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My Ten Best Birds of 2021
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By / January 1, 2022

My Ten Best Birds of 2021

As sad as I am to say it, I must: 2021 was one of my worst years for birding since...

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By / January 1, 2022

What Was Your First Bird of 2022?

What was your first bird of the year this year, 2022? Here’s hoping it was something memorable, awesome, exciting, or...

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Birding Inirida, Colombia, or river dolphins and hoatzins, part 2
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By / December 30, 2021

Birding Inirida, Colombia, or river dolphins and hoatzins, part 2

Have you ever birded a place so young that birds still have no names? …– part 2 –Once I finish...

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Birds Worth The Trip
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By / December 29, 2021

Birds Worth The Trip

As this holiday week advanced and my Wednesday deadline approached, I was torn between two post themes. One was to...

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Birding Balangshan, Sichuan, China (part 3)
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By / December 28, 2021

Birding Balangshan, Sichuan, China (part 3)

My last trip to Balangshan was in July 2021 – now I was back, three months later. Yes, I know...

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Ringed Plover in Broome
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By / December 26, 2021

Ringed Plover in Broome

Although the official paperwork has not been completed with the Rarities Committee it appears that we have the honour of...

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The Wintering Wood-Warblers of Costa Rica
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By / December 26, 2021

The Wintering Wood-Warblers of Costa Rica

Winter birding can be fun, especially when you do it in a place with palms, parrots, and weather for wearing...

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Birding the Drakensberg, South Africa
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By / December 23, 2021

Birding the Drakensberg, South Africa

Given the strict covid prevention measures here in China, I have not left the country in almost 2 years now....

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Low-effort Warbling
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By / December 23, 2021

Low-effort Warbling

This time of year the canopies of the Neotropics are alive with countless warblers escaping the cold grip of the...

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I Get Back
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By / December 22, 2021

I Get Back

… to where I once belonged. My first experience birding was as a teenager back in the 70s, when birding...

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