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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #93

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on June 23, 2017 Whitebreasted Cormorants rely heavily on freshwater ecosystems. Photo by Owen Deutsch Photography Spotted Owlets have adapted to human landscape and are often found in cities … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #92

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on June 16, 2017 Slaty-headed parakeets exhibit altitudinal migration; they move down to the warmer valleys of the Himalayas for the chilly winter. Photo by Awais Ali Sheikh. Although … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #91

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on June 9, 2017 The Coppersmith Barbet gets its name from its metronomic call that sounds like a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. Photo by Sanjoy Adak. Black-Tailed … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #90

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on June 2, 2017 The Common Tailorbird is known for its incredible nests made from pieces of grass carefully sewn together. Photo by Debarpan Datta. The Wood Duck is … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #89

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions on May 26, 2017 The slaty-headed parakeet has a wide range throughout the Himalayas. Photo by Dhairya Jhaveri‎ The Shrikes’ genus name, Lanius, is derived from the Latin word for “butcher”, and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inside Bird Conservation – April 2017

Chlorpyrifos on Track to Poison Birds and People for the Next 5 Years Chlorpyrifos, one of the most-used pesticides in the United States, has been killing birds and poisoning the environment for the past half-century. Because of those risks to wildlife … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #80

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 24, 2017 The Wreathed Hornbill is also sometimes known as the Bar-pouched Wreathed Hornbill. Photo by Asim Halder An airborne encounter between two Whiskered Terns. Photo by … Continue reading

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