Bird Families of the World by Winkler, Billerman and Lovette

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It seems to me that Lynx Edicions must know Vedran, too, and it was with him in mind that their authors, David W Winkler, Shawn M Billerman and Irby J Lovette, chose the “Bird Families of the World: A Guide to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds” as the full title of their new edition.

Breed Information — Gardner Lane Puppies

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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 (Fourth of October 2020)

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But his Best Bird of the Weekend was one he saw with his family on a visit to Jamaica Bay on Saturday evening. 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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The first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020

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The eggs usually hatch out quite close together and then the family can all move away from the nest site. There are dangers around the nest site and the sooner they could move the family away from the exposed nest site the better.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2020)

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Corey got his Best Bird of the Weekend early this weekend as while he and his family were making their way home from a week-long vacation in Cape Cod on Friday a Black-throated Gray Warbler was found in Queens at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Nanhui, Shanghai in early spring 2020

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There are even some warblers that look a bit less anonymous than the majority of the family. The post Nanhui, Shanghai in early spring 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Winter is not the greatest time for birding in Shanghai, and this year, there was no escaping to Southeast Asia due to Covid-19. In fact, if I were to leave China right now, they would not let me back into the country.

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A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines ? The Curator White Blend (2016)

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Badenhorst Family Wines. Badenhorst Family Wines – The Curator White Blend (2016) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. This week’s wine is a very easy-drinking white blend from the South African winery A.A. It’s going to be a pretty easy post for us, too, as there’s not a whole lot going on here bird-wise to discuss. (By

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2020)

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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. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Then again, you may have passed Saturday and Sunday in quite the same way you spend all your weekends: looking at birds and communing with nature. Sometimes the little things really do mean the most.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2020)

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But it was during an outing to Rockaway Beach with his family on Sunday afternoon that he saw his Best Bird of the Weekend, his first Piping Plover of the year. 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.

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Tawny Frogmouth family at Cygnet Park-Broome

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There has been a family of Tawny Frogmouths at our local supermarket car-park in other years. I left the family of Tawny Frogmouths to sleep during the day and they will be out after dark feeding. The post Tawny Frogmouth family at Cygnet Park-Broome appeared first on 10,000 Birds. One of the joys of walking a neighbour’s dog is that you get to see the changes around the local parks on a daily basis.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2020)

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However, my whole family did take time to appreciate the understated beauty of Mourning Doves. 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 (Fourth of February 2020)

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At least I didn’t have to travel far for great birds; my whole family thrilled to the sight of an adult Sharp-shinned Hawk chowing down on an unspecified rodent in our yard. 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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Corey enjoyed camping with family and friends for the long weekend after getting tested for COVID and coming up negative. 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.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of May 2020)

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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. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. This year, the more somber aspect of Memorial Day, remembering fallen soldiers, is perhaps more on our minds as we cope with the staggering losses from the pandemic.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of February 2020?

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Corey and his family, fresh off a victorious tour of Jamaica, will be expanding their circuit to the New York Capitol Region this weekend. The post Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of February 2020? As one season begins to shade ever so slightly–or perhaps heavily, depending on your latitude–new birding opportunities open up. If you focus on first of year (FOY) birds, February always has something fresh and fun to offer.

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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? Beside the paperback, the Sasol app has also been updated in 2020 and is a massive improvement on the previous edition.

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

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But, unlike most books focused on a bird family, this one is organized geographically. A scientific analysis of the bird family was written by Lloyd S. Netherlands: Oliver Plantema, 2020. Penguins! Penguins here! <pause> <pause> Do I have your attention now?

Hornbills of Yunnan

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Visiting the family. 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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Peeps and Plovers on Cuitzeo Beaches

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For a few years now, every time they visit their family here, he or they go with me to bird my favorite sites. I’m not sure what they think of 2020’s low water levels, but they looked happy!

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When Birds Are Near: Dispatches From Contemporary Writers

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Press, 2020, 304p. There are owls in New York City. Big owls: Barred Owls on Riverside Drive and down the path from Harlem Meer, a Great Horned Owl in Central Park’s Ramble.

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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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Didn’t every household have a copy of a Peterson Field Guide on the shelf, maybe a third or fourth edition that family members grew up with, which they could quickly consult to see the arrow pointing to that belly band? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 2020.

Kenyan LBJ’s (The Sequel)!

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We saw several species of this challenging family, after some time I managed to graduate with the ability to classify them as “streaked” or “unstreaked” When it came down to the actual species, however, I left it to the expert!

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Birding Beljarica in August

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A family of Eurasian Sparrowhawks showed well on several occasions, than there was one Black Kite , and up to five White-tailed Eagles at once. Last month, I birded my favourite local patch, Beljarica – the best eBird hotspot in Belgrade city and the 3rd best in Serbia – four times.

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Fully fledged Pied Oystercatcher chick

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On a rising tide the Pied Oystercatcher family soon found a good position to watch and wait until the reef was exposed once again. Pied Oystercatcher family at roost. The Pied Oystercatcher family will remain together for some time yet.

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The Bird Way: A Book Review

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Superb Lyrebird by John Burgoyne ©2020 . One good thing about birding during a pandemic–the forced restrictions on place and time translate into more time to observe what birds do.

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Mammals of South Asia (Lynx Edicions)

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Despite depicting 540 species/56 families, it is a lightweight book of 173 pages, easy to pack and carry. kg ISBN 978-84-16728-27-5 Published in June 2020 Published by Lynx Edicions – Lynx Illustrated Checklists Collection.

The Numbers Game

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That is because we receive so many extra species from up north, which can double the number of potential species in many of our most important avian families: Ducks, Hummingbirds, Wood Warblers, New World Sparrows, Tyrant Flycatchers, and many others.

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Nanhui, Shanghai in late autumn

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While Long-tailed Shrikes are the second hand car dealers of the Nanhui bird world, some of the other members of the shrike family are a bit more subtle. Male and female Japanese Thrush , rather elegant members of the family.

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Classy, Elegant Bird Art from Costa Rica

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A locally owned company started by Birding Experiences founder and guide Diego Quesada (with whom I have watched Buff-breasted Sandpipers among other birds), CaraCara offers poster art of bird families that occur in Costa Rica.

The Devil Made Me Do It

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This plant is in the same family as the classic Ocotillo of the American Southwest. Since I am an evangelical pastor down here in Mexico, I always feel a bit odd when I give visiting birders their first encounter with Lucifer.

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Two James Spirits: Doctor Bird Jamaica Rum

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Aïthurus polytmus , a family of Red-billed Streamerbirds depicted in a print dated between 1820 and 1860 from the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam.

Birds of Chile – A Photo Guide

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The authors continue: “Although an appreciation of taxonomic relationships may be intellectually stimulating, arranging bird families according to taxonomic sequence is not necessarily helpful for field identification. If you want to write a bird guide, you should have guided people yourself.

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Third Cable Beach Pied Oystercatcher nest to hatch

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The header photo above shows where the family rested shortly after the two chicks left the nest on Tuesday. The following day we returned to see if the family of Pied Oystercatchers had moved away from the nest site yet. The family of Pied Oystercatcher tracks.

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Black-throated Gray Warbler at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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My family and I spent last week in Cape Cod, enjoying a last summer getaway in a summer where getaway options have been extremely limited for obvious reasons.

Pied Oystercatcher chick-cautiously optimistic

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The family of Pied Oystercatchers soon made their move to Gantheaume Point. Typically the whole Pied Oystercatcher family spend a lot of time either feeding or roosting. The one surviving Pied Oystercatcher chick that I introduced you to four weeks ago continues to thrive.

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Cable Beach Pied Oystercatchers continue to hatch

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Following on from the sad loss of our first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020 the other eggs are now also hatching. We moved back and sat on the sand and watched the Pied Oystercatcher family. Pied Oystercatcher family. Pied Oystercatcher family. Pied Oystercatcher family.

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Welcome, Wood Warblers!

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Of course, one never limits oneself to a single taxonomic family. Dear U.S. and Canadian birding friends: I feel your pain. I understand that my gain is your loss.

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Eighty Mile Beach Pied Oystercatchers

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Here are some of the photos I took of the families of Pied Oystercatchers. Eighty Mile Beach is located between Broome and Port Hedland and is a remote coastline. It is the longest uninterrupted beach in Western Australia and is 220 kilometres long.

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¡Cuerporruín!

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The best laid plans… Last week, I had hoped to get permission to get onto the campus of one or Morelia’s many universities, to look for a family of Wood Ducks that apparently have arrived to spend the winter in its unusual habitat of marshy forest.

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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. copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. They portray the nesting cycles of Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, and American Robin, illustrating the various ways in which birds create families. Do they have families too and do they take care of them? ” copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley.

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Predicting My Next Five Queens Birds

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I took a gamble and got the family out on a (socially-distanced) whale-watching boat on the 12th and was rewarded, finally, with my Queens Great Shearwater !

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eBird and Urban Planning: City Green Spaces

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The researchers divided the city’s land area into seven categories: (1) open space for conservation ( e.g., forest preserves), (2) open space for recreation, (3) other open spaces ( e.g. , trails/greenways and cemeteries), (4) water, (5) single family residential, (6) multifamily residential, (7) roads, and (8) all others. ” Landscape and Urban Planning 196 (2020): 10374.

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