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Best Bird of the Weekend

23 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

This has been the oddest May migration in memory, at least around upstate New York. The beauty of May, however, is that there are always birds, even if they're not the ones we...
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Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species-A Book Review

Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species-A Book Review

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

Louisiana is a magical place to bird. I know because I was there in 2015 with friends from New Jersey Audubon and I was amazed by the close-up views of Mississippi Kites and...
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Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

2 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

The reception of bulbuls in the ornithological world is decidedly mixed. A typical description of the family is that of “a tropical African and Asian songbird that typically...
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Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

2 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

The reception of bulbuls in the ornithological world is decidedly mixed. A typical description of the family is that of “a tropical African and Asian songbird that typically...
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The Warbler Brewery - Warbler Ale

The Warbler Brewery - Warbler Ale

3 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

I didn't plan on taking such a long break away from the Birds and Booze beat, but life got in the way the last several weeks, mostly on account of moving into a new home. After...
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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2020?

8 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

The last weekend of September doesn't herald the end of this cycle of migration but rather a run to its peak. The best fall/spring birding weekend in your part of the world may...
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Arrowood Farm Brewery: Starling Brett Farmhouse Ale

Arrowood Farm Brewery: Starling Brett Farmhouse Ale

10 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Like most North American birders, I never pay much mind to the European Starling. Sure, they're always a dependable, can't-miss tick whenever you need them to be there, whether...
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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

11 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

About once a week I get contacted through my website Ornithology.com regarding a baby bird. Often the explanation is that the “baby fell out of the nest.” Typically, the baby...
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So proud!

So proud!

One year ago   |   10,000 Birds

Taking a leaf from my neighbour's gardening technique, I have embraced the neglectful method of gardening. The theory being that supplying the seed is as far as you need to...
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Some of America's Avian Treasures

Some of America's Avian Treasures

One year ago   |   10,000 Birds

North America is home to many amazing bird species, including several which require a special effort to see and appreciate. These birds also invite one to sites that are unique...
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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 ...