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.

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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 – 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.

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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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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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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 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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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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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of April 2018?

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So many parts of the United States are afflicted with unseasonable cold that spring feels more like a theory than an actual season. Case in point, someone wished me a “Happy 109th Day of January” today… in the middle of a small snow squall!

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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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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 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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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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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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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 (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 (Fourth of March 2018)

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Given the countless hordes of birds traveling over immeasurable distances during extended migratory periods, every weekend promises delights for some segment of the global birding population. Yet, odds also allow for the possibility that nothing new might fly into your particular airspace.

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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 Fourth Weekend of March 2018?

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The spring before you may not resemble the one you’ve been pining for these last several months, but don’t tell that to the birds. Despite the lingering snow and frigid cold, my neighborhood is abuzz with more clicks, whistles, and whirrs than a toy factory.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2018)

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Those of you unfazed by March Madness or still sober after the ritual Wearing of the Green might have noticed that this weekend served as the last of its season. Did you make the most of it? I had to work all weekend but managed to chase snow birds on Friday morning.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2018?

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The last weekend of winter (or summer, depending on your polar orientation) rarely resembles either the season ending or the one about to commence. Rather, you might expect some chimeric display of all the weather patterns of three months past and future.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2018)

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Weekends are much like birds, in that some are more prosaic than others. Not all can be stunners or megas.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2018)

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Mid-March may not pack the punch we get from more migratory months in the temperate zones, but this time of year has its birding charms. More surprisingly, not all of them are subtle. For example, I was able to wrangle my first Short-eared Owls of the year, where else but at Nations Rd IBA.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2018)

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The first month of 2018 is nearly in the books. At the conclusion of every month, we might ask ourselves, “Did I see enough or well enough these past weeks?” ” With hope, our answers improve with every month.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2018?

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Mid-March has little to recommend it from a birding perspective, at least where I live. Try to appreciate these slow times, when nothing too distracting or demanding requires your attention. At the very least, you can get some work done. For once, I’m not working over the weekend.

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Jyotish Sidereal Horoscopes for 2018.

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2018 starts with a forceful energy, inviting in power, intensity, and emotional body waves. There is promise of big, grand, and bold changes on multiple levels.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2018?

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What works of birding genius will you wreak upon the world in 2018? A new year inspires in birders the same mad ambition a fresh canvas ignites in painters. No matter how many phenomenal years you have behind you, the best one is the next one.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2018?

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Whatever birding momentum you picked up from a fresh year list should still be strong, driving you to seek out new ticks for 2018. Three weekends into a new year should see everyone still taking their resolutions seriously.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of 2018?

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Maybe 2018 is starting off too cold or too hot or with too much bomb cyclone for your tastes. A new year is upon us, my friends! What does it matter? We still have birds.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2018?

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In the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate March as the month that comes in like a lion–especially in my neck of the woods–and goes out like a lamb. Birdingwise, that sequence works in reverse.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2018)

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February may not last as long as other months, but much happens from a phenological perspective in just 28.25 Have you recognized how different your immediate surroundings are compared to the beginning of the month?

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2018?

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In the midst of intolerable or deplorable situations, we often fear that change will never come. Yet we need only look to the seasons to recognize that, just as one has well and truly settled in, we see the first glimmers of the next. For good or for ill, everything changes.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2018)

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Birding during quiet periods can sometimes feel like you’re trying to make something out of nothing. Persevere and take heart in the knowledge that there is always something. All we have to do is find it.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of February 2018?

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As we approach mid-February, love–or at least endless commercials about it–is in the air. For lovebirds and bird lovers alike, this weekend offers as good an opportunity as ever to rededicate your passion and commitment while recalling what ignited your passion in the first place. Enjoy!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of February 2018)

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Well, they did it. Those Eagles you’re hearing everyone talk about right now aren’t the ones you typically seek while birding, but rather the ones from Philadelphia that just won Super Bowl LII.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of February 2018?

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Are you excited? The biggest holiday observed in the United States falls this weekend and, for the fifth time in six years, a team named for a bird is part of the festivities.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2018)

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Two weekends into the new year, I’m already wondering if the weather will be this volatile every month. This crazy climate change must be wreaking havoc on birds.

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Greater Sand Plover with abnormal colouration 2018 update

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Last year we had an odd observation concerning a Greater Sand Plover. This marked individual had completely normal plumage when it was captured and marked in 2012 during its second year of life, but over the period of mid-November 2016 until December 29th 2016 its plumage changed dramatically.

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The Year of the Dog: 2018 Animal Horoscopes.

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Each Chinese year is characterized by one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, and 2018 is the year of the Dog the 11th animal in the cycle.

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