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A Few Kingfishers

A FEW KINGFISHERS

In a way, kingfishers may be the poor man`s pittas - almost as colorful and exciting, but much easier to observe. Here are some that...

Hawking for Nighthawks

HAWKING FOR NIGHTHAWKS

Just under a fortnight ago, I saw a report on the local bird alert of a sighting of a group of approximately 20 Nacunda Nighthawks...

 
 
 
More Favorite Things

MORE FAVORITE THINGS

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some of my favorite photos from my several years of birding. They are certainly not good enough to...

A Stick! A Bird! A Tree!-Books on Nature for Parents & Kids

A STICK! A BIRD! A TREE!-BOOKS ON NATURE FOR PARENTS & KIDS

“A stick! A stick!” With the pure energy of an almost two-year-old freed from weeks of isolation, my granddaughter was running across...

 
 
 

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

Another month, another movement of the world's birds from one point to the next. Learn to read the signs, and you'll be able to tell...

Third Cable Beach Pied Oystercatcher nest to hatch

THIRD CABLE BEACH PIED OYSTERCATCHER NEST TO HATCH

Since last week another Pied Oystercatcher nest on Cable Beach has produced two chicks. The header photo above shows where the family...

 
 
 
Collaborative List - July 2020

COLLABORATIVE LIST - JULY 2020

Have you noticed that “pishing” is far less efective when one is wearing a mask? Do you think that the pish is muted, dispersed or...

A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020

A MORNING OF BIRDING IN COSTA RICA, JULY, 2020

These are times of unfamiliar circumstances and in more ways than one. As the tide of climate disaster keeps rising, protests continue,...

 
 
 
Arrowood Farm Brewery: Starling Brett Farmhouse Ale

ARROWOOD FARM BREWERY: STARLING BRETT FARMHOUSE ALE

Like most North American birders, I never pay much mind to the European Starling. Sure, they're always a dependable, can't-miss tick...

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS FIRST WEEKEND OF AUGUST 2020?

The year 2020 has delivered surprises just about every month. Who can guess what August will hold? I'm hoping for more birds! I plan...

 
 
 
What Birders Dream About?

WHAT BIRDERS DREAM ABOUT?

A Common Quail was calling from a small patch of greenery, across the mostly empty car park. Sitting in a cafe, I open my notebook...

When Your Lake Disappears

WHEN YOUR LAKE DISAPPEARS

You know that feeling, when you get up early to go birding at your favorite lake, and when you get there, the lake is gone? I hate...

 
 
 
Best Bird of the Weekend

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

I know that June has a poetic reputation for perfect days , but July in upstate New York may offer the ultimate summer nights. Not...

Cable Beach Pied Oystercatchers continue to hatch

CABLE BEACH PIED OYSTERCATCHERS CONTINUE TO HATCH

Following on from the sad loss of our first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020 the other eggs are now also hatching. The pair of Pied...

 
 
 
A Birder's Guide to the Great American Outdoors Act

A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO THE GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT

Congress has overwhelmingly passed (310-107 in the House and 73-25 in the Senate) the Great American Outdoors Act. It is expected to...

Summer birding in Shanghai

SUMMER BIRDING IN SHANGHAI

Summer in Shanghai is not the best season for birding - most birds seem to agree with me that it is too hot. And yet, there are still...

 
 
 
A Few of my Favorite Things

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

I often feel the need to remind my readers in this forum that I am neither a biologist nor a photographer. I am a birder, who began...

Birdy Boating in Baringo

BIRDY BOATING IN BARINGO

I wrote previously about the prolific birding that is to be had in the small town of Baringo, Kenya. That post dealt specifically with...

 
 
 

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

One of the abundant ancillary benefits of identifying as a birder must be the commitment to the highest quality optics possible......

The first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020

THE FIRST PIED OYSTERCATCHER CHICK OF 2020

Our first Pied Oystercatcher eggs for this year's breeding season were laid early and were due to hatch last weekend. This pair of...

 
 
 



How CBD Oil May Help Your Dog With Anxiety

How CBD Oil May Help Your Dog With Anxiety

The life of a dog isn't always all belly rubs and nap times. Dogs experience many of the same emotions humans do, and unfortunately, anxiety is something we share. Anxious dogs... Read more ...

3 Things That Can Help Your Senior Dog Avoid Dementia

3 Things That Can Help Your Senior Dog Avoid Dementia

Did you know that cognitive dysfunction syndrome, also called dog dementia, affects a large percentage of our fur children? More than a quarter of all dogs between the ages of... Read more ...

The Complete Natural Remedies Guide For Itchy Dogs And Dogs With Allergic...

The Complete Natural Remedies Guide For Itchy Dogs And Dogs With Allergic Skin Reactions

Did you know that almost a quarter of all vet visits are due to skin problems like itching and allergies? It's the number one reason for a trip to the veterinarian. Dogs can... Read more ...

The 10 Most Common Items Dogs Choke On

The 10 Most Common Items Dogs Choke On

Just like humans, dogs can choke on the things that they put in their mouths. But unlike humans, they're more likely to gnaw on non-food items, or simply swallow things... Read more ...

Man Reunited With Dog He Thought Died In Wildfire

Man Reunited With Dog He Thought Died In Wildfire

The Apple Fire in California caused plenty of fear to those living nearby. Greg Skeens and his dogs had to watch the flames burn from right outside their window. He worried... Read more ...

The Top 7 Questions Around Doggy Dental Health - ANSWERED

The Top 7 Questions Around Doggy Dental Health - ANSWERED

It may never have occurred to you to brush your dog's teeth before, or maybe you've tried but your dog hates the toothbrush. Is it really that important to brush your dog's... Read more ...

7 Things You Didn't Know About Your Dog's Ears

7 Things You Didn't Know About Your Dog's Ears

Our dogs are adorable from their heads to their toes, but almost any dog lover will tell you that there's something about a pup's ears that are simply irresistible! Whether... Read more ...

Can Treats Provide Nutrition In Your Dog's Diet?

Can Treats Provide Nutrition In Your Dog's Diet?

Caring for your dog is about more than giving them love and attention, it's about keeping them in the best health possible. As our dogs grow, and especially as they begin to... Read more ...

125-Pound Akita Rescued From Mountain During Sweltering Hiking Trip

125-Pound Akita Rescued From Mountain During Sweltering Hiking Trip

Many dog parents tend to overestimate their dog's capabilities during the summer heat. They assume that if their dogs were fine in the past, then they will always be fine... Read more ...

Orlando Bloom's Love For Late Dog May Be Causing Problems With Fiance Katy Perry

Orlando Bloom's Love For Late Dog May Be Causing Problems With Fiance Katy Perry

You may have heard the tragic news recently about Orlando Bloom's tiny pup, Mighty. Mighty went missing back in July. A week-long search resulted in devastating results. From... Read more ...