February, 2022

Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them in Serbia

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The weather has already improved, and in 23 days the spring will be back. With longer and warmer days, we feel the urge to bird in the country, away from our local city patches. So, if you were coming into my neck of the woods – Belgrade, where would I suggest you go birding?

Frontiers in Costa Rica Birding

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Costa Rica has long been one of the more frequently visited global birding hotspots. Stable, easy to visit, and with lots of accessible habitats, its easy to see why many birders have opted to visit Costa Rica on several occasions.

Upside-down January

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February is supposed to be that boring month coming after the hyperactive January, when IWC takes place (non-American CBC).

Exploring eBird Mobile Tracks

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eBirders who enter checklists via the app automatically create an eBird Mobile Track that is attached to the checklist, though it is apparently only visible to the checklist submitter.

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Birding the Danzhou Bay area (Hainan, China) by night

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Julius Caesar apparently once said “I love treason but hate a traitor” My feelings with regard to a birding-related topic are similar – I love owls but hate owling. For some reason, it seems that getting older means liking the daytime more and nighttime less (at least in my case).

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Playing with the Pros

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Every year, Ducks Unlimited of Mexico, A.C. DUMAC) surveys the populations of waterfowl and shorebirds in a good number of major wetlands here in Mexico. This year, they decided to do their annual survey if Lake Cuitzeo, half an hour north of Morelia, on a Monday.

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Glen Spey Distillery: 12-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky

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Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: After going on hiatus last year, Birds and Booze’s Whiskey Week at 10,000 Birds is back and setting its sights on whiskeys all month long this February.

Isle of Arran Distillery: Amarone Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: After going on hiatus last year, Birds and Booze’s Whiskey Month at 10,000 Birds is back and setting its sights on whiskeys all month long this February.

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Glenlossie Distillery: 10-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky

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Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: After going on hiatus last year, Birds and Booze’s Whiskey Month at 10,000 Birds is back and setting its sights on whiskeys all month long this February.

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A few Barbets

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Collaborative list – January 2022

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As devoted readers of 10,000 Birds know, the writers can be members of the 10,000 Birds Collaborative group on eBird. The task of providing the monthly summaries of the Collaborative’s observations has passed from Redgannet to me, after five years of his heroic work.

Birding the Danzhou Bay area (Hainan, China) by day

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The Spring Festival – or Chinese New Year – is a big period for traveling in China. While not on the scale of bird migration, it is routinely and somewhat lazily described as the biggest annual migration of humans in the world.

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Guide to the Birds of China

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To say that an update of John MacKinnon’s “A Field Guide to the Birds of China” (2000) has been highly anticipated by birders interested in Chinese birds is almost an understatement.

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Island Swap

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Two Fridays ago, my wife and I packed most of our stuff into a couple vehicles and boarded the inter-island ferry to Tobago. Having been marooned on Trinidad for the last two years, my body was aching for a change.

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Turtles of the World: A Guide To Every Family–A Book Review by a Turtle Lover

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Turtles are the reptile everybody loves. At the very least appreciated for their hard-shell adaptation, the way they quietly survive in ponds, rivers, oceans, islands, forests, even, for a few species, deserts, and, if you are of a certain age, their cultural depiction as ninja warriors.

Does Choco Screech-Owl Occur in Costa Rica?

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Screech-owls don’t actually screech. It’s true and yet that was the name they were given. I suppose that sounds better than “tremulous”, “modulating”, or “little hooting” owls even if any of those names would be more accurate.

Ardmore Distillery – Ardmore Legacy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: After going on hiatus last year, Birds and Booze’s Whiskey Month at 10,000 Birds is back and setting its sights on whiskeys all month long this February.

Bright and Brighter

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In my never-ending quest to expand my year list, Monday the 24th took me to the area of La Escalera/El Palmar/Arúmbaro. This is my best place to pick up species that inhabit, or visit, the border between the Hot Country thorn forest and highland pine-oak forest habitats.

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What’s Up with the ABA?  Part III (Finances)

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I have recently written about the American Birding Association, as it is currently searching for a new president. As indicated in a prior post , the ABA is in debt and has routinely run annual operating deficits.

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In Defense of Bad Photos

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So there I was, less than half an hour into my second formal outing for February, on the Ejido Triquillo (eh-HEE-do tree-KEE-yo) dirt road. I was wishing I had a birding buddy with me as a mixed flock overwhelmed my abilities.

Birding Shanghai in January 2022

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The rain flooded Roebuck Plains

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Last week I mentioned that we had an incredible 564mm over 48 hours here in Broome. It often rains a lot more out of town and with the exceptional rainfall recently we expected the one and only highway out of town to be flooded in both directions.

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The rain made it to Broome!

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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how we were all watching and waiting for our much needed wet season rain. The average annual rainfall for Broome is around 500mm and we receive that rainfall over a few months in the summer, which is right now.

Roebuck Plains in flood

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Over the last few weeks we have had some significant rainfall in the Broome area. It didn’t take too long after the big rain event at the end of January for Roebuck Plains to flood and the birds to arrive. The highway out of Broome towards Derby has also become great for bird-watching.

Flooded land beyond Broome

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Having received so much rain recently in Broome we were keen to see what had happened to the parched dry land out of town in recent weeks. Last week I showed you what the highway looked like heading across Roebuck Plains.

Would You Move to Another Country… for the Birds?

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Last week, I received an email from an American couple that has recently moved to Morelia; they found me right here on 10,000 Birds. Fame suits me, I must humbly admit.)

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Red-throated Loon off the Coast of Maine

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“That loon looks weird,” I remarked to my mom. It certainly wasn’t the most eloquent phrase to ever fall from my lips, but it was true from my reference point.