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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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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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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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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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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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 (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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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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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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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 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 (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 (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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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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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of May 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of May 2020? While some parts of the world set the second weekend of May apart for celebration of mothers, you’re going to have to restrict adoration of your favorite maternal units to Sunday.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of May 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of May 2020? Despite this ongoing period of historic uncertainty and sacrifice, we can find comfort in at least one certainty: May means birds and plenty of them.

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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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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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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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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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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of April 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of April 2020? If you haven’t noticed, an epic drama has been playing out over the last two months in community after community in virtually every country on Earth.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of March 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. We all have a lot on our minds these days. With hope, a little time in nature—or at least looking at something wild from your window–took your mind to a better place this weekend.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of February 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of February 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Have you ever had one of those weekends where every project you took on failed, perhaps spectacularly? Some weeks, Monday feels more like a respite than a burden.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2020)

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of March 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of March 2020? I doubt I need ask if you are birding this weekend; assuming you are healthy and still sane, you have little better to do than spend time chasing, appreciating, and basically communing with avifauna.

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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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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2020? If you are living on the same planet the rest of us are, you surely need a diversion this weekend. Why not make World Sparrow Day , which we celebrate on March 20, an all-weekend affair?

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of February 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of February 2020? February birding may qualify as boring in many parts of the world, but that simplistic observation ignores all the excitement a truly engaged and dedicated birder can muster.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of February 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of February 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Another Super Bowl, another title won by a team named for something other than a bird. Birding is better when you keep sports out of it anyway! Birding has been terribly slow here in the Rochester area.

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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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The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of January 2020?

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Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

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Among travel guides, due to its coverage of nature and birding, recommendation goes to Serbia: The Bradt Travel Guide (6th edition, 2020).

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CBD, the echinacea of 2020

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The post CBD, the echinacea of 2020 appeared first on Green Prophet. What we are experiencing as a human race is unprecedented. The COVID-19 crisis gives us lots of different challenges in how we face stress and anxieties.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Some weekends last longer than others.

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Warblers that Warble

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I have commented before in my posts that most of our Warblers here in central Mexico never actually warble. This tendency is so marked that the Spanish name for Wood Warblers, Chipe, comes not from their mating songs, but from their typical feeding calls: cheep… cheep… cheep.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of February 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. I’ve learned a thing or two about winter birding since I’ve moved to a place with an abundance of winter.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2020? Had you ever even heard the term “social distancing” until the last month? Now we are living it as schools, workplaces, and entire industries shut down–hopefully temporarily–under the cloud of COVID-19.

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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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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of February 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of February 2020? Since you won’t be seeing any cardinals, eagles, falcons, ravens, or seahawks in the Super Bowl this weekend, you’ll have to search for them outdoors instead.

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