Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2020)

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2020 is almost over… finally. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Every weekend seems to be wild from the perspective of human history.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2020)

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Keep looking… November 2020 appears full of surprises. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2020)

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No matter where you find yourself, heed the imperative of 2020: live to see better days! If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2020)

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Our Best Birds of 2020

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2020 will be remembered as a year that we’d like to forget. Our 2020 year list stands at 324 for Victoria and the north of Western Australia combined, so we are more than happy with that under current circumstances. I’ll certainly drink to the end of 2020!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of August 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. October is when rumors of the next season become harder to deny.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2020)

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. May delivers one of those amazing times of the year when we’re too busy looking at birds to sit around talking about them.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Another month, another movement of the world’s birds from one point to the next.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Another weekend is in the books. With hope, this was a memorable one for you, even if the birds weren’t particularly rare. My best sighting was a Herring Gull with a mantle so dark, I suspected Lesser Black-backed.

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Collaborative List ? May 2020

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This was the month we (in the northern hemisphere) had all been waiting for, but what a strange month May 2020 has been. These are included as part of the summary and are maintained in the list, despite objections by some purists, to give the full, rich experience as enjoyed by your lucky, lucky beats. The post Collaborative List – May 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. As we close the book on the first half of one of the wildest years in recent memory, we can only hope the next half delivers a lot more happiness, health, and prosperity. And, while I’m being greedy, how about loosening travel restrictions? I need more birds!!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2020)

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Though Corey really enjoyed a ginormous flock of gannets on Sunday morning his Best Bird of the Weekend was a Short-eared Owl , his first of 2020, at Edgemere Landfill in the predawn light on Saturday. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. I hate to obsess about weather, but June temperatures in New York have taken us all on a roller coaster ride with sweltering highs and frigid lows within days of each other. How am I supposed to enjoy a pre-summer weekend dressed in all these layers?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. This past weekend was both Global Big Day and World Migratory Bird Day, and yet I had to deal with snow and freezing cold. Isn’t that against the rules?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. You may have experienced one of the weirdest weekends of your life, what with all bars and restaurants closed and people maintaining a healthy distance from even close friends and family.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The checklist for a basic birding outing has become more complex during the COVID-19 crisis. Along with the usual optics and gear, you have to consider packing masks and antiseptic hand wash. Your choice for birding spot depends equally on the abundance of birds and scarcity of birders.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of January 2020?

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That is the state of our 2020 year lists and general birding experience. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of January 2020? Is there nothing more inviting than a fresh canvas, an unbroken expanse fraught with possibilities just waiting to be filled? Some of us have already enjoyed some New Year’s day bio-blitzing, but the first weekend of the year offers so much potential to become reacquainted with the species you haven’t seen since 2019.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. As we look back on another Father’s Day, at least in those places that observe it, and another solstice, let us hope that we’ve turned a symbolic page on the strife of the last season. With hope, the next will be much better for all of us.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. April weekends always promise but only sometimes deliver. However, a weekend where you can celebrate Easter, Passover, the beginning of migration, or just an excuse to stop sheltering in place for a few hours is bound to be a good time!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Some times of year offer more avian excitement than others, and recent signs even as far north as I live suggest we’ve just entered such a period. Harbingers of the season to come have been emerging slowly buy surely. Did you catch any this weekend?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2020)

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I can’t recall a year when birders were as thrilled to see the month of May pass as we all are in 2020. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. I wonder why that is… To add insult to the daily ration of injury, temperatures in Rochester plummeted from sweltering to near-freezing in the space of four days.

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Pat’s 2020 Bird List, Mostly from Costa Rica

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Most of all, the time and effort is worth it when we see new birds, surpass our goals, and when we share those trying, challenging, exuberant and triumphant times with others because the birding party is always better, always stronger, when you you can enjoy the experience with like-minded souls. I strongly suggest the experience of sharing Turquoise-browed Motmots. This is my year list for 2020, the list of the bird species identified from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Many people consider May to be one of the year’s better months, but birders seem more attached. The birding is just that good, or at least can be. Did your month get off to an auspicious start? I was quite pleased to pull my first New York state warblers for the year from the early bird menu.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. We all have a lot on our minds these days. With hope, a little time in nature—or at least looking at something wild from your window–took your mind to a better place this weekend. All this time in front of a computer has me craving an epic hike but we barely got off our block this weekend.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. 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. Alas, these gentle rains may not always speed spring migrants on their way to breeding grounds far from the equator. Any luck this weekend? The ridiculous cold afflicting the northeastern U.S.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of February 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of February 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Have you ever had one of those weekends where every project you took on failed, perhaps spectacularly? Some weeks, Monday feels more like a respite than a burden.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Summer felt officially “on” this weekend in many parts of the northern hemisphere. That summer generally signals a decline in local avian diversity probably hasn’t sunken in yet, but rest assured the birds you saw this weekend may grow tiresome in another month.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. If May represents the apex of avian observation opportunities in most areas, June signals the slide down the slope towards a truly tedious valley. But we’re not confined to a wasteland of resident breeders just yet, are we? Hopefully, you’re still finding surprises.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of May 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. 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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2020)

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My business trip to Florida to host the Tests and the Rest Winter Conference 2020 was more than just a professional success. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Now that we’re a little further into this new year, we might have a sense of how birdy this season will be.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of February 2020)

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If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of February 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Another Super Bowl, another title won by a team named for something other than a bird. Birding is better when you keep sports out of it anyway! Birding has been terribly slow here in the Rochester area.

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