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Give, and it shall be given unto you

GIVE, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU

Down here in Mexico, many of the longest life lists belong to full- or part-time birding guides. Now, I'm no professional, but I am...

Birding the Kruger Park (3): Malelane area

BIRDING THE KRUGER PARK (3): MALELANE AREA

I usually do not write much about traveling to and from birding places but my friend and I arrived in Malelane in the afternoon. We...

 
 
 
Plant Shop or Birding Hotspot?

PLANT SHOP OR BIRDING HOTSPOT?

The thickly forested central region of the island of Trinidad isn't often visited by birders who traditionally flocked to the Northern...

The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent-A Book Review

THE SECRET PERFUME OF BIRDS: UNCOVERING THE SCIENCE OF AVIAN SCENT-A BOOK REVIEW

Do Brown-headed Cowbirds really smell like freshly baked sugar cookies? Do Dark-eyed Juncos really smell like leaves and dirt or “ferns...

 
 
 
Birding Shanghai in July 2022

BIRDING SHANGHAI IN JULY 2022

After returning once more from Nanhui and almost admiring the extent of ongoing destruction there, what better song to start this blog...

Broome's Pied Oystercatchers are breeding again

BROOME'S PIED OYSTERCATCHERS ARE BREEDING AGAIN

Well, it is that time of year again and shorebirds are breeding. Hopefully all of the migratory shorebirds that left Roebuck Bay earlier...

 
 
 
Now You're Just Showing Off

NOW YOU'RE JUST SHOWING OFF

I went absolutely crazy a couple of weeks ago. Since my botanist friend Nacho was on vacation, I did back-to-back major birding outings...

Dreaming of Congo rainforest: Gabon, Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic

DREAMING OF CONGO RAINFOREST: GABON, REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Hot summer days, often reaching 40C/104F, time to open another beer and dream of birding some cooler place, a place where deep shade...

 
 
 
15 Australian Birds

15 AUSTRALIAN BIRDS

“A reading of recent research shows that Australian birds are more likely than most to eat sweet foods, live in complex societies,...

A flock of Spoonbills

A FLOCK OF SPOONBILLS

In Broome, one of the most reliable places to observe Royal Spoonbills is from the Broome Poo Ponds Barndarlmada Hut. The Royal Spoonbills...

 
 
 
Common Hedgerow Birds of Costa Rica

COMMON HEDGEROW BIRDS OF COSTA RICA

Hedgerows are living fences and windbreaks, lines of green space that bisect fields and pastures. They can't provide the same ecosystem...

Birding the Kruger Park (2): Bateleur area

BIRDING THE KRUGER PARK (2): BATELEUR AREA

Bateleur is a very small camp in the Kruger Park - a bit remote, but worth visiting. The one bird I did not see here, however, was...

 
 
 
Martin Mania

MARTIN MANIA

As I have commented in previous posts here, I consider myself very fortunate to have a good number of highly-qualified birders with...

Woodpeckers and Woodcreepers of Tobago

WOODPECKERS AND WOODCREEPERS OF TOBAGO

The exploration of triads within the avifauna of Trinidad and Tobago has taken me through various families and species groups on this...

 
 
 
Baihualing - The Trequel

BAIHUALING - THE TREQUEL

I was looking for a title for this third part of a blog post on the birds of Baihualing, and thought that the made-up term “Trequel”...

Birding Chongming Island in summer

BIRDING CHONGMING ISLAND IN SUMMER

Shanghai's Chongming Island is a well-known destination for birders, and will probably become even more important given the continued...

 
 
 
Mistletoebirds nesting in Broome

MISTLETOEBIRDS NESTING IN BROOME

It really is starting to feel like Broome is going to break a few winter low temperature records this year. Since we moved here in...

Binoculars Review: Swarovski NL Pure 10×32

BINOCULARS REVIEW: SWAROVSKI NL PURE 10×32

After testing both Swarovski NL Pure 10×42 and 12×42, I - a self-confessed lover of smallish full-size binoculars, felt the urge to...

 
 
 
Agave Honey

AGAVE HONEY

As I mentioned last week, upon my return last month from California, where I had birded a couple of hours each day, I was ready for...

EBird Trip Reports

EBIRD TRIP REPORTS

EBird Trip Reports were introduced relatively recently, in December 2021. A Trip Report is a way to separate out a group of checklists...

 
 
 



Andy's Big Debut

Andy's Big Debut

The journey of an adorable puppy named Andy is capturing hearts in a new short film, “Andy: A Dog's Tale.” This animated short, which chronicles Andy's journey to becoming a... Read more ...

Beagles Rescued From Breeding Center Become Guests Of Honor At Joyful Party

Beagles Rescued From Breeding Center Become Guests Of Honor At Joyful Party

The dogs, saved from a facility that bred beagles for research, are now being celebrated for the "beauty of their existence." Read more ...

CDC Important Changes to Imports of Dogs from High Rabies Countries to the...

CDC Important Changes to Imports of Dogs from High Rabies Countries to the United States

Courtesy of Pixabay On July 14, 2021, the Center for Disease Control , imposed an import permit requirement for dogs entering or reentering the United States after having been... Read more ...

Give, and it shall be given unto you

Give, and it shall be given unto you

Down here in Mexico, many of the longest life lists belong to full- or part-time birding guides. Now, I'm no professional, but I am more than happy to take people to meet the... Read more ...

Dog Mom Details Her Dog's Eventful Last Day Alive In Achingly Emotional Video

Dog Mom Details Her Dog's Eventful Last Day Alive In Achingly Emotional Video

An unfortunate aspect of being a pet parent is that, more than likely, you will outlive them. The day we have to say goodbye is a day we all dread. But why not make it the best... Read more ...

Devastated Corgi Crawls To Safety After Getting Shot Between The Eyes

Devastated Corgi Crawls To Safety After Getting Shot Between The Eyes

A Corgi named Arthur barely survived a brutal head injury. He crawled under a fence at a Pennsylvania farm to beg for help, and luckily that led him to an animal rescue... Read more ...

Dog Was Dumped At Rescue Deaf And Unable To Walk, Now He's Found A Forever...

Dog Was Dumped At Rescue Deaf And Unable To Walk, Now He's Found A Forever Family

Despite there being a tornado watch issued for the area, Razz's previous owner still decided to dump him near the outdoor kennels at the Richland County Dog Shelter. The... Read more ...

Explore The Many Turkey Tail Mushroom Benefits For Dogs

Explore The Many Turkey Tail Mushroom Benefits For Dogs

Every pup parent wants to extend their dog's life as much as possible. Providing proper immune system support is a great way to do so. Adding a single ingredient to your dog's... Read more ...