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Golden-crowned Warbler

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This is a Golden-crowned Warbler, Basileuterus cucilivorus. It is a common bird of humid, lowland forest in Central and South...

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of February 2018?

A bat flew over my house a few days ago. That sentence may sound like the beginning of a horror...

Anchorage Brewing Company: Whiteout Wit

Here in Albany County, New York, we tied the statewide high temperature for February of 78° on Wednesday – and...

Week three, the road goes on forever.

Well, I have to admit there have been times when it has seemed like that. We will cover nearly 3000...

Report Out Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count was February 16 - February 19. I took part all four days, although I would have liked to have been able to get to more locations. But we do what we can, right? The drought is obvious along the chat trail...Show More Summary

Get a grip!

Birdwatching is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get, but it’s certain to be sweet. That’s what I always say, and that was exactly what happened this weekend at the Saz-Zim Bog Winter Birding Festival. I’d...Show More Summary

Birders Shouldn't Overlook Tiny Parks

It was a pleasant Sunday morning with a light coating of freshly fallen snow decorating the landscape. I decided to visit a handful of the tiniest parks in town. My first stop was Ravine Park. It consists of a short trail that follows along side a tiny brook. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2018)

Weekends are much like birds, in that some are more prosaic than others. Not all can be stunners or megas....

Birds In Cages

Home cooked meal in Honduras. One of the risks of traveling for birding is that sometimes you are going to see birds in cages and it's going to gut you. One of the most brutal examples for me was in Honduras. We had spent the morning in arid and remote habitat looking for the Honduran emerald, a hummingbird only found in Honduras. Show More Summary

Derby Wharf birding

Over the years that we have lived in Broome we have often driven the road north to our closest town...

The Beauty of Tropical Birdiness in Arenal, Costa Rica

“Birdiness”. No, not an official word but, um, so what? Many birds sing local dialects, and human languages are dynamic,...

Sax-Zim Birding Festival and the Great Backyard Bird Count

This weekend is a big one for me—it’s the Sax-Zim Birding Festival centered in Meadowlands, and I get to be the keynote speaker: I'll be talking about how birds survive winter.This also means I get to spend the weekend with my good friends Chuck and Gail Prudhomme, who live on the Little Whiteface River. Show More Summary

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2018?

In the midst of intolerable or deplorable situations, we often fear that change will never come. Yet we need only...

Boston Brewing Company: Cold Snap

This week’s beer is from the Boston Beer Company – a brand much better known by the name it shares...

The Great Bustard Search is On (1)

I am preparing for the new census of one of the rarest birds of Serbia, the globally threatened Great Bustard,...

Week two, we enter the USA

We have crossed back into the US for the first time, in over seven years, at least for a little...

Birdchick Podcast #330: Brain Damage and Messy Relationships

What real field biologist resumes should include. Ovenbird vs a garter snake. OMG those birds are surprisingly badass. Morning Bird Walk Bingo! Woodpeckers get brain damage. Blind goose involved with swans dies. Nigel the gannet dies next to his statuesque mate. (Read while listening to Making Plans for Nigel or Attainable Love) Bird Walk Bingo!

The Traveling Birder

In a recent post, Corey listed five things to do when it is too cold to go birding and one...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2018)

Birding during quiet periods can sometimes feel like you’re trying to make something out of nothing. Persevere and take heart...

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