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Getting to Know Your National Wildlife Refuge: Comprehensive Conservation Plans

Jason A. Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon who love to share thought-provoking pieces with 10,000 Birds...

Old Saybrook Has A Good Point

I visited took a ride down to Saybrook Point this weekend. It is in the town of Old Saybrook located where the 400 mile long Connecticut River empties into Long Island Sound. On this particular morning there was a lot of fog in the area making viewing conditions difficult. Show More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of August 2016)

What’s better than a weekend with a big birding trip lined up? Not much, actually, but a weekend where you...

Germany’s Great Bustards and how to see them

I am not entirely sure whether most birders outside Germany know or realize that Germany still has a decent population...

Langi Crossing birding part one

Following on from last week’s post about Langi Crossing and all that it has to offer in the way of wildlife...

Backyard Birding in Breckenridge

It’s been nearly three weeks since the family and I left Breckenridge but I’m still thinking about all the birds that...

Get Saltators in Costa Rica

Saltators, saltpotaters, salt n peppa, saltasaywhat? “Saltator” is another one of those “intriguing” names for certain bird species that live...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of August 2016?

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is on the wane. The further north you are, the more...

Lapwings, Loons & Lousy Jacks: The How and Why of Bird Names

Long ago, before I became the bird-name rancoteur I am today, I had an idle question. Why, I asked myself,...

Dreaming of Africa

It’s hot outside and inside… I am drinking the WHE brew, a Belgrade beer made upon a Neolithic Turdas-Vinca culture...

This Week in Bird News: Junk Food Junkies, Snacks on a String, and More

Look out below! This Bald Eagle, photographed by Corey, was after Blue-winged Teal in Florida, not Atlantic Puffins in Maine. But still. Did...

Back from the West!

After sixteen days touring the interior west and west coast of the United States with my family I am back...

Book Review: Bird Brain--An Exploration of Avian Intelligence

Princeton University Press sent me another winner for review. Nathan Emery's Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence is thoroughly enjoyable throughout.Historically, when someone calls us a "birdbrain," they are not being complimentary. Show More Summary

La Paloma, The Doves of the Baja

The country of Mexico as a whole, is host to 27 different species of doves, with the California Baja Sure home...

Pokemon and Birds at Maine Audubon

Set near the idyllic Atlantic coast, the Maine Audubon Center was sunny and bright on a hot, weekend afternoon. I...

Birdchick Podcast #213 Duck Stamp Documentary and ABA Contest

The American Birding Association is having several contests this year in an effort to get new members and get former members to renew. We are also having a contest for people to join the American Birding Association. If you join theShow More Summary

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of August 2016)

Maybe this is the kid in me talking, but summer beats every other season for me. It’s like Seals &...

Shorebird Clock=Right Tide And Right Time

Last weekend when I checked visited the Westbrook shoreline early in the morning. Right from the start I knew it was the right tide and right time for seeing shorebirds. As I started to walk up the beach a yellowlegs seemed to be leading the way. Show More Summary

Mortensen Riverfront Park Carribean Festival

I like to take some breaks from the usual birding routine to check out some of the area festivals during the summer- (a lthough, I did notice a few Double-crested Cormorants along this stretch of the Connecticut River). This a view of...Show More Summary

Langi Crossing

The closest place to Broome to get yourself beside a river is about 140 kilometres/ 87 miles along the Great...

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