Saving Dominican Forest and the Bicknell’s Thrush

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Good conservation news from the Dominican Republic. Asides

Bicknell’s Thrush in Trouble on Wintering Grounds

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That’s why Hugh Powell’s newest report on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology blog that Bicknell’s Thrush surveys in the Dominican Republic have revealed illegal clearing is so chilling. The expanse of cloud forest also serves critical, irreplaceable ecological functions for both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Count on Cornell and their Dominican partner Grupo Jaragua to keep you keep you posted on developments in the Sierra de Bahoruco.

Gray Kingbird: An Awesome Parking Lot Bird

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Populations in the eastern part of its range, including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Lesser Antilles are resident while those in the western part of its range such as Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas are migratory. Parking lots in Miami-Dade county offer a mostly standard assortment of birds compared to the rest of the United States.

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Five Things To Do When It Is Too Cold To Bird

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I’ve been doing this with the Dominican Republic recently when a planned family trip fell through. Though temperatures have rebounded from the nadir and were temporarily above freezing here in New York City, the mercury has plummeted again and long outings out of doors are distinctly less pleasant than they would be if it were T-shirt weather. What’s a birder to do when weather fails to cooperate?

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Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle & Sharpe

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Or How a Serbian Suave Playboy Promoted Birding the Caribbean. Oh, the joys of slipping through the pages of a new book that has just arrived, the Birds of the West Indies by Kirwan, Levesque, Oberle and Sharpe. I am checking the References and one name, expectedly, stands out: Bond, J. Is it even possible to bird the Caribbean without the feeling that James Bond birds over your shoulder, telling you: That may be an incorrect ID, recheck that one?

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The Smallest Trogons in Costa Rica

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Go birding for the first time in the Dominican Republic and you might wonder if a Broad-billed Tody is a flycatcher, a really lazy hummingbird, or if some super cute stuffed animal came to life. Some birds are so familiar, even non-birders can’t help but know what they are, or at least what family they belong to.

The Whistle Blowers

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They are found in the Bahamas, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos, Antigua, Barbuda and Jamaica. The haunting call of the West Indian Whistling Duck has long been a sound synonymous with the ever-shrinking wetlands of the Caribbean. But, as with so many other species, these birds have been left to do their own whistle blowing.

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Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean: A Book Review by a Lover of Parliaments

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Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and other islands that make up the Greater and Lesser Antilles. Here are some things I’ve learned from the Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean by Scott Weidensaul: The Burrowing Owl is the only North American owl species where the male is larger than the female, albeit, only slightly larger. And the term is ‘non-reversed size dimorphism.’). ’).

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