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 – July 2019

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13 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 01 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 04 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 09 Jul 2019. 13 Jul 2019. 06 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 01 Jul 2019. 01 Jul 2019. 05 Jul 2019. 26 Jul 2019. 26 Jul 2019.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2019)

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Ivy and I missed all those rare shorebirds that have been hanging out along Lake Ontario, but at least we picked up her first Bonaparte’s Gulls. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

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Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. 29 May 2019. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. 29 May 2019. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. 29 May 2019. 29 May 2019. 28 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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Saving the Drowning Cormorant, or the Kerkini Lake, Greece

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I was driving along the legendary eastern levee of the Kerkini Lake in northern Greece ( Google Map ) and, listening to the first Golden Oriole flute, was slowly getting closer to a wooded Mt. mi) above the lake. The 17 km (11 mi) long lake was on my left hand side. Or the lake.

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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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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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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2019?

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I’m hoping for something out of the ordinary around here, as July birds in the Finger Lakes region rarely deviate from the boring norm. The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2019?

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2019?

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Alas, I won’t be anywhere near penguins this weekend, so I’ll have to make do with whatever uncommon shorebirds trickle through Lake Ontario. The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2019?

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2019?

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I’ve been striking out on the more interesting shorebirds along the lake, but that won’t stop me from making another run. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2019?

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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. One last stop for waterbirds at an oxbow lake wasn’t as fruitful as I had hoped but Solitary and Pectoral Sandpipers inched the list upwards.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of June 2019?

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The endless rain and chill blanketing my part of the world appears to be lifting, which means my delayed Father’s Day hike along the lake may be back on. The post Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of June 2019?

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of June 2019?

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I’m definitely going to bring (maybe drag) my kids on a birding/hiking expedition somewhere in the Finger Lakes this Sunday. The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of June 2019?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2019)

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If, on the other hand, you managed to eke out a bird of interest this weekend, tell us all about it… I brought the family to Chimney Bluffs State Park, a magnificent slice of New York currently suffering from extremely high levels on Lake Ontario.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2019)

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My daughter Ivy and I hit a host of hotspots along Lake Ontario in observance of Global Big Day (not too late to add your lists!) The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of May 2019?

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Various spots along the southern shore of Lake Ontario call to me this weekend, promising tantalizing glimpses of birds that alight only briefly in the Rochester area before taking off for points north. The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of May 2019? Check your calendar.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2019?

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The one diversion this month offers in the Finger Lakes region is the potential for Saw-whet Owls , which I’ll be seeking this weekend. The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2019?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2019)

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An unseemly April snowfall illuminated the capricious climate of the Great Lakes region as I encountered Caspian Terns , our harbinger of spring, flying over Long-tailed Ducks , our waterfowl of winter. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of February 2019?

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I’m determined to bag a white-winged gull of some sort or another before spring, so look for me at the lake. The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of February 2019? Believe it or not, the current season is slowly easing into the next one.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2019)

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I ran up to the lake in search of some sort of white-winged gull but couldn’t find one no matter how long I combed through the Ring-billed , Herring , and Great Black-backed flocks. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2019?

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Thus, I’ll be hitting Lake Ontario this weekend. The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2019? By the second weekend of January, seasonal weather patterns begin to assert themselves.

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Life, Death & Bird Cam Drama at the Great Salt Lake

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Season two of the Utah kestrel cam returns, with more drama than ever. Tune in now to see chicks in the nest! Birds & Birding Birds National Parks Nest Cams Wildlife

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2019?

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That’s how I feel about the bitter cold and ice that grip Rochester and the Finger Lakes region right now. Corey will continue to set the 2019 pace for New York City birders by finding birds everywhere. The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2019? Every place on this planet has both its charms and its drawbacks. Some areas are prone to tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfire, or flooding.

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Montezuma Winery: Red Wing

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The reason for all this early American grape and wine history is that it leads up to this week’s wine at Birds and Booze: Red Wing, a red wine from Montezuma Winery of Seneca Falls, in the northern reaches of New York’s Finger Lakes region.

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Freckled Ducks and field guides

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We have observed them at Herdsman Lake in the past, but there were very few of them. Anybody that has spent some time birding and using field guides will soon realise that the field guides are written for humans.

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Uncommon Yellowthroats

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This bird has only been proven to live in the reedbeds of three lakes and one marsh: around Michoacán’s Lake Pátzcuaro and Lake Cuitzeo, Mexico state’s Ciénega de Lerma marsh east of Toluca, and, recently, Guanajuato’s Lake Yuriria.

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Returning to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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The summer of 2019 will forever be defined by my move to Tallahassee. Tallahassee is surrounded by lakes, springs, and forest, located only 30-45 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico.

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Yellow Bitterns in Singapore

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The Yellow Bitterns wander across the vegetation in the lakes and balance on the leaves in the water. The lakes around the Satay by the Bay food area are good for finding Yellow Bittern.

So I went to the beach

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Suffice it to say, even after five years of birding in Mexico, this trip gave me 5 lifers, 8 new life-birds for my state, and 22 year-bird species for 2019. My wife hates heat. And, alas, heat is one thing Mexico’s Pacific coast has in excess.

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Perch Wars

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This one, seen at Lake Cuitzeo in central Mexico, makes me think of a giraffe wearing a tuxedo: Now, most of the time this middling photographer can only hope to get a clear photo of a bird, not too far away, and at a good angle.

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Shorebirds in spring around Broome

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It has been such a dry year that Sharp-tailed Sandpipers are not just at the small remaining ephemeral lakes, but also on the beach among the other shorebirds. Over the last two weeks we have observed a huge number of migratory shorebirds return to our shores.

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The 20 best birds of Belgrade and where to find them

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At the time of writing (March 2019), so far there are 248 eBirded species in the wider area officially representing Belgrade. Squacco Heron – the same as previous, from the left Danube bank levees, also the Veliko Blato Lake (Mika Alas fish farm in the suburb of Krnjaca, #3).

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More scenes from Mexican beaches

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Having once seen Hudsonian Godwits on Lake Cuitzeo, in the central Mexican highlands, I am fond of all things Godwit. Last week, I had only just returned from a day on the Michoacán coast when my posting schedule required I write my report of the trip.

Just in Time: Kenn Kaufman’s “A Season on the Wind” — a review

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Magee Marsh, and its legendary boardwalk (below), have become renowned in recent years for the great multitude of migratory birds that stop there for R&R, and food, before continuing north across Lake Erie. “The Houghtton Mifflin Harcourt (April 2, 2019).

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Hermit Thrush Brewery: Po Tweet

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The beer is named for the Piping Plover ( Charadrius melodius ), a now-scarce Great Lakes breeder, and a portion of the proceeds from sales will support wildlife conservation efforts by the The Detroit Zoological Society.

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The Joy of One-eyed Birding

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I’m happy to say, last year 98 people submitted checklists here, and it looks like 2019 will be the year we finally pass the 100 mark. I confess, this post has a trick title. I actually have two eyes that both function perfectly well, when corrected for near-sightedness.

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

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I first became familiar with the photographs and photo essays of Marie Read through their publication in Living Bird , the Cornell Lab of Ornithology magazine (British-born, Marie lives in the Finger Lakes area). Rocky Nook, 2019 (eBook December 2018; paperback March 2019).

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High-Altitude Birding in Central Mexico

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Travelling one hour or less, I can reach wetlands, lakes, tropical thorn forest, savannah, oak forest, pine-oak forest, mixed woods, cloud forest, and mixed coniferous (pine-fir) woods.

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“Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife”

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The smaller en route sites such as Mukura and Gishwati forests, Rugezi marsh, Lake Kivu, etc., Forget the old news, Rwanda of today is one of Africa’s safest, cleanest and most stable countries.

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Where to watch shorebirds around Belgrade, Serbia

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Technically, it is a part of the Baranda fish farm, but being a complex of nowadays brackish oxbow lakes, they are not used for carp production and the access is not restricted. Shorebirds (in Europe: waders) must be an acquired birding taste.

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Can I keep it?

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When I say “found”, I meant to say “was shown” I bumped into a birder as he was watching a Black-necked Stilt on the lake. This week, I have been pondering the value of bird rehabilitators.

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