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Spotlight: Lisa Beth Acton, Raising Ravens

This post is from Lisa Beth Acton, a wildlife rehabilitator in Accord, NY. She has a captive-bred education bird named Xena,...

The Popular Barn Swallow

19 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is one of the most widespread and popular birds. Most everyone with an eye for...

Mountain Bluebirds at Lassen Volcanic National Park

I’m writing this post for a couple of reasons. Firstly, if you check the wonderful photo galleries here at 10000...

Cliff Swallow

2 days agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

Cliff swallows are native to most of North America, although they are more common in the western part of the continent. During the winter they migrate to South America. As their name would suggest they are often found nesting on cliffs. Show More Summary

Avoiding Black Flies in Search of Boreal Birds

June is an interesting time to bird in northwestern Maine. Sure, the birds are out there, but to see them...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2015)

Was your weekend pleasingly full or pleasurably empty? We measure our happiness not in moments of activity but rather memories...

Great Egrets and the reliability of field marks

It’s bad. Very bad. Germany is currently experiencing its hottest June and July ever, and temperatures in the last few...

Wolfe Creek Crater birding

At the end of June we loaded up the car with no plan other than to head north and see...

No Need to Fear the Flycatcher in Costa Rica

After the birding bugs bites, the abundance of new and colorful birds makes it easy to overlook or even blatantly...

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of July 2015?

July is almost over, which means summer is almost over, right? Of course not, but those of us who live for...

Birding with the Pale Rider Close Behind

July morning in the Balkans, early enough to create an illusion of a cool morning, umm, almost. Wheat fields around...

Southern Pied Babblers

A nasty little virus and a failure of my internet at home has left me at another deadline with nothing...

Brown-crested Flycatcher

The brown-crested flycatcher is found from Arizona and southern Texas down through Mexico, Central and South America. They are year round residents in most of their territory, however birds that nest in the United Sates often migrate to Mexico for the winter. Show More Summary

Travels with Pip: Update

In the past few weeks, I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling in Wisconsin with my now 6-month-old puppy Pip. From the start, she’s been perfect in the car—I suspect it’s because we drove 500 miles from her breeder’s home in Chicago...Show More Summary

What is the State Bird of Georgia?

Brown Thrashers, large, rust-colored songbirds, were so popular in Georgia that they became the namesake of their NHL hockey team, the...

A male tit that sleeps late may become a cuckold.

I learned a new word today: Diel. I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t already know that. I will now...

Fledgling House Wrens are Fun to Watch!

New York City in July provides limited opportunities for birders to see birds. The often oppressive heat and humidity means...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2015)

It is truly getting into the dog days of summer here in the northeastern United States. Temperatures in the nineties...

Through a Lens, Darkly

If you’re a regular reader of 10,000 Birds, you may remember a remarkable video posted some months back of a...

High tide birding in June

If this post goes up, then it means we are still away from civilisation and without computer, internet, electricity and...

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