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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2017)

Anyone lucky enough to be high and dry these days can surely appreciate how many birds are on the move....

Birdchick Podcast #228 Hurricanes and Eagle Optics

It's the end of an era, folks. Eagle Optics is closing its doors at the end of the year. There's some cool stuff over at Big Day Birding. Great article about what different birds species do during a hurricane. Could captive breeding help sage grouse?

Pied Heron near Broome

The Pied Heron Ardea picata is a small heron that we normally see each year at Parry’s Lagoon Nature Reserve at...

Birding Dilemma No.23 – Taking family for granted.

This dilemma comes from a visit to see my sister this week and being squeezed for time. She happens to...

What’s in a Name: Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

Henry Philemon Attwater was born in Brighton, England and spent his early adult years in Canada, but the state of...

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of September 2017?

September is as thrilling a month for birding as any and better than most. If you’re not fleeing for your...

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Black Duck Porter

Having grown up in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, I made the reasonable assumption that the Black Duck...

Good News for UK Birds (and Birders)

Some of Great Britain’s most cherished seabirds just got an added layer of protection. Officials designated 12 miles along the...

Welcome Our New Beat Writer, Tristan Lowery

If there is one thing better than a nice cold beer after a long day of spring migration I don’t...

White-eyed Vireos in Florida’s Econfina River State Park

It was a hot and sunny Labor Day along Florida’s Gulf Coast, and my husband Brian and I were heading...

Taking It From The Top In Middlefield

We've had some refreshing fall-like weather this week. Connecticut is not known for mountains but the the trap rock ridge does provide great views from the top. The trap rock ridge was formed by volcanic activity long ago. I had better luck finding birds at ground level. Show More Summary

Returning home, reunions, smoke and birds!

Thomas Wolfe wrote an interesting story back in 1940, called “You can never go home again”. While I am no...

Hurricane Harvey and wildlife

(To keep up with hurricane news as it relates to birds, see BirdWatching magazine's website.)When the worst hurricanes descend upon us, while thousands of people’s homes are still underwater and the death toll of human beings continues...Show More Summary

Arizona in Summer: It Ain’t All Hummers

It’s a well-known fact that southeast Arizona in summer is awesome. At least for birders. My first birding trip ever...

Birding Around Homer, Alaska

There is never enough Alaska to be had. I loved exploring Homer so much, I'm already eyeing a tour offered by Zugunruhe Birding to Barrow next year. Semi-palmated plover seen along the Homer Spit. Alaska is one of those states you can't say no to when it comes a callin'. Show More Summary

Opportunistic Herons Catching Fish

I spent a bunch of time this weekend visiting birding spots in far southeastern Queens, along the coast and adjacent...

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2017)

This is it, people… your last chance, at least in the United States, to wear white without committing a social...

Apostlebirds in the Northern Territory

Apostlebirds-Struthidea cinerea have an isolated population in the Northern Territory which is quite separate from the population that runs down...

Collaborative List – August 2017

9 beats, birded 9 countries this month; Belize, Guatamala, Costa Rica, UK, Iran, USA, Greece, Australia and Mexico. They submitted...

A Dozen Quick and Easy Hummingbirds in Costa Rica

When the birding slows down, someone usually lets out the excuse that our hobby wouldn’t be as fun if there...

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