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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of July 2019?

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS THIRD WEEKEND OF JULY 2019?

While a huge swath of the United States braces for record-setting heat-again-other parts of the world may be suffering equally oppressive...

Blue Quail Wine: Chardonnay (2017)

BLUE QUAIL WINE: CHARDONNAY (2017)

With about two-thirds of the United States on the verge of a dangerous heatwave, I'm hesitant to endorse any libation but shockingly...

 
 
 
Roses are red.and so are cardinals! Come see who's

ROSES ARE RED.AND SO ARE CARDINALS! COME SEE WHO'S

Roses are red...and so are cardinals! Come see who's dining on APL!VE's Wild Bird Cam this Valentine's Day Weekend!

The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

THE LONGEST WAY TO COSTA RICA GOES AROUND THE WORLD!

Presuming that you want to bird Costa Rica, you would book a southbound flight or westbound. Yet, for most people, birders are all...

 
 
 
Tell Me More: Bringing Puffins Back to Maine

TELL ME MORE: BRINGING PUFFINS BACK TO MAINE

Author Derrick Jackson tells a Tufts podcast the story of the comeback of the colorful birds, which had been down to a handful left...

Perch Wars

PERCH WARS

In April of this year, I had the crazy idea of submitting this article to 10,000 Birds for their consideration. Since I will still...

 
 
 
Birdman of Las Vegas

BIRDMAN OF LAS VEGAS

This is an old blog from 2011 you might not have seen but I think it's one of the funniest, so here it is. A while back, I listened...

Barbie Movie Locks in Lady Bird Director Greta GerwigGreta

BARBIE MOVIE LOCKS IN LADY BIRD DIRECTOR GRETA GERWIGGRETA

Barbie Movie Locks in Lady Bird Director Greta Gerwig Greta Gerwig will co-write the script for Margot Robbie's Barbie movie alongside...

 
 
 
17C Goddess Flora

17C GODDESS FLORA

John Payne Flora with flowers fruits, beasts, & birds.

Yellow Bitterns in Singapore

YELLOW BITTERNS IN SINGAPORE

One bird that is easily encountered in Singapore without venturing too far off the beaten track is the Yellow Bittern. The Yellow Bittern...

 
 
 
Singing for Fun

SINGING FOR FUN

European Starling in Breeding Plumage In 1889 a religious book emphasized the spur provided by the possession of a song. This notion...

The cuckoo tree

THE CUCKOO TREE

On a recent trip to India, a non-descript tree caught my attention. It was overlooking the butterfly garden in Sanjeevaiah Park , Hyderabad....

 
 
 
Ric Orlando;s Peruvian Green Sauce for EVERYTHING!

RIC ORLANDO;S PERUVIAN GREEN SAUCE FOR EVERYTHING!

Peruvian "green sauce" is sort of like Chimichurri mayo. It is great to dip the chicken in but it is also amazing with the following:Any...

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2019?

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS SECOND WEEKEND OF JULY 2019?

Summer (or winter, depending on where you are this week) rolls on, leading us deep into the dreaded doldrums. Don't give up on birding,...

 
 
 
Hermit Thrush Brewery: Po Tweet

HERMIT THRUSH BREWERY: PO TWEET

I consider myself fortunate that I learned to love summer birding before I ever knew what the summer doldrums are, if only because...

Amur Paradise Flycatcher in Jixi, Anhui, China

AMUR PARADISE FLYCATCHER IN JIXI, ANHUI, CHINA

A few weeks ago, I spent a few days at Jixi, Anhui, a relatively rural place about 2.5 hours away from Shanghai by high-speed train....

 
 
 
11 Tweets About Megan Rapinoe & Sue Bird's Relationship That Show Their Love Is Game On

11 TWEETS ABOUT MEGAN RAPINOE & SUE BIRD'S RELATIONSHIP THAT SHOW THEIR LOVE IS GAME ON

The US Womens Soccer Team took the world by storm with their 2019 World Cup win, but thats really nothing new for these girlboss legends....

The Birds of Washington, DC

THE BIRDS OF WASHINGTON, DC

There are a lot of birds in Washington, DC. Oh sure, you can go to Rock Creek Park or the Tidal Basin to seek out living avian species,...

 
 
 
Great Mexican Bird Names

GREAT MEXICAN BIRD NAMES

By the time this post is published, I will be on a short trip to Spain, though not principally for birding purposes. So I decided to...

Owls, Owls, and more Owls in SE Arizona

OWLS, OWLS, AND MORE OWLS IN SE ARIZONA

The last couple of weeks have really been a boom for me personally, as far as spotting our local owls goes. Getting to actually see...