Collaborative List – October 2019

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The year list has reached 2403 , a boost of 174 and the life list now stands at 3875 after beats’ efforts in Indonesia, South Africa and China added 39 ticks. 30 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019. 27 Oct 2019.

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My Ten Best Birds of 2019

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I saw 863 species of birds, bringing my life list to 1,820. 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. Birds 2019 best bird of the year Top Ten

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Collaborative list – August 2019

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eBird have applied their new taxonomy as of July/August 2019. In publishing the most current thinking, eBird have become the month’s biggest contributor to the life list, expanding it by 7 brand new species and pushing it to 3774. Today it stands at 2019 , but watch this space!

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Collaborative list – June 2019

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The year list has benefited greatly from some fresh blood, reaching 1921 and the life list is topping out at 3751. 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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Collaborative List – July 2019

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The year list has moved forward to 1962 and the life list has leapt forward to 3759. 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.

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Collaborative List – September 2019 – (Red-letter version)

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62 species have been added to our combined life list, breaking through the next hundred which has been proving very stubborn. 24 Sep 2019. 20 Sep 2019. 19 Sep 2019. 15 Sep 2019. 12 Sep 2019. 12 Sep 2019. 10 Sep 2019. 10 Sep 2019.

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Collaborative list – December 2019

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The life list was pumped a further 27 sp up to 3953. 27 Dec 2019. 21 Dec 2019. 04 Dec 2019. 02 Dec 2019. 27 Dec 2019. 22 Dec 2019. 05 Dec 2019. 05 Dec 2019. 15 Dec 2019. 05 Dec 2019. 04 Dec 2019. 02 Dec 2019.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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The year list reached 1729 and the life list now stretches to 3720. 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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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. The yearly total has reached 1538 while the life list has been pushed to 3676. 03 Jan 2019.

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Collaborative List – February 2019

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The life list has received a huge boost this month and has risen 43 points to 3616. 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.

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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. The Life List has got off to a flyer this year, swelling as it has to 3573 (+6) and passing the 4000 complete checklist mark. 03 Jan 2019. 01 Jan 2019. 17 Jan 2019. 03 Jan 2019.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2019)

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Corey definitely treated himself right this weekend, taking down his life Mountain Plover at Bolsa Chica in Southern California. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2019) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. What a time to be alive.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2019?

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In fact, if you’re anywhere but Antarctica right now and eager to see the surprisingly rich animal life at the southern pole, you might appreciate Chimu’s contest for a free 11-day Antarctica cruise. The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of August 2019?

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of June 2019?

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Even if your country of residence doesn’t officially observe Father’s Day, you dad birders out there should make this weekend a celebration of all the parts of life you love the most. The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of June 2019?

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Highlights from Birding Costa Rica, 2019

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I write this on the final day of the year, the last bit of 2019. If birders still fancied adding that Purple Finch, Ivory Gull, or Three-wattled Bellbird in 2019, December 31st would have been their final chance.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2019?

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Our attunement to periodic plant and animal life cycle events explains why we anticipate migration with the eagerness of schoolchildren waiting for the final bell. The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2019? Most birders show reasonable to remarkable understanding of phenology. This phenological fluency also helps us recognize signs of a changing season. For example, we all have birds we associate with the beginning of spring.

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All I Want for Christmas is a Curlew Sandpiper

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Exceedingly rare for this area of the island, this was an immature bird still in the process of figuring life out. Faraaz Abdool is a freelance conservation and wildlife photographer and writer who specializes in birds and the issues they face worldwide.

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Tips to Use eBird for Costa Rica

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The only suggestion I would make is accompanying eBird submissions with a drink of your choice, or pizza, or chocolate or some other treat because just as with watching birds, life is meant to be celebrated. EBird! It’s part of modern birding.

How to Bird Murchison Falls

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The route Corey and I took in advance of the 2019 African Birding Expo may not be the only optimal way to go, but this approach yielded an absolute bounty of wildlife excitement in just 48 action-packed hours.

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The Final Days of the Danube backwaters in Belgrade: Chinese Belt and Road Initiative is coming to Serbia

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If one of the last natural extensions of the Danube into its floodplains were to be covered by concrete, it would transform the living river into a mere canal and the Danube would lose its rich web of life.

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My eBird 10th Anniversary

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One way to view the data is to organize your “World Life List” by date. Naturally, a walk through one’s life lists triggers memories. Clicking the “View All” link for any particular species on one’s Life List brings up all observations for that species.

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Reflecting on a Year of Less Birding

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For many women, pregnancy gives them a burst of energy, the joy of creating new life the boost they need to continue their daily activities while growing a human inside them. 2018 proved to be one of my best birding years ever.

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

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The lessons are written in a relaxed personable way, with separate sections on tools, such as “carving tools and the marks they make” and on techniques, such as “watercolor studio painting,” “drawing from life,” and, of course, “making a block print.”

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How to Bird the Colibri Cafe at Cinchona, Costa Rica

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Maybe that’s why birders just might be obsessive about it or at least, very much into the hobby, the birding way of life. Watching birds, birding, is inexorably tied to autonomous motivation.

How to Bird on Crutches

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Benches make life more pleasant for others, not just for people with mobility issues, but small children, pregnant women, unfit elderly… If you are on electric grid (and not solar) and the trail is reasonably even and wide, a noiseless golf cart might be a great solution.

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Standing and staring.

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“What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” “A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.”

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Bird Songs (but maybe not the kind you’re thinking): A review of “There Are Birds,” a music album, and an interview with songstress Stephanie Seymour

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Last but not least, the cover of the album is a beautiful painting by the 2019 American Birding Association Bird of the Year Artist, Megan Massa. Why do people become birders?

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Greg Mankiw: I am no longer a Republican @whitehouseCEA

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CEA (@WhiteHouseCEA) October 28, 2019. Greg Mankiw (former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors): I just came back from city hall, where I switched my voter registration from Republican to unenrolled (aka independent).

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Grand River Brewery: 313 Polish Lager

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It was in the great borough of Queens in New York City that I first discovered both beer and birding, two great loves of my life that happily intersect with great regularity here at Birds and Booze.

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Should I Get Solar Panels Now in 2019 or Wait?

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Here are 4 reasons why you should switch to solar in 2019. Due to legislation passed in 2015, the ITC will begin declining each year after 2019 and will be phased out entirely for residential solar in just a few short years. As a homeowner, installing solar panels on.

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Rename All Birds Named After White People

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Most of the birds so named were named by men with the dead remnants of a bird in their hand and often the men doing the naming had never seen the bird in life. Zach Schwartz-Weinstein is a writer, teacher, organizer, and birdwatcher who lives in upstate New York.

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Bathing Eastern Rosellas

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We had not been to Geelong since April 2015 and once again Grant was at work and I got to explore the bird-life around the city. I visited all of the places that I had in 2015 and despite being a different time of year the bird-life was very similar.

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New Birds, New Reasons to Be Late to Work

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Unfortunately for me, this abundance of avian life can make me late for work. I recently moved to Tallahassee, a city known for its robust network of lakes and ponds. From natural formations to impoundments, reservoirs to golf-course carve-outs, there is a lot of water in Tallahassee.

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The benefits of hurricanes in Southeast Arizona

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In addition to the life sustaining rains, these high wind storms also push some pretty unusual species into this relatively high elevation desert area. For the past few weeks I have been touting all the different reasons that Southeast Arizona is such an amazing area for birding.

I Adopted a HeroRat

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In good Hobbit fashion and in gratitude for my life, I like to give something good away on my birthday. This year, I’ve adopted a “Hero Rat” through the organization Apopo.

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

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Her illustrations for Ruby’s Birds have a cinematic quality, showing Ruby and her world at odd angles that emphasize the limited spaces of urban life, going in for close-ups as Ruby gazes about the park in wonder. Cornell Lab Publishing Group, Wundermill Books, March 2019.

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Oceanic Birds of The World: A Photo Guide–A Book Review

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The two Offshore Sea Life ID Guides cited above are highly condensed identification guides meant to be brought along on North American pelagics. Princeton University Press, 2019. Are seabirds the last frontier of bird identification? Steve N. Howell and Kirk Zufelt certainly think so.

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So I went to the beach

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But it is the closest coastal point to my home, and since it is in my state, also serves to round out my life list for Michoacán. 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.

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Birds Expected and Unexpected at Calle Jocote, Costa Rica

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It’s an urban area but lucky for us, a nearby stream and a small farm on the other side of the street inject it with more life. The expected species are always nice but it’s the unexpected birds that add a bit more flavor to the spice of birding life.

Boyle and Kotchen: The Need for More (Not Less) External Review of Economic Analysis at the U.S. EPA

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At the same time, the EPA has eliminated its Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC), which had provided external review of key inputs to the agency’s benefit–cost analyses, such as the value of a statistical life. Abstract:  Under President Donald Trump, the U.S.

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Building a Shelf of Failure in 2019

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Wanna know my advice for 2019? Flip your life upside down like the Monopoly board that it is. Let the game pieces fly in every which direction and land in hard to reach places. Throw all of your money into the garbage disposal. Hand people the tools they need to take advantage of you. Sign […].

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Saving Jemima and Julie: a Book Review

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One thinks, for example, of Robert Stroud, though he had the advantage, or excuse, of being locked in a small cell for life, as the famous Birdman of Alcatraz.). The latest and delightfullest in this genre is Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay. September 2019, $25.

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Stolpman Vineyards: Para Maria de los Tecolotes (2017)

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A Great Horned Owl illustrated in Game Birds: Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy Birds of Prey, Game Birds and Water-Fowls by Neltje Blanchan. Owling on Christmas Bird Counts is a peculiar business.

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