• Best Bird of the Weekend

    8 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    And they're off! Your 2018 year lists, whether you tally them or not, have already begun to populate, silently bearing witness to your commitment to bird looking or lack thereof. Some eager beavers have already broken triple digits for the year while less industrious sorts may not even be in double digits. No worries... with 51 weekends left in this year, we'll all have plenty of time to indulge in avian observation.
    I enjoyed my first wave of feeder birds for the year, with Tufted Titmouse winning BBOTW honors only because that species appears less frequently than my other local denizens...
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  • Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2018?

    Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2018?

    8 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    A new year inspires in birders the same mad ambition a fresh canvas ignites in painters. No matter how many phenomenal years you have behind you, the best one is the next one. What works of birding genius will you wreak upon the world in 2018?
    In between blizzards, I'll be trying to track down winter buntings and larks in the areas south and west of greater Rochester. Corey will be chasing everything and anything in the NYC area. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.
    Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to...
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  • Best Bird of the Weekend

    Best Bird of the Weekend

    8 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Two weekends into the new year, I'm already wondering if the weather will be this volatile every month. This crazy climate change must be wreaking havoc on birds.
    In between arctic blasts, I got up to the lake at Hamlin Beach State Park, where I found a very confused and noisy Red-Headed Woodpecker. Well, maybe I was confused at the appearance of this unexpected bird, but it was definitely noisy. Corey spent all weekend searching across Queens for birds to add to his year list. He didn't find anything particularly spectacular but he did see quite a few species. His Best Bird of the Weekend...
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