Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of January 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The first month of the current year is all but over. Happy with your year list to date? Don’t worry… we’ve got 11 months to go!

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2020?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2020)

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My business trip to Florida to host the Tests and the Rest Winter Conference 2020 was more than just a professional success. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of January 2020?

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That is the state of our 2020 year lists and general birding experience. The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of January 2020? Is there nothing more inviting than a fresh canvas, an unbroken expanse fraught with possibilities just waiting to be filled?

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of January 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of January 2020? Thank the gods it’s Friday! For many, the end of the week heralds a cessation of paid labor, which often occasions equally strenuous but infinitely more enjoyable efforts.

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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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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2020? Birding 2020 JanuaryThough it is January, often the coldest month for those of us in the northeastern United States, this weekend is forecast to be exceptionally mild.It

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. One down, just fifty-one more to go… did you make that first weekend of the year count?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Mid-January may not count as midwinter in the Northern Hemisphere, but the Arctic effect has definitely settled in!

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Aging a thrush.

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If it were the same bird it would be at least 16 (assuming that evidence of breeding behaviour indicates a maturity of at least one season) years old during 2020. There is a Rufous-bellied Thrush in a city park in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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How to find the Ural Owl in Serbia

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The Ural Owl inhabits old and undisturbed boreal forests, in an unbroken belt from Sweden and Finland across Russia to Japan, and is rarely seen to the south, only here and there, in the Carpathians (Slovakia/Ukraine/Romania/eastern Serbia) and Dinaric Alps (Croatia/Bosnia/western Serbia).

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Fish Creek to Buffalo

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There had been quite a few Cattle Egrets in the area until recently and so it was good to see them for the first time in 2020. Over recent weeks I have been able to share some of my observations along the Great Southern Rail Trail in Victoria, Australia.

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Chats

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I’m guessing that most people these days communicate on social media through one or more chats. I myself am on several. But only birders know that you can communicate on a chat about… Chats.

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Male Vermilion Flycatchers Are Amazing

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Sure, I had heard the hype. Vermilion Flycatchers are amazing! Vermilion Flycatchers are gorgeous! Vermilion Flycatchers make Scarlet Tanagers look like doodoo! But, sadly, I had never seen a Vermilion Flycatcher.

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Oban Distillery: 14-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskeys all month long.

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Highlights from Birding Costa Rica, 2019

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These experiences, guiding, and other aspects of birding were gifts, I look forward to 2020. Wishing readers of 10,000 Birds a wonderful 2020! I write this on the final day of the year, the last bit of 2019.

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The Famous Grouse: Smoky Black Blended Scotch Whisky

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Whisky Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskies all month long.

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Good news! Federal Court Rules Trump Border Wall ILLEGAL

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Here’s a report from the ACLU, an organization I’m proud to support. A federal court has ruled Trump’s abuse of executive power to bully his xenophobic wall into existence is illegal.

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Birds of Japan by Otani Chikara

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It’s the festive season and I am holding the new Lynx Edicions’s Birds of Japan, thinking what a perfect gift to any international birder this book represents.

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Where’s BBOTY?

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Deary me. What with all the excitement, The Management forgot to call up the beats for their Best Bird of The Year ! It usually starts around mid-November with a thinly veiled threat, building to outright menace by the second week of December if drafts have not been submitted.

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Collaborative list – December 2019

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A big thank you goes out to The Management and beats for their contributions and may you all have a happy and productive 2020. They came home exhausted.

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Best Birds of my First Year with 10,000 Birds

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When it comes to one’s most exciting bird sightings, of course, it all comes down to context. I wouldn’t change my central Mexican endemics for any other region’s birds. But… Been there, done most of those.

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Buntings of Nanhui, Shanghai

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I feel that like most bird families (with the obvious exception of pheasants), buntings are somewhat underrated. They lack both the flashiness larger birds and the “I am more of an expert birder than you” appeal of warblers. In other words, they are my kind of birds.

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A few interesting birds seen at Nanhui, Shanghai in 2019

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And cheating again, here is a bird I saw at Nanhui in the first few days of 2020, a Common Kestrel. When I was much younger, as a student, I sometimes made mixtapes of favorite music.

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Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (12-Year)

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Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskeys all month long.

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Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City–A Book Review

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Happy New Year, 10,000 Birds readers and writers! Everyone is looking back on their best birds of 2019, so I thought it would be a good idea to look at a book that looks back a little further: Urban Ornithology: 150 Years of Birds in New York City , by P. Buckley, Walter Sedwitz, William J.

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Linkwood Distillery: 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Whiskey Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskeys all month long.

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2020 – A Year to Begin Anew

The Green Samaritan

Not to fret if you feel you have already abandoned your New Year’s resolutions. Every day give us the opportunity to begin again. All the best in the year ahead! See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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There is more to creating a woodland than just planting trees

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people, and, apparently, even most governments, seem to think that all that is needed to create a woodland is to stick some trees in the ground and the rest will do itself. Alas, that is a fallacy.

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Foster to Toora

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Last week I introduced you to a section of the Great Southern Rail Trail in Victoria from Foster to Fish Creek. This week I will introduce you to another section from Foster to Toora. This section of the trail is very flat and only just over ten kilometres long.

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But…It’s a Canada Goose?

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Luis Gonzalez is a Miami resident and IT major who was originally born and raised in Cuba.

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Racking up the numbers

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Shallow person that I am, I do care about that Top 100 button on the eBird menu. I am also very susceptible to that once-a-year thrill of a House Sparrow or a Eurasian Collared Dove actually meaning something.

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Latham’s Snipe

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Driving through dairy country we soon added Australian Wood Duck , Pacific Black Duck , Grey Teal , Grey Fantail , Wedge-tailed Eagle , Laughing Kookaburra , Eastern Rosella and Superb Fairy-wren to the 2020 Year List.

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Foster to Fish Creek

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Over the past few weeks I have spent many hours walking the Great Southern Rail Trail. From our base, which has been Foster for most of the time and Fish Creek over recent weeks, I have walked the stretch of Rail Trail from Foster to Fish Creek several times.

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Used Electric Vehicles batteries could be used for rickshaws in Bangladesh

Green (Living) Review

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Energy UN group: we need 31% more renewables by 2020

Green Prophet

The post Energy UN group: we need 31% more renewables by 2020 appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. It’s easy. If you don’t want to read the whole article, here is the sum up: We need 31% more renewable energy to play it climate safe by 2030.

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Everyone talks about climate, too few about pollution and general environmental destruction

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) All we are hearing is CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and occasionally the issue with plastic, especially the kind that is plastic bottles of all sorts.

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Team Israel and the UAE go leg to leg at the Tour de France in 2020

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It is also the team’s most challenging season to date, with qualifying for the 2020 Tour de France by finishing among the two best Pro Continental teams the primary goal. . You risk your life walking on the streets of Israel, but cycling is another matter completely.

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Bhutan – a popular destination for 2020

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As the title suggests, Bhutan is a trendy vacation destination for 2020. The post Bhutan – a popular destination for 2020 appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East.

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What Was Your First Bird of 2020?

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It’s 2020! The post What Was Your First Bird of 2020? Birding 2020 first bird of the yearWhat was your first bird of the year? Of the decade, even? Here’s hoping it was something good and it starts you off right on a whole year of wonderful birds!

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Is There a Bobcat in Your Backyard?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bobcats are moving into our neighborhoods. Here’s why. Wildlife Mammal Watching Urban Conservation

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Plantain, The Medicinal Green Weed

Green Prophet

We’re talking about plantain weed, not the banana. It’s a common wild green that grows in empty lots, along the side of the road, and unnoticed patches of dirt. And in your lawn. .

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Shrikes: Meet the Bird That Impales Prey on Spikes

Nature Conservancy - Science

If you’ve ever found a small animal impaled on a spike, odds are it was killed by a shrike. Birds & Birding Wildlife Birds Traveling Naturalist Weird Nature

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