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Birding Shanghai in June 2022

Birding Shanghai in June 2022

7 hours ago   |   10,000 Birds

To be precise, “Birding Shanghai from June 10 to June 30, 2022” - but that is even less of an exciting title than the one above. The reason for this post only covering the...
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Aramus the Limpkin

Aramus the Limpkin

1 day ago   |   Ornithology

As it walks in its marshy habitat, its ungainly stride makes it look as if the bird is limping, hence the common name of Limpkin. Aramus , the genus name, comes from the Greek...
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Bradt travel guide to Sri Lanka by Philip Briggs - review

Bradt travel guide to Sri Lanka by Philip Briggs - review

4 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Sri Lanka is a ‘must visit country' for any keen birder. It is slightly larger than Costa Rica, and in the most strategic places it has a well-developed infrastructure. In...
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My Do-over

My Do-over

5 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Anytime I travel, I do what it takes to get in some birding. After all, the best way to find new birds is to look in new places. However, I rarely get to travel with family or...
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Gut-Wrenching Video Shows Yorkie Escape Bald Eagle's Talons

Gut-Wrenching Video Shows Yorkie Escape Bald Eagle's Talons

6 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

When most people hear horror stories of wild animals hunting pets, they often assume it'll never happen to them. The chances are so rare that it's not even a worry in most pet...
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Birding the Kruger Park (1): Skukuza area

Birding the Kruger Park (1): Skukuza area

7 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Skukuza is the largest camp and the administrative center of Kruger Park. Inside the camps, you are allowed to walk around freely - outside, this privilege is reserved for the...
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Foggy Winter's morning birding in Broome

Foggy Winter's morning birding in Broome

8 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Last week I mentioned the sudden requirement to wear an extra layer and socks in Broome first thing in the morning. Over the last week we had a foggy morning, which was still...
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The Jacanas

The Jacanas

8 days ago   |   Ornithology

Attractive birds of the tropics of Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia, Jacanas sprightly move over the tops of lily pads and other floating vegetation with ease. They...
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Critically Endangered Birds in Costa Rica- How to See Them, How to Help Them

Critically Endangered Birds in Costa Rica- How to See Them, How to Help Them

9 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Sadly, horribly, we live in an era of mass extinction. Go for a walk in a local park in near the capital of the USA and the statement seems far-fetched, absurd even. Most of...
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Honestly, How Much Could It Rain?

Honestly, How Much Could It Rain?

10 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Any California-raised person knows that it just doesn't rain in California in June. San Francisco averages two-tenths of an inch for the month, while San Jose only averages...
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Birding Shanghai in June 2022

Birding Shanghai in June 2022

To be precise, “Birding Shanghai from June 10 to June 30, 2022” - but that is even less of an exciting title than the one above. The reason for this post only covering the... Read more ...

Canine reference genome accuracy impacts variant calling: Lessons learned...

Abstract Deficient homozygosity of a variant maintained in a population suggests that the variant may be embryonic lethal. We examined whole genome sequence data from 675... Read more ...

White-gaped Honeyeaters

White-gaped Honeyeaters

The White-gaped Honeyeater - Stomiopera unicolor is common around Broome, but you find them mostly alone and not with others of the same species. They are generally a vocal... Read more ...

Aramus the Limpkin

Aramus the Limpkin

As it walks in its marshy habitat, its ungainly stride makes it look as if the bird is limping, hence the common name of Limpkin. Aramus , the genus name, comes from the Greek... Read more ...