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. Life is always better when bearing witness to Sunbittern madness. Destinations 2018 Costa Rica

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Collaborative List – November 2018

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The year and life lists have been pushed to 2214 and 3564 respectively. 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.

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Collaborative List – October 2018

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The Year list has reached 2176 and the life total has nudged forward to 3560 with the sighting of a a Scarlet Myzomela by Grant and Clare. 27 Oct 2018. 27 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 25 Oct 2018. 22 Oct 2018.

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Collaborative List – July 2018

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Donna was first amongst beats to reach North Dakota and brought the number of Lower 48s to 32, adding Sharp-tailed Grouse , Sprague’s Pipit and LeConte’s Sparrow to the life list. The Year List has reached 2047 and the Life List, 3534. 28 Jul 2018. 27 Jul 2018.

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Collaborative list – September 2018

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They noted 598 species as a team, bringing the year total to 2118 and pushing the life list to 3555. 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.

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Collaborative list – August 2018

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The year list stands at 2074 and the life list has reached 3544. 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.

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Collaborative List – June 2018

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The Year List has been boosted to 1999 and the Life List has passed another landmark to reach 3519. 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.

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Collaborative List – May 2018

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The life list, now into its 3rd year stands at 3424. 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.

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Collaborative List – March 2018

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Tom, Redgannet, Jason, Pat (and Claire and Grant from their February sightings) have nosed the life sum to 3331. 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.

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Collaborative List – February 2018

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The Life List was also pushed forward by 3 to 3285. 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.

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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. It carries the energy for life-altering transformation. Arts Astrology Enlightened Society 11 2 2018 elephant magazine master number new year Numerology relationships spirituality

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Collaborative List – January 2018

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Within the week they had achieved the same measure against the life list. A line plotted against the law of diminishing returns describes an increasingly downward curve and a lister’s life is destined to follow that decline. 01 Jan 2018. 01 Jan 2018. 20 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. Life can whack me about now, and it can’t leave a mark. The post The top-5 birds of 2018 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birds 2018 Greece Serbia

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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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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2018?

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Last year, I probably logged more winter birding days than during any other period of my life, routinely schlepping through snowy conditions for– obviously — Snowy Owls and the like. The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2018?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2018)

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While doing a survey of bird life at Edgemere Landfill he was pleased to see the largest flock of American Pipits he’d ever had in Queens. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2018) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Pied Oystercatcher breeding season 2018

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Thankfully due to the long life span of this bird species the population appears to be somewhat stable at the moment.

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A New Year Begins! But First–A Celebration of My 2018 Top Ten Birds

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For me, it’s one of the most exciting days of the year, and so I’m going to put aside the book review I’ve been crafting and talk about my favorite, best, top ten birds of 2018 (with a personal addition at the end). Life Bird! Birding 2018 Top Ten

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8 Reminders for how to be a Real Ass, Heart-on-your-Sleeve Human in 2019.

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I don’t know about anyone else, but in my life, 2018 was one hell of a year. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 2018 2019 breakup feel inspired human being real ass reminders traumas trusting people

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2018)

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Not only did I pick up my life Golden Eagle on New Year’s Day, but now the Philadelphia Eagles are going to the Super Bowl. Maybe my perspective is biased, but if you’re feeling left out, you should be making 2018 your Year of the Eagle as well.

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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. It carries the energy for life-altering transformation. Arts Astrology Enlightened Society 11 2 2018 master number new year Numerology relationships spirituality

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A Partridge Pigeon after too many years!

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It is always very hard to choose a “best bird of the year” and often I have resorted to several “best birds” We have had a very good year as far as observing Australian birds and have managed to get 456 bird species onto the 2018 year list.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of April 2018)

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On the other hand, at one point, I was surrounded by more Golden-crowned Kinglets than I’ve ever encountered in my life, so the birding wasn’t all bad. Another weekend, another example of how volatile weather patterns have become.

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Greater Sand Plover with abnormal colouration 2018 update

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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. Last year we had an odd observation concerning a Greater Sand Plover.

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Top Career Experts to Follow in 2018

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flexjobs Looking for tips on finding a flexible hours, remote work, freelance, or just more work life balance? When I joined Twitter in 2008 I had no clue who to follow or even what to do.

2018 83

Venus Retrograde: 7 Ways to Avoid Sabotaging your Looks, Love Life & Money. {October 5 to November 16}

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2018 70

Embracing Mindfulness when Life Crumbles.

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2018 97

Unconditional Love—A True Story of Life & Death.

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It’s September 26th, 2018, and the universe is about to teach me an amazing lesson about unconditional love. Animal Rights Enlightened Society Funny Green Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga conditional love divine love lessons from the universe life and death meaning of life mindfulness moments of insight save the bees unconditional love universe words of wisdom

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Decoding the Last Eclipse of 2018 & Discovering what it means for your Sign.

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Find out what area of your life is being emphasized by the last eclipse of 2018. I recommend reading for both your sun and rising signs to add more depth and insight into the year ahead. Arts Astrology astrology august eclipse season last eclipse Leo retrograde rising sign Sun sign

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The Secret Life of the Single Traveler.

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The life of a traveler is one of immense loneliness. It’s the hearing a bad song from your home country and finding yourself singing along kind of loneliness.

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Should I Get Solar Panels Now in 2018 or Wait?

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Here are 4 reasons why you should go solar in 2018. Over the 20-year life of the solar project, SREC payments in New Jersey could more than pay for the system itself. As a homeowner, installing solar panels on.

2018 72

3 Tests to Revolutionize our Love Life.

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While personality tests are plenty and available, the finality of their results produces little consequence on our love life because they are isolated, whereas love is very much a connected and fluid thing.

2018 94

Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

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There is also a 7-page section on the Geography of Central America, covering the geography of the subregions that largely determine Central America’s distribution of birds and other forms of life. 2018, 584 pp., One field guide, seven countries.

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Here’s to the Kid Who Changed My Life

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In early 2018 I published a book co-authored by my youngest son, Damian Jack. You can find it on Amazon—it’s entitled, I Think: How Thinking Like a Kid Can Change Your Life, by Amy Lee Ellowitz and “Birthname.” You read that right. Damian and I wrote the book before he began his transition. A few weeks […].

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The Six Good Birds of Christmas

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2018 is about to end. Entering the data into the eBird later, I checked my home city life list: it stands at 199! Checking my annual list, I am where I usually am at this time of year: several species short of 200.

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House Finches Feeding on Seaside Goldenrod

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Though the flowers are long gone, along with the trademark, bright yellow coloration, they still sustain life through the many seeds still attached to the plant.

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surviving lifes invisible rat race

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For the last decade I have been trying to find myself, accept myself and learn to love myself. That may seem like a ridiculous amount of time to spend on such a simple thing but in this fast-paced world we live in, it makes it incredibly difficult. Whether we realize it or not, from the […].

2018 91

5 Tough Life Lessons my Rescue Puppy taught me about Moving Forward after Loss.

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I was not looking to add a dog to my life any time soon. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Animal Rights Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Family better human elephant magazine French bulldog grief life lesson puppy rescue animal trust

2018 94

Top 5 Best Solar Powered Backpacks Available on Amazon in 2018

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Such situations can ruin all the fun or even worse, put your life in danger if you need to make an emergency call. Today, we depend on more devices than ever. This means there’s always that need for a power outlet to keep them charged and keep us connected.

2018 91

7+1 Lessons of Life

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7+1 things life has taught me. Life is a lifetime teacher and an impeccable teacher of a lifetime 2. Life is bizarre, beautiful, brutal all at the same time 3. We still don’t know if it’s us experiencing life or if it’s life experiencing us for without us life ceases to exist therefore it […].

2018 75

Designing the Life you were Meant to Live Starts Here.

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2018 101

15 Hummingbirds that Can Only Be Seen in or Near Costa Rica

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This means that birders who have enjoyed views of big Magnificents from Arizona can expect an additional check on the life list when they see this species. A couple of the biggest of bird families are restricted to the Americas.