Halfway Through the Year and Still a Lot More Birds to See in Costa Rica What’s in a Name: Brewer’s Blackbird Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of June 2016? A “Thank You” is All You Need U.S. Endangered Species Act: The System Works

Halfway Through the Year and Still a Lot More Birds to See in Costa Rica

It’s June, it’s solstice time, it’s when the kids run out the front door of school screaming in jubilation. At…

What’s in a Name: Brewer’s Blackbird

Blackbirds, as a family, often have those simple descriptive names that are easy to mock (Yellow-rumped Warbler, ugh) until a…

Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of June 2016?

The solstice tells us that we are finally immersed in summer, assuming you live north of the Equator. Antipodeans are…

A “Thank You” is All You Need

Birders are utterly suspicious characters. By Greek law enforcement officers, I had already been taken for a spy. But, seen…

U.S. Endangered Species Act: The System Works

In a world that’s often full of tragedy, every now and then some good news comes along to restore one’s…

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Halfway Through the Year and Still a Lot More Birds to See in Costa Rica
What’s in a Name: Brewer’s Blackbird
Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of June 2016?
A “Thank You” is All You Need
U.S. Endangered Species Act: The System Works
Tidal flats yield yet another great find
Great Tit Telomeres, Baby Talk, Brainy Birds
Intervention: Stringer Edition
Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2016)
Singing Honeyeaters
Guira Cuckoo
Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of June 2016?
What Is The Sound of One Bird Flapping?
What is the State Bird of Rhode Island?
Red-shafted Northern Flickers Feeding Nestlings
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Baby Boom … in Great Britain?
A nice surprise on the tidal flats
Garganey in New York

Birding

Halfway Through the Year and Still a Lot More Birds to See in Costa Rica

Halfway Through the Year and Still a Lot More Birds to See in Costa Rica

Jun 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

It’s June, it’s solstice time, it’s when the kids run out the front door of school screaming in jubilation. At...

Birds

What’s in a Name: Brewer’s Blackbird

What’s in a Name: Brewer’s Blackbird

Jun 24, 2016 | No Comments

Blackbirds, as a family, often have those simple descriptive names that are easy to mock (Yellow-rumped Warbler, ugh) until a...

Trips

Garganey in New York

Garganey in New York

Jun 13, 2016 | 3 Comments

On Sunday, 5 June, word of Jay McGowan finding a Gargeney at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in western New York...

Conservation

Red-shafted Northern Flickers Feeding Nestlings

Red-shafted Northern Flickers Feeding Nestlings

Jun 16, 2016 | 2 Comments

My nestling Red-shafted Northern Flickers (Colaptes auratus) are around two weeks old now and the adults are still entering the...

Reviews

Review: Levenhuk Karma PRO 10×42 Binocular

Review: Levenhuk Karma PRO 10×42 Binocular

Jun 8, 2016 | No Comments

When it comes to binoculars, I’ve long been devoted to my trusty Nikon Monarch 8x42s. They feel great, they function...

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