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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...

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,...

 
 
 
Salvias and the Hummers that Love Them

SALVIAS AND THE HUMMERS THAT LOVE THEM

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,...

A Birder's Guide to The Wilderness Act

A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO THE WILDERNESS ACT

Birders who venture off the beaten path may run across a sign like the one above. But what is “wilderness” and how does it differ from...

 
 
 
Rainy Day? New Hometown Birding Spot!

RAINY DAY? NEW HOMETOWN BIRDING SPOT!

It was a rainy Sunday. After a day full of house projects, my husband, toddler, and I felt jittery, desperate to be outside before...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

Mid-October delivers tons of birding excitement, even the kind that can be enjoyed from a sedentary position. Whether you experienced...

 
 
 
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

This past Saturday, 09 October 2021, was the Eighth Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit. As regular readers of 10,000 Birds know,...

Birding around Xining, Qinghai

BIRDING AROUND XINING, QINGHAI

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....

 
 
 
Brown Quail around Broome

BROWN QUAIL AROUND BROOME

We are lucky around Broome that we can quite easily observe Brown Quail. They like overgrown grassy areas and there are plenty of those...

Mammals of Madagascar

MAMMALS OF MADAGASCAR

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...

 
 
 
The Beach is Back

THE BEACH IS BACK

Disclaimer: Technically, Lake Cuitzeo is surrounded by mudflats, not beaches. But the return of my lake makes me a bit giddy, and I...

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

DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF COSTA RICA: A FIELD GUIDE-A BOOK REVIEW

Nature enthusiasts visiting Costa Rica have been blessed with a plethora of field guides and handbooks, from Richard Garrigues and...

 
 
 
Birding Nanhui, Shanghai, in September 2021

BIRDING NANHUI, SHANGHAI, IN SEPTEMBER 2021

Got to cover the home front occasionally, even though it gets harder and harder. Construction is still ongoing at Nanhui, there are...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

October can be a fantastic birding season in the right places. With hope, you've found yourself in one of those places! My weekend...

 
 
 
Black-breasted Buzzards and their wing panels

BLACK-BREASTED BUZZARDS AND THEIR WING PANELS

In October 2015 I shared some photos with you of a Black-breasted Buzzard drinking and bathing on a hot day. One of the distinguishing...

Devils Backbone Brewing Company Vienna Lager

DEVILS BACKBONE BREWING COMPANY VIENNA LAGER

I thought we had bid farewell to Barn Swallows for the year with last week's post , but we'll have them back one last time before we...

 
 
 
Amazing Birds of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

AMAZING BIRDS OF THE SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND

It has come time to put together another blog entry and I find myself bed ridden with a bad back so I will share a brief description...

Quality Lowland Caribbean Birding in Costa Rica at Centro Manu

QUALITY LOWLAND CARIBBEAN BIRDING IN COSTA RICA AT CENTRO MANU

Birding in the Caribbean is about islands, beautiful beaches, extra special endemics, rum, and smiles. It could also be much more,...

 
 
 
Collaborative List - Sept 2021

COLLABORATIVE LIST - SEPT 2021

The Chiffchaff and Blackcaps are no longer singing locally, the hirundines are concentrating their numbers and the nights are noticeably...

Birding Gonggangling and Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China

BIRDING GONGGANGLING AND DUJIANGYAN, SICHUAN, CHINA

Ronald Reagan once said that “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the Government, and I'm here to...

 
 
 



Alley Cat Allies Calls to End the Killing of Cats Worldwide for Global Cat Day

BETHESDA., Md., USA - Oct. 15, 2021 - Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson, a globally recognized visionary for her work to defend and protect cats, is calling... Read more ...

Cummings School's First-Year Students Kick-Off the School Year with TVOP

Cummings School's First-Year Students Kick-Off the School Year with TVOP

Students break the ice with figurative class icebergs Read more ...

Suspicious Woman ‘Finds' Stolen Dog, Then Refuses To Return Her

Suspicious Woman ‘Finds' Stolen Dog, Then Refuses To Return Her

On October 3rd, Yesenia Aguayo let her 11-year-old dog named Wendy out in the yard to do her business as usual. But when the Chihuahua/Shih Tzu mix didn't return, she knew... Read more ...

70-Year-Old Man Will Swim 9 Miles To Raise Money For Senior Pets

70-Year-Old Man Will Swim 9 Miles To Raise Money For Senior Pets

Ordinarily, this is the time of year in the northeastern United States when people are closing their pools and swimming is confined to indoors. In New York, the temperatures... Read more ...

The Most Popular Small Dog Breeds In The UK

The Most Popular Small Dog Breeds In The UK

Many dog people prefer smaller breeds due to their longer-on-average lifespans and their adaptability to small living spaces. The Kennel Club released a list of the region's... Read more ...

World's Cutest Rescue Dog Overcame Her Fears With The Sweetest Smile

World's Cutest Rescue Dog Overcame Her Fears With The Sweetest Smile

When Jackie Rakers saw a 5-month-old puppy looking for a foster home, it was love at first sight. But the pup needed eye surgery, and the vet who operated on her decided to... Read more ...

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 ...

‘Cats' Composer Bought Therapy Dog After Being Traumatized By Film Adaptation

‘Cats' Composer Bought Therapy Dog After Being Traumatized By Film Adaptation

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber isn't usually a fan of film adaptations of his cherished musicals, but a recent production sent him over the edge. After seeing the 2019 movie... Read more ...

Incredible Video Shows Service Dog Protecting Mom During A Seizure

Incredible Video Shows Service Dog Protecting Mom During A Seizure

In 2001, Tina started having migraines and seizures at age 23. She went to countless doctors and neurologists, hoping to find some medication to help. Sadly, even regular... Read more ...

Therapy dog helps comfort teen during crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. - An Albany police officer with his therapy dog was instrumental in assisting a teenage girl - located on the roof of a three-story residence - where she stated... Read more ...