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Another Trio

Another Trio

7 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

In my last post here , I spoke of a rather odd trend permeating the birdlife here in Trinidad & Tobago. Many species seemed to come in threes, and today I shall continue my...
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How Many Birders are There, Really?

How Many Birders are There, Really?

8 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

I have previously written about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's estimates regarding the number of birders in the United States. The most recent report was issued in...
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The First Frontier

The First Frontier

8 days ago   |   Ornithology

I am reading the The First Frontier by Scott Weidensaul, prolific nature writer and eminent ornithologist. A synopsis of the book reads: “Frontier: the word carries the...
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A Quick Visit to a Mud Puddle

A Quick Visit to a Mud Puddle

8 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Oh my goodness! I'm writing a blog post! I know, I know, it's been a long time. But after a couple of exciting visits to mud puddles, which long-time readers of this blog will...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

9 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

June can be a hit-or-miss month for birding. You may, if fortune favors you, hit good weather or birds. On the other hand, if fate turns fickle, you'll miss the good stuff...
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For Wildlife Emergencies, Contact Animal Help Now

For Wildlife Emergencies, Contact Animal Help Now

9 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Help is not just on the way, it's here. If you've had an encounter with a wild animal - a bird stunned by hitting a window, a fox hit by a car, or a family of raccoons...
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Yellow-billed Spoonbills breeding

Yellow-billed Spoonbills breeding

10 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

One bird species that we occasionally observe around Broome is the Yellow-billed Spoonbill, but we had not seen one for a few years until recently. There are Royal Spoonbills...
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Collaborative list - May 2021

Collaborative list - May 2021

11 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

OK, hands up, I confess! Events overtook me again and the month, nay the season changed before my clicking finger retrieved the list for May. But all is not lost. Most..., but...
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The Hummingbirds Out Back

The Hummingbirds Out Back

11 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Hummingbirds are natural attention getters. Small as a bug, decorated with iridescent lights, and always in the mood for a fight, how can these real life fairies not take...
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The Reva Situation

The Reva Situation

13 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Reva Pond was my favourite local patch until, a few years back, construction works started there. Not just mine, but all the most active birders of Belgrade, Serbia, were...
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For the Love of Trogons

For the Love of Trogons

2021 is turning out to be a good year for trogons. So far, one third of my weekly outings have involved trogon sightings, with their distinctive calls being heard on a few... Read more ...

Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida. A flash of orange streaked across my field of vision, landing at the top of a nearby tree. I whipped my... Read more ...

The Science of the Syrinx

The Science of the Syrinx

A little anatomy today. In Chicago when I was a kid of about 10, I was sitting on my home's front porch when a parakeet landed on my head, obviously an escapee. A tame and... Read more ...