Birding Singapore

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The only bird-related activity I can think of is looking at bird photos I took in Singapore in 2015, and adding some irrelevant comments to them. Presumably, birds living in Singapore do not understand German. And I spent my time in Singapore birding, not shopping.

Bird Therapy

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Among other things… I go birding. Yes, birding can be a wonderful tool for maintaining mental health. Why is birding such an effective mental health tool? Green is good in birds, too… like this Berylline Hummingbird. Birding works great for me!

Birding: Special Lockdown Edition

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Admittedly, the area to watch birds is fairly limited – the whole compound measures maybe 200 by 100 meters, and a fair share of it is occupied by apartment blocks and parking spaces. He marveled at the exquisite beauty of the bird. Birding

Birding Inner Mongolia

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So, to claim that I birded Inner Mongolia is a massive exaggeration. Let’s move to the birds). “Don’t call me Hedwig” Birding(Note: this post refers to a trip I took a long time ago, in 2015.

Animal Rights: A Small Bird

Bloody Bay Birding

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Specifically birds. The most interesting bird we saw that morning was one that my wife pointed out as a Tricolored Heron but I felt it was a Little Blue Heron. The vireo likely had a nest and was acutely aware of the motmot’s taste for baby bird.

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Birding St Lucia, South Africa

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Not as interesting as birds, but easier to get photos of – see a few at the end of this post, just put there in an uncaring way as I really went to St. Lucia for the birds. I sometimes wonder why green birds are relatively rare. Different bird families, I know.

Birding Hongbenghe, Yunnan

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The main attraction for birders here are the hornbills – I have written about them before , so this post will be more on the other birds I saw there in 2017. Anyway, it is a very cute-looking bird if you are big enough not to be among its prey of (mostly) insects. Birding

Birding Shanghai in April 2022

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I, desperate for some birds, used that to take a few photos, even though it meant attracting a lot of attention from the other residents, as I am the only foreigner in this compound and also the only person owning an 800 mm telephoto lens. Birding

Two Birds

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Here`s another entry in the category “Rejected topics for bird-related coffee table books”, following my recent “Blue Birds” post. With remarkable accuracy, each of the photos below shows exactly two birds. Almost abstract bird patterns. Birding Birds two

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Birding Dulan County, Qinghai

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Being a mammal myself, I am understandably much less fond of this animal class than I am of birds. But I have to admit that seeing some of the wolves, foxes, asses, and sheep of Dulan county is nice, at least as long as they do not stand in front of some exciting birds.

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Birding Nonggang, Guangxi, China

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Perhaps the star bird here is the Nonggang Babbler , which was first observed by professional ornithologists only in 2005. The birds are not closely related. Another highlight of the Nonggang bird population is the Indochinese Green Magpi e. Birding“Mother died today.

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Birding Jianfengling, Hainan (A-H)

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Still, it has quite a good habitat and birds – so good, in fact, that the frugal blog post writer (me) decided to write two separate posts about this park. This is part one, covering birds named from A to H. Birding

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Birding the Trinity Hills

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It may seem like an unnecessarily recurring theme in my posts about birding within Trinidad & Tobago, but the more I write on the subject the more it becomes apparent that the number three must have some significance, somewhere. Its inaccessibility has led to it not being birded often.

Birding Shanghai in March 2022

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Strangely, one of the easiest birds to see on Chongming recently is the non-native Black Swan. A juvenile, if I am correct – and a rather rare bird in Shanghai, this being rather at the southern end of the wintering breeding range. Birding

Birding with a Botanist

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I am guessing that no birder practices this passion exclusively for the birds. I couldn’t even begin to do justice to this massive tree with my long birding lens. Of course, even when you bird with a botanist, some of the excitement must actually be bird-related.

Birding Danba, Western Sichuan

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The continuous fog when birding the next morning did not help either. The severe drawback of course being that the birds were covered in heavy fog too. Maybe this bird has some secret vices that nobody has ever heard about? Nor was I, after a day of chasing birds in the fog.

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Birds and Trash

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In some places, birds have to live with large amounts of trash in their environment. In order to deter real estate speculation, residential birds deliberately use ugly materials as part of their nests in order to prevent a local real estate boom. Birding Trash

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The Gas Station Bird

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The bird is just chilling out, waiting for the urge to fly. The bird below is also waiting, but not to fly. One might assume this is a falconry bird, but it’s not. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of birds knows the efficiency and delicacy of their respiratory systems.

Birding around Xining, Qinghai

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Early August is a bit of a dead time for birding in Shanghai unless you like your birds as little white spots at the far end of a telescope. So, I asked around and was told that Qinghai is the place to go to for birds in China in August. Birding China Qinghai Xining

Birding Longcanggou, Sichuan

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It is a well-known birding hotspot, though access to some of its parts may be tricky without a local guide. Like many of the largest species within bird families, the Great Parrotbill looks somewhat plain, at least in the weather I encountered it.

Patience in Birding

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The slate of birds available to the ardent birder in a particular place is a constant cycle of regulars, not-so-regulars, visitors, rarities, and vagrants. I chased birds for a few years when I first got started, but my laziness eventually took over. Birding

Birding Shanghai in February 2022

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If you think it is rather pretentious to start a birding blog post with a Kafka story, I fully agree with you. Anyway, the story is not quite how I remembered it, to be honest, but fitting enough to describe the almost claustrophobic birding experience in ever-shrinking Nanhui. Birdin

Changing Bird Names (Again)

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On April 16, 2021, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the American Ornithological Society (AOS), had a “ Community Congress on English Bird Names ” to discuss whether certain bird names should be changed and, if so, how quickly. Some apply to common birds and others do not.

Birding Sanming, Fujian

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Why under such conditions one would go birding is still slightly beyond me, but of course, I went anyway, accompanying a friend. Not sure whether these birds are religious or not, but they certainly like to stay near monasteries. Birding

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Bird Uganda with Bird Uganda Safaris

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic. Destinations Africa Birding Tourism Uganda

Birding Mkuze

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Mkuze Game Reserve is in the Eastern part of South Africa, about 5 hours away from Johannesburg, and one of the best places I have ever been to for bird photography. ” The Red-billed Quelea is regarded as the most numerous undomesticated bird on earth.

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A few more birds and streetlights

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After last Sunday’s post featuring a few of the birds that use the streetlights around Broome I thought I really should show you a few more! One may have been the same bird that I photographed earlier and it is not far to the coast in any direction.

The Thorn Birds

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The reason that La Mesa is my new favorite local birding destination is not just that it is so close to home; it is the great mix of habitats that it offers. But, the birds! Protection, for birds, can be a very different thing than it is for us.

Birding Mengbishan, Sichuan, China

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On the other hand, a tunnel is built under the Mengbishan pass, which may mean that eventually a nice high-altitude stretch of the road may be bypassed by through traffic, giving some more peace to the birds (and birders). Still, birds such as the spectacular Blood Pheasant make it worthwhile.

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Birding Ruoergai, Sichuan, China

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The poster bird of this area is the near-threatened Black-necked Crane. Not sure how I (or the bird itself) feel about the bird being named after a bird collector, though. If you get the perfect shot of a Horned Lark , the bird looks very much like a cartoon devil.

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December birding in Belgrade

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In Belgrade, Serbia, winter months offer surprisingly good birding possibilities. Also, to warm yourself after birding, there are two restaurants at the top. And so, there the birds are, in the middle of the city.

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How much time do you devote to birding?

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How high is birding on your list of activities – is it the very first or merely one of? These are the types I recognise: Coffee Break Birding – 10-15 minutes, usually not planned ahead but squeezed out of your schedule. The Usual Standard – a few hours of morning birding.

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Getting sentimental: Birding at Baihualing, China

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Up until a few years ago, Baihualing in Yunnan was both a great place to see birds and open to foreigners. Here are some of the nice birds foreigners could see at Baihualing, before it was blocked for foreigners. In a better world, non-Chinese would still be allowed to see these birds.

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Birding Wolongshan, Sichuan, China

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With travel restrictions still in place, going on a birding trip outside of China is still not a practical option. Fortunately, China itself has a large number of bird species and habitats. The first stop was Wolongshan, a place known more for its giant pandas than its birds.

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Bird like I bird

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Yeah, I’ve birded in the developed world. I know that you have ever-so-organized birding clubs, with their beginning birdwatching classes, monthly field trips, and (just imagine!) You get rare bird alerts almost every week, and your bird distribution maps actually reflect bird distributions. In contrast, if I want to visit a developed birding site, I have to drive almost 3 hours. (It’s Must we limit ourselves to backyard birding?

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Birding Shanghai in January 2022

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And indeed, I could hear the faint noise of the Sisters of Mercy coming out of the headphones of the bird. If this was not a sparrow but a rare, beautiful and local bird, this photo could get me into the National Geographic. Maybe a cold-blooded bird? Birding

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Birding the Drakensberg, South Africa

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Fortunately, China still has lots of interesting birding locations left for me. But of course, it is also nice to remember past birding trips. For some reason (mainly laziness), the birds below are ordered alphabetically. The bird looks a bit more interesting than that.

What Was Your First Bird of 2022?

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What was your first bird of the year this year, 2022? Please… Happy New Year to all of our wonderful 10,000 Birds readers! Let us know your first bird of the year in the comments! Birding 2022 first bird of the year

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Birding around Chaka, Qinghai, China

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Fortunately, I share this preference with birds, which we found away from the lake, mostly in some semi-desert areas. “ Not the bird’s fault, I guess. Apparently, this is another bird species that feels not so certain about flying (many humans have similar feelings).

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Birding Shanghai in December 2021

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The bird is easy to identify – if it is small, cute, and black, white, and brown, you have found it (though admittedly, a more qualified description can be found at Shanghaibirding ). Sometimes I do not understand the attraction of bird photography either. Birding

Colorful birds (premium version)

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Birds can be wonderfully colorful. A Blue-throated Barbet – the blue looks even better due to the contrast with the red on the top of the bird’s head. The post Colorful birds (premium version) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding color

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Birding around Qinghai Lake, China

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Still, again with the help of the guides from Alpinebirding , we managed to get to the right places to see birds. It seems Common Mergansers are similarly lazy birds – according to a study quoted in the HBW, wintering individuals in New Mexico spent 58.6% The bird was not amused.

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