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Weird Towhees

WEIRD TOWHEES

Towhees are large, ground-hugging sparrows that occur only in North America. They belong to either the Pipilo or Melozone genera, or...

Big Day on a Tiny Island

BIG DAY ON A TINY ISLAND

The island of Tobago isn't the smallest in absolute terms, but it's pretty tiny at approximately 25 miles long and just under 7 miles...

 
 
 
Baihualing - The Sequel

BAIHUALING - THE SEQUEL

At this moment, Baihualing is the eBird hotspot in China which has by far the largest number of species - 486. With 398 species, Nanhui...

Munkajarra Wetlands near Derby

MUNKAJARRA WETLANDS NEAR DERBY

Until recently the access to Munkajarra Wetlands near Derby has been a four-wheel drive track that was not always accessible all year....

 
 
 
We Go Way Back

WE GO WAY BACK

I've been through a few rather complicated weeks lately, so my last couple of outings haven't been very ambitious. The second week...

My Global Big Day, May 2022

MY GLOBAL BIG DAY, MAY 2022

In the previous period I wrote mostly book reviews , yet I cannot remember when the last time was that I wrote of birding itself? Perhaps...

 
 
 
Birding St Lucia, South Africa

BIRDING ST LUCIA, SOUTH AFRICA

St Lucia is a small town on the Southeastern coast of South Africa. It seems to consist mainly of hotels and restaurants, as the local...

Black-necked Storks at Myalls Bore near Derby

BLACK-NECKED STORKS AT MYALLS BORE NEAR DERBY

Whenever we make a trip to Derby we pull over seven kilometres before we get to town at Myalls Bore and the 120 metre long cattle trough....

 
 
 
Gull for a Godwit in Costa Rica

GULL FOR A GODWIT IN COSTA RICA

Godwits and curlews are shorebird royalty. The macaws of the sandpiper clan, these long-billed, long-legged, loud calling birds are...

Outer Range Brewing Company: Pluck Pluck Pluck Rice Lager

OUTER RANGE BREWING COMPANY: PLUCK PLUCK PLUCK RICE LAGER

The temperature soared to 85 degrees yesterday here in Albany. That's not entirely unheard of around here in May, but it was an unexpected...

 
 
 
Birding Singapore

BIRDING SINGAPORE

Writing this post, I have been in lockdown in my Shanghai compound for 60 days. The only bird-related activity I can think of is looking...

One Good Turn

ONE GOOD TURN

(No, this is not a reference to my personal worst birder joke ever, that One good tern deserves another. Although that joke does apply...

 
 
 
Birding Inner Mongolia

BIRDING INNER MONGOLIA

(Note: this post refers to a trip I took a long time ago, in 2015. Still, after I used modern software to turn the originally black-and-white...

Bloody Bay Birding

BLOODY BAY BIRDING

It may seem like an unnecessary alliteration but I'm referring to an actual Bloody Bay - one of Tobago's many picturesque, idyllic...

 
 
 
Accessibility Matters II:  Birdability Q&A

ACCESSIBILITY MATTERS II:  BIRDABILITY Q&A

For those plugged into birding social media, it has been hard to miss the non-profit Birdability. The mission of Birdability is to...

“The Hawk's Way” - a book review

“THE HAWK'S WAY” - A BOOK REVIEW

Maybe author Sy Montgomery is right when she says that “birdwatchers often look down on falconry,” and maybe not. (Some, according...

 
 
 
Getting sentimental: Birding at Baihualing, China

GETTING SENTIMENTAL: BIRDING AT BAIHUALING, CHINA

Up until a few years ago, Baihualing in Yunnan was both a great place to see birds and open to foreigners. I am not sure about the...

Varied Sittellas at Langi Crossing

VARIED SITTELLAS AT LANGI CROSSING

Last week I wrote about our camping trip to Langi Crossing for Grant's birthday. We are very lucky that it is a reliable place to observe...

 
 
 
Collaborative list - April 2022

COLLABORATIVE LIST - APRIL 2022

In April 2022, the Collaborative submitted 216 checklists from 4 countries ( Costa Rica , United States , Mexico , and the United Kingdom...

Highly recommended - Europe's Birds: An Identification Guide

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - EUROPE'S BIRDS: AN IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

When you spot a brand new bird identification guide, especially for your home region - in this case, Europe - reaching for it comes...

 
 
 



Veterinarians & Food Safety

Veterinarians do more than help keep our companion animals healthy and happy, they also play a vital role in ensuring our food supply is safe. Veterinarians protect the health... Read more ...

18-Year-Old Pit Bull Mix Is Desperate For A Forever Home

18-Year-Old Pit Bull Mix Is Desperate For A Forever Home

A Pit Bull mix named Kane is about 18 years old, but he doesn't have a forever home. Like many older large breed dogs, he's been at a rescue for months after being overlooked... Read more ...

Top 9 Pet Insurance Plans For Malteses (2022)

Top 9 Pet Insurance Plans For Malteses (2022)

IHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. It's hard to look at a Maltese and not burst... Read more ...

Weird Towhees

Weird Towhees

Towhees are large, ground-hugging sparrows that occur only in North America. They belong to either the Pipilo or Melozone genera, or perhaps both, as their taxonomy is still a... Read more ...

Big Day on a Tiny Island

Big Day on a Tiny Island

The island of Tobago isn't the smallest in absolute terms, but it's pretty tiny at approximately 25 miles long and just under 7 miles wide at its widest point. For Global Big... Read more ...

Mama Dog Who Lost Her Litter Is A Miracle For Ten Orphaned Puppies

Mama Dog Who Lost Her Litter Is A Miracle For Ten Orphaned Puppies

When Lexi Johnson, a volunteer foster for Ruff Start Rescue , was presented with the opportunity to take in pregnant pup Poppy, she was thrilled. As a dog lover, and as someone... Read more ...

Selfless Man Drives Over 1,000 Miles To Reunite A Terminally Ill Woman With...

Selfless Man Drives Over 1,000 Miles To Reunite A Terminally Ill Woman With Her Dog

A Wisconsin woman's life was uprooted when she discovered she was terminally ill, and that she and her pup would need to relocate to a friend's house across the country for... Read more ...

New Studies Show That Yelling At Your Dog Can Have Heartbreaking Effects

New Studies Show That Yelling At Your Dog Can Have Heartbreaking Effects

Training a new puppy can be frustrating. With the possibility of accidents in the house and destruction of your belongings, overwhelmed pet parents often resort to yelling... Read more ...

Missing Arizona Hiker Found Dead: Loyal Lab, Ranger, Survives By His Side

Missing Arizona Hiker Found Dead: Loyal Lab, Ranger, Survives By His Side

In Yavapai County, Arizona, a local news story becomes another example of why dogs are often referred to as “man's best friend.” Authorities were, unfortunately, not surprised... Read more ...

Beloved Family Dog, Winnie, Returned To The Ford-Wilcox Home After...

Beloved Family Dog, Winnie, Returned To The Ford-Wilcox Home After Dog-Napping Scare

Last week, actress Clementine Ford-Wilcox went through what could be considered the most traumatic and scary event that a pet owner could experience. Ford's beloved dog... Read more ...