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Book Review: Feeding Wild Birds in America

Book Review: Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation by Paul J. Baicich, Margaret A. Barker, and Carrol L. Henderson, published by Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas, 2015. This spring, I was sent...Show More Summary

Unethical Photographers Bait Critically Endangered Eagles

14 hours agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds readers love terrific bird photography but hate bird abuse. That’s why reader Charlie Gordon wanted to share this...

The Four Goshawks

Entering some old data at eBird, I found myself puzzled with one record. I was canoeing the Danube backwaters inside...

Harris Hawk

2 days agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The Harris hawk is a medium sized raptor found in the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America and parts of South America. Most of the Harris hawk's habitat is dry and desolate, so they have adapted some behaviors that are not typical to other raptors. Show More Summary

Summer Surpassed Winter As My #3 Season

Spring has always been my favorite season in Connecticut with the fall season being a very close 2nd. Winter has always been 3rd on my list and summer has always come in last place. This year, as of today, I have made the decision that...Show More Summary

Show me the money

New Zealand is currently in the grip of a government mandated rebranding episode. Most notably the flag is under review,...

What is the State Bird of New Jersey?

Mentioning New Jersey often raises a snicker or a run down of all the drama and  negative stereotypes that swirl...

Birding for the Curious: A Book Review

Birding for the Curious: The Easiest Way for Anyone to Explore the Incredible World of Birds by Nate Swick brings...

Red-necked Phalarope on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Late morning this past Thursday, 27 August, I was on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay. I was only there...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of August 2015)

The last weekend of August reminds us that the seasons don’t only carry phenological significance. As eager as birders are...

Birdchick Podcast #191 Gulls are awful and movies/books Sharon is afraid of

Nature as an erectile dysfunction commercial. Did John James Audubon make up birds? The article we could barely talk about: Kelp Gulls Tear Out the Eyes of Baby Seals to Feast on them Later. Bourbon Bastard and Birds Blog.

Twitching Solitaire En Masse

In the past, I’ve been fairly hesitant about taking my two young children with me on longer birding excursions. I...

Pentecost River birding

On our trip to the north of Western Australia we took the opportunity to visit the Pentecost River, which is...

San Francisco – short of time and money.

Redgannet, the blog, has taken a back seat while 10,000 Birds does most of the driving and Mrs Gannet does...

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of August 2015?

As August goes, so go the summer doldrums (or winter lull, depending on your half of the world.) Not everyone...

What’s in a Name: Limpkin

A friend was in Florida, and as people in Florida are wont to do, he taunted me with pictures of...

A Tribute to a Wildlife Lover’s Support Team

It’s a rough world for wildlife. It’s a rough world for people who appreciate them, rougher still for those who spend...

August Flickers

Northern Flicker Every couple of weeks, I drive my mother-in-law to her afternoon card club in Port Wing, Wisconsin. While she plays 500, my dog Pip and I go birding. Right now I have brand new binoculars and my goal is to see a bunch...Show More Summary

Birdlife on Amazonian River Beaches

Seashores anywhere support very similar bird communities. A walk along an ocean beach is likely to result in sighting of terns,...

Cassin’s Finch at Lassen Volcanic National Park

As I mentioned in my last post, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a great birding destination. You can see some of...

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