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Yellow-crowned Night Heron At Saybrook

. I plan on spending most of the summer exploring areas in Middlesex County so I made a visit to Saybrook Point this morning. There is a little park next to the area where Dock and Dine used to be that has some marsh habitat. I was surprised at the number of Marsh Wrens there ( at least 4). Show More Summary

Whining self-pity…. or…. Pilanesberg leftovers.

The airline business is a competitive and cut-throat arena in which to operate. Emphasis is placed on cost and more...

Away From it All: The North Cascades

“It’s the least-visited national park in the United States,” our gracious host said as we drove up Route 20 towards...

Hermit Thrush Hallucination

This morning, while walking out to the Birdmobile with the backpack-briefcase slung over my shoulder, coffee and toast in one hand, and three-ring binder of song lyrics in the other hand, I noticed the distinctive tchup call of a hermit thrush. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #189 The One Sharon Forgot About

What? We podcasted last week? So we did. On our sunroof with chimney swifts and jets flying over. I apologize for the sound quality. But because there really isn't much in the way of birding podcasts out there, here you go.Kites use underwear for nest. Show More Summary

Spotlight: Laurens Wildlife Rescue

Hey – I’m not the only rehabber out here. (Do you know how many times a day wildlife rehabilitators say that, especially...

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2015?

Keep your eyes to the skies… maybe you’ll get lucky and see wild Scarlet Macaws! Midsummer birding can become boring...

American Dipper

2 weeks agoHobbies / Birding : Ecobirder

The American dipper is not your typical songbird. They are not cute and colorful and popular on blog posts. However they are very fascinating as the are the only aquatic songbird in North America. The American dipper preys on aquatic insects and small fish which it often catches under the water. Show More Summary

Surprise! I'm A Lister On eBird Top 100 !

If you were expecting to see bird photos in a post about eBird then you'll have an idea about the surprised reaction I had when I first found out that I was unknowingly on eBird. Here are a few photos from our town fireworks display this weekend. Show More Summary

A Water Ouzel Nest at Lassen Volcanic National Park

One of the best things about our annual Audubon chapter’s Lassen Park campout is that we get to see several...

The Bird 10K Project

I was told when I first started blogging here at 10,000 Birds that I was never to use the short...

Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa

The history of Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa is a slightly unusual one. It was founded as a safe...

Help a Grad Student – Take a Survey on Exotic Birds

Corey Callaghan is working on his Master’s Thesis and would like to hear from birders about their opinions on exotic...

New Podcast Episode: Birding Uganda Part 1

Uganda's national bird the grey-crowned crane. The latest episode of my "This Birding Life" podcast is now available for listening over at Podcast Central as well as in the iTunes Podcasts section. The episode is titled "Birding in Uganda...Show More Summary

Birding Belizean Jungle

I had never visited a real jungle before. Sure, I had seen countless television program, sat glued to Planet Earth,...

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2015)

Perfect summer weekends make me feel like the War Boy Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road does when he says,...

Red-collared Lorikeets

Red-collared Lorikeets are common birds around Broome and are often seen racing across the blue sky calling as they go....

Rainy Day Birding is Good Birding at Cinchona, Costa Rica

Lately, it’s been raining in Costa Rica. Mike and Corey would probably say, “So what else is new?” but really,...

Peregrine Falcon raiding the tern colony

While I was at Great Gull Island, New York, July 3-5, two different Peregrine Falcons were passing through the tern colony. I never saw one catch a tern, but they were definitely hunting as they rocketed over the island low and fastShow More Summary

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2015?

Ah, sweet summer, how I love you, despite your lack of migratory birds. Henry James understood how sweet this time...

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