Sat.Oct 09, 2021 - Fri.Oct 15, 2021

A Birder’s Guide to The Wilderness Act

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Birders who venture off the beaten path may run across a sign like the one above. But what is “wilderness” and how does it differ from any other federal land?

Patience in Birding

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The slate of birds available to the ardent birder in a particular place is a constant cycle of regulars, not-so-regulars, visitors, rarities, and vagrants. We’re always thoroughly entertained and occupied. For me, my personal ethos is simply to see what’s available. Yup, that’s it.

Birding around Xining, Qinghai

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Early August is a bit of a dead time for birding in Shanghai unless you like your birds as little white spots at the far end of a telescope. So, I asked around and was told that Qinghai is the place to go to for birds in China in August.

Death of the Downy Woodpecker, or, Dunlin at 10,000 Feet: The Eighth Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit

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This past Saturday, 09 October 2021, was the Eighth Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit. As regular readers of 10,000 Birds know, the Big Sit is my favorite birding event of the year, narrowly edging out the Christmas Bird Count.

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Salvias and the Hummers that Love Them

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During my time writing for 10,000 Birds, I have made no secret of my love for salvias — especially Michoacán’s native salvias.

Birding around Qinghai Lake, China

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Located about 2 hours from Xining by car, Qinghai Lake is China’s largest lake. It has some interesting characteristics – its high elevation at about 3200 meters, its salt content, and its alkalinity (as it does not have any outflows).

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Brown Quail around Broome

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We are lucky around Broome that we can quite easily observe Brown Quail. They like overgrown grassy areas and there are plenty of those areas around Broome. The environment at this time of year is mostly dry grass and the Brown Quail are busy digging up the grass seeds.

Rainy Day? New Hometown Birding Spot!

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It was a rainy Sunday. After a day full of house projects, my husband, toddler, and I felt jittery, desperate to be outside before sunset ended the weekend. But where to go? We opted for a local green-space we had often driven by but had never visited: Tom Brown Park.

South East Queensland [SEQ] Birding Destinations – Lady Elliot Island.

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Black Noddy and chick, Lady Elliot Island. Lady Elliot Island is a gem and a rewarding destination for any birder and naturalist. It is a sub tropical coral cay, the most southern in the Great Barrier Reef.