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Where I Went Birding that Third Weekend of September 2020

Where I Went Birding that Third Weekend of September 2020

5 hours ago   |   10,000 Birds

Faithful fans of 10,000 Bird will know that each Friday Mike invites us to comment where we plan to go birding that weekend. On Friday, September 18th of this year, I commented...
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Stool Pigeon

Stool Pigeon

1 day ago   |   Ornithology

Earlier, I wrote a blog on pigeons with missing toes. It got me wondering about pigeons in general and especially why we call a police informant a “stool pigeon.” The phrase...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

2 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

The end of September doesn't necessarily mean the end of what you might enjoy about September birding but it definitely signals the beginning of what you love about October...
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Red-collared Lorikeet rescue

Red-collared Lorikeet rescue

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

We have had some very hot and dry days this past week with temperatures around 40c most days and also humidity as low as 6%. It is always hotter as you move away from the coast...
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Fall Migration in Costa Rica- Six Things I Have Learned

Fall Migration in Costa Rica- Six Things I Have Learned

4 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

For the first 30 something years of my life, fall migration was when the warblers “sipped”, “chipped” and “seeped” in the tired, late summer leaves. It was when I searched for...
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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2020?

4 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

The last weekend of September doesn't herald the end of this cycle of migration but rather a run to its peak. The best fall/spring birding weekend in your part of the world may...
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Swarovski NL Pure - the Sexiest Binoculars Ever

Swarovski NL Pure - the Sexiest Binoculars Ever

6 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

When I saw the NL Pure in a webinar for the first time, immediately - before the webinar ended, I asked my Swarovski sales rep for a pair to test. Later I remembered to ask for...
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The Importance of Citizen Science in Mexico

The Importance of Citizen Science in Mexico

7 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

I have written about this before, and I'll probably write about it again. Birding in Mexico is not like birding in the United States... especially when it comes to interpreting...
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Genome‐wide association study of shank length and diameter at different developmental stages in chicken F2 resource population

8 days ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   2 articles

Abstract In order to find SNPs and genes affecting shank traits, we performed a GWAS in a chicken F2 population of eight half‐sib families from five hatches derived from...
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Birds and Smoke

Birds and Smoke

8 days ago   |   Ornithology

There was a recent report of hundreds of thousands of birds found dead in New Mexico. Biologists figure it has something to do with the wildfires that are plaguing the western...
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Where I Went Birding that Third Weekend of September 2020

Where I Went Birding that Third Weekend of September 2020

Faithful fans of 10,000 Bird will know that each Friday Mike invites us to comment where we plan to go birding that weekend. On Friday, September 18th of this year, I commented... Read more ...

Stool Pigeon

Stool Pigeon

Earlier, I wrote a blog on pigeons with missing toes. It got me wondering about pigeons in general and especially why we call a police informant a “stool pigeon.” The phrase... Read more ...