Collaborative List – June 2018

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23 May 2018. 12 Jun 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 20 Jan 2018. 13 Apr 2018. 04 Apr 2018. 19 Jan 2018. 13 Mar 2018. 03 Apr 2018. 05 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 03 Apr 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 13 Jan 2018.

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Collaborative List – May 2018

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23 May 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 20 Jan 2018. 13 Apr 2018. 04 Apr 2018. 19 Jan 2018. 13 Mar 2018. 03 Apr 2018. 05 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 03 Apr 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 13 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018.

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My Birding Goals for 2018

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But 2018 is a whole new year and calls for all new goals. Will I be able to meet all of my goals for 2018? Do you have birding goals for 2018? Birding 2018 listing

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Collaborative List – April 2018

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01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 20 Jan 2018. 13 Apr 2018. 04 Apr 2018. 19 Jan 2018. 13 Mar 2018. 03 Apr 2018. 05 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 03 Apr 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 13 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018.

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The first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2018

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Two weeks ago I introduced you to two pairs of our Pied Oystercatchers that were early egg layers this year and this week the eggs have hatched out after twenty eight days of incubation.

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Collaborative List – January 2018

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01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 20 Jan 2018. 05 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 13 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018.

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Pied Oystercatcher breeding season 2018

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This year is the eighteenth year since we discovered our first Pied Oystercatcher nest on Cable Beach in Broome and it didn’t take us long to realise that they are not at all successful at raising young due to egg and chick predation.

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First Phoebe of 2018

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I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2018 this afternoon at Forest Park, thus kicking off spring for myself over a week after spring actually started. 2018 – 30 March.

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Starting 2018 with Hummingbirds in Costa Rica

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Speaking of those mini gems, a coveted trio of them were some of my very first bird species for 2018. Costa Rica is a fantastic place to watch hummingbirds.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2018?

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Summer weekends often mean summer road trips, mixed blessings at best. Of course, we love to visit new places and enjoy cool breezes at the shore, in the woods, or atop mountains. But travel often involves traffic, which–at least in my case–raises stress rather than lowers it.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2018)

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July often means travel, which sometimes means tourist attractions, which occasionally means exotic or introduced bird species. Following me here? Encountering exotics raises all manner of questions in birders, the toughest of which rarely center on identification.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2018)

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Most of us know all too well the bittersweet mood returning from a birding trip evokes. On the one hand, a successful adventure results in rich memories, accumulated wisdom, and—if you did it right—plenty of lifers. On the other hand, you have all those photos to process and lists to sort.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of July 2018?

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July rarely ranks high in the list of top birding months. Too few species on the move makes for the same old same old. However, those who value quality over quantity may find this month more amenable to auspicious encounters with their local birds.

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Clare M’s 2018 Year List

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This list was last updated January 12th 2018. Birding 2018 listing year listWell, another New Year crept up on us once again and once again I will commit to listing on the website! This all started way back in 2012 and several of us continued on in 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of January 2018?

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Corey can’t stop racking up 2018 birds and will continue his run somewhere in NYC this weekend. As we approach the end of the first month of the year, take a moment to consider how challenging January birding can be for many of us.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2018)

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The compelling contrarian positions put forth during Come@Me Week undoubtedly had many of you questioning your core beliefs about birds, birding, conservation, and even basic biology.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2018)

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Another birdy weekend (YMMV) has come and gone. Did you make the most of it? As promised, I ventured out into the lush and lovely managed wilds of Mendon Ponds Park and brought home–in a visual sense only–the Black-billed Cuckoo I promised you.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of June 2018)

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Ready for some contrarian birding commentary? The end of June may be superior in many ways to other times of year, or at least that’s what millions of schoolkids are thinking right about now. But no week is so good that we at 10,000 Birds can’t improve it.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of May 2018?

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Most Americans are on the cusp of one of the year’s most beautiful weekends, with an extra day off from work to boot. No matter where you find yourself or how many days your weekend may last, you have a lot to look forward to. Enjoy!

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of June 2018?

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Remember how much fun migration was? Say goodbye to that kind of excitement now that summer (or winter for the antipodeans) has set in. This new season presents its own staid charms, so don’t sleep on it. You’ll still find plenty of birding to enjoy if you take the time.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2018)

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Another Father’s Day, another opportunity for millions of birding dads to invite, entice, or drag their progeny out into the field. Here’s a question for the fathers out there: did you even try to take your kids birding this weekend? If so, how did that go?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2018)

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This past weekend marked one of the peak moments of migratory bird activity globally, at least in an aggregate sense. Did you notice? Family obligations kept me on the sidelines during Global Big Day, but I did manage to sneak in a little birding before traveling.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of June 2018?

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Your local season of migration, be it spring or fall, is drawing to a close. Every weekend until the doldrums set in can be special, as long as you’re out there birding. I’m still cutting a swath through the Central Highlands of Honduras, enjoying tons of Neotropical birds.

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My 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count

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I hope everyone participated in at least one day of the four day Great Backyard Bird Count of 2018. I submitted five checklists from four different locations yielding 44 species.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of April 2018?

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With all of my gallivanting across a small swath of the American Southwest last week, I plumb forgot to ask you where you were birding. Hopefully, you can find consolation for this oversight in the fact that I saw lots of juicy (figuratively, not literally) birds from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

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Luxexcel adds 3D printed prescription lenses to Vuzix AR headsets

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The prescription inserts are designed especially for the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses, and will be launched at CES Las Vegas 2018. Applications 3d priinted lenses CES 2018 Hans Streng Luxexcel Paul Travers VisionClear VisionEngine VisionPlatform Vuzix Vuzix BladeOphthalmic lens manufacturer Luxexcel has teamed up with augmented reality (AR) headset and eyewear company Vuzix to produce a range of 3D printed prescription lenses.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2018)

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For some of you, this final weekend of May is still in full flower. Let’s not gloat, though. You may be birding on a Monday morning, but we tally weekend sightings now.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2018)

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With March in our collective rear view mirror, a certain madness subsides. April makes much more sense in most parts of the world, at least from a phenological perspective. You have much to look forward to, so make the most of every weekend.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of March 2018?

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This weekend promises a frenzy of activity, at least in my corner of the world. Holidays are being celebrated and vacations commenced, while pore over each burgeoning shoot and bloom in an effort to exorcise the demons of a long, lingering winter.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of 2018)

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Your 2018 year lists, whether you tally them or not, have already begun to populate, silently bearing witness to your commitment to bird looking or lack thereof. And they’re off!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2018)

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The question isn’t whether you went birding this weekend, because everyone who wasn’t part of the Royal Wedding was out chasing birds. The only valid questions involve what you saw and whether you’ll share details.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of May 2018?

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This weekend may not mark another migratory milestone in the birding universe, but we’re still smack dab in the middle of May. That means you should be birding.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2018)

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Recognizable spring weather may not have arrived in your part of the Northern Hemisphere just yet, but spring has sprung nonetheless. Countless flocks of frigid, sodden birds must be wondering whether they took a wrong turn somewhere.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2018)

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Between bird blitzes and Mother’s Day brunches, most of us lived very full lives this weekend. Good thing Monday finally got here! The weather in my area really dampened the flow of migrants on Saturday, but at least I was able to get my daughter on her first Bay-breasted Warbler.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2018)

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If the cold weather across much of the United States is any indication than T.S. Eliot was correct when he stated that “April is the cruellest month.”

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of May 2018?

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What a time to be alive and birding! Fresh off the most successful Global Big Day in history– 6899 species in ONE DAY –we’re rolling into World Migratory Bird Day in the Americas. Birds are out in both quantity and diversity so staggering that we must celebrate it.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of March 2018)

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Now that the first weekend of March has blown through, a lot of people I know are already looking forward to April. Hope your weekend wasn’t too rough! I had to get my birding in early this weekend, so a flyover flock of Tundra Swans up at Braddock Bay took care of business nicely.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2018)

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Maybe my perspective is biased, but if you’re feeling left out, you should be making 2018 your Year of the Eagle as well. This new year already appears to be auspicious for eagles.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of May 2018?

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Every person’s calendar includes both busy seasons and fallow periods. Our calendar– the birding calendar –has just shifted into overdrive. In fact, some might argue that, on an international level, this weekend represents one of the zeniths of birding activity and engagement.

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