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Association of Shelter Veterinarians – April 19, 2023

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The Association of Shelter Veterinarians held its annual member reception in Baltimore on April 19. The association presented awards and announced new officials.

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Signs of Spring Migration in Costa Rica

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Baltimore Oriole- one of the more common wintering birds in Costa Rica. Based on birding this very morning from the back of my place in Costa Rica, I can guarantee that at least some Baltimore Orioles, Tennessee Warblers , a Painted Bunting and a few other migrants are still far to the south.

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A Quick Visit to a Mud Puddle

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I wish this Baltimore Oriole had stuck around a bit longer. This Song Sparrow really liked the mulberries. (It’s It’s the same bird as at the top of the post.). It’s hard to find something interesting to say about Song Sparrows. . At least I got this decent shot! I’m blogging again. Expect more soon!

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The Once and Future Oriole

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I can’t possibly remember when the Baltimore and Bullock’s Orioles were lumped into Northern Oriole. I felt like the injustice was fresh, and that I, personally, had been robbed of the Baltimore Oriole. You’ll note that I felt robbed of the Baltimore Oriole. Images courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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What is the State Bird of Maryland?

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Suddenly, we catch a flash of bright orange: a Baltimore Oriole. Baltimore Orioles spend their winters in Florida, Central, and South America, and migrate north to breed in much of the Eastern United States. Baltimore Orioles breed in open woodlands or forest edges , preferring deciduous trees.

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My Trip to Costa Rica Part 2

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Before leaving Olguita’s on the second day in Costa Rica, I spotted this migrant male Baltimore Oriole ( Icterus galbula ) pictured above, but I also enjoyed a resident Black-cowled Oriole ( Icterus prosthemelas ), both lifers! Since the weather was not favorable for snorkeling I decided to kayak up the local Quebrada Ernesto Inlet.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of 2015?

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Corey has already added some cracking birds to his year list and will continue his relentless observation of avifauna while visiting Baltimore this weekend. A pristine weekend lies before you like an untroubled field of freshly fallen snow. Make your mark and see some birds. How about you? Share your plans in the comments below.

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