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It’s 11 O’Clock. Do You Know Where Your Red-eyed Vireos Are?

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I haven’t watched nightly news in a while, actually, never really watched it as a kid either. However, I remember it, even if not for any of the news items. As a kid, I had more important things to think about than local happenings being divulged by someone in a suit.

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Welcome Back, Shorbies!

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If you know me, then you are well aware of how much I love shorebirds. Even when writing my book with all ardent efforts to remain unbiased; the section on Sandpipers & Allies was by far the longest – surpassing mega-families like Thraupidae and Tyrannidae.

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Dreaming of Congo rainforest: Gabon, Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic

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Hot summer days, often reaching 40C/104F, time to open another beer and dream of birding some cooler place, a place where deep shade of tall trees controls the heat… Perhaps the world’s second largest rainforest?

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The World Before – Lake Karla, Greece

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I was tired, as if it were my shoulders that held the sky suspended… So much so that I made no birding plans for this vacation.

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Test webinar 6/10 10am

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Beljarica Backwaters are finally protected!!

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“To the sea their hearts they vow. They will not come again. And even if they came, would you recognise them now? The ocean masks a man. If they return a while, we know not if they smile or weep beneath their tan.”.

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A Tawny Frogmouth nest

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Last Sunday we were driving down a gravel road, which is mostly the local red sand known as pindan, when Grant said “we’re going back for that”! The edges of the road are high where they grade it every now and then to keep it less rough-I won’t say smooth!

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Retirement Age?

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The twin-island postcolonial paradise of Trinidad & Tobago celebrates its 60th anniversary of independence today, and as much as I am vehemently anti-nationalist I figured I’d draw some attention to this fact.

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Birding Yancheng, Jiangsu

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From my home in Shanghai, it is about a four-hour drive to the North to Yancheng, a place to look for Red-crowned Cranes in winter.

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Common Hedgerow Birds of Costa Rica

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Hedgerows are living fences and windbreaks, lines of green space that bisect fields and pastures. They can’t provide the same ecosystem value as natural forest and woodland but in places intensely modifed by people, hedges are vital sanctuaries for birds and other wildlife.

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Lady Luck’s Pendulum

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As we all know, birding is very much a lottery. Visiting the same place repeatedly delivers a different cast of characters each time. Such is nature. Late yesterday evening we took a walk along an often-traversed trail through the Main Ridge Forest Reserve here on Tobago.

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Summer Days

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Guide to birding the Forgotten Road in the Djerdap National Park, Serbia

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That first field trip to Djerdap Gorge National Park, eight years ago, was made as a part of an ecotourism potential evaluation project. And in order to evaluate its potential, my agenda was to spend whole two days in the park and to produce the best possible evaluation based on that visit.

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Plant Shop or Birding Hotspot?

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General Interest Podcast Episodes for Birders

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There are a number of podcasts dedicated to birding ( e.g. , American Birding Podcast and many others ), but many general-interest podcasts also feature episodes of interest to birders. Below are some fairly recent episodes that I have enjoyed and that may be of interest to others.

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The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent–A Book Review

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Do Brown-headed Cowbirds really smell like freshly baked sugar cookies? Do Dark-eyed Juncos really smell like leaves and dirt or “ferns and Celestial Seasonings’ Country Peach Passion Tea? Do birds use odors and a sense of smell to communicate with each other?

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Test webinar 6/9/22 9:40am

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Now You’re Just Showing Off

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I went absolutely crazy a couple of weeks ago. Since my botanist friend Nacho (Ignacio) was on vacation, I did back-to-back major birding outings with him. As it happens, I had not gone out at all the week before, so I gave myself special permission.

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Woodpeckers and Woodcreepers of Tobago

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The exploration of triads within the avifauna of Trinidad and Tobago has taken me through various families and species groups on this blog. It’s taken a life of its own to be honest. While this post isn’t entirely following that trend, it loosely is.

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Another Bird Surprise for Costa Rica- Buff-collared Nightjar!

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As far as countries go, Costa Rica is at the smaller end of the spectrum. A bit larger than the Netherlands but with less land than Latvia and Ireland, in terms of territory, we rank 126.

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Life Can Be Interesting

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Over the past couple of months, my wife and I have had an interesting turn in our lives. This turn has resulted in our gaining new friends, one of them an avid (and professional) birder. In fact, it was birding that brought them into our lives.

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Birding in Costa Rica, August, 2022- News and Recommendations

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In the northern temperate zone, August is a time of hazy, lazy dog days, a month when you soak up that last bit of summer during outdoor picnics and shorebird chases.

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The Sun Chaser

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The Latin name of the Long-billed Starthroat , Heliomaster longirostris roughly translates to ‘long-billed sun chaser’ Truly, it is a bird that has captivated my interest from the moment I laid eyes on it roughly a decade ago.

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A flock of Spoonbills

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In Broome, one of the most reliable places to observe Royal Spoonbills is from the Broome Poo Ponds Barndarlmada Hut. The Royal Spoonbills roost inside the fence when they are not feeding on the mudflats of Roebuck Bay.

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North American Waders also Return

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Well, Kai Pflug has beaten me again. I had spent a couple of weeks vaguely contemplating the need to write about my first wetland trip of the winter migratory season. Meanwhile, Kai continues to crank out two or more posts each week.

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May Flowers

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Learning the Birds: A Book Review

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In July 2011 a Henslow’s Sparrow was found in Ames, N.Y., a rural area in the eastern-central part of the state.

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Pied Oystercatcher eggs become chicks

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One of the pairs of Pied Oystercatchers on Cable Beach have hatched their eggs this week. There had been one egg in the nest scrape on July 25th and a second egg followed. This Tuesday I was expecting the eggs to start to hatch and they did just that.

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Birding the Kruger Park (6): Pafuri area part 2

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This is the last post covering my time birding the Kruger Park in November 2018. It seems this African Harrier-Hawk just caught something here. No clue what it is though.

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Black-tailed Godwits around Broome

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There are three subspecies of Black-tailed Godwit in the world. In Australia we encounter the subspecies Limosa limosa melanuroides. The Black-tailed Godwits that we observe here in Australia breed in east Siberia and Mongolia.

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Animals in Space 3

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Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens at Geikie Gorge

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We try to make a trip to Geikie Gorge each year to go bush-walking and birdwatching, but the area is only open for a few months each year. Typically the area is open from around April to October, but this can vary a lot due to flooding rains or bushfires.

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Birding Cazalla Soaring Bird Observatory

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After weeks of preparation (and not writing many 10,000 Bird posts), my wife and I are finally in Spain. Algeciras, Spain, to be specific — right around the bay from Gibraltar. Drive a bit to the southwest, and you reach Tarifa, Europe’s most southerly point.

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Pied Oystercatchers second attempt at breeding

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Every year we observe both egg and chick loss amongst our Pied Oystercatcher pairs along Cable Beach and also in Roebuck Bay during their breeding season.

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Birding the Kruger Park (5): Pafuri area part 1

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Pafuri lies in the northernmost part of the Kruger National Park and is described as “some of the most potentially productive birding territory in South Africa” on the SANParks website.

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Test webinar 6/9/22 3pm

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