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More about that Pink-footed Goose

I received an email a little while after my Monday program aired on KUMD. The writer said he’d looked at all the photos I’d posted on Flickr of the Pink-footed Goose I saw in New York City, and not one of them showed the pink feet. He...Show More Summary

How I spent January 21, 2017

Last Friday I was in New York City looking at my lifer Pink-footed Goose. Saturday, I headed to Washington, D.C., to join a flock of pink-capped members of another species. My daughter and several friends and I drove down in a van, and of course I had my binoculars. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #217 Ross's Gull Drama

  This winter's gull drama involves a Ross's gull. Here's one heck of an eBird list with pictures. Bald eagles might be more of a problem on free range chicken farms than we realized. Newer podcasts to check out: American Birding Out There With The Birds

Birding Puerto Rico’s Humacao Nature Reserve

On our first full day in Puerto Rico (Sunday, 15 January), Mike and I decided to start in the east...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2017)

Mid-January offers some pretty bland birding in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, or at least little you can’t see...

How I spent January 20, 2017

Whenever I go to New York City, people from more rural areas—which, really, is just about everywhere I go—seem to think that of course there won't be any interesting birds in the Big Apple. In recent years, I’ve been to movies, goneShow More Summary

A Winter Woodland Oasis At Highlawn Forest

I love taking a hike through the woods on a sunny winter day but it can be tough to find birds in the forest this time of the year. I walked for about a mile on one trail and saw nothing but a crow flying over and heard only the lonely whistle of a distant titmouse. Show More Summary

Common Snipe

We have been receiving a lot of rain in the Kimberley in the North-west of Western Australia so far this...

Pat’s 2017 Year List for Costa Rica and Wherever Else

Just as time only moves forwards, so do new bird lists. Once the December 31st clock strikes midnight, I can’t...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2017?

In times of great transformation, we find stability and comfort in those things untouched by change. Your world today may...

Thoughts for the Day

Last night I lay awake from 4 am til almost 5, worrying about the black-footed ferrets I met in Montana...

Borderline of Countable

As usual at this time of year, I visited the city landfill to look for gulls. To be honest, mostly...

Black Vulture

5 days agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

Black Vultures are one of two vulture species found in North America. In the U.S. they range primarily in the southeast, although their range extends down through Mexico, Central America and through most of South America. Black Vultures do not have the olfactory sensitivity of Turkey Vultures so they often find food by following their cousins. Show More Summary

This New Gilded Age

I drove down to northern Illinois, to a tiny town called Stockton, a week ago Saturday to spend the weekend with my treasured lifelong friends Kathie and Steve, and also to spend a bit of time in the next town over, Freeport, to see the Chicago Cubs’ World Series trophy, which was on public display for a couple of hours that Sunday morning. Show More Summary

Loggerhead Shrikes breakfast

Loggerhead Shrikes are well known for their hunting skills, chasing down lizards, various insects, small rodents and even an occasional...

West Coast NP – Blooming Marvelous

In late August and early September the sensational West Coast National Park, north of Cape Town, is high on the...

The Update to Baby Porcupine Eating Banana with Hiccups

Ten years ago while volunteering at The Raptor Center I went to my friend Gail Buhl's office. Though she's in charge of the eduction birds, she's a licensed wildlife rehabber and sometimes takes in other creatures. That day she had a...Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2017)

Two weeks into January, most birders cannot help but have new birds on their new year list. Lucky are those,...

No Car No Phone No Problem

I found myself without a car this weekend due to some unexpected repairs. I could have rented a car or have my wife cart me around but I decided to get back to basics instead. I walked, used a somewhat limited bus system, and rode my bike to get around. Show More Summary

Holy Island, Northumberland

In Broome our lives evolve around the tides, because there is up to ten metres of movement on the largest...

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