October, 2022

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I’ll fly tonight to the magical kingdom of Costa Rica

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Tonight I’m going to fly to the magical kingdom of Costa Rica, to reset and restart at Rancho Naturalista. This lodge has the longest checklist among the eBird hotspots of Costa Rica – over 55 % of the nation’s total, including about 40 hummingbirds.

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Looking for Lost Warblers at Parque Rio Loro, Costa Rica

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In the world of birding, we have our stars, the birds that lift our spirits and provoke oohs, aahs, and admiration. These are the birds that make us race to the nearest park, scan refuge headquarter trees with anxious eyes, and turn some of us into temporary paparazzi.

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Grey-tailed Tattlers return to Cable Beach

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This week we have had very big tides and the migratory shorebirds that have returned to Broome from the Northern hemisphere have struggled to find any beach left to roost on at high tide.

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The Fallen Yellowlegs

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Yesterday morning was simply one of those incredibly eventful birding sessions, about which I may expound upon in parts within the coming weeks.

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Test webinar 6/9/22 9:40am

Speaker: Aggregage

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October Global Big Day in Costa Rica- an eBird Trip Report

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Global Big Day has become an annual collective event in May that encourages thousands of people to watch birds on the same date. As far as promoting birding goes, the only thing better might be October Gobal Big Day !

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Not Where I Expected Them

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After two and a half years of being unable to bird anywhere other than Michoacán, Mexico, I was really looking forward to our current Old World tour. Surely a change of continents was just what my 10,000 Birds writing “career” needed. Lots of new sites, in new countries!

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Birding Hluhluwe, South Africa

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Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa – it was established in 1895. It is thus much older than the Hold Steady song “ Heavy Covenant “, which was only released in 2021. The quality is similar though (on a highly abstract level).

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It’s 11 O’Clock. Do You Know Where Your Red-eyed Vireos Are?

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I haven’t watched nightly news in a while, actually, never really watched it as a kid either. However, I remember it, even if not for any of the news items. As a kid, I had more important things to think about than local happenings being divulged by someone in a suit.

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Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens at Geikie Gorge

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We try to make a trip to Geikie Gorge each year to go bush-walking and birdwatching, but the area is only open for a few months each year. Typically the area is open from around April to October, but this can vary a lot due to flooding rains or bushfires.

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Collaborative List – Q3 2022

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During the third quarter of 2022 (July, August, and September), the Collaborative submitted 212 checklists from 3 countries ( Australia , Costa Rica , Mexico , and the United States ). July: 81 checklists and 318 species. August: 54 checklists and 195 species. September: 82 checklists and 259 species. The 2022 year list is up to 1,188 species. The life list rises by 2 , to 4,126 species : 4,125: Townsend’s Storm-Petrel (California, US). 4,126: Cook’s Petrel (California, US).

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Summer Days

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An Embarrassment of Riches

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I am embarrassed. In fact, I was already embarrassed two months ago, when the pandemic and at-home duties had forced me to write about the same michoacano birds for a couple of years running. (It’s It’s a good thing that I can access some 300+ michoacano birds! But, still.).

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The Oriental Scops Owl

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The Oriental Scops Owl is possibly my favorite of all bird species (though I may have said that about other species as well) – so, here’s a post with just some photos of this owl taken this autumn migration season.

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Increasing Intervals

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As averse as some of us are to mathematics and its concepts – just as many of the scientific disciplines have been our attempt to explain natural occurrences, so too mathematics is an explanation of how life unfolds. Birding is no different – especially when done naturally.

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What’s Up with the ABA? — Proposed Changes to Bylaws

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The American Birding Association has a relatively new Executive Director ( Nikki Belmonte ) and changes are coming. One proposal is modernizing the Bylaws, which govern the structure and operation of the ABA. Most of the proposed changes are sensible, but, as described below, one is troubling.

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Attend third

Speaker: Hannah Flynn

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Low level crossing at Fitzroy Crossing

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Whenever we visit Geikie Gorge we make a detour to visit the Low level crossing at Fitzroy Crossing if the weather permits. Having observed the beautiful Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens in Geikie Gorge we hoped to add another bird species to our 2022 year list.

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Birding Shanghai in September 2022

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Birding Nabang, Yunnan (1)

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Apparently, historically there never was such a thing as a “Ius Primae Noctis” – one myth about the Middle Ages that can be safely discarded, though other unpleasant aspects of that period such as the very low level of dental hygiene and the occasional peer pressure to participate in a crusade are still valid.

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Bush telly in Australia

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For many of you I doubt you have heard of the expression “Bush telly” In Australia the term is generally used to describe what you watch when you have no electricity and you are camping and you have to find something else to watch other than a television. It is mostly associated with watching a campfire burn or the night sky.

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Test webinar 6/9/22 3pm

Speaker: Aggregage

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Wedge-tailed Shearwater at Cable Beach

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On Wednesday 5th October I headed off on my bicycle to Cable Beach to walk from the Surf Club towards Gantheaume Point. I had hoped to find Pied Oystercatchers that still had chicks, but sadly that is not the case.

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The Eurasian Woodcock

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