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GETTING GOOD BIRD VIDEO WITH A PHONE SKOPE ADAPTOR

Two weekends ago I was scheduled to take part in a live birding video, one of twenty birders from across North and South America who...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

October is when rumors of the next season become harder to deny. Where I live, the full splendor of fall foliage coupled with initial...

 
 
 
Curlew Sandpiper feeding

CURLEW SANDPIPER FEEDING

One of the more common shorebirds along Broome's beaches is the Curlew Sandpiper- Calidris ferruginea. They are often found in large...

Highlights from Costa Rica, Global Bird Weekend, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS FROM COSTA RICA, GLOBAL BIRD WEEKEND, 2020

If the birding world had an official holiday, it would have to be Global Big Day. No other date captures the attention of so many birders,...

 
 
 
Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016)

TENET WINES: THE PUNDIT SYRAH (2016)

At the risk of yet again reinforcing our predictable North American slant at Booze and Birds, it has to be noted that this year's United...

Mammals of South Asia

MAMMALS OF SOUTH ASIA

I was lucky to visit India several times, but as a keen birder I carried along only a bird book, and even upgraded it to a new edition...

 
 
 
A Good Walk Well Spoiled

A GOOD WALK WELL SPOILED

Golf is a good walk spoiled. - Mark Twain Once, and only once, a while after I became a bit crazy about birding, my long-suffering...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

Any time of year that features skies filled with birds pretty much all day demands attention pretty much all day. If your neck is sore...

 
 
 
Dollarbirds are back in Broome

DOLLARBIRDS ARE BACK IN BROOME

In a year when there's not a lot that is normal some things happen like clock-work. Nature continues its routine regardless of everything...

Food

FOOD

I am probably one of the least qualified people to write a post with this title, as my interest in food is quite limited, as long as...

 
 
 
Sniping: The Final Frontier?

SNIPING: THE FINAL FRONTIER?

For those of us who have been bestowed with the good fortune of seeing a snipe, we understand the gravity of the blessing. Any snipe...

¡Cuerporruín!

¡CUERPORRUÍN!

The best laid plans... Last week, I had hoped to get permission to get onto the campus of one or Morelia's many universities, to look...

 
 
 

THE ABA AREA AND EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

The third anniversary of Hurricane Maria barreling its way through Puerto Rico was a few weeks ago. In the aftermath of Maria, I had...

Queens County Bird Club Seventh Annual Big Sit

QUEENS COUNTY BIRD CLUB SEVENTH ANNUAL BIG SIT

This past Saturday, 10 October, was my favorite birding event of the year. Yes, it was the Queens County Bird Club Big Sit, our seventh...

 
 
 

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

With so many sports leagues competing for attention this month, missing out on October's avian bounty in favor of following your favorite...

Fully fledged Pied Oystercatcher chick

FULLY FLEDGED PIED OYSTERCATCHER CHICK

This is a post that I always hoped I could write! We were cautiously optimistic that the Pied Oystercatcher chick would survive once...

 
 
 
What Flies Over Costa Rica at Night?

WHAT FLIES OVER COSTA RICA AT NIGHT?

On the northern birding calendar, October is a time for sparrows, cool weather, and tired fall leaves. It's when Orange-crowned Warblers...

Ken Wright Cellars: Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley (2017)

KEN WRIGHT CELLARS: PINOT NOIR - WILLAMETTE VALLEY (2017)

One of the highlights of autumn for many birders in eastern North America is the annual release of the Winter Finch Forecast. Every...

 
 
 
Birds of Chile - A Photo Guide

BIRDS OF CHILE - A PHOTO GUIDE

If you want to write a bird guide, you should have guided people yourself. Being a professional ornithologist and knowing your field...

You Can Go Your Own Way

YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY

Last week I wrote about my first experience with a new site that a friend thought looked promising when he saw it on Google Maps. My...

 
 
 



Dog Runs Away Only Minutes Before His Parents' Wedding

Dog Runs Away Only Minutes Before His Parents' Wedding

It's common for brides and grooms to get cold feet before their wedding day. But it's not only a big commitment for them, but also for their furry friends. A small dog named... Read more ...

TeleVet

TeleVet

Get Veterinary Advice When You Need It Now more than ever, we know many things can get in the way of your pet getting medical care. Problems such as owner sickness or... Read more ...

Military Dogs Get First Ever Blood Bank To Save Their Lives In Combat

Military Dogs Get First Ever Blood Bank To Save Their Lives In Combat

Military working dogs stationed in Iraq will have better medical care thanks to a mobile blood bank. Operation Inherent Resolve is the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq... Read more ...

Homeless Man Arrested For Hitting And Throwing Innocent Dog

Homeless Man Arrested For Hitting And Throwing Innocent Dog

Sometimes, people are not what you expect. They might seem kind when you pass them on the street, but you never know what goes on in their life. Sadly, animal abusers exist all... Read more ...

Eager Pup Walks Herself To Doggy Day Care

Eager Pup Walks Herself To Doggy Day Care

A clever pup named Jem was growing tired of waiting for a ride to her favorite doggy daycare. With her fur parents currently sleeping into the morning, Jem decided to take... Read more ...

The Crow's Story

The Crow's Story

Birds are intelligent, especially parrots and crow relatives - jays, nutcrackers, ravens, jackdaws and others. The Clark's Nutcracker stores conifer seeds in the late summer... Read more ...

Improving the Odds of Surviving Lymphoma

Improving the Odds of Surviving Lymphoma

A clinical trial looks at whether combining immunotherapy with low doses of chemotherapy can improve outcomes and quality of life for dogs-and someday people. Read more ...

Family Fights To Stop Their Former Dog From Being Euthanized

Family Fights To Stop Their Former Dog From Being Euthanized

Luck has not been on Draco's side for the first two years of his life. The Labrador Retriever mix has already found himself in three different homes in Fairfax County... Read more ...

Curlew Sandpiper feeding

Curlew Sandpiper feeding

One of the more common shorebirds along Broome's beaches is the Curlew Sandpiper- Calidris ferruginea. They are often found in large mixed flocks and many have recently arrived... Read more ...

Join us for Virtual Creeptacular 2020: October 25-31

Join us for Virtual Creeptacular 2020: October 25-31

And Happy Hauntings to my fellow beasties out there! The chill in the air, the fall of the leaves and the rise of the pumpkin patches are all signs that my favorite time of the... Read more ...