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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #88

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on May 19, 2017 Greater Roadrunners spend most of their lives on the ground hunting lizards, small mammals, and birds. Photo by Leslie Reagan The Tui is endemic to … Continue reading

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Lindo Lake Trip Report

Here is the tally from our stroll around Lindo Lake(s) last Saturday, 5/20. There were approximately 14 attendees on a very warm morning. Subject: eBird Report – Lindo Lake , May 20, 2017 Lindo Lake , San Diego, California, US … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #87

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on May 12, 2017 A Crimson-breasted Woodpecker spotted in Kalimpong, Darjeeling. Photo by Shantanu Bhattacharya‎ The Brahminy Kite is also known as the red-backed sea-eagle in Australia. Photo by … Continue reading

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Kit Carson Park Trip Report

Very pleasant overcast day which 22 birders. Best bird was a bright male Western Tanager. Saw or heard a total of 59 species. Mallard Ruddy Duck Double-crested Cormorant Great Blue Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret White-faced Ibis Turkey Vulture Cooper’s … Continue reading

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Eastern Sierra Trip Report 2017

Despite temperatures ranging from the low 30’s to mid 80’s, rain, wind and snow, our group of 15 birders were able to find a total of 128 species. Highlights included dancing sage grouse, close looks at both male and female … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #86

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on May 5, 2017 Spring is in the air! A White-throated Sparrow resides in a flowering Crabapple tree in Northern Illinois. Photo by Janelle Pitula. A White-naped Woodpecker family … Continue reading

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Trip Report for Dixon Lake

There were 5 participants on a overcast damp morning. Tom Trowbridge 18 Species: Mallard Red-shouldered Hawk American Coot Mourning Dove Anna=E2=80=99s Hummingbird Acorn Woodpecker Northern Flicker Black Phoebe Western Scrub Jay American Crow Common Raven Oak Titmouse Wrentit California Thrasher … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #85

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on April 28, 2017 Zealandia in Wellington, New Zealand, is a world first conservation project, in which a predator-proof fence was built around a 225 hectare area that includes … Continue reading

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Big Morongo & Yucca Valley Birding: April 29 & 30, 2017

Another windy day for twenty birders out at Big Morongo, but our choice of a later date bode well and produced for us a total of 55 species, compared to just 40 the previous year. Of the 55 species found, … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – May 2017

Report Finds Booming Outdoor Recreation Economy The Outdoor Industry Association has released an Outdoor Recreation Economy Report finding that the outdoor recreation economy produces $887 billion in consumer spending annually, sustains 7.6 million jobs, and generates $65.3 billion in federal … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #84

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on April 21, 2017 The Narina Trogon was named by the famous ornithologist, Le Vaillant, after a beautiful woman, Narina, with whom he shred a brief love affair during … Continue reading

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Wilderness Gardens Field Trip Report

HI Birders,   This morning April 22, sixteen birders hiked around Wilderness Gardens Preserve in Pala. The weather was really hot but we managed to find 38 bird species.  Lots of Acorn Woodpeckers, Hooded Orioles, Bullocks Orioles, and Phainopeplas. Good … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #83

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on April 14, 2017 A Taiwanese endemic, the White-Eared Sibia. Photo by Mohit Ghatak. There are nearly 100 species of Kingfishers found around the world. This is the Crested … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #82

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on April 7, 2017 As if birders and taxonomists don’t have enough diversity to deal with, males and females of the species Aguilucho or Variable Hawk both exist in … Continue reading

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Dairy Mart/Bird and Butterfly Gardens Trip Report

Good afternoon,  A group of 32 birders enjoyed sunny, mild weather to pick up 70 species.  For those of you that were there I miscounted by 10(oops).  Highlights incl a beautiful male Yellow-headed blackbird, male Rufous hummingbird, 7 species of … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #82

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on April 7, 2017 As if birders and taxonomists don’t have enough diversity to deal with, males and females of the species Aguilucho or Variable Hawk both exist in … Continue reading

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Mission Trails Bird Walk 4/8/2017

Splendid sparrows! Our Saturday walk at Mission Trails, 17 souls in attendance, resulted in 45 species. (The Great Blue Heron accommodated by flying over my car as I exited the parking lot.) Below is the full tally. Mission Trails Regional … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #81

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 31, 2017 A Barn Owl takes a rest from its nightly hunting duties. Photo by Ann Warner Spot-winged Tit by Shantanu Bhattacharya‎ The African Penguin is the … Continue reading

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