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Good News for South Georgia Island’s Pipit Population

A bird species battling an onslaught of invasive rats just got a glimpse of hope. Researchers say that South Georgia...

A Few Ups and Downs of Forest Birding in Costa Rica

15 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Tropical forests are the bastions of avian biodiversity. If you thought that migrant traps and spring in south Texas were...

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of January 2015?

We are well and truly into whatever season your part of the planet is in. The Southern Hemisphere is mired...

Back to Forest Park – and a Review of the Opticron Natura BGA

I was feeling fairly disheartened. My big year, after starting off with an incredible rarity, had fizzled. A literal wild...

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Tiger Afternoon

Maharashtra, February 2013 Trying not to inhale so much of the dust cloud that envelops us, I am sporting a...

Black-throated Green Warbler

4 days agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The black-throated green warbler is a small passerine that breeds in the eastern half of North America. The breeding range includes the south eastern two thirds of Canada, the northern Great Lakes States, and the eastern United States from Maine down to Virginia and the Carolinas. Show More Summary

Your List, Your Life (or, how Pine Siskin became county bird #178)

I think some of the antagonism towards listing in birders comes from the mistaken belief that one’s list is nothing...

On the threshold of flight

We are on the threshold, just stepping across it really, of understanding one of the most important evolutionary events that...

Space Coast Starts on Wednesday!

In less than forty-eight hours I will helping guide a field trip to Viera Wetlands at the Space Coast Birding...

Western Scrub-Jay Funerals

Western Scrub-Jay Back in 2012, a paper in the journal Animal Behavior presented a study about Western Scrub-Jays titled “Western scrub-jay funerals: cacophonous aggregations in response to dead conspecifics.” Researchers placed several...Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2015)

Get excited, bird lovers… a team with an avian appellation is headed to the Super Bowl! For the second year...

Come a Little Closer, Don’t Be Shy: A Study in Greater Sage-grouse Lovin’

There were so many potential titles for this post, from some of our greatest songwriters (Sting, Robert Smith, heck even Leonard...

“European” Purple Swamphens on Mallorca

David recently published a post on your favourite bird blog about the taxonomy of the Purple Swamphen, a massive rail...

Gantheaume Point birding

Cable Beach in Broome extends south to a point known as Gantheaume Point, which is famous for the wide variety...

New Year, New Birds

Dragging salutations for the New Year half way through January may be stretching the point just a little too far,...

This Coming Week's Bird Events

The Big Day for Wild Bird Rescue is really happening Saturday, January 17. We had so many teams members drop out because they already had plans for the 10th, we needed to move it once again. But we are at full strength for Saturday and were even able to add a third team, so it should be a great day. Show More Summary

Birdy Weekend

A little slow getting to this post, but I wanted to post a summary of the birds last weekend.Saturday, January 10, was the monthly bird walk at Lake Arrowhead State Park. Jenny, June and Mike came. It was a chilly morning out at the Park--I was surprised so many came out. Show More Summary

Wild Gull Chase: No Show

My trusty Golden Guide, which made me lust to see an Ivory Gull. On Friday, January 2, there was a post on the ABA Rare Bird Alert on Facebook that an adult Ivory Gull had been seen down in Quincy, Illinois, over 650 miles away. I had...Show More Summary

The Art of Bird Camp

I have been working in the avian world for 25 years, but last summer I was out-birded by a 14-year-old...

Winter Pelagic Trip Out of Freeport, New York, 11 January 2015

Pelagic trips are a gamble on the vastness of the ocean. They can be incredibly dull or amazingly exciting on...

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