Sat.Dec 11, 2021 - Fri.Dec 17, 2021

Birding Inirida, Colombia, a forest so young that birds still have no names, part 1

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Have you ever birded a place so young that birds still have no names? Ten days ago, I was sitting in a boat in the Colombian Amazonia, listening to the chatter of numerous Large-billed Terns along a vast sandbank in the Rio Guaviare.

A Few Highlights from the Annual Bird Count at Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica

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It takes a detour to reach Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica but oh how the trip is worth it. The mix of lowland rainforest, second growth and extensive wetlands makes it a very birdy place to bring some binos.

Birding Danba, Western Sichuan

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Getting to Danba is a bit of an ordeal. It seems it is customary in Western Sichuan for large parts of the roads to be destroyed by summer rains, only to be rebuilt gradually afterward.

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10,000 Birds goes eBirding – Part II

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As devoted readers of 10,000 Birds know , the writers contribute checklists to a joint eBird account called the “ 10,000 Birds Collaborative.”. Every month, Redgannet summarizes the checklists, providing an updated life list, year list, and country list.

Recorded Webinar 7-6-20

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Friends in High Places

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It was some seven years ago that I had the idea (brilliant, if I may say so myself) to use Google Maps “terrain” function to find the highest- and lowest-altitude places within one hour from my home.

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Last remaining water before the rain

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It is that time of year when we patiently wait for the wet season rain. It is hot and the heat haze is bad not long after sunrise, so not ideal for photography, but great for observing large numbers of birds. As the ephemeral lakes dry out the birds all have to congregate at what water remains.