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For the Love of Trogons

For the Love of Trogons

2 hours ago   |   10,000 Birds

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...
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Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

2 hours ago   |   10,000 Birds

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...
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The Science of the Syrinx

The Science of the Syrinx

1 day ago   |   Ornithology

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...
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Best Bird of the Weekend

2 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

June is the breeding month, when New Yorkers mostly give up on migrant birds and look for birds where they nest. June is also the month that the bugs come out to play in...
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The Gas Station Bird

The Gas Station Bird

2 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Above is a gorgeous photo of a Cooper's Hawk by Ingrid Taylar. The bird is just chilling out, waiting for the urge to fly. The bird below is also waiting, but not to fly. He is...
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Birdlife at the Fortescue River

Birdlife at the Fortescue River

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Last week I told you about our lucky find at the Fortescue River between Nullagine and Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It was our first encounter of...
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The popstars of Shanghai

The popstars of Shanghai

6 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

In Shanghai, May is the month with a chance to see the regional popstars of the birding world - male Japanese and Amur Paradise Flycatchers. Why anyone would want to undertake...
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Who's watching whom?

Who's watching whom?

7 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

May 29th was my 63rd birthday, and I got the best birthday present possible. It rained! And it wasn't a passing shower; no, it was the kind of rain that suggested that our...
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Flights of Passage: a book review

Flights of Passage: a book review

7 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Last year there was a spate of books specifically about bird “behavior” - though one might well say that every book about birds, from field guides on up, is about behavior in...
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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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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 ...