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Birding under Clouds of Uncertainty: Santa Ana NWR

BIRDING UNDER CLOUDS OF UNCERTAINTY: SANTA ANA NWR

When the news broke about a possible border wall through Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, I decided to make plans to visit...

 
 
 
Golden Globes 2018: The Most Egregious Snubs Of This Year's Nominations

GOLDEN GLOBES 2018: THE MOST EGREGIOUS SNUBS OF THIS YEAR'S NOMINATIONS

So Lady Bird and Get Out just directed themselves, huh?

Footage shows mid-air collision between flocks of birds

FOOTAGE SHOWS MID-AIR COLLISION BETWEEN FLOCKS OF BIRDS

The clip, captured at Martin Mere nature reserve in Tarlscough, Lancashire, shows a mesmerising starling murmuration being rudely interrupted...

 
 
 
Parking Lot Birds

PARKING LOT BIRDS

My Christmas Bird Count scouting went well this weekend in terms of finding some decent lingering birds but it was lousy in terms of...

Covenham Reservoir

COVENHAM RESERVOIR

Following on from our walk and discovery of the Long-billed Dowitcher at Saltfleetby on October 9th we planned another walk before...

 
 
 
Confessions from a Christmas Bird Count in Costa Rica

CONFESSIONS FROM A CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT IN COSTA RICA

A blog is a place to express ideas, thoughts, recipes, and whatever floats your personal boat. At 10,000 Birds, readers who haven't...

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2017?

WHERE ARE YOU BIRDING THIS SECOND WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 2017?

Another weekend is here, carrying all sorts of inclement weather, natural disasters, and societal upheaval. At least we have birds! I'm...

 
 
 
Buxton Brewery: Ring Your Mother

BUXTON BREWERY: RING YOUR MOTHER

It would be forgivable to assume that the present state of craft beer, with its bewildering variety and abundance, somehow materialized...

Snowy Owl Ethics

SNOWY OWL ETHICS

Greg Lawrence is a long-time friend of 10,000 Birds and a birding machine in the Rochester, New York, area. He is currently a Fish...

 
 
 
Snow in Costa Rica!

SNOW IN COSTA RICA!

It was already dark in mid-October when we arrived to the Costa Rican birding mecca of Rancho Naturalista to have dinner on the veranda...

The interesting habits of Harris's Hawks

THE INTERESTING HABITS OF HARRIS'S HAWKS

For as long as I have been living here in Mexico, I have truly enjoyed watching the Harris's Hawks antics. Soaring on the warm desert...

 
 
 
Birder, Defined

BIRDER, DEFINED

I recently read Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries , a book by Kory Stamper , a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster. For anyone...

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition: A Field Guide Review

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, 7TH EDITION: A FIELD GUIDE REVIEW

October 23 2017: I read the text message confirming that there is indeed a Common Greenshank at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR. I grab my binoculars,...

 
 
 
Grey-headed Lapwing in Australia

GREY-HEADED LAPWING IN AUSTRALIA

Having returned from the UK recently we were ready to go camping in the bush again and make the most of the warm weather before it...

Lumpers and Splitters

LUMPERS AND SPLITTERS

Northern Flicker All individual organisms that scientists have named have scientific names, given by international committees by agreement....

 
 
 
Wonder Woman & Get Out Among AFI Movies of the Year

WONDER WOMAN & GET OUT AMONG AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

The American Film Institute has announced its official lists of films and television programs that will be honored at the AFI Awards...

Audubon Christmas Bird Counts

AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS

From the National Audubon Society, but edited for this blog: From December 14 through January 5 thousands of volunteers throughout...

 
 
 
The Shape of Water Leads 2018 Critics' Choice Awards Nominations

THE SHAPE OF WATER LEADS 2018 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2018 Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Awards have been announced. With awards season coming...