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 much of 2018, a Buff-fronted Quail-Dove was doing just that at the Colibri Cafe in Cinchona.

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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.

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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.

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Collaborative List – July 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.

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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 – 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.

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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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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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Collaborative List – March 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.

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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.

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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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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 post The top-5 birds of 2018 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birds 2018 Greece SerbiaWhat qualifies a bird to be included in the top-5?

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2018?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2018? As sure as the sun rises in the east, cold temperatures and winter weather will afflict certain parts of the world before autumn even ends. What isn’t so sure is how we react to these conditions. To wit, I am freezing!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. December in the Northern Hemisphere starts slowly but picks up relentless speed as the month hurtles downhill towards a new year.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Can anyone deny that a perfect autumn weekend ranks as high as any span of days any other time of year?

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of August 2018?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of August 2018? Mid-August in the Northern Hemisphere demands attention. Most of us have not yet returned to our regular routines and still live on an erratic, often enjoyable summer schedule.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of November 2018?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of November 2018? You’d think that a long weekend launched by Turkey Day would prove popular for birding in the United States.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. While I rarely lie to our readers, this moment calls for complete candor: I cannot stand the arrival of winter.

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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.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2018)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. November may not exhibit the gaudy charms of some of our more festive (not to mention warmer) months in the Northern Hemisphere, but these days possess their own charms.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of November 2018?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of November 2018? As I watch the season’s first snowfall (flurries, thankfully) accumulate on my lawn, I can’t help but feel a sense of loss. Most, if not all, of our southbound migrants have moved on.

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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.

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