Bird Uganda with Bird Uganda Safaris

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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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GUYANA–Simply Delicious Birding!

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Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning “land of many waters” but it could just as easily mean “land of many birds”. Before I delve into some of these avian treasures let me give you a few non-birding reasons to visit this gem of South America. appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Packing for a birding trip

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When was the last time you travelled for birding? It offers the richest pickings in Belgrade, especially with the incoming spring, but I must admit, the thing I miss the most is travelling and birding overseas. And with these few items, birding equipment is mostly covered.

Animal Rights: A Small Bird

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 without a phone

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If you are old enough, you will remember birding without a phone? Later I carried it because of a stash of bird songs I compiled in it. And now I carry it for the same reason, only now they are a part of the bird ID app. Birding

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Maine Jumpstarted My 2021 Birding

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Like so many, the majority of my birding since the Covid-19 pandemic began has centered on my own backyard and local walking excursions. But as we kicked off 2021, I found myself far from my current home in North Florida, surrounded by a plethora of Maine birds! Birding

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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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Bird Guides Produce Online Birding Tutorials

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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. Charley Hesse Pro Bird Guide Tropical Birding.

Very Special Birds

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When I got back into birding about six years ago, I would not have predicted the personal bonds a birder can form with certain species. While all birds bring us joy, and we certainly want to see as many as we can, some species just seem more… special.

More Birds Than Bullets: a book review

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He found some solace when, at age eleven, he became entranced with birds – specifically, with a Green Woodpecker — and that sighting, he says, “took me to another, safer world.” . As he says, “service personnel get to bird where no other birders can.” (Or would want to, one guesses.).

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 Led Me to Wildflowers

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In many ways, birding has led me straight to my new interest in wildflowers. Looking for birds naturally makes you more aware of your surroundings, from an urban park, to a suburban greenway, to a rural wilderness. The post Birding Led Me to Wildflowers appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Celebrate Birding Tourism This Month with 10,000 Birds

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Even that corner of existence where birds meet watchers that so many of us like to spend time in felt the impact of COVID-19 in a few big ways: Birds carried on as always, perhaps even better than usual thanks to the wane in travel and resulting emissions. Birding tourism TANKED.

Birding Beljarica in August

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Last month, I birded my favourite local patch, Beljarica – the best eBird hotspot in Belgrade city and the 3rd best in Serbia – four times. One consequence of being near the city is the widespread feeding of birds with what is junk-food for them – bread.

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A Reliable Birding Proverb

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“Sit under a fruiting tree and birding shall be fruitful.” ” After spending the last couple months chasing migratory shorebirds, I was aching for some forest birding. The first cooperative birds of the morning were Streaked Flycatchers.

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Summer birding in Shanghai

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Summer in Shanghai is not the best season for birding – most birds seem to agree with me that it is too hot. And yet, there are still birds to see … The Black-crowned Night Heron is one of my favorite common birds in Shanghai. More Shanghai birds here.

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Birding Portal, Arizona

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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. After sunset, the birding is just as good.

Birding Acapulco

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But here is the truly tragic part: I was not birding during those years! My hosts had arranged for me to stay in a beautiful private home, high on a ridge overlooking the city, and the forested area surrounding the home attracted some very noisy (and, for me, exciting) birds.

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Birding Serbia in the 2020

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I was mostly birding once per week (and sometimes fewer). I wish you all a happy, healthy and bird-rich new 2021. The post Birding Serbia in the 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding 2020 Serbia

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The most important book about European birds in this century

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The adventure of the second European Breeding Bird Atlas, or EBBA2, was the topic of one of my first posts here at 10,000 Birds: In a warm Catalonian March, Barcelona is filled with sunlight and full of Rose-ringed and Monk Parakeets.

Birding Laifengshan, Tengchong, Yunnan, China

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It is a well-known birding spot, and a low-budget alternative to Baihualing. While Baihualing is much better for birds, foreigners are currently prohibited from going there, presumably as we all carry Covid-19, even if like me we have been in China the whole year.

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Check out Birding Experiences in Costa Rica

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Birding Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China

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This is a bit of a dilemma for local authorities – on the one hand, they would presumably like to protect the birds, on the other hand, they also want to draw as many tourists to the place as possible. Black-tailed Godwit: Somehow, this bird always looks a bit out of focus on my shots.

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Birding Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

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That means it also has many tropical birds that a foreigner living in China can see without risking to leave the country (which would mean 2 weeks of quarantine on reentry at best and complete exclusion at worst, depending on the ever-changing regulations). Birds, maybe?

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Birding Nanhui, Shanghai in September

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In fact, at the moment I am kind of hoping for it to leave Nanhui, as it attracts lots of old bird photographers with limited interest in birds (a nice colorful photo is enough, thank you) and fairly bad manners. The bird drank from it, then decided a bath would not hurt either.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2021)

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No matter how obsessed with birding you may be, you’ll have those weekends where other concerns dominate your thoughts. I certainly looked at birds this weekend, particularly those menacingly sleek Common Grackles who progressed from absent to ubiquitous in a heartbeat.

Responsible Birding in Colombia with Jaguarundi Travel

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What Was Your First Bird of 2021?

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What was your first bird of the year? Happy New Year to you from the 10,000 Birds crew! The post What Was Your First Bird of 2021? appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding 2021 first bird of the yearIt’s 2021!

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Birds from Britannia by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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Many of you may not be aware that Prince Philip was an avid bird-watcher and photographer. They show both the environment, birds, elephant seals, ships and people. Photographs from the Birds from Britannia. There are some beautiful plates of some of the birds in this section.

Come to Puembo Birding Garden

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Zone of Happiness Birding

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Currently he is the convenor for Birdlife Australia in his local area and, as that suggests, he loves sharing his passion for birds and all wildlife through outings and bird walks. Currently Ken continues to dream of overseas birding tours but will settle for ones down under.

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Visit Guatemala with Birding Expeditions

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Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

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The coronavirus has locked us all in, literally, doing something that was totally unthinkable only a few months ago: it has prevented us from birding abroad! I am talking of the very heart of the Balkans and the final birding frontier of Europe: Serbia. Birding overview.

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Home-bound Bird Photography Tips

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I’ve always birded from home for as long as I can remember. Now, every day I end up subconsciously birding from before my eyes open in the morning. Not being a fan of human structures in my images, I’ve never done much bird photography at home.

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Come See Birds and…Everything

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My Northern Birds

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One of the ways I could describe the unique mix of birds I can see here in southwestern Mexico, would be to divide our species into five categories. A couple of our residents birds are not “Northern”, but “Eastern”, despite Michoacán being on the Pacific side of Mexico.

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My Birding Buddies

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It was apparently all the way back in 2012, when I was first getting back into birding after a 30 year hiatus, that I took a sad little picture, with my sad little camera, of a cute little bird that seemed to not show up anywhere at all in my field guide. Birding

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2021)

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What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us in the comments section about the rarest, loveliest, or most fascinating bird you observed. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2021) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding best bird weekend

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2021)

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That doesn’t mean, however, that winds of change aren’t blowing birds hither and yon. Some of the banner birds of your next season may have already arrived, but more will come every week. The phoebe is easily Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend.

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2021)

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I knocked down several first birds of spring this weekend (not literally) but will always give Best Bird honors to a Saw-whet Owl , especially one showing as well as the one Ivy and I located at Owl Woods on Easter. What was your best bird of the weekend?

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Post Apocalyptic Steampunk Birding

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This was actually the place where the late Richard ffrench spent much of his time as a music teacher, amassing countless observations of birds that would later form the basis of one of the essential birding guides for Trinidad and Tobago. Gradually, the bird drifted nearer.

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