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The Joys of Urban Birding in SE Europe

22 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Even before I turn the engine off, I hear the frog-like song of the Great Reed-Warblers. In a cold morning...

Ulysses S. Grant's Birthday

Today is the day I celebrate a shy, unassuming man—Lincoln's most trusted general—who saved the nation from the traitorous Confederacy.Ulysses S. Grant opposed and personally hated slavery, but was too shy, reticent, and uncertain to say no when his wife's parents gave him a personal slave, William Jones, for a wedding gift. Show More Summary

Branded

You don't own me! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet—at least until someone trademarked the word and outsourced production to maximize return on investment. I’ve been thinking a lot about...Show More Summary

Big Whoop, Indeed: Whooping Cranes in Louisiana!

In the fight against extinction, score one—actually, make that two—for Whooping Cranes. For the first time in 75 years, a pair...

Heermann’s Gull – A Mexican Beauty

La Paz, Mexico has a beautiful well maintained sidewalk along its waterfront called a malecón. While it is exceptionally well...

Kakapo are having a great year.

It sometimes feels like being a conservationist is like being a punching bag, blow after blow of bad news after...

What is the State Bird of South Dakota?

Many states choose their representative bird based on common, native birds spending part or all of the year within the...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of April 2016)

Late April offers so much for nature lovers. If you didn’t see something interesting or new this weekend, you must...

Birding Broome’s Sport Ovals

I mentioned last week that the lack of rain and warmer temperatures over the past few months have had a...

Pictures Don't Always Tell The Whole Story

It's hard for me to remember what it was like to go birding without bringing my camera along. I like having a visual record of what I see but there is a lot that happens when I'm birding that I never capture on film. For example, seconds...Show More Summary

Hey, hey, it's our B-Earthday

5 days agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

That's right! Nine years ago, Earthday 2007, the Ecobirder blog began. So to celebrate I give you a 2015 Year in Review. I photographed this barred owl at the Minnehaha Falls dog park early in the year. While photographing the barred owl at the dog park I ran into a small flock of cedar waxwings. Show More Summary

Noisy, but nice

Blogging is a peculiar activity. It initiates an internal monologue when one is alone in the field and keeps up...

The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg

Perfect is a big word, and using it right in the title of your book invites close scrutiny. Tim Birkhead,...

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of April 2016?

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. At least that’s what...

Save the Junin Grebe for the Price of Your Morning Coffee

I love a coffee in the morning. I live in Wellington, a city with more coffee shops and restaurants per...

Proposed Changes to the Duck Stamp Not Well Received

In 2015 a Federal Duck Stamp Task Force was convened under the auspices of the Association of Fish & Wildlife...

Georgian Raptor Protector Up for “Green Oscar”

Sparrowhawk photo by Freek Verdonckt, Batumi Raptor Count The Whitley Awards, bestowed by the UK-based Whitley Fund for Nature, have...

A Day With The Acorns

Exploring the country side around our new (for now) home, La Paz, Mexico has been an interesting treat. We have...

Help Us Welcome Tom Brown, Our Newest Beat Writer

We here at 10,000 Birds have exciting news for our readers. Starting this afternoon we have a new weekly Beat...

Adorable Little Tomtits

Tomtits are not a species I have ever talked much about on this blog. This isn’t because I don’t like...

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