Sat.Apr 23, 2022 - Fri.Apr 29, 2022

Owling in Trinidad & Tobago

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While preparing an article this week for a local newspaper on the nighttime denizens of Tobago, it crossed my mind that I never considered owls as a group, far less target species for any particular outing (except for a select few, upon which I shall expound here).

Seeds

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I bought my first plant for the garden, with my own money, when I was eight years old. I have no idea how I gathered enough money for the purchase, since I distinctly remember my allowance at that age being ten cents each week. Admittedly, a dollar went a lot further in the sixties.

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What’s Up with the ABA Now?

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The American Birding Association has not had a leader since November 2021. The Board of Directors has been searching for a candidate since that time, but it does not appear to have found one.

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Sharp-tailed Sandpipers

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One of the easiest shorebirds to observe along the edge of the highway across Roebuck Plains at the moment is the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper – Calidris acuminata. It won’t be long before they have all set off on their northward migration to breed, but for now they are feeding up.

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Birding the Yinggehai Salt Flats, Hainan

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If I was a location spotter for movies, I would certainly put an exclamation mark next to my notes on the Yinggehai Salt Flats on Hainan.

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Bogle Vineyards: Juggernaut Pinot Noir (2020)

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This week marks only the second time the Osprey ( Pandion haliaetus ) has been featured here at Birds and Booze.

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