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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2020)

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May delivers one of those amazing times of the year when we’re too busy looking at birds to sit around talking about them. Let’s make this quick… I managed to catch up with many of my favorite spring migrants at most of the usual Rochester hotspots, yet my best bird actually came to me; I stuck my head out of my home office window only to find myself essentially eye level with a Blackburnian Warbler.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2020?

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The last weekend of September doesn’t herald the end of this cycle of migration but rather a run to its peak. The best fall/spring birding weekend in your part of the world may still be weeks away, but you won’t regret getting out right now. I regret having to work a lot this weekend but still hope to find myself where the songbirds are flying fast and furious.

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Warblers that Warble

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I have commented before in my posts that most of our Warblers here in central Mexico never actually warble. This tendency is so marked that the Spanish name for Wood Warblers, Chipe, comes not from their mating songs, but from their typical feeding calls: cheep… cheep… cheep. Still, there are a few notable exception to this rule, even here in Michoacán.

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Fall Migration in Costa Rica- Six Things I Have Learned

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For the first 30 something years of my life, fall migration was when the warblers “sipped”, “chipped” and “seeped” in the tired, late summer leaves. It was when I searched for migrant birds on gorgeous days of September, usually near the Niagara Gorge, sometimes while fishing for salmon in the powerful green waters.

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Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

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The coronavirus has locked us all in, literally, doing something that was totally unthinkable only a few months ago: it has prevented us from birding abroad! And now we are all dreaming about new destinations to explore, once airports are working again and borders re-open. Only this time, you do not feel like inhaling the same air circling through the plane on a ten hour flight.

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Swarovski NL Pure – the Sexiest Binoculars Ever

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When I saw the NL Pure in a webinar for the first time, immediately – before the webinar ended, I asked my Swarovski sales rep for a pair to test. Later I remembered to ask for another pair, of ELs, so I could compare them. I kept them in my backpack until yesterday, didn’t want to hold them, to get any impressions… I wanted to test them as a tabula rasa (a clean slate).

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2020?

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In a normal year, we’d enter the final weekend of October thinking of trivialities like tricks, treats, and maybe costume parties. Instead, a cloud of dread hangs over most of the world. Be strong! There are certain days, specific moments when each of us has the potential to change the world for the better. When those moments come your way, rise to the occasion for yourself, your loved ones, and your planet.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2020)

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Every weekend seems to be wild from the perspective of human history. To every bird, though, mid-September remains what it’s always been: a good time to feed, mass, and move ! Corey and I caught plenty of restless migrants at Fort Tilden this weekend. On a nineteen warbler morning, Prairie Warbler stood out for me because I never get to see them upstate.

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The Importance of Citizen Science in Mexico

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I have written about this before, and I’ll probably write about it again. Birding in Mexico is not like birding in the United States… especially when it comes to interpreting unusual sightings. For example, when Corey gets the thrill of seeing a Black-throated Gray Warbler in Queens County, New York, he can be almost 100% sure that he is seeing a one-time vagrant, and not a previously undiscovered population.

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Gray Hawk from the House

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Every place has its hawk. At least it seems that way. A generalist raptor that can keep on living in a human dominated landscape. These are the neighborhood raptors that make do, even thrive, by preying on the wildlife of an urban landscape. Granted, the more urban, the less likely that a raptor can make it (except for maybe pigeon connoisseur Peregrine Falcons or garbage disposal Black Kites and vultures) but allow enough green space to persist and some raptor will usually find its place.

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Bitternsweet Moments

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I promise this will be the last article (for a while at least) on this wetland that’s so close to where I live. Truth is, we’ve been getting so many migrants passing through that there hasn’t been much of a need to bird elsewhere. Plus, laziness kicks in pretty often and a 20 minute drive to see relatively rare birds like Nacunda Nighthawks and Glossy Ibises is a definite no-brainer.

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A Reliable Birding Proverb

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“Sit under a fruiting tree and birding shall be fruitful.” After spending the last couple months chasing migratory shorebirds, I was aching for some forest birding. And what better way to do it than to fortuitously come upon a fruiting tree being attended to by a multitude of species? Birding on its own is rewarding enough, but when you can pull out your folding chairs, sit back and sip coffee and have everything come to you without any effort whatsoever – it almost seems too e

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The ABA Area and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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The third anniversary of Hurricane Maria barreling its way through Puerto Rico was a few weeks ago. In the aftermath of Maria, I had wondered why both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were not part of the ABA Area. After all, both are U.S. territories and their residents are U.S. citizens. I later made the case for expansion of the ABA Area to include both Puerto Rico and the U.S.

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Birding Tiaozini, Jiangsu, China

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Tiaozini is a coastal place about a 3-hour drive north of Shanghai. It is famous for its mudflats that are used as a refueling stop for Spoon-billed Sandpiper. This is a bit of a dilemma for local authorities – on the one hand, they would presumably like to protect the birds, on the other hand, they also want to draw as many tourists to the place as possible.

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Two James Spirits: Doctor Bird Jamaica Rum

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In the midst of a global pandemic, medical professionals have been heralded as heroes, with some even rising to the status of pop culture icons – even as some supposedly advanced nations have been plummeting into the depths of anti-science superstition lately. But one nation that bestows physicians with the respect they deserve is Jamaica, where the national bird is a hummingbird known as the “doctor bird” – the Red-billed Streamerbird ( Trochilus polytmus ).

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Getting Good Bird Video with a Phone Skope Adaptor

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Two weekends ago I was scheduled to take part in a live birding video, one of twenty birders from across North and South America who were out and about looking for good birds to share with the world through Swarovski Optik Birding’s Facebook page. The video, which was a blast to take part in and endlessly entertaining , would not have been possible without everyone participating having the ability to hook the wonderful cameras in our phones to our spotting scopes.

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Dollarbirds are back in Broome

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In a year when there’s not a lot that is normal some things happen like clock-work. Nature continues its routine regardless of everything else that is going on in the world. We are lucky in Western Australia that we can move around our own state. There has been no community transmitted coronavirus for many months. We can’t move around the rest of Australia or go overseas, but keeping everyone safe is a priority.

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Birding without a phone

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If you are old enough, you will remember birding without a phone? Not too long ago, it was the norm. Then I started to carry a phone just in case my car stopped or something. Later I carried it because of a stash of bird songs I compiled in it. And now I carry it for the same reason, only now they are a part of the bird ID app. Yesterday, I carefully packed my scope and binoculars and left home, only to realise, still in a car park, that I had forgotten the bloody phone and my notebook.

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Birding Beljarica in August

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Last month, I birded my favourite local patch, Beljarica – the best eBird hotspot in Belgrade city and the 3rd best in Serbia – four times. August is possibly the best month there, because you gradually observe the rise and fall of numbers of various migrating species, which use it as a stopover site to fatten up ahead of the long hauls further south.

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What Flies Over Costa Rica in the Night?

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On the northern birding calendar, October is a time for sparrows, cool weather, and tired fall leaves. It’s when Orange-crowned Warblers share the Goldenrod with lisping and chirping sparrows, when hardy Yellow-rumped Warblers dominate the Parulid scene. In Costa Rica, the tenth month is when birds pass through in droves. No sparrows or migrant juncos nor hardly any Yellow-rumpeds and forget about Orange-crowned (a serious mega around here!

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Parrots in My Costa Rican Neighborhood

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Costa Rica is a country situated well south of the Tropic of Cancer and like most places without a winter, parrots are an essential part of the local avifauna. With 18 species of native Psittacids to choose from, birding in Costa Rica is always a thrill, especially for someone who grew up in parrotless Niagara Falls, New York! Fancy bird like this Brown-hooded Parrot are common in many forested parts of the country.

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Laguna del Lagarto: Bird Photography in Costa Rica at its Best

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Thanks to steadfast advances in optics and digital cameras, bird photography has become quite the popular way to appreciate birds. Unlike the old days of slide film and carefully managed shots, today, with the right equipment, just about anyone can take some pretty fine pictures of the avian kind. The new style doesn’t erase the challenges of bird photography, nor does it delete the importance of learning tricks of the bird photo trade.

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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. Now, I am holding the 5th edition (2020) in my hands – what has changed in the meantime, especially in the 9 years since the 4th edition? Before that, while you all know what South Africa is, what exactly is Southern Africa?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2020)

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During a season when many of us have constricted our travel radius from several countries or continents from home to several blocks, the forced focus on local patches seems to be turning up some real jewels in different areas. Nothing unusual in your backyard yet? Keep looking… November 2020 appears full of surprises. I am not only surprised but shocked at my second lifer of the month right here in Monroe County.

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Birding Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

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Menglun in Xishuangbanna is less than 50 km away from the Chinese border to Laos and Myanmar, and it has a big botanical garden. That means it also has many tropical birds that a foreigner living in China can see without risking to leave the country (which would mean 2 weeks of quarantine on reentry at best and complete exclusion at worst, depending on the ever-changing regulations).

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Classy, Elegant Bird Art from Costa Rica

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In the era of digital cameras and social media, images of birds are easy to come by. Even photos of the rarest of birds can be found, even heart-wrenching images of bird species that are no longer with us. The fleeting photo of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker tugs at and flies away with a piece of the heart, that final image of a Slender-billed Curlew is difficult to look at, it’s a stab deep inside.

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The Birds are All Right

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It was the month of March, 2017, when I went to Lake Cuitzeo to check up on our migratory waterfowl and shorebirds one last time before they travelled north to breed. But that time, I was shocked to find that about half the birds I had expected were missing — along with half the lake. Lake Cuitzeo is Mexico’s second largest lake, and its uniformly shallow waters make it a powerful magnet for dabbling ducks and shorebirds.

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