Collaborative List – July 2020

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The post Collaborative List – July 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Have you noticed that “pishing” is far less efective when one is wearing a mask? Do you think that the pish is muted, dispersed or in some other way deprived of its urgency?

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A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020

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The post A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. These are times of unfamiliar circumstances and in more ways than one.

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First Phoebe of 2020

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I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2020 this morning at Cunningham Park in my home borough of Queens, where I was looking for my first Rusty Blackbirds of the year. (I 2020 – 15 March. The post First Phoebe of 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Windjana Gorge in 2020

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As we all well know there is something very different about 2020. Following on from our first camping trip for 2020 we took another camping trip a bit further afield. There are a lot of differences to 2020 to other years, but some parts of life carry on as if nothing is different.

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Collaborative list – June 2020

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The post Collaborative list – June 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. So, just as our heroes head back out into the woods, the woods go quiet.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of July 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Another weekend is in the books. With hope, this was a memorable one for you, even if the birds weren’t particularly rare.

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The first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020

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The post The first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Our first Pied Oystercatcher eggs for this year’s breeding season were laid early and were due to hatch last weekend.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Another month, another movement of the world’s birds from one point to the next.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2020?

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The year 2020 has delivered (mostly unwelcome) surprises just about every month. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2020? Who can guess what August will hold? I’m hoping for more birds!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. May delivers one of those amazing times of the year when we’re too busy looking at birds to sit around talking about them.

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Collaborative list – February 2020

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08 Feb 2020. 09 Feb 2020. 23 Feb 2020. 09 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020. 18 Feb 2020. 14 Feb 2020. 23 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020. 08 Feb 2020. 23 Feb 2020. 02 Feb 2020. 11 Feb 2020. 01 Feb 2020.

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Collaborative list – January 2020

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For 2020, the list will only contain the relevant month’s sightings to avoid huge, bulky posts as the year progresses. These are the opening stats for 2020. 17 Jan 2020. 05 Jan 2020. 28 Jan 2020. 05 Jan 2020. 05 Jan 2020. 10 Jan 2020.

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Collaborative List ? May 2020

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This was the month we (in the northern hemisphere) had all been waiting for, but what a strange month May 2020 has been. The post Collaborative List – May 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of July 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. One of the abundant ancillary benefits of identifying as a birder must be the commitment to the highest quality optics possible… or, at least, affordable.

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Nanhui, Shanghai in early spring 2020

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The post Nanhui, Shanghai in early spring 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Winter is not the greatest time for birding in Shanghai, and this year, there was no escaping to Southeast Asia due to Covid-19.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. As we close the book on the first half of one of the wildest years in recent memory, we can only hope the next half delivers a lot more happiness, health, and prosperity.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of June 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of June 2020? And what is so rare as a day in June?

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Collaborative list – April 2020

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The post Collaborative list – April 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. As the rest of the world hides behind the curtains, our beats have thrown theirs open to record the avian life that passes outside their windows.

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Hoping for Spring Migrants in Costa Rica, 2020

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It’s a living festival and for the birds, 2020 is no different. For birders, spring migration 2020 is of course very different. I hope and wait for spring migrants in 2020 by watching the green space from the back balcony, usually between 6 and 7 in the morning.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. I hate to obsess about weather, but June temperatures in New York have taken us all on a roller coaster ride with sweltering highs and frigid lows within days of each other.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2020? While those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are just getting used to the idea of summer, birds have been in tune with the season for a while.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2020? Welcome to the doldrums. As we ascend to the height of the season, we become more likely to encounter extreme weather coupled with extremely mundane birding.

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Our first camping trip of 2020

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We were delighted to see Australian Darters at the river, because it was our first sighting for 2020! The post Our first camping trip of 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. As we look back on another Father’s Day, at least in those places that observe it, and another solstice, let us hope that we’ve turned a symbolic page on the strife of the last season.

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Collaborative list – March 2020

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The post Collaborative list – March 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Lady Helen has often made the point that we get very little opportunity to spend quality time together. The old saying “ be careful what you wish for ” comes to mind.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Summer felt officially “on” this weekend in many parts of the northern hemisphere.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2020)

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Though Corey really enjoyed a ginormous flock of gannets on Sunday morning his Best Bird of the Weekend was a Short-eared Owl , his first of 2020, at Edgemere Landfill in the predawn light on Saturday. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. This past weekend was both Global Big Day and World Migratory Bird Day, and yet I had to deal with snow and freezing cold. Isn’t that against the rules?

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of May 2020?

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Even better, May 2020 features as many weekends as a month can accommodate, so live it up!! The post Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of May 2020? Every week during the COVID crisis has felt like at least a month, but now that we’re deep into May, nobody is complaining.

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Free Ecopsychology Webinar this eve

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From Ownership to Belonging: Ecopsychological Models of Relationship with the More-than-Human World of Nature It’s becoming increasingly obvious how our collective behaviors are bringing the living world as we know it to the brink of destruction.

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My Best Bird of the Year 2020… so far

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And yet, on the first Monday of 2020, a female Woodstar turned up at El Temascal, a site that never seems to fail to bring me some surprise. At any rate, I started my 2020 birding as a happy man. The post My Best Bird of the Year 2020… so far appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The checklist for a basic birding outing has become more complex during the COVID-19 crisis. Along with the usual optics and gear, you have to consider packing masks and antiseptic hand wash.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. If May represents the apex of avian observation opportunities in most areas, June signals the slide down the slope towards a truly tedious valley.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2020)

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I can’t recall a year when birders were as thrilled to see the month of May pass as we all are in 2020. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of May 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Those of us in the United States are celebrating Memorial Day Weekend, normally a time to gather with friends and family for barbecues, beach outings, and other fun group activities.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of March 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. You may have experienced one of the weirdest weekends of your life, what with all bars and restaurants closed and people maintaining a healthy distance from even close friends and family.

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Pat’s 2020 Bird List, Mostly from Costa Rica

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This is my year list for 2020, the list of the bird species identified from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020. It’s going to be good, it already is, I wish all you other birders out there a fantastic, fulfilling year of birding in 2020!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. April weekends always promise but only sometimes deliver.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of May 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Many people consider May to be one of the year’s better months, but birders seem more attached. The birding is just that good, or at least can be. Did your month get off to an auspicious start?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. April showers most assuredly bring May flowers in the more temperate portions of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of April 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of April 2020? Birding in the era of COVID-19 can be confusing. You may wonder about crucial details like “How far do I need to stand from other birders?” ” or “Is that House Sparrow going to give me coronavirus?”

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A Few Kingfishers

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Common Kingfisher (Mumbai, India, Feb 2019 and Nanhui, China, Apr 2020). Pied Kingfisher (Skukuza, South Africa, Nov 2018 and Nanhui, China, Jul 2020). In a way, kingfishers may be the poor man`s pittas – almost as colorful and exciting, but much easier to observe.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Some times of year offer more avian excitement than others, and recent signs even as far north as I live suggest we’ve just entered such a period.

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