Sat.Apr 03, 2021 - Fri.Apr 09, 2021

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds–A Book Review

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Ask any birder–migration is joy. It’s endless frustration that suddenly erupts into wild excitement, a reason to get up in the morning, a goal for the mind and a bandage for the soul as we muddle through winter and pandemic.

More Birds Than Bullets: a book review

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A cheeky lad, Geoffrey McMullan was regularly subjected to brutal discipline at his English boarding school. 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.” .

No Place Like Home

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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.

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

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Photographic nature guides have been with us for a long time, but have reached their adulthood only recently. There are some magnificent photos of birds from the early 20th century, magnificent even by today’s standards.

Collaborative list – March 2021

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It is slightly weird that when I first saw the name of the virus, I misread it as Corvid-19. Is that just a birder thing do you think? A year on I still have to think carefully. There is no escaping the fact that as soon as restrictions are relaxed, infection rates rise again.

A nature lover’s highway

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The highway heading south from Broome continues to offer great birdwatching opportunities. The landscape remains flooded, so you can only just go to the edge of the bitumen. The traffic has started to increase recently as the weather cools to the south.

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