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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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 – 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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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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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 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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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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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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Who cares for your ducks in the winter?

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So when each year begins, the first place I think of visiting is Lago de Cuitzeo (Cuitzeo Lake). In September, the lake fills with thousands of Baird’s Sandpipers and Wilson’s Phalaropes on their way south. I confess: I am a lister.

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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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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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Pasir Ris Park-Singapore

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On one occasion we saw a pair of Red Turtle Doves beside the fishing lake. Our first destination for observing birds in Singapore during our three week visit in March was Pasir Ris Park.

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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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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“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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The Pleasure and Pain of Pino Real

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Morelia is about halfway between Guadalajara and Mexico City, and within an hour of my home, I can visit wetlands, lakes, grasslands, vast amounts of pine-oak forest, mixed conifer forest, semi-cloud forest, and tropical thorn forest in the biologically isolated Río Balsas basin.

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The Little Big Year-week 46: All this fun comes to an end

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So, it is with a fresh mind, slightly exhausted body, and a renewed sense of love for our avian friends that I will start all over again here 2019. Marty St Louis – Manager at Summer Lake NWR, Summer Lake Oregon.

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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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Australian Pelicans

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Another noteworthy news item in Australian currently is the flooding of Lake Eyre – Kati Thanda at the lowest point in Australia. Lake Eyre floods due to rain on other parts of Australia and the flood can be tracked slowly as it moves across the continent.

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

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I birded parks, landfills, fields, backyards, skies, oceans, lakes, ponds, and roads in 15 states–some familiar haunts and patches, some as part of family visits, some while passing through, some adventures with friends (three trips with N.J.

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Mexican visitors in Box Canyon

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This is not a true box canyon, in sense of our old American western movies, as it serves as a passage thru the Sky Island Mountains over to the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, as well as Patagonia Lake, and the Paton Hummingbird Center.

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The top-5 birds of 2018

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Back to 2019, January is the height of wildfowling and gulling season and I cannot wait to start searching… As Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in 1912, “I’m like an old golf-ball–I’ve had all the white paint knocked off me long ago.

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The European Christmas Bird Count

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We started some 110 km down the river from Belgrade, heading upstream from the Silver Lake Resort. I remember studying the map of countries participating in the i nternational mid-winter w aterbird c ensus, where the USA wasn’t marked.

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Derby Poo Ponds and waste water wetland upgrade

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We were able to add a few new birds to the 2019 Year List and had a good day out. View from hut over main lake. Last Sunday, February 3rd, we drove to Derby for the day from Broome. Derby is our closest town and is 220kms/137 miles away and you can get there in about two hours.

Increased Rain Gives the Golan Heights Sea of Galilee new life

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Israel’s Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) was still at critical water levels as recently as January , when a previous article depicted the then dire condition of the biblical lake. Our tour included a visit to a small lake called Birkat Al-Ram , called Bherkat Ram in Hebrew.

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Common Greenshank around Broome

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Common Greenshanks are found at ephemeral lakes as well as on the coast and are widely spread throughout the world. At this time of year it is not always easy to access areas of Roebuck Bay where access is on a gravel road. There is always an update on the road conditions on the Shire website.

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Why Tucson, for the birds of course!

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Patagonia Lake was host for a very short time to this Red Phalarope. Now that Jeanne and I have settled here in Tucson, Arizona, we have been questioned by our friends dozens of times….Why Why Tucson? Do you realize it gets really hot there?

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Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest by Matt Williams

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The selection of species is interesting and wide-ranging – obviously endangered and charismatic birds like the Kirtland’s Warbler and Whooping Crane are not neglected, but there is also a solid focus on common birds in steep decline like the Field Sparrow , Snow Bunting , and even the Herring Gull (whose recent gains along the Atlantic coast are more than offset by losses on the Great Lakes).

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Heronry at Sultanpur

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It is in Haryana State and comprises over 300 acres of lake, woodland and scrub. Sultanpur National Park is situated approximately 30km to the west of Indhira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi , India.

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Collaborative list – December 2018

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Best wishes to you all for 2019, keep safe and keep birding. Lake Kerkini-north side–Mandraki. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Kerkini-east side–from Limnochori to Megalochori. Lake Marion, Summerton US-SC (33.5666,-80.4384).

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“The Center of the Universe”: Fremont Brewing: Universale Pale Ale

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That being the case, let’s return to Fremont in the Pacific Northwest, where Great Blue Herons are quite common along the Fremont Cut, a narrow canal that runs through Seattle between Lake Washington and the Puget Sound.

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Tons of trash left at picnic sites by Israelis after Passover

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Photo of Kinneret lake shoreline : Gil Eliau/Haaretz. Israel’s recent Passover holiday period, which also included opening season visits to beaches and various picnic sites, is still being dealt with by national park and forestry employees long after holiday goers returned home.

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Sea of Galilee still critical water levels, despite winter rain

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This includes Lake Kinneret, which has received more than 19 centimeters of water from recent rains. This amount, according to the Times of Israel news site, flowed into the lake in just two days. Presently, the lake is 1.24 To become full, the lake needs to rise about 5.4

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Garganey in Australia

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Garganey had been reported in Australia prior to last year, but not for many years and so when there was a report of three at an ephemeral lake not too far from home on November 2nd we went in search of them. It was already mid-afternoon by the time we reached the lake with another birder not far behind us. Last week I mentioned the Tufted Duck that had suddenly appeared in Australia and it is not the only vagrant duck to have chosen to reside in Australia at the moment.