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BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

December is a special month occupied almost entirely for most people by holiday preparation, shopping, and celebration. December makes...

Best* Bird Books, Binoculars, Bottles** of Booze, and Backpacks*** of the Bygone Year

BEST* BIRD BOOKS, BINOCULARS, BOTTLES** OF BOOZE, AND BACKPACKS*** OF THE BYGONE YEAR

The holidays started early this year, with the first night of Hannukah coming right at the end of Thanksgiving weekend! Here are the...

 
 
 
Pheasant Coucal-the sound of summer!

PHEASANT COUCAL-THE SOUND OF SUMMER!

It is now summer here in Australia and there is hope of rain in the next few weeks here in Broome. It has been more than eight months...

Collaborative list November - 2021

COLLABORATIVE LIST NOVEMBER - 2021

I have been humming the Dwarves' theme from Sleeping Beauty all month. Can't think why. ...we bird, bird, bird, bird, bird, bird, bird...

 
 
 
Collins Birds of the World by Norman Arlott

COLLINS BIRDS OF THE WORLD BY NORMAN ARLOTT

Collins Birds of the World is “ a must for the travelling birder ,” as the BBC Wildlife Magazine reviewer has put it. And I cannot...

One More Reason for Gratitude

ONE MORE REASON FOR GRATITUDE

I moved to Mexico in 1983. Angie, now my wife, moved here in 1985, and we married here two years later. So our now-adult children have...

 
 
 

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

November's end signals an end to a season of change and the beginning of a time of stability. Birds are still, as ever, on the move...

Birding a monastery: Zhaga, Western Sichuan

BIRDING A MONASTERY: ZHAGA, WESTERN SICHUAN

Zhaga monastery is a Tibetan monastery built on top of a somewhat remote mountain near the town of Yajiang. It had a bit of a desperate...

 
 
 
A solitary Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

A SOLITARY CHESTNUT-BREASTED MANNIKIN

As I have mentioned in the past we often place branches out for birds. The birds can then access water much more easily and we get...

700 Year Birds in Costa Rica?- Coming Into the Home Stretch for 2021

700 YEAR BIRDS IN COSTA RICA?- COMING INTO THE HOME STRETCH FOR 2021

It's getting to be that time of year. That time when if you were keeping track of the bird species you had identified, and wanted to...

 
 
 
RECENT BIRDING AT COORAN, SUNSHINE COAST

RECENT BIRDING AT COORAN, SUNSHINE COAST

Scarlet Honeyeater male One of the great things about birding is its continuing ability to surprise. After many years pointing binoculars...

Goldeneye Winery: Goldeneye Pinot Noir (2016)

GOLDENEYE WINERY: GOLDENEYE PINOT NOIR (2016)

After an unintentionally long hiatus here at Birds and Booze, we're back - though we're now a day late with our annual Thanksgiving...

 
 
 
The A-Team

THE A-TEAM

I was just wondering about another topic for a post. Ideally, it should be one even less relevant than previous ones (like the one...

A Quick Drive

A QUICK DRIVE

Last weekend we headed into the mountains of northern Trinidad - the concept of mountains is surely a relative one, although it is...

 
 
 
I, Too, Twitch

I, TOO, TWITCH

Twitching is a British term used to mean “the pursuit of a previously located rare bird.”... a twitcher who fails to see a rare bird...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

As we approach a long holiday season, birders' thoughts turn to more than just meals and merriment. Songs of turtledoves and swans...

 
 
 
A surprise Orange Chat

A SURPRISE ORANGE CHAT

One of the target bird species for birders when they visit the Broome area is Yellow Chat. They are relatively easy to find year round...

New 2020 Wading Bird Report Shows Mixed Nesting Success in the Greater Everglades Region

NEW 2020 WADING BIRD REPORT SHOWS MIXED NESTING SUCCESS IN THE GREATER EVERGLADES REGION

Note: Erika works for Audubon Florida. The data are in: the nesting season proved successful for some species of Florida's wading birds...

 
 
 
December birding in Belgrade

DECEMBER BIRDING IN BELGRADE

In Belgrade, Serbia, winter months offer surprisingly good birding possibilities. Winter is a season of extremes - opt for the very...

The Usual Suspects

THE USUAL SUSPECTS

I went to the rural park of Kilómetro 23 last Monday, so-called because of its distance from downtown Morelia. It is not one of my...

 
 
 



Integrated analysis of whole genome and transcriptome sequencing reveals a...

Summary Embryo loss is an important factor affecting fertility in dairy production. HH2 was identified as a haplotype on chromosome 1 associated with embryonic lethality in... Read more ...

Tiny Dog Comes Face-To-Face With Mountain Lion But Shows No Fear

Tiny Dog Comes Face-To-Face With Mountain Lion But Shows No Fear

Small dogs often think they're much bigger than they are, which gives them lots of extra confidence. When something scary occurs, they want to be the ones to step up and... Read more ...

Ariel Lefkovits Finds Her Niche in Animal Advocacy

Ariel Lefkovits Finds Her Niche in Animal Advocacy

Cummings School alumna Ariel Lefkovits originally thought she wanted to be a veterinarian but instead found her passion in animal welfare. Read more ...

Madison, Wisconsin, Considers Lifesaving Ban on Cat Declawing

Madison, Wisconsin, Considers Lifesaving Ban on Cat Declawing

Madison, Wisconsin's capital and second most populated city, could join a growing number of humane, forward-thinking cities in the United States by banning the cruel practice... Read more ...

Man Returned To Adopt The Dog He Rescued, And The Pup Couldn't Be Happier

Man Returned To Adopt The Dog He Rescued, And The Pup Couldn't Be Happier

A Pit Bull Puppy Rescued From The Brink Of Death Reunites With His Rescuer, Then Receive THE BIGGEST SURPRISE! Source of Image: YouTube When a Pit Bull puppy in Nova Scotia... Read more ...

Lucky Elderly Man Is Greeted Every Day By A ‘Friend' Who Crawls Out Of The Ice

Lucky Elderly Man Is Greeted Every Day By A ‘Friend' Who Crawls Out Of The Ice

Over the years, we've all seen some unusual and unlikely friendships, but this one may take the cake! One day, a hungry otter showed up at an elderly man's doorstep seeking... Read more ...

Best Bird of the Weekend

December is a special month occupied almost entirely for most people by holiday preparation, shopping, and celebration. December makes for some great birding too, whether you... Read more ...

Engineer Promises To Create Prosthetic Leg For His 3-Legged Rescue Dog

Engineer Promises To Create Prosthetic Leg For His 3-Legged Rescue Dog

When Jordan Rosenfeld, a biomedical engineer student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute , met Cleo the rescue dog, it was love at first sight. Cleo only had three legs, but she... Read more ...

Queen Victoria and Her Chickens

Queen Victoria and Her Chickens

Shipping Label According to The Illustrated Book of Poultry Queen Victoria was captivated by watching her seven chickens in their custom enclosure.While royalty are not known... Read more ...

Heroic Rescue Beagle Saves Life Of Elderly Neighbor

Heroic Rescue Beagle Saves Life Of Elderly Neighbor

Not only are our furry best friends absolutely adorable, and make excellent companions, but they also have the uncanny ability to sense when something is wrong. Whether it's... Read more ...