Ten Highlights from Birding in Costa Rica, 2018

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Birding in every form is a gift and since there are too many highlights to mention, I’m not sure if the following are the best ones from my 2018 but they are treasured nonetheless. For that reason, my 2018 list lacks various regular mud loving migrants like Long-billed Curlew, Wilson’s Phalarope , even Pectoral Sandpiper. For much of 2018, a Buff-fronted Quail-Dove was doing just that at the Colibri Cafe in Cinchona. Destinations 2018 Costa Rica

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Collaborative List – November 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. 01 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 02 Jan 2018.

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Collaborative List – October 2018

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27 Oct 2018. 27 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 22 Oct 2018. 21 Oct 2018. 18 Oct 2018. 18 Oct 2018. 17 Oct 2018. 17 Oct 2018. 17 Oct 2018. 17 Oct 2018. 17 Oct 2018. 17 Oct 2018. 17 Oct 2018. 16 Oct 2018. 16 Oct 2018. 16 Oct 2018. 16 Oct 2018. 16 Oct 2018. 16 Oct 2018. 16 Oct 2018.

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Collaborative list – September 2018

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29 Sep 2018. 28 Sep 2018. 28 Sep 2018. 28 Sep 2018. 28 Sep 2018. 28 Sep 2018. 27 Sep 2018. 25 Sep 2018. 25 Sep 2018. 24 Sep 2018. 23 Sep 2018. 23 Sep 2018. 23 Sep 2018. 23 Sep 2018. 22 Sep 2018. 22 Sep 2018. 22 Sep 2018. 22 Sep 2018. 20 Sep 2018. 20 Sep 2018. 19 Sep 2018. 19 Sep 2018. 19 Sep 2018. 19 Sep 2018. 19 Sep 2018.

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Collaborative List – July 2018

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Collaborative list – August 2018

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30 Aug 2018. 29 Aug 2018. 29 Aug 2018. 29 Aug 2018. 26 Aug 2018. 26 Aug 2018. 26 Aug 2018. 26 Aug 2018. 25 Aug 2018. 24 Aug 2018. 23 Aug 2018. 22 Aug 2018. 20 Aug 2018. 20 Aug 2018. 18 Aug 2018. 17 Aug 2018. 16 Aug 2018. 15 Aug 2018. 14 Aug 2018. 13 Aug 2018. 13 Aug 2018. 13 Aug 2018. 12 Aug 2018. 12 Aug 2018. 11 Aug 2018.

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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. 01 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 02 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. 06 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 06 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 02 Jan 2018. 24 Apr 2018.

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Collaborative List – March 2018

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31 Mar 2018. 30 Mar 2018. 28 Mar 2018. 28 Mar 2018. 26 Mar 2018. 25 Mar 2018. 25 Mar 2018. 25 Mar 2018. 25 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 24 Mar 2018. 23 Mar 2018. 23 Mar 2018. 23 Mar 2018.

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Collaborative List – February 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. 01 Jan 2018. 02 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 02 Jan 2018. 07 Feb 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 10 Jan 2018. 02 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 10 Jan 2018.

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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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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. 01 Jan 2018. 02 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 10 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 10 Jan 2018. 28 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018.

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Queens County Bird Club 2018 Big Sit Results

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… The post Queens County Bird Club 2018 Big Sit Results appeared first on 10,000 Birds. I had high hopes for the 5th Annual Queens County Bird Club Big Sit this past Saturday at Fort Tilden. We had persevered through four years at the top of Battery Harris Platform and could bring our experience to bear on the task of trying to record as many species as possible on a single day from that single spot.

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Here’s why 2018 Kicked our Ass—According to Numerology.

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2018 was a master number 11 (2+0+1+8=11) according to Numerology. Arts Astrology Enlightened Society 11 2 2018 elephant magazine master number new year Numerology relationships spiritualityIt carries the energy for life-altering transformation.

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Idlewild Wines: Flora & Fauna Red Wine (2018)

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For the 2018 edition of Flora & Fauna, winemaker and founder Sam Bilbro relied on a blend of some of the best-known Piedmontese varietals: Barbera, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo, at 48 percent, 39 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Idlewild Wines: Flora & Fauna Red Wine (2018).

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Dear 2018.

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Dear 2018, You certainly were not easy but you were kind. You humbled, transformed and empowered me. You’ve been a blur and a blessing; filled with exhaustion, surprises and good madness. I gained insights and lost judgements. My heart rushed, opened, broke. We welcomed two tiny miracles and parted with my best canine friend. I […].

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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. As I have for the last several years, I will now ask the same question of midwesterners and northeasterners that I ask every year: When did you see your first Eastern Phoebe of 2018? 2018 – 30 March.

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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 listingI had an amazing birding year in 2017 with tons of travel , lots of amazing birds , and some truly memorable experiences. My year list hasn’t even been started but when it does it will be as unattractive as the fledgling Yellow Warbler up above.

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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. and 2017. Just looking at everyone’s lists over the years you can see how varied our birding lives can be.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of June 2018?

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In terms of migration excitement, June feels like the party you arrived at just a little late. Everyone still seems to having a ball, but the merriment isn’t flowing quite as freely as it was before. Live it up, though, because, with a few weeks, the migration party may really be over! I’m prepping for a big birding bonanza in Honduras (!!!!) next week, which means this weekend will be devoted primarily to non-birding responsibilities.

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Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2018

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The 2018 Queens County Christmas Bird Count

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Eight days ago, on Sunday, 16 December, a whole big bunch of intrepid birders headed out across my fine home borough into abysmal conditions to conduct the 2018 Queens County Christmas Bird Count. The post The 2018 Queens County Christmas Bird Count appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2018

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Six books for the nature lover or conservationist on your holiday list. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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NABE's December 2018 macro outlook survey is out

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Here are the summary quotes: “NABE Outlook panelists continue to view the economy as having solid momentum entering 2019, but they foresee GDP growth cooling from 2.9% this year to 2.7% in 2019,” said NABE President Kevin Swift, CBE, chief economist, American Chemistry Council. The panel expects the Federal Reserve to continue gradually tightening monetary policy, and anticipates a federal funds rate hike at the upcoming December FOMC meeting, followed by three rate increases in 2019.”

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2018)

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This past year may have felt like it lasted a grueling decade or more, but 2018 only spanned 52 weeks. Did you strive, learn, and enjoy in 2018? The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. As usual, we each had the same 52 weekends to make birding magic happen. Now that the last of our allotted weekends has passed, take stock of your birding year. How will next year’s birding compare to this one?

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of December 2018?

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Weather permitting, I’ll be rambling out in search of winter ducks or to see if I can fill in any last holes on a terrific 2018 year list. The post Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of December 2018? While most of the world’s avian interest turns to colly birds, French hens, and partridges in pear trees , some enlightened souls appreciate birds for more than strictly utilitarian reasons.

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March 2018 Vedic Astrology Forecast.

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Astrology astrology astrology forecast forecast full moon march 2018 astrology mercury retrograde new moon Vedic vedic astrologyAt the beginning of March, our emotions will be fiery and passionate, but we will feel them shift to become more grounded and earthy by the month's end.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of December 2018?

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Apart from all the other obligations and excitement December brings, you have one more month to chase down all your target birds for 2018. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of December 2018? Here we go, about to enter the last month of what I hope has been a profoundly excellent one for each of you. Ambitious birders have their work cut out for them, so get to it! I’ll take a run up to the shore of Lake Ontario for some winter finch action.

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The top-5 birds of 2018

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My first criterion was that I observed it only once during the year 2018. The year 2018 started with the rare Lesser White-fronted Goose , closely followed by Red-breasted Goose , Red-crested Pochard and Greater Flamingo , all at the incredible Lake Kerkini National Park in northern Greece: “Seeing a parked 4×4 and a national park biologist Kostas Papadopoulos scoping the flats… What is he looking at? The post The top-5 birds of 2018 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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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. Thankfully due to the long life span of this bird species the population appears to be somewhat stable at the moment. The Northern area of Cable Beach fares even worse than the area closer to habitation despite there being more pairs of Pied Oystercatchers.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2018)

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If you want to hear something really scary, consider this: we only have two more months of 2018! The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. A lot of thrill seekers immerse themselves in mock terror the weekend before Halloween. Between work and rain, I saw nothing but mundane birds this weekend, and not even in good light. Mourning Dove was about as good as it got, so make of that what you will.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2018)

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Some may feel that 2018 is inching towards its close. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Others might fine the pace far more frenetic. Another weekend in the books means that this calendar year is almost over. Did you make the most of the second weekend of December? Car troubles keep shutting my birding plans down, but at least I got out with the family to cut down our Christmas tree.

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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. Denizens of the temperate zones begin the calendar year in the depth of winter or height of summer, times when species diversity is sparse. The conditions under which those few available species can be found are often dreadfully hot or painfully cold.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Autumn in New York blazes with abundant charms, but the flaming foliage and delicious fall harvest comes with some downsides, at least for those with evil seasonal allergies. How is a person supposed to enjoy fall migration when every trip outside triggers paroxysms of sneezing?

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Collaborative list – December 2018

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December’s collaborative results also summarises the year’s efforts, so this is December 2018 and the rest of 2018 all rolled into one sentence. 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. 17 Dec 2018. 13 Jan 2018.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of December 2018?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of December 2018? While this time of year brings different temperatures and conditions across the world, we still all observe mid-December the same way: Christmas Bird Counts. Wherever you engage in this time-honored celebration of citizen science and avian diversity, dress for the weather and have a blast! Corey will be looking to break more records with this year’s Queens Christmas Bird Count. Wish him luck.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of October 2018?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of October 2018? Did you participate in last weekend’s Global Big Day ? According to eBird , more than 17,000 birders from 146 countries tallied 6,136 species of birds. Whether you were part of that international birding brigade or not, you can make this weekend big too. There are still a lot of birds that need to be seen out there! I’ll be kicking around Rochester trying to clean up my year list.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of September 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of September 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Now that fall has officially fallen over the Northern Hemisphere, we can finally embrace apple cider, football, and anything flavored with pumpkin spice. Even better, this time of year is exactly when fall migration occurs. Did your weekend feature any fall migrants? Without any real birding or outdoor activity during what was a gorgeous New York weekend, I still observed plenty of birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of November 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of November 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Some Mondays hit harder than others. Most Americans celebrated a long weekend filled with a lot (maybe too much) food, family, and shopping.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Many birders have places they return to year after year, special pilgrimages promising scenes and species they see nowhere else. Enjoying these locations over time allows us to experience our beloved birding sites in all their multifaceted glory, even when those facets aren’t exactly glorious.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Anyone who lives in a state or country that observes Daylight Savings Time received the gift of an extra hour this weekend. The fact that this hour falls in the middle of the night means that most people sleep right through it, but I wonder what would happen if you observes a nocturnal bird like an owl during the hour that gets reset. Could you still count it?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of December 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of December 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The priorities of serious birders stand in stark contrast to those of our less avian-enamored neighbors at most times of year, but never more so than around late December. Others may be rushing around to finish up holiday shopping or to indulge in a little Yuletide cheer. We do that stuff too, but typically in-between participating in Christmas counts and chasing down year list stragglers.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2018?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2018? As October winds down, dark minds turn to bats and other creatures of the night. But don’t spend all weekend in the shadows. Birds are flying fast and far these days, and you don’t want to miss them. Somehow, I booked myself for another weekend of work, but I’m hopeful I can catch one of the last straggling shorebirds in these parts. Corey will be birding in and around Queens. How about you?

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