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A Tale of Two Eagles

A TALE OF TWO EAGLES

The White-tailed Eagle is one of the easiest birds to observe in Belgrade, Serbia. There are about ten pairs around the city. One pair...

Emeralds!

EMERALDS!

Within my self-imposed one hour birding radius around Morelia, I have so far seen 21 different hummingbirds. That may seem like a lot...

 
 
 

“EARTH'S WILD MUSIC”: A BOOK REVIEW

A fine idea for a nature book is promised by the title and subtitle: Earth's Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the...

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

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...

 
 
 

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

May has arrived. What other three words sound as sweet to a birder? Spring migration seems to be arriving late at my northern latitude,...

A Rare Caribbean Parrot on the Brink

A RARE CARIBBEAN PARROT ON THE BRINK

Jim Wright's latest book is The Real James Bond , the biography of the ornithologist whose name Ian Fleming stole for his secret agent...

 
 
 
Birds on Utility Poles - The Electrocution Solution

BIRDS ON UTILITY POLES - THE ELECTROCUTION SOLUTION

Picture this. You're wandering through a park, minding your own business, and decide to take a short rest on a bench. You sit down....

Camping by the Fitzroy River

CAMPING BY THE FITZROY RIVER

If you look at this header photo and then the header photo of our first camping trip in 2020 you will notice it is somewhat similar....

 
 
 
Collaborative list - April 2021

COLLABORATIVE LIST - APRIL 2021

The roadmap out of lockdown here in the UK has allowed us to meet up in small groups to indulge in outdoor activities, so birders have...

The Warbler Brewery - Parula Pilsner

THE WARBLER BREWERY - PARULA PILSNER

I picked out this week's Parula Pilsner from The Warbler Brewer of Delmar, New York solely because it's the very end of April, right...

 
 
 
Colorful birds

COLORFUL BIRDS

Birds can be wonderfully colorful. Here are some prime examples. Two Black-rumped Flamebacks with their distinct red crown and crest. A...

What Happened This Winter

WHAT HAPPENED THIS WINTER

Here it is, the end of April, and things are slowing down in the south. As I mention each year at this time, the beginning of the birding...

 
 
 
Heat in the Tropics

HEAT IN THE TROPICS

As the boreal migrants head north, breeding season for the residents and austral migrants is beginning to pick up. A friend of mine...

Best Bird of the Weekend

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

Weekends like these tend to fill those of us closer to the poles with envy for our birding friends even the slightest bit closer to...

 
 
 
Roebuck Bay is emptying out

ROEBUCK BAY IS EMPTYING OUT

Migration is in full swing here in Broome and Roebuck Bay is starting to empty out. Each evening the shorebirds head off on their migration...

Shearwater Chase in Costa Rica

SHEARWATER CHASE IN COSTA RICA

“That bird! Go! Go! Get it! That bird, chase it! Chase it!” In a flash, our small deep sea fishing boat went from casually bobbing...

 
 
 
Quinta do Vale da Perdiz Cistus Reserva Douro (2016)

QUINTA DO VALE DA PERDIZ CISTUS RESERVA DOURO (2016)

Even though it's late April, it was below freezing here in Albany, New York today as I stood in my backyard drinking my morning coffee...

Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea 2nd edition - A Field Guide Review

BIRDS OF THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO: GREATER SUNDAS AND WALLACEA 2ND EDITION - A FIELD GUIDE REVIEW

“Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea” by James A. Eaton, Bas van Balen, Nick W. Brickle and Frank E. Rheindt...

 
 
 
Sneak Attack

SNEAK ATTACK

My state of Michoacán has a wide variety of nectarivorous birds. (Nectarivorous: that's my new word for this week!) Most, of course,...

BEST BIRD OF THE WEEKEND

April tends to be one of those months that contain multitudes, at once as temperate as any spring or fall but then turning quickly...

 
 
 



Dogs are helping calm some nervous NJ residents getting vaccines

Living through the COVID pandemic has produced a great deal of stress and anxiety for many New Jersey residents. One group is offering a special kind of help at New Jersey's... Read more ...

Speak Out for Louie and ALL Cats: Fight Animal Cruelty

Speak Out for Louie and ALL Cats: Fight Animal Cruelty

Louie suffered unbelievable cruelty before he was even a year old. Locked away in a cage in a back room of a house, he was barely fed once every three days-and often punished... Read more ...

Profile in Compassion: Feral Friends In Argentina

Almas Felinas sin hogar If there is any one thing that transcends borders, it's our love for animals. So it should come as no surprise that Alley Cat Allies' Feral Friends... Read more ...

Ending Cat Killing in Parks

Alley Cat Allies is engaged in two incredibly important campaigns - one in Northern California and one in Australia - which get to the heart of what we are about. We're seeking... Read more ...

Traveling with a Dog in the United Kingdom

Traveling with a Dog in the United Kingdom

Every person and their dog know that having a furry, four-legged companion just makes every trip just a little bit better. Got to walk into town? Take your dog. Heading to the... Read more ...

First MA Bald Eagle Rat Poisoning Death Highlights Wider Problem

First MA Bald Eagle Rat Poisoning Death Highlights Wider Problem

Clinical associate professor Maureen Murray comments in Patch.com on the death of an eagle from rodenticide poisoning, the first recorded in the species in MA. Read more ...

A Tale of Two Eagles

A Tale of Two Eagles

The White-tailed Eagle is one of the easiest birds to observe in Belgrade, Serbia. There are about ten pairs around the city. One pair even breeds on the island at the very... Read more ...

Choose Wisely: How to Select the Best Pet for You

Pet ownership is a commitment for the entire life of the pet, so it's important to select a pet that's right for your family's lifestyle. Even if you've already welcomed a pet... Read more ...

Sundowners and Senility in Fluffy and Fido

Cognitive Dysfunction in Cats and Dogs Did you know your pet can suffer from senility? Studies have found that a quarter of pets are so afflicted by the age of 12-14 years, and... Read more ...

YouTuber/New Mom Euthanizes Dog For Being “Aggressive” And “Old”

YouTuber/New Mom Euthanizes Dog For Being “Aggressive” And “Old”

When dogs are introduced to new babies in the family, it can be a tough transition. Kids don't know how to give dogs space. And dogs can become overwhelmed when having to share... Read more ...