Collaborative List – November 2019

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29 Nov 2019. 28 Nov 2019. 28 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 27 Nov 2019. 26 Nov 2019. 26 Nov 2019. 26 Nov 2019.

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Collaborative list – August 2019

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eBird have applied their new taxonomy as of July/August 2019. Today it stands at 2019 , but watch this space! 03 Aug 2019. 15 Aug 2019. 17 Aug 2019. 15 Aug 2019. 12 Aug 2019. 17 Aug 2019. 03 Aug 2019. 03 Aug 2019. 26 Aug 2019.

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Collaborative list – June 2019

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01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019. 01 Jun 2019.

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Little Curlew on Cable Beach

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Having checked the various ovals I was back down on Cable Beach having one of our regular walks. I had the beach to myself as is often the case and raised my binoculars to observe a lone Little Curlew at the back of the flock of shorebirds.

Broad-billed Sandpiper on Cable Beach

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The shorebirds gather on Cable Beach from around two hours before until two hours after high tide. Last week I shared the first encounter with a Little Curlew on Cable Beach returning from migration. The post Broad-billed Sandpiper on Cable Beach appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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More scenes from Mexican beaches

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It turns out that the hazy light had produced a mirror-like surface on the beach’s wet sand, and in many of my photos, the birds seemed to be floating in a void. Only their reflections give any sense of the beach beneath them.

Collaborative list – May 2019

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29 May 2019. 29 May 2019. 29 May 2019. 29 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 28 May 2019. 27 May 2019. 25 May 2019. 25 May 2019. 25 May 2019. 23 May 2019. 23 May 2019.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2019)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Mid-September conjures up visions of migrating shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl all joining together under ideal natural lighting for one perfect moment of birding. Sometimes, that even happens.

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Collaborative List – March 2019

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Whilst the eastern hemisphere still leads the life rankings by 1991 to 1808 , the western hemisphere outbirds by 877 to 705 in the 2019 list and 615 to 385 during March. 03 Jan 2019. 03 Feb 2019. 17 Feb 2019. 08 Feb 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019.

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So I went to the beach

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But on Monday, oh, sweet Monday, I went to the beach… in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán. Once I got down to the beach at the estuary’s mouth, it became even clearer that I was no longer in the highlands. So I went to the beach. My wife hates heat.

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Collaborative List – February 2019

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03 Jan 2019. 03 Feb 2019. 17 Feb 2019. 08 Feb 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 03 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 23 Feb 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019.

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Collaborative List – January 2019

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The first sharer of 2019 was Clare who narrowly beat Duncan by 5 hours. 03 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 03 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019. 05 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 12 Jan 2019.

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The first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019

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This year marks the twentieth year that we have observed Pied Oystercatchers nesting along Cable Beach. We keep an eye on the 23 kilometre length of beach that runs from Gantheaume Point to the southern side of Willie Creek.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2019)

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Of the species he saw his best was easily a Philadelphia Vireo at Bristol Beach State Park, a surprising migrant that he was please to find. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of September 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2019)

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Though Corey arrived in Costa Rica Saturday afternoon he’s spent more time on the beach than he’s spent looking for birds. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2019)

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Though Corey arrived in Southern California late Friday night, he didn’t get much birding in this weekend other than dipping on a Nazca Booby at Dana Point after delaying his departure to go look for it to accompany his family to the beach.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2019)

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But, somehow, his Best Bird of the Weekend was an underdog, a female Black Scoter that summered at Jones Beach and cooperated for some easy digiscoping in the afternoon light on Saturday. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2019)

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Corey was out birding on Saturday morning in Queens and early on Sunday morning he visited the tern colony at Nickerson Beach. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Perhaps you are familiar with the bit of verse from James Russell Lowell that sings, “And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” ” Even if the words are new to you, the sentiment surely resonates.

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Surpassing 300 Species in Costa Rica on Global Big Day, 2019

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The goal of my partner Marilen and myself was identifying all of them, or, at least as many as possible on May 4th, 2019. After the national park, we made our way back to Tarcoles for mangrove species and beach birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2019)

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Corey has been enjoying the beach and the sun down in Virginia all weekend. Seeing a squadron on pelicans just past where hundreds of beach goers swim is always an interesting juxtaposition. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of May 2019?

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Corey is taking his act down to Virginia Beach, which is a mighty birding destination in itself. The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of May 2019? Is May ending already? Some birders wait eleven months for just this moment, keenly feeling loss after its passing.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2019)

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Of them all, his favorite was the pair of Piping Plovers he found at dawn on Rockaway Beach. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. While you enjoyed the wearing of the green for St.

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Ashkelon’s Sand Sculpture Festival Brings International Artists To Its Beaches

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It’s time to play on the beach, and Ashkelon has some beautiful beaches. Today, and until the 23rd of this month (August 2019), the Bar Kochba beach boasts 15 enormous sculptures created from fairy tales and sand.

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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

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The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen.

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Empty Pied Oystercatcher nests

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Last week I introduced you to the first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2019 and so far they are surviving. However, the northern part of Cable Beach is a completely different story. Walking along the beach this week we discovered nest after nest that was empty.

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Birding Cape Town

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An absolute highlight were the African Penguins at Boulders Beach. The beaches further south of Boulders Beach are productive as well – I saw African Oystercatcher as well as that most typical beach wanderer, the Ostrich.

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Shearwaters from Shore

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Bonus : A couple of years earlier, a blue whale washed up several miles south of Half Moon Bay, at Bean Hollow State Beach. Presumably attracted by the stench, many Northern Fulmar came to feed on the little pieces floating in the shallow waters near the beach.

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Hoping for Grasspipers in Costa Rica

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Although only a certain percentage of Charadriiformes are prone to quick-stepping it over the mud flats, beaches, and nutrient-stink borders of sewage ponds, none of them hop along or flit through the trees either.

A Young, Banded Royal Tern and Where It Came From

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This past Saturday afternoon I was out on the beach in the Rockaways with my family. We were taking advantage of one of the many warm and sunny days we have enjoyed this fall, looking for cool shells, getting our feet wet in the surf, and just generally enjoying ourselves.

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Bird Books for Children: From Colors & Shapes to Discovering Central Park

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Beach Lane Books, 2014. Cornell Lab Publishing Group, Wundermill Books, March 2019. It’s never too late or too early to buy a children’s book about birds.

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Shorebirds in spring around Broome

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Several migratory shorebirds with juvenile plumage are already on our beaches, so the arrival of both old and young birds is in full swing now. The northern end of Cable Beach is also starting to get busier with returning shorebirds.

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Puerto Vallarta Birds

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However, it was once I got to the beach area at the river’s mouth that the opportunities for good photographs became abundant. Semipalmated Plovers and Snowy Plovers are species I can see closer to home, but they are so much more photogenic on a beach than on a lake mudflat!

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Pied Oystercatcher chicks four weeks on….

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One of the many threats along Cable Beach are the Black Kites. It has been a few years since I could share some good news about the Pied Oystercatchers breeding along the coast near Broome.

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Hermit Thrush Brewery: Po Tweet

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I still look forward to summer birding, but now that I live in upstate New York, I generally turn my attention away from the beaches and saltmarshes of the coast, instead heading north up the Hudson to the Adirondack Mountains.

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New Haunts: Wakulla Springs State Park

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Now that I live away from the beach, Wakulla Springs has become that place for me. Moving means finding your new birding haunts.

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Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide–A Book Review

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Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide’s seven chapters are each focused on a specific western habitat: Backyard & City, Wetland & Pond, Shoreline & Beach, Meadow & Grassland, Desert & Sagebrush Steppe, Forest & Woodland, and Alpine & Tundra. 2019).

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February Birding in Tybee Island, Georgia

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The week of President’s Day this year found me, my family, and some close friends spending a week in a beach house on Tybee Island, a low-lying, barrier island just east of Savannah. The north beach featured a host of Ruddy Turnstones around the jetty.

Mastering Bird Photography: A Book Review by an Amateur Bird Photographer

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photography hotspots (also birding hotspots) where the reader can put the book’s lessons into action; they include Bolsa Chica, California (above), Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, and my personal favorite, Nickerson Beach, Long Island.

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The New “Birds of Thailand”

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Perhaps you don’t know it yet, but with more than 1000 bird species, palm-fringed sandy beaches, developed tourism infrastructure, moderate prices and political stability, Thailand is a country you definitively want to visit.

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

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Turning into the parking lot of a Long Island beach on a February afternoon, I saw something white fly past me. Not long—I took photographs using the car as a blind and then left to bird the beach. Gray Kingbird, Jones Beach, NYS.

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Twenty-Four Hours of Awesome Part Two: Mr. Wilson the Plover

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Fortunately, another alternative was available in the form of a Wilson’s Plover that had been seen reliably for a couple of days out at Cupsogue Beach County Park in Suffolk County.

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Looking for Waterfowl in Gulf Islands National Seashore

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Some sand had drifted over the road, and visitors were climbing the dunes (DON’T DO THAT), but otherwise both the beach and the shoreline along the sound looked relatively calm. to sit on a freezing-cold boat, I still had not added any of my flippered friends to the 2019 year list.

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