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Comb-crested Jacanas breeding

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One of the places that we visited was Kununurra and discovered that not only are the Pied Oystercatchers busy attempting to breed along Broome’s coastline, but so are the Comb-crested Jacanas. The post Comb-crested Jacanas breeding appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Whistling Kites breeding

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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the Black Kites breeding around Broome. There have also been Whistling Kites breeding around Broome in recent weeks. It is always rewarding to observe successful breeding in wildlife and we are fortunate here in Broome that so many bird species breed around the area. The post Whistling Kites breeding appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Black Kites breeding

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We really don’t like the presence of Black Kites along the beach when the Pied Oystercatchers are breeding. Of course Black Kites also breed and at the moment there is a nest very close to the highway. The post Black Kites breeding appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Black Kites are very common around Broome and they are often observed in very large flocks.

The first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020

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Our first Pied Oystercatcher eggs for this year’s breeding season were laid early and were due to hatch last weekend. This is a sad outcome for the first attempt at breeding this year for Pied Oystercatchers.

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Pied Oystercatchers are breeding early again!

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At this time of year we are on the lookout for the start of breeding season in Pied Oystercatchers. They use the same nest site for subsequent clutches if any fail during the breeding season. We have noticed a substantial shift of sand around some nest sites this year, but it has not deterred them from breeding in their preferred location. There are still two eggs and although this pair has not been successful for many years at least they are attempting to breed.

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Windjana Gorge in 2020

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As we all well know there is something very different about 2020. Following on from our first camping trip for 2020 we took another camping trip a bit further afield. Having observed the Cattle Egret in breeding plumage at the Derby Poo Ponds on June 19th we found ourselves at Windjana Gorge first thing the following morning. We soon added Sandstone Shrike-thrush to our 2020 bird list and it is a great place to find them without too much walking.

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Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby

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Cattle Egret should not be in breeding plumage in June in the north of Australia! We do occasionally see Cattle Egret around Broome, but never in breeding plumage and always with cattle. I got as close to the fence as I could to take photos of the Cattle Egret with its beautiful breeding plumage. The post Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Last Friday, June 19th, we went to the Derby Poo Ponds.

Hoping for Spring Migrants in Costa Rica, 2020

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The annual parade of birds is happening and the feathered participants are dressed in their best breeding suits. Now is when we can venture into the closest park and see birds of the deep woods, species that breed far from town. It’s a living festival and for the birds, 2020 is no different. They have to keep on moving, following their instincts to travel back to the breeding grounds even if the trip is accompanied by many a danger. Spring migration!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2020)

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Alas, these gentle rains may not always speed spring migrants on their way to breeding grounds far from the equator. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. April showers most assuredly bring May flowers in the more temperate portions of the Northern Hemisphere. Any luck this weekend? The ridiculous cold afflicting the northeastern U.S. seems to have chilled the rush of migrants around here.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of May 2020)

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While Mike was busy looking for breeding wood-warblers I spent my time scouring Queens for something new for my year list. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Those of us in the United States are celebrating Memorial Day Weekend, normally a time to gather with friends and family for barbecues, beach outings, and other fun group activities.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2020?

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Do not allow familiarity to breed contempt… seek out something fascinating while birding this weekend and share your finds with us! The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2020? Welcome to the doldrums. As we ascend to the height of the season, we become more likely to encounter extreme weather coupled with extremely mundane birding.

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Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, 5th edition

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Now, I am holding the 5th edition (2020) in my hands – what has changed in the meantime, especially in the 9 years since the 4th edition? This region is so far from the northern breeding grounds that there are no migratory corridors to show.

Birding without a phone

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Well, this would be a fitting season for the second, then, this was the strangest Stonechat I ever saw (those birds in January already were in breeding plumage), and it’s either a 1st winter Common male or the Siberian Stonechat.

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The Birds are All Right

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It was the month of March, 2017, when I went to Lake Cuitzeo to check up on our migratory waterfowl and shorebirds one last time before they travelled north to breed. Kind of shows how we have all felt in 2020, doesn’t it?

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Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

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The goal of Around the World For Penguins is simple: Describe the 18 species of penguin and their breeding grounds “from the perspective of a traveller.” Netherlands: Oliver Plantema, 2020. Penguins! Penguins here! <pause>

Arrowood Farm Brewery: Starling Brett Farmhouse Ale

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Beginning this year, New York State embarked on its third-ever breeding bird atlas , and it’s the first one I’ve been able to participate in as a birder. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze breeding European Starling nesting New York starlings

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Hornbills of Yunnan

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This is not due to its breeding habits, which it shares with the other hornbills – though those habits could well be described as appalling. China is not that well-known for its hornbills, but in Yunnan province, on the border to Myanmar, some species can be found.

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Fall Migration in Costa Rica- Six Things I Have Learned

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Bank and Barn Swallows also migrate through in huge numbers, maybe even the majority of the individuals of these common species that breed in North America. Maybe the excitement of leaving the breeding grounds has been vanquished by the realities of survival during a dangerous passage.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America & Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America: A Field Guide Review

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From “Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, Fifth Edition” © 2020 by The Marital Trust B u/w Roger Tory Peterson & © by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Here are the basics of the Peterson Field Guide to Birds 2020 regional editions.

Sniping: The Final Frontier?

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Field guides listed two subspecies – delicata (which would eventually become the highly migratory Wilson’s Snipe ) and paraguaiae (breeding resident South American Snipe ) – which were extremely difficult to discern from one another in the field.

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Fully fledged Pied Oystercatcher chick

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Non-breeding Pied Oystercatchers join flocks either to the north or south of Gantheaume Point. They do not attempt to breed for about seven years. We are very pleased that at least one Pied Oystercatcher chick has survived this year when there has not been much good news for 2020.

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Bird Families of the World by Winkler, Billerman and Lovette

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The text deals with Related Families, Similar Birds, Description, Habitat, Food, Breeding, Conservation and Relationships. There is a thing parents know very well – how important it is to choose the right name for a child.

The Importance of Citizen Science in Mexico

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Howell does not place the White-tailed Hawk anywhere near Morelia, but I have seen it in every cuadrant of the city, and know for a fact that it breeds near the church I pastor. I have written about this before, and I’ll probably write about it again.

Splitsville

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Splits were once a much more subjective determination, based on differences in appearance, vocalizations, habits, and breeding preferences. We call this a “lump” But hey, this is 2020.

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Birding Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China

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Eurasian Oystercatcher: Not all of them are breeding at Claire`s beach in Australia. Tiaozini is a coastal place about a 3-hour drive north of Shanghai. It is famous for its mudflats that are used as a refueling stop for Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

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Classy, Elegant Bird Art from Costa Rica

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Species like the Gyrfalcon , the aerial powerhouse of the tundra, of stunning, breeding-plumaged May warblers. In the era of digital cameras and social media, images of birds are easy to come by.

Welcome Back

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Many of these were still in their breeding plumage, a special treat for us here in the tropics as they would soon shed their richly patterned exterior for a drab and more mundane outfit.

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Hawking for Nighthawks

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Striated Heron in breeding plumage – extra plumes and blue lores. Just under a fortnight ago, I saw a report on the local bird alert of a sighting of a group of approximately 20 Nacunda Nighthawks at a wetland not more than 20 minutes from where I live.

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Herons and Egrets of Nanhui, Shanghai

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Flashy when breeding, camouflaged when not (or when young). A few days ago, I saw a Yellow Bittern trapped in a fishing device. The bird got very nervous when I approached, trying to strike me with its beak through the net.

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Pied Oystercatcher chick-cautiously optimistic

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It will remain with its parents for a few more months and then join a non-breeding flock either to the south or north of Gantheaume Point. We would not expect it to breed for several years yet.

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My Championship Hummingbird Season

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For us, it’s all about birds moving north during the warm season to breed, and south to escape the winter cold.

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Eighty Mile Beach Pied Oystercatchers

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A few weeks ago we decided to go and see if the resident Pied Oystercatchers at Eighty Mile Beach had been successful at breeding this season. In a year when we all need a good news story I am happy to report that there had been an exceptional breeding season.

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Warblers that Warble

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That still leaves 11 Warblers that breed in Michoacán. Like the Common Yellowthroat , the Yellow Warbler breeds no further south than the central Mexican highlands. I must admit that I had the idea the Grace’s Warbler , common in our pine forests, were also at the southern edge of their breeding range here. It does breed in the U.S. I have commented before in my posts that most of our Warblers here in central Mexico never actually warble.

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Z. Alexander Brown: Uncaged – Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)

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Just yesterday I learned that the Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ) is the only breeding bird found in New York that has been documented nesting in every month of the year.

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Nanhui, Shanghai in August

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Not sure if they are breeding but certainly they are trying, though I am not fully convinced of their competence. And of course there are passerines, some which spent the summer at Nanhui, some just returning from their breeding grounds elsewhere.

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Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

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Among travel guides, due to its coverage of nature and birding, recommendation goes to Serbia: The Bradt Travel Guide (6th edition, 2020). Depending on your particular interest, opt for March/April (spring migration), May/June (breeding season), August to October (autumn migration), or November/December when waterbird migration reaches its peak.

¡Cuerporruín!

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While some American Kestrels breed in central Mexico, most are migratory.

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What It’s Like to Be a Bird: A Review of the New Sibley Book

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copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. So, curious about which birds nest in two places, I quickly found out that it’s Phainopepla, a western bird, a relief because I was concerned that it might have implications for my data collection for the NYS Breeding Bird Atlas. copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. ” copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. 2020).

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Leapin’ Grassquits, Sandy!

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Breeding males are a deep, irridescent blue that often looks black, although in the off season they can look buffy-brown like the females, or, more often, a blotchy combination of the two color schemes. This male shows its full breeding color.

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Pied Oystercatcher chick at 40 days

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There are more Pied Oystercatcher nests with eggs in them now, so the breeding season is not over yet. Last week I said we were “ cautiously optimistic ” about the Pied Oystercatcher chick at Gantheaume Point surviving.

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A Red-capped Plover nest

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They can also be found inland at the ephemeral lakes and can breed throughout the year if the conditions are right. Although I have introduced you to the Red-capped Plover in the past I thought I should show you a nest that we found recently.

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Planning and executing birding plans in the times of corona-virus

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Then about a 100 km to the Ismarida Lake and Porto Lagos lagoons for breeding and migrating waders. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” Like many of you, I had plans for this year’s spring migration: to bird the very best tour of the Balkans, heading for northeastern Greece. First, 800 km of driving from Belgrade through Bulgaria to very NE corner of Greece and the Dadia Forest National Park with its 36 species of diurnal raptors, out of Europe’s 38.

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