Sat.Jul 10, 2021 - Fri.Jul 16, 2021

Emiliana Natura Rosé (2020)

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When I first spotted the label of this week’s wine in my local shop, I took one look at the songbirds on it and rightfully assumed this 2020 Emiliana Natura Rosé was from some European winery. I think most birders would, given the ornithological evidence presented.

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Hilty’s Birds of Colombia field guide review

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Birds of Colombia (Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides) by Steven L.

Back to the Canyon

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Of all my favorite birding sites, by far the closest to home is la Cañada de los Filtros Viejos (“the Canyon of the Old Filters”, named for structures that once provided water to the city of Morelia).

First Post-COVID-19 Birding Trip: Wisconsin and Horicon NWR

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Once I was fully vaccinated and air travel became an option, I looked for a location for my first birding trip since 2019. I have a running list of trips to do, but many are best in spring, fall, or winter, not summer.

April Showers 4.30

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2021)

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Another weekend brings another example of the climate volatility induced by global warming. We just endured the warmest June on record, which may well turn out to be the coolest June we’ll see in a long time.

Scope? To Bring or Not to Bring on a Birding Trip to Costa Rica

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Binoculars are like a magical optical portal. Without looking through polished sets of coated glass, birds can be itty-bitty specks and flying objects that hint at the colors hidden therein.