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Hermit Thrush Brewery: Party Guy

14 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

With today being Black Friday, I thought it would be fitting to offer a foil to the day’s frenzied consumption...

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of November 2017?

Happy day of gratitude to all. If you partake of the traditional Thanksgiving repast, be sure to bone up on...

The Scarlet Pacific of Costa Rica

The Crocodile Bridge on the Tarcoles River is a strange place. Cars stopped at the bridge itself, people walking –...

San Juan De La Costa

Traveling north of La Paz, Mexico, the terrain starts to look very much like an old John Wayne Movie. Box...

A November Awakening

There are two kinds of people, at least with regard to Daylight Savings Time. Just about all of us are on the same page in hating the twice-a-year time change. The element that divides us is which year-round time system we’d rather keep. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2017)

We’re heading into a hurricane of holiday obligations and celebrations. For many, the third weekend of November serves as the...

Waking to Bird Song at T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park reminds me of a commercial that used to be on local television,...

Killingholme Haven Pits revisited

On September 13th we made a decision to go over to the UK to spend time with Mum and enjoy...

Birding In Havana

You get a special stamp on your boarding pass after you go through all the security hoops at the Miami Airport. I'm always excited when I travel but I hadn't had quite the belly doing flip flops feeling for getting to a location since my first trip out of the country to Guatemala. Show More Summary

Dipper

I was working under a misapprehension to start off with. After receiving the advice, “Try looking from the lock bridge...

What is a Rail?

A miserable little pile of secrets… no wait, that’s something else. But rails are commonly paired with the adjective “secretive.”...

Nongame Wildlife: Do words no longer have meaning?

In 1936, T.S. Roberts wrote that "The days of the Trumpeter Swan as a bird of Minnesota have long since passed." His research indicated that Trumpeters had formerly been found throughout the grasslands and sparsely wooded regions ofShow More Summary

Anderson Valley Brewing Company: Huge Arker

There isn’t a more obvious association between any American holiday and birds than that between Thanksgiving and the Wild Turkey...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of November 2017?

For people who get caught up in the commercial hysteria of the holiday season, mid-November represents the calm before the...

Twitching

Twitching is a British term used to mean “the pursuit of a previously located rare bird.” In North America it...

Minnesota's Breeding Bird Atlas: A Splendid Resource!

My dog Pip atop my two volumes of The Birds of Minnesota. The books weigh 12.4 pounds, almost 4 pounds more than Pip. In 1932, the University of Minnesota Press published The Birds of Minnesota by Thomas Sadler Roberts. Roberts was far...Show More Summary

White-collared Seedeaters

Last weekend, my work had me driving to the very southern end of the Baja. That gave me Sunday morning...

The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

I recently asked whether Puerto Rico should be part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area.  That post led to...

Frankie, the St. Louis County owl

Frankie the St. Louis County Northern Saw-whet OwlPhoto by Pat Lueders. Last Tuesday night, just when I was heading to bed, my good friend Susan sent me a text message. Like me, Susan lives in St. Louis County, but unlike mine up here in Minnesota, her St. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2017)

Remember not that long ago when I suggested those of you dealing with the first real blast of winter chill...

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