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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #103

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions on September 1, 2017 The Asian Openbill uses their unusual bill to open molluscs. Photo by Palash Thakkar   The Black-headed Jay is known to occasionally scavenge scraps from humans. Photo by … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #96

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions on July 14, 2017 These young Burrowing Owls live underground in burrows dug out by other creatures like prairie dogs. These were photographed in southern California, USA by Leslie Reagan   Wire-tailed swallow. There are two sub … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #95

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on July 7, 2017 A Shikra homing in on an invertebrate prey. Photo by Suvadip Mondal‎. The Red winged laughing thrush is found only in China and Veitnam. Photo Jay Shah, China. Sometimes you just need … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #94

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on June 30, 2017 Malabar parakeets are endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India. Photo by Nagaraj Chindanur‎. The Kori Bustard can weigh up to 18kg and is Africa’s largest flying bird. Photo by Edwin … Continue reading

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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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