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Twitching the Summer Tanager in Northern California

No one can accuse me of being a twitcher but when I checked my email Sunday morning and found that...

A Lump and a Split and the List is Shredded?

14 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

(With regards to The Smiths for the title inspiration) North American listers, if you haven’t already been following the latest...

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

19 hours agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The golden-fronted woodpecker is one of the most colorful woodpeckers found in North America. Their range extends from southern Oklahoma, through Texas and eastern Mexico and down into Central America. There are four different subspecies that vary slightly in color that were once considered different species. Show More Summary

Common Gallinule, the lost Moorhen

23 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

After getting to spend some time with a few of these birds recently, I decided to feature them in my story...

Getting to Know Your National Wildlife Refuge: Comprehensive Conservation Plans

Jason A. Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon who love to share thought-provoking pieces with 10,000 Birds...

Old Saybrook Has A Good Point

I visited took a ride down to Saybrook Point this weekend. It is in the town of Old Saybrook located where the 400 mile long Connecticut River empties into Long Island Sound. On this particular morning there was a lot of fog in the area making viewing conditions difficult. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of August 2016)

What’s better than a weekend with a big birding trip lined up? Not much, actually, but a weekend where you...

Germany’s Great Bustards and how to see them

I am not entirely sure whether most birders outside Germany know or realize that Germany still has a decent population...

Langi Crossing birding part one

Following on from last week’s post about Langi Crossing and all that it has to offer in the way of wildlife...

Backyard Birding in Breckenridge

It’s been nearly three weeks since the family and I left Breckenridge but I’m still thinking about all the birds that...

Get Saltators in Costa Rica

Saltators, saltpotaters, salt n peppa, saltasaywhat? “Saltator” is another one of those “intriguing” names for certain bird species that live...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of August 2016?

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is on the wane. The further north you are, the more...

Lapwings, Loons & Lousy Jacks: The How and Why of Bird Names

Long ago, before I became the bird-name rancoteur I am today, I had an idle question. Why, I asked myself,...

Dreaming of Africa

It’s hot outside and inside… I am drinking the WHE brew, a Belgrade beer made upon a Neolithic Turdas-Vinca culture...

This Week in Bird News: Junk Food Junkies, Snacks on a String, and More

Look out below! This Bald Eagle, photographed by Corey, was after Blue-winged Teal in Florida, not Atlantic Puffins in Maine. But still. Did...

Back from the West!

After sixteen days touring the interior west and west coast of the United States with my family I am back...

Book Review: Bird Brain--An Exploration of Avian Intelligence

Princeton University Press sent me another winner for review. Nathan Emery's Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence is thoroughly enjoyable throughout.Historically, when someone calls us a "birdbrain," they are not being complimentary. Show More Summary

La Paloma, The Doves of the Baja

The country of Mexico as a whole, is host to 27 different species of doves, with the California Baja Sure home...

Pokemon and Birds at Maine Audubon

Set near the idyllic Atlantic coast, the Maine Audubon Center was sunny and bright on a hot, weekend afternoon. I...

Birdchick Podcast #213 Duck Stamp Documentary and ABA Contest

The American Birding Association is having several contests this year in an effort to get new members and get former members to renew. We are also having a contest for people to join the American Birding Association. If you join theShow More Summary

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