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Birding around Qinghai Lake, China

Birding around Qinghai Lake, China

21 hours ago   |   10,000 Birds

Located about 2 hours from Xining by car, Qinghai Lake is China's largest lake. It has some interesting characteristics - its high elevation at about 3200 meters, its salt...
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Patience in Birding

Patience in Birding

1 day ago   |   10,000 Birds

The slate of birds available to the ardent birder in a particular place is a constant cycle of regulars, not-so-regulars, visitors, rarities, and vagrants. We're always...
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Salvias and the Hummers that Love Them

Salvias and the Hummers that Love Them

2 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

During my time writing for 10,000 Birds, I have made no secret of my love for salvias - especially Michoacán's native salvias. In fact, I have nine species of salvias growing...
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Rainy Day? New Hometown Birding Spot!

Rainy Day? New Hometown Birding Spot!

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

It was a rainy Sunday. After a day full of house projects, my husband, toddler, and I felt jittery, desperate to be outside before sunset ended the weekend. But where to go? We...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds   |   2 articles

Mid-October delivers tons of birding excitement, even the kind that can be enjoyed from a sedentary position. Whether you experienced a Big Day, a Big Sit, or just a big...
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Death of the Downy Woodpecker, or, Dunlin at 10,000 Feet: The Eighth Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit

Death of the Downy Woodpecker, or, Dunlin at 10,000 Feet: The Eighth Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds   |   2 articles

This past Saturday, 09 October 2021, was the Eighth Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit. As regular readers of 10,000 Birds know, the Big Sit is my favorite birding event of...
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Birding around Xining, Qinghai

Birding around Xining, Qinghai

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Early August is a bit of a dead time for birding in Shanghai unless you like your birds as little white spots at the far end of a telescope. So, I asked around and was told...
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Mammals of Madagascar

Mammals of Madagascar

8 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

When you bird afar and wander wide, you carry a field guide to the birds of the region you are exploring, a pair of binoculars, likely a camera, perhaps a spotting scope and a...
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Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica: A Field Guide-A Book Review

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica: A Field Guide-A Book Review

10 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Nature enthusiasts visiting Costa Rica have been blessed with a plethora of field guides and handbooks, from Richard Garrigues and Robert Dean's The Birds of Costa Rica: A...
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Birding Nanhui, Shanghai, in September 2021

Birding Nanhui, Shanghai, in September 2021

10 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Got to cover the home front occasionally, even though it gets harder and harder. Construction is still ongoing at Nanhui, there are constant rumors that key birding sites will...
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Birding around Qinghai Lake, China

Birding around Qinghai Lake, China

Located about 2 hours from Xining by car, Qinghai Lake is China's largest lake. It has some interesting characteristics - its high elevation at about 3200 meters, its salt... Read more ...

Patience in Birding

Patience in Birding

The slate of birds available to the ardent birder in a particular place is a constant cycle of regulars, not-so-regulars, visitors, rarities, and vagrants. We're always... Read more ...