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My Ten Best Birds of 2019

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I also spent a week in northwestern Costa Rica on a family vacation, a long weekend in Barbados, a week in Georgia, and two week-plus-long trips to visit relatives in southern California. Number 7 – Barbados Bullfinch. Our family trip to Barbados was mostly about the beach but it was also chock full o’birds!

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of April 2019?

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Corey will be enjoying sunshine and hopefully the one endemic species to be found on Barbados as he enjoys a short vacation with his family. I’m finishing off my England excursion by visiting the magnificent White Cliffs of Dover, which are said to promise nesting Northern Fulmar. How about you? Share your plans in the comments below.

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Machi the Whimbrel Gunned Down by Hunters

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Guadeloupe, Martinique and Barbados continue to operate “shooting swamps” some of which are artificial wetlands created to attract migrant shorebirds for sport shooting during fall migration. Barbados, once a British colony is now an independent state and also not party to the Treaty.

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Lesser Antillean Specialties

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The subspecies found on Barbados was recently split from this species, the resulting Barbados Bullfinch raising eyebrows for firstly being monomorphic in accordance with the female plumage and secondly becoming the island’s only endemic bird!

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Birding Lodges – Part 1 – Paradise in Portugal

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Anderson River Park Never Disappoints Barbados The Other Antigua About the Author James A life-long birder and native of South Africa, James Currie has many years experience in the birding and wildlife tourism arenas. These Blasts From The Past Sometimes you just have to smile! Oh, Yeah, I’m Going to Ecuador!

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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April was a busy time for the beats with 10 of them contributing 164 lists to accumulate 744 species from 7 countries; Costa Rica, USA, Australia, Serbia, UK, Brazil and Barbados. BB-Barbados-Tom Adams Highway (13.0809,-59.5118). BB-Barbados-Tom Adams Highway (13.0809,-59.5118). BB-Barbados-Highway 3 (13.1989,-59.5042).

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Collaborative list – December 2019

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35 countries were visited during 2019 , 7 of them ( Belgium , France , Germany , Italy , Thailand , Indonesia and Barbados ) bringing new blood to the Country/Territory/Emirate/Republic/Pricipality/Kingdom/Special Administrative Region list which now stands at 55. The life list was pumped a further 27 sp up to 3953.

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