here in central Mexico never actually warble. This tendency is so marked...

 
 
 

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

May delivers one of those amazing times of the year when we're too busy looking at birds to sit around talking about them. Let's make...

Grateful for My Yard Birds

GRATEFUL FOR MY YARD BIRDS

It had been a long day. My four-month-old - having received his vaccinations the day before - promptly developed a temperature. Normally...

 
 
 
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos return to Broome

RED-TAILED BLACK-COCKATOOS RETURN TO BROOME

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos have become a regular sight around Broome in recent weeks. They are usually heard before they are seen and...

“It's a good life”: Donald Kroodsma's Birdsong

“IT'S A GOOD LIFE”: DONALD KROODSMA'S BIRDSONG

If you're out in the woods this spring, trying to see the Woodcock in the evening, doing his skydance, or trying to entice the Virginia...

 
 
 
Woodland for sale

WOODLAND FOR SALE

As of next month I am assuming that the airline industry will have no further use for my services and a bleak outlook looms. On the...

Blue Birds

BLUE BIRDS

What could be more boring than starting a blog post with a Wikipedia quotation? So here goes: “The symbol of a bluebird as the harbinger...

 
 
 
Shameless

SHAMELESS

We birders must really love what we do, because the social cost of doing it is pretty high. I'm not talking about being shunned, or...

The Longest Hour

THE LONGEST HOUR

Luck is a funny thing. It always presents itself in unexpected ways, seemingly to deliberately confuse and mislead. Last year we reunited...

 
 
 
How Many Birders Are There, Really?

HOW MANY BIRDERS ARE THERE, REALLY?

How many birders are there in America? For such a simple question, it turns out there are very few solid estimates. Indeed, there appears...

Springtime in Canada Geese Country

SPRINGTIME IN CANADA GEESE COUNTRY

Normally, I don't look forward to seeing the Canada Geese on the lake near my Florida home. There are too many for the size of the...

 
 
 
Best Time to Bird South Florida? Fall Migration

BEST TIME TO BIRD SOUTH FLORIDA? FALL MIGRATION

As the cold fronts begin to sweep through the northern states ushering in a wave of seasonal change and color, South Florida becomes...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

This past weekend was both Global Big Day and World Migratory Bird Day, and yet I had to deal with snow and freezing cold. Isn't that...

 
 
 



Officers Line Up For Police Dog's Last Ride Ever

Officers Line Up For Police Dog's Last Ride Ever

A dog police officer obviously sounds cute , but the fact is these amazing animals are valuable members of their team. Dax, a 13-year-old German Shepherd, served the Ashland... Read more ...

Puppy Has Ongoing Dispute With The Quaker Oats Man

Puppy Has Ongoing Dispute With The Quaker Oats Man

Opal the Basset Hound puppy is usually very brave. However, she's also very mischievous. She likes to explore and cause trouble. Her family had a hard time keeping her in her... Read more ...

Woman Adopts Special Needs Dogs To Honor Late German Shepherd

Woman Adopts Special Needs Dogs To Honor Late German Shepherd

Sadly, special needs dogs are often the hardest dogs to find homes for. Many dog lovers are worried that these dogs will cost them too much time and money. However, Tracy... Read more ...

Some of America's Avian Treasures

Some of America's Avian Treasures

North America is home to many amazing bird species, including several which require a special effort to see and appreciate. These birds also invite one to sites that are unique... Read more ...

Shorebird chat

Shorebird chat

Last Saturday, May 16th, it was a three tide day, so there was very little tidal movement. On our biggest tides in Broome there is almost ten metres of tidal movement. That is... Read more ...

Best Bird of the Weekend

Those of us in the United States are celebrating Memorial Day Weekend, normally a time to gather with friends and family for barbecues, beach outings, and other fun group... Read more ...