Lake Cuitzeo gets good

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Having come back to Mexico from Europe, I chose to make my first home outing to my local lake, Lake Cuitzeo. Lake Cuitzeo has an area of 300–400 km 2 (120–150 sq mi), depending on the season and amount of summer rains. The west half of the lake is never more than a few feet deep.

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Collaborative List – October 2019

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30 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019. 26 Oct 2019.

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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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My Ten Best Birds of 2019

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Our group got very lucky at Lake Mburo National Park when we saw a pair at point blank range from our boat. Here’s hoping that 2020 is even close to as good a birding year as 2019 has been. The post My Ten Best Birds of 2019 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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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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Arivaca Lake- The last stop before Mexico

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If they are passing thru Pima County, and the Tucson area, Arivaca Lake is the last stop for water before crossing the US/Mexico border. This 90 acre lake, managed by Arizona Fish and Wildlife is about a 45 mile drive from Tucson, and 9 miles from Mexico, as the Chihuahuan Raven flies.

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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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Collaborative list – December 2019

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35 countries were visited during 2019 , 7 of them ( Belgium , France , Germany , Italy , Thailand , Indonesia and Barbados ) bringing new blood to the Country/Territory/Emirate/Republic/Pricipality/Kingdom/Special Administrative Region list which now stands at 55. 27 Dec 2019.

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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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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 – 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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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2019)

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Despite the finger-numbing cold, Ivy and I enjoyed the avian activity along Lake Ontario, particularly the abundance of Common Loons in flight. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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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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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of October 2019?

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My daughter and I are planning to piece together a semi-Big Day on Sunday by hitting all the local hotspots along Lake Ontario. The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of October 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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We had a Christmas Bird Count

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This year, on the 21st of December, 2019, Michoacán had its second Christmas Bird Count. But here we are in 2019. They chose to center the count area around the beautiful and historically-rich Lake Pátzcuaro, to the west of Morelia (shown in my photo above).

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Reflecting on a Year of Less Birding

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Why couldn’t I keep a better log of the birds I did see from my lake-adjacent backyard? 2018 proved to be one of my best birding years ever.

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My eBird 10th Anniversary

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In just a few clicks I can determine that my 442nd Mallard sighting was a group of 50 at Steigerwald Lake NWR on October 25, 2019, that the checklist was started at 9:46 a.m In 2019, it is hard to imagine birding without eBird.

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Finding a Country First: Pectoral Sandpiper in Uganda

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On the shore of Lake Victoria, the grounds were surprisingly birdy, and we quickly built up a nice checklist. We made our way down to the lake shore after tearing ourselves away from birds like Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill , Black-headed Gonolek , and African Paradise Flycatcher.

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New Birds, New Reasons to Be Late to Work

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I recently moved to Tallahassee, a city known for its robust network of lakes and ponds. My new house sits adjacent to one such lake, which probably used to fill up naturally during rainy times but has been artificially impounded for decades now.

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How to Bird on Crutches

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Once in Serbia, I tried to follow a group of birders walking over a dry salty crust left behind on an evaporated saline lake. Clearly, it is easier said than done. And after three decades of walking on crutches, I still do not know how to answer the title question.

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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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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.

Mike And Corey Are Going To Uganda!

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But now it is time for Mike and me to explore the wonders of places like Murchison Falls, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and Lake Mburu. This coming Thursday both Mike and I will be jetting our way to a continent neither of us have ever visited.

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