Sat.Nov 14, 2020 - Fri.Nov 20, 2020

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, 5th edition

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For several years I lived and birded in the south of Africa , and still have my battered second edition (1997) of the Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, the most trusted local field guide.

Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior, by John Kricher — a review

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This year has been bountiful in books about bird behavior (reference and otherwise) from the likes of David Allen Sibley , Helen Macdonald, Jennifer Ackerman , Wenfei Tong, and others. The latest is the encyclopedic and delightful Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior , by John Kricher.

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My Championship Hummingbird Season

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Those of us who were raised in the four-season north (here in Michoacán one could define, at the most, three seasons) tend to think of avian migration in terms of seasonal temperatures.

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Predicting My Next Five Queens Birds

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I am shocked to be writing this post already, and doubly shocked that I’ve seen six new species for Queens since I guessed what my next five Queens birds would be just eight months ago, back in March. It’s been a good year for birding in Queens!

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PPT 11/19/20

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2020)

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November doesn’t fit any of the conventional narratives of birding seasons. This month doesn’t really resemble the migratory months or the more staid and settled spans of summer and winter. Nonetheless, November can really cook when the birding conditions are just right.

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Little Friarbirds nesting in Broome

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Our daily walks to our two local parks with our neighbour’s dog are currently quite a dangerous affair. The Little Friarbirds are nesting and they are not happy as we approach the trees. With a dog you have to approach the trees for obvious reasons.

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