Birding Serbia in the 2020

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The post Birding Serbia in the 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birding 2020 SerbiaAs the year is closing, I am looking back to realise, despite it being such an awful year, it’s far from the worst I had, it doesn’t even come close (it’s the mileage that’s killing me, I guess).

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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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Collaborative list – November 2020

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The post Collaborative list – November 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Who remembers birding parties? This virus just won’t give up. With some of the beats locked down still, or again, the birding has been patchy.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Any time of year that features skies filled with birds pretty much all day demands attention pretty much all day.

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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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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of October 2020? In a normal year, we’d enter the final weekend of October thinking of trivialities like tricks, treats, and maybe costume parties. Instead, a cloud of dread hangs over most of the world. Be strong!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. September is a classic shoulder season, not yet finished with what has passed but still subtly teasing what is to come. Change is good, particularly because it always brings new birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of September 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The end of September doesn’t necessarily mean the end of what you might enjoy about September birding but it definitely signals the beginning of what you love about October.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Every weekend seems to be wild from the perspective of human history. To every bird, though, mid-September remains what it’s always been: a good time to feed, mass, and move !

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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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Where I Went Birding that Third Weekend of September 2020

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While not my quite my first sighting of an Olive-sided Flycatcher for 2020, this difficult species is always a welcome find as it makes it way through Mexico to reach Central and South America. The post Where I Went Birding that Third Weekend of September 2020 appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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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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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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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 (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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2020)

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Keep looking… November 2020 appears full of surprises. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2020)

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No matter where you find yourself, heed the imperative of 2020: live to see better days! The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2020)

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2020 is almost over… finally. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The final weekend of October carries a particularly macabre yet playful resonance in most years.

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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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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 (Second of August 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Sliding into mid-August in New York feels like the easing into a Jacuzzi: the heat may be intense to start, but the good times are just getting started.

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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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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2020?

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The post Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2020? Mid-September offers abundant meteorological excitement in the form of variable temperatures, rushing winds, and sometimes hurricanes in the strangest places ( looking at you, Ianos ).

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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 (First of December 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of December 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. The winds of December blow in a dramatic shakeup of birding conditions in most parts of the world, especially the ones with fair odds of a white Christmas.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of August 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of August 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. August weekends don’t always promise birding excitement, but the tantalizing prospect of a singular sighting always exists.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. With so many sports leagues competing for attention this month, missing out on October’s avian bounty in favor of following your favorite teams is understandable.

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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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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Most birders I know across the United States–and well beyond–seemed happier than usual this weekend, even ecstatic. Is a winter finch irruption really that exciting?

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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 (Fourth of October 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. October is when rumors of the next season become harder to deny. Where I live, the full splendor of fall foliage coupled with initial fingers of frost refutes the notion that summer will return.

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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 Final Weekend of August 2020?

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Every month of 2020 has felt like a year, yet the imminent end of summer still feels too soon. The post Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of August 2020? If the end of August blues are getting you down, allow me to prescribe a certain cure: go birding.

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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 (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 July 2020)

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The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of July 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. I know that June has a poetic reputation for perfect days , but July in upstate New York may offer the ultimate summer nights.

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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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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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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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