Collaborative List – March 2017

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79 checklists were contributed for 624 birds during March and bring the running total for 2017 to 1162. 13 Jan 2017. 20 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 08 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 15 Jan 2017. 22 Jan 2017.

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2017 Bird Images

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For the last several years, I have produced a small run of calendars for my fiends and family. The best 12 images of the previous year.

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First Phoebe of 2017

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I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2017 this morning, 12 March, at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, thus kicking off spring for myself over a week early. 2017 – 12 March.

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Collaborative List – August 2017

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13 Jan 2017. 20 Jan 2017. 30 Apr 2017. 11 Apr 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 01 Jun 2017. 08 Jan 2017. 28 Mar 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 22 Jan 2017. 15 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017.

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My Birding Goals for 2017

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Here’s hoping that 2017 is a much better year than 2016! Birding 2017Thank all that is good and holy in the world that the abomination that was 2016 is finally in the books. I know I will be doing my best to make it so, especially from a birding perspective.

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Collaborative List – April 2017

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Thus; As at April 30 th 2017, the collaborative year total stands at 1432 , with 895 species noted this month from 164 shared checklists. 13 Jan 2017. 20 Jan 2017. 30 Apr 2017. 11 Apr 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 08 Jan 2017. 28 Mar 2017.

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Collaborative List 2017 – February

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13 Jan 2017. 20 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 08 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017. 15 Jan 2017. 22 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017. 07 Jan 2017. 28 Jan 2017. 01 Jan 2017.

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Garden Press Event 2017

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Thursday, February 16, 2017 saw the 11th Garden Press Event at the Barbarian Two Exhibition Halls in the City of London.

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2017 Design Trends: Lighting

Green Furniture Home Design

2017 promises to be an exciting year in lighting design. Here’s a quick look at some of the new trends in lighting you can expect to see in 2017. Lighting 2017 lamp trends 2017 lighting trends modern lamps modern lighting trends pendant lights

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Diabolical Fall of 2017 Wood-Warbler Quiz

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It is autumn, the time of year when wood-warblers are allegedly at their most difficult. But that isn’t tough enough for 10,000 Birds readers: no, we have to make things a bit more, shall we say, diabolical?

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Jochen’s 2017 year list

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Therefore, this year’s goal is simple: In 2017, I want to enjoy birds as much as possible. Birding 2017 year listYes, here it is, another attempt at keeping a year list.

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The Collaborative List 2017 – January.

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For 2017, in keeping with all the top businesses, the list will be refreshed and re-branded. How many for 2017? During the month of January 2017, 187 checklists were submitted and 892 bird species were recorded. 13 Jan 2017. 20 Jan 2017. 05 Jan 2017.

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Tips for Birding Costa Rica in October, 2017

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eBird your sightings : Always a worthwhile endeavor but especially for folks like me who want to identify more than 700 species during 2017. The tenth month of the year isn’t one that is commonly associated with birding in Costa Rica but no matter, it should be.

Tips for Birding Costa Rica in 2017

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Wishing all birders who come to Costa Rica in 2017 the best of luck, hope to meet you while watching an antswarm! Are you on your way to Costa Rica? Planning a trip for later this year? Good choice, the birding is fantastic!

Collaborative List – May 2017

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May saw eBird’s Global Big Day, a collaborative effort that puts our humble endeavours in the shade. Our beats were out waving their binoculars around, contributing to the 50,000 checklists submitted and boosting the total which exceeded 6,500 species.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2017)

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Weatherwise around the world, this last weekend of September delivered a sneak preview of what each of us will likely enjoy or endure over the six months. We’re not fully into winter or summer yet, but the scent is in the air.

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Clare M’s 2017 Year List

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The black-headed Gouldian Finches have remained in the same area feeding on the grass seeds with the other finches and were our 75th bird for 2017 and the male Gouldian Finch features in the header photo. This list was last updated January 11th 2017. Birding 2017 listing year list

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2017 starts off with Black-throated Sparrows

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And so begins another New Year, another chance to start afresh. If you are the type to put together a list of resolutions, or goals, then the chance to make them a reality is upon you.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2017)

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With only a few weeks left before we turn the page on 2017, birders around the world have been burning their proverbial candles at both ends to observe as many birds as possible.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2017)

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We may be mere weeks away from rolling over into a new season, but the one we’re mired in may feel a lot to you like a permanent climatic moment. Worry not. This too, like everything else, will pass!

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2017?

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If your part of the world is dealing with the levels of meteorological turmoil my part is, you’ll remember the wild weather of March 2017 for a long, long time.

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First Bird of the Year, 2017

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It’s 2017! Birding 2017 first bird of the yearWhat was your first bird of the year? Share it, and the story, in the comment section. Hopefully, it was a good one!

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Panama Trip Report: April 2017

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Can a family-focused trip—even to one of the world’s most biodiverse countries—deliver enough opportunities for avian observation to satisfy this serious world birder? If you have kids, you’re probably as curious as I was. The short answer, I’m happy to report, is a resounding yes.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of June 2017?

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Oh, to be birding at Shark Bay in Australia. Mid-June causes confusion in the United States, in that summer hasn’t officially started but life post-Memorial Day definitely carries that summer feeling, Except, of course, that some parts of the country have been downright chilly.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2017)

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Your first weekend of spring or fall may have been uneventful in terms of birds, but pace yourself. We still have months of blissful migration ahead of us! Rochester is still wintry, but bird activity among the common species has picked up quite a bit.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2017)

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Happy New Year! Now that the odometer on year lists has rolled back to zero, you’re probably eagerly looking forward to beginning the bird hunt anew. But take a moment first to appreciate your final sightings of the year gone by.

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2017 Solar Eclipse: The Lesson I Learned in the Dark.

Elephant Journal

Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 2017 darkness death life lesson moon mother nature shadows solar eclipse sunThere, in the shadows of the eclipse, I had to face my own shadow my own resistance to the dark and the unknown and the uncertainty.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of December 2017?

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Don’t panic yet, but do plan for how you’ll spend the rest of 2017 making this birding year one to remember.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2017)

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Winter doesn’t officially begin for a few weeks yet, but the birds this far north don’t seem to care about the calendar. We’re seeing all manner of seasonal specialty roll into Rochester. What are you seeing?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2017)

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The third weekend of February seems fairly uneventful, but birders and nature lovers know how to make these days count… by counting. Did you participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count ?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2017)

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Global Big Day 2017 is in the books, with 15,954 participants submitting 40,698 checklists to eBird accounting for 6,068 species … so far. What a weekend for birders all over the world. I hope you were able to be a part of the festivities.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2017?

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We’re entering the most frightful weekend of the calendar year, and I’m not referring to the debut of the new season of Stranger Things. Halloween draws near, which casts a ghastly pallor over the next several days.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of 2017?

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Now that most of the gift giving and bird counting has been discharged, before the revels and resolutions of the final night of the year, I like to sit–somewhere warm, of course–and consider a cheerful verse from Oliver Herford : I heard a bird sing. In the dark of December.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of September 2017)

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Some of us had long weekends and made them count. Some of us had short weekends or none at all and still made them count. No matter how much time you can spare, you MUST respond to the spectacle of migration taking place right now.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2017)

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This Memorial Day weekend may still be rolling for Americans, but even the standard two-day array can hold a lot of excitement this time of year. This is a precious time of year, so make every moment count.

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Solar Eclipse Expedition 2017

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Where will you be on August 21, 2017 when the solar eclipse passes through North America? Eclipse 2017 stands out because the path of totality cuts a wide swath through the United States and all of North America will have views of a partial eclipse.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of April 2017?

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The second weekend of April definitely sits among my favorites of the year, and not just because this is my birthday weekend. Birds that have been away for a while tend to come back around this time. I’m looking forward to seeing them!

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2017?

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Fall migration may want for some of the kaleidoscope colors adorning spring birds, but this time of year offers some of the most exciting birding you can ask for. If, that is, you get out and enjoy it!

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of May 2017?

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Birders of the world, this is your time. Migrants are still on the move, which places us at one of our annual peaks of avian observation excitement. Within a month, your odds of a serendipitous songbird encounter will decrease dramatically, at least until the next migration.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2017)

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Anyone lucky enough to be high and dry these days can surely appreciate how many birds are on the move. Keep your bins handy, because you never know what you’ll see out there.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of January 2017)

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The year 2016 is done and gone and 2017 beckons us onward, bright and new and shiny, hopefully full of birds. Here’s hoping everyone has a wonderful 2017, full of amazing birds and experiences.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of February 2017?

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Rolling into the second weekend of February should remind us that even the most misanthropic birders can feel love for more than just the thrill of observing avifauna. Valentine’s Day may be, in many ways, merely a Hallmark holiday, but why miss an opportunity to celebrate the humans you love.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of November 2017?

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For people who get caught up in the commercial hysteria of the holiday season, mid-November represents the calm before the storm. In a sense, this period represents the same for birders. Caught between two seasons, we have a new bounty of birds to look forward to.

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