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Birds and People: A Book Review

Birds and People: A Book Review

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

Happy New Year, 10,000 Birds readers! For my first post of 2021, I'm going to reach back to a review originally published six years ago. I remember how awestruck I felt while I...
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Farewell to 2020 - Marin Brewing Company: Albion Amber Ale

Farewell to 2020 - Marin Brewing Company: Albion Amber Ale

2 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

As uncertain as the future may be, I'm sure we're all ready to bid farewell to the year 2020. And while we're all looking forward to 2021 with an uneasy mix of hope and...
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Companhia das Lezírias ‘Tyto alba' Vinhas Protegidas Tinto (2013)

Companhia das Lezírias ‘Tyto alba' Vinhas Protegidas Tinto (2013)

2 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

I originally reserved this week's featured wine for a Hallowe'en review that I never got around to writing. The 2013 ‘Tyto alba' from Companhia das Lezírias is a red wine from...
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Book in Progress

Book in Progress

3 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

I'm just beginning work on my 11 th book, tentatively called An Atlas of Birds. Organized a bit like a geographic atlas, it will feature birds from each of nine biogeographical...
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Homeless Man Arrested For Hitting And Throwing Innocent Dog

Homeless Man Arrested For Hitting And Throwing Innocent Dog

4 monthes ago   |   iHeart Dogs

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...
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Where Are My Birds?

Where Are My Birds?

6 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

Regularly I get emails asking why there are fewer birds in one's backyard this year, or why there are fewer blackbirds, or why hummingbirds are not coming to their feeders, or...
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Kings County Brewing Collective: Penguins in Space

Kings County Brewing Collective: Penguins in Space

7 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

In the course of our nearly weekly reviews here at Birds and Booze, we've come across an impressive variety in the depictions of birds on packages of beer, wine, cider, and...
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Birding the Bear Mountain of Serbia

Birding the Bear Mountain of Serbia

8 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

A narrow forest road takes us to the chain blocking the entrance, with a sign “Area closed - bear danger”. Ranko Milanovic, Tara National Park ranger, leaves the car to open...
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The Dracula Bird

The Dracula Bird

8 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

I hope you will forgive my rather lurid title. No, I am not going to tell you about some blood-sucking bird with hypnotic powers. I am only responding to my subjective...
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Leafy Cities

Leafy Cities

10 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

I received a question the other day from a fellow who lives in Ontario, Canada. He said that while walking around his town's leafy downtown he noticed lots of birds but when he...
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In the Heights

In the Heights

Every year, around this time, I feel the need to get an early start and drive a full hour to Cerro de Garnica. That is because this site's height of 3,000 m offers me certain... Read more ...

Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

You may have heard the news that resonated throughout the international birding circuit some months ago - in case you missed it you can read my gloss-over here. Several tour... Read more ...

UPDATE: Malnourished Dog Doubles His Weight And Reunites With His...

UPDATE: Malnourished Dog Doubles His Weight And Reunites With His 11-Year-Old Rescuer

Just over a month ago, a rescue dog named Ethan was on the brink of death. A family found him alone in a parking lot, weighing less than half of what he should. At first... Read more ...

World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day Home Wildlife trafficking is an international crisis that has devastating impacts to both animals and humans March 1, 2021 March 3 is World Wildlife Day!... Read more ...

The Mysteries of Pet Food Labels, with links to other articles

When selecting a pet food, it's important to read the label. However, what's on the front of the label is not nearly as important as what's on the back. Words like “Natural”... Read more ...

We adopted Simon who is now called

We adopted Simon who is now called “Boy” as a 7-month-old kitten. We have 3 dogs but lost our cat to old age about 2 years ago. We gave him the opportunity to be isolated at... Read more ...

When I found Grae , he

When I found Grae , he was scared, anxious, and kept away from the other dogs. I just happened to see him from the corner of my eye. I stopped to coo at him and offer a treat... Read more ...

Two months into our adoption of Leo and things

Two months into our adoption of Leo and things are going great! Leo is a very affectionate, loving cat. He is my husband Harold's ‘Velcro kitty' and follows him wherever he... Read more ...

I had a week off work before Christmas. I was

I had a week off work before Christmas. I was planning on baking, decorating, shopping, and wrapping presents before the holidays. On Monday morning I saw Lucky available for... Read more ...

Before Getting A Dog Part I: What To Think About

Before Getting A Dog Part I: What To Think About

Getting a dog is one of the most exciting adventures in life, so congratulations on the decision to grow your family by four furry paws! We love dogs and want to help you give... Read more ...