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Check out Birding Experiences in Costa Rica

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Costa Rican born and raised nature lover, birdwatcher and entrepreneur, working as a Certified Naturalist Guide since 2002. Learn more about us on Trip Advisor! About the Owners. DIEGO QUESADA.

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Finding birds in Deliblato Sands Reserve, part 2/3: the Labudovo okno Ramsar Wetland

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Nature reserve since 2002. Natural Oak, Willow and Poplar forests as well as poplar plantations, wet meadows, marshes and dry grasslands are present. It is an important stopover site and wintering area that attracts the largest congregations of waterbirds anywhere in the country. Dubovacki Rit; photos (3) by Slobodan Puzovic.

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The Eurasian Collared-Dove Explosion: Coming to a Town Near You!

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The following maps I created on eBird show the dramatic growth in the spread of the Eurasian Collared-Dove from 2002 to 2014. This first map is data from 2002 through 2003. The northwestern spread of this non-native species made it to my yard a few years ago. Click on photos for full sized images.

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Pied Oystercatcher broken wing display

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This bird was originally banded in Roebuck Bay in 2002 and has used Cable Beach to nest for at least 12 years. Her partner from 2007 has disappeared and she is currently with a new mate, which was also caught and banded in 2002 on the same day… so they are old friends! Time will tell! Nest site with 3 eggs-one white!

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Birding Jianfengling, Hainan (A-H)

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(Wikipedia, everybody’s main source of scientific information, also lets us know that there is a Nicolas Huet, a French snowboarder born 22 July 1976 who competed in parallel giant slalom [whatever that is] at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he placed 4th. My understanding is that the fulvetta is not named after him).

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What’s in a Name: Snipe Hunt

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It’s the one that arises when people use eBird without realizing that the Wilson’s Snipe was split from Common Snipe back in 2002, and trigger a rare bird alert by using the name of the Asian species for everyday American birds. Feature image by Tim Bowman, courtesy of USFWS.

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Do Snowy Owls really belong in genus Bubo?

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The Wink and Heidrich paper ( Molecular systematics of Owls (Strigiformes) based on DNA sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome b gene , PDF), as the title indicates, looked at the mitochondrial cyt b gene across about a third of living owls and found Snowy Owl sister to Great Horned Owl, concluding, “the taxonomic consequences would be to merge (..)

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