Sat.Aug 28, 2021 - Fri.Sep 03, 2021

Birding Fengxian, Shanghai in summer

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With my favorite Shanghai birding place at Nanhui getting gradually destroyed under the watchful eyes of the local government favoring Tesla over terns, I have been searching for some alternative Shanghai locations with less ongoing construction, fewer people, and hopefully more birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2021)

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It’s the end of August. Kids are dreading the return to school and for once, with the Delta variant out there, parents might agree with them. Wildfires are raging in the west, a hurricane is slamming the south, and the pandemic continues to rage among the unvaccinated.

More Encouragement to Bird at Home

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After a lifetime of lockdown measures we’re all surely chomping at the bit to get back out and slip back into that birding groove. I for one have been cautious, probably overly so. Nevertheless, I have taken my fair share of chances in life thus far.

Northern Cable Beach Pied Oystercatchers

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The Pied Oystercatcher breeding season continues here in Broome along our coastline and once again the birds are not having much luck.

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May Flowers

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A Most Remarkable Book

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You get three or four books in one with Jonathan Meiburg’s A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey. And it’s more than the sum of the parts.

The Strange Case of the Hyperactive Stilts

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Only one week after the Atlantic hurricane Grace dropped a good amount of rainfall on Michoacán, the outer bands of the East Pacific Hurricane Nora did the same, this Saturday and Sunday. As a result, I suspected that many of the sites on my Monday birding rotation would be pretty muddy.