2021

Sounds of the Forest

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An interesting project is afoot: people submitting homemade sound clips from their local forests to contribute to a sound map of the world. The map and attached soundclips are linked below. Maybe folks reading this blog would also like to play?

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We Want to Help the Birding Tourism Industry

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With a worldwide pandemic still raging the tourism industry has taken a massive hit.

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Stand-up economist: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

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Yoram Bauman:  This is the fifth such review I’ve been involved in and it is almost certainly the last review I’ll be doing, for the simple reason that the vast majority of textbooks now have excellent content on climate change! (If

Dubai’s dead plastic camels

Green Prophet

One of the most jarring scenes I remember from my trip through Syria is the sea of plastic that rolled along the shore of a stretch of desert highway that linked Aleppo to Damascus.

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Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Photo for illustration purposes only I am a very strange bird, so people would certainly say, in that I have a serious problem in that I am trying to find a reuse for almost everything.

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6 More Nature Documentaries to Stream Tonight

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At the end of a long, stressful day, nothing beats a good nature documentary. . The post 6 More Nature Documentaries to Stream Tonight appeared first on Cool Green Science. Wildlife

Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

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Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today. We now understand that Earth’s ability to provide the clean air and water and moderate temperatures humans need to survive is dependent upon its entire web of life working in harmony which is the reason why the importance of biodiversity hotspots grows with every new claim of the natural environment. Each species plays an important role within the larger web of life.

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Bike Fit: How To Fit Your Bicycle

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No matter how you ride, whether on or off the road, casually or competitively, bicycling is most comfortable when you adjust your bike and its components to fit your body. Fitting your bike will be great for your flexibility, height, and riding style.

High Elevation Birding in Costa Rica at Providencia

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Costa Rica is a tropical country but it doesn’t have to be hot. Crunched and uplifted by plate tectonics, its also a mountainous, volcanic nation with land heading thousands of feet into the near atmosphere.

Flight Identification of European Passerines and Select Landbirds

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Since the 2nd edition of the Collins Bird Guide (published as “Birds of Europe” in the US) from 2009, the field guide market for European guides is practically dead.

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International birding tourism after the Covid-19 – what will change?

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We are stuck. In a world we made. I remember a cartoon showing the prehistoric Earth as a vast forest with tiny villages fenced-off due to dangerous animals, and the today’s Earth as a wasteland, with a few tiny forests remaining, fenced-off due to abominable humans.

Birding and Wildlife photography at Limneo Lodge, Kerkini Lake, Greece

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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Responsible Birding in Colombia with Jaguarundi Travel

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

A Cuckoo in Costa Rica Brings in the Birders

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12 species of cuckoos are on the Costa Rica bird list. One of them, the Greater Ani, is rare and odd vagrant that has only been seen a few times in the canals of Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero- one of many excellent birding areas in Costa Rica.

Teaching Ornithology in High Schools

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In 2018, I read an article in Birding magazine by Jeff R. Manker about teaching ornithology in high schools. (It It was later re-published on the All About Birds website.)

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Bird Uganda with Bird Uganda Safaris

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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Check out Birding Experiences in Costa Rica

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

7 Resolutions for Birding Costa Rica in 2021

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2020, one of the more memorable and infamous tear years of our lives, is finally done. It doesn’t mean that various issues and problems have disappeared, but at least a new calendar year is a fine excuse for renewal.

Birding crème de la crème: Africa – Ngorongoro Crater to Queen Elizabeth II National Park

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This is the second post in the Birding crème de la crème series (the first, focused on southern Asia, is here ). This time we travel to Africa, or to narrow it further, to the Afrotropical region (since the north of the continent avifaunally belongs to the Palearctic).

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A Slacker’s Guide to Bird Photography (Part Two)

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Last week I humbly offered up a totally unprofessional, possibly misinformed guide to taking bird photos that aren’t completely embarrassing, and that might even make you proud on occasion. Those suggestions were for birders like me, who are not all about taking that one perfect photo.

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Last CBC of the Decade

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The very last Sunday of the decade heralded our final CBC – with group sizes limited to five persons. For the fifth year in a row, I was assigned the prolific and well-known Aripo Livestock Station at the foothills of Trinidad’s Northern Range.

Creepers in the Forest

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Getting familiar with birds is a process. As a child, poring through the pages of the Encyclopedia of Animal Life (I was gifted this 25 years before I appeared in Audubon magazine myself) birds gripped my attention.

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Visit the Manu Road with InkaNatura Travel

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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Cold, Wind, and Quetzals

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Cold is subjective. At least how a person feels about temperature. It’s true! I have heard many people in Costa Rica mention the freezing cold weather, or how cold it is… when it’s 65 degrees. If I had grown up only knowing warm, humid weather, I would feel the same.

Farewell to 2020 – Marin Brewing Company: Albion Amber Ale

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As uncertain as the future may be, I’m sure we’re all ready to bid farewell to the year 2020.

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Birding Laifengshan, Tengchong, Yunnan, China

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Good news for those frightened by the title of my last blog post – we are now back in the safe and boring world of highly descriptive headers. You are welcome.

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Celebrate Birding Tourism This Month with 10,000 Birds

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The global pandemic and resulting social distancing dystopia triggered by novel coronavirus affected virtually everyone on Earth, but not all in the same way. Many lost lives, while others lost livelihoods.

Visit the Macaw Lodge in Costa Rica

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

Trogons, Trinidad and Tobago

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It’s been a crazy few days here in the tropical paradise of T&T to be honest.

What Was Your First Bird of 2021?

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It’s 2021! What was your first bird of the year? Hopefully it will start off a year with vaccines for all and a beginning of a return to normalcy. This year, 2021, has to be better than the dumpster fire that was 2020, right? Happy New Year to you from the 10,000 Birds crew!

So Far, So-So

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As I mentioned last week, 2021 is getting off to a bit of a slow start. You might imagine this is because of pandemic restrictions, but actually, that hasn’t been a big problem, as long as I keep my birding local.

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Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge & Spa

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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Come Bird Ghana with Malimbe Tours!

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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Come to India With Babita Wildlife Tours!

10,000 Birds

You may have read my recent piece on Birding the Okavango Delta in Botswana here on 10,000 Birds. If you did you may have gathered that I have a love affair with that wonderful place. However, I have another ongoing love affair, with India.

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One Step Forward, One Step Back

10,000 Birds

Those who read my posts each week (and I know you’re out there, a few of you have said so) know that 2021 is shaping up to be a decidedly bipolar birding year for me here in Michoacán.

Bird Guides Produce Online Birding Tutorials

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10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

Very Special Birds

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When I got back into birding about six years ago, I would not have predicted the personal bonds a birder can form with certain species. While all birds bring us joy, and we certainly want to see as many as we can, some species just seem more… special.