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World Series of Birding Movie

Thumbnail image for World Series of Birding Movie by Gunnar 12 May 2012

I have arrived at Cape May after a lovely week at the Biggest Week of American Birding.  Many lifers, both birds and birders. Lifers were Greg Miller, Kenn and Kim Kaufman, Dawn Fine, Linda Rockwell, Doug Gochfield, Birdchick, Mark Beaman, Adrian Binns, Mike Watson, Lena Samsonaenko, Nemesis birders, etc.  Also several year ticks such as Jeff [...]

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Featured Bird Photographer blogger ~She gets down and dirty

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Photographer blogger ~She gets down and dirty by dAwN FiNe 22 April 2012

Mia McPherson is a nature lover, wildlife watcher and bird photographer. Birds fascinate, delight and intrigue her which is why she devotes many hours learning about them, observing their behavior and photographing them. By learning more about each subject, she can anticipate their behavior and create opportunities to obtain better images of those species. Mia enjoys sharing her photos, photographic skills and techniques with those individuals who are serious about their own bird and wildlife photography.

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James Currie ~On National Geographic WILD

Thumbnail image for James Currie ~On National Geographic WILD by dAwN FiNe 17 January 2012

Great news Via The American Birding Association Blog The National Geographic WILD TV network is debuting Aerial Assassins, hosted by James Currie on Friday, January 20, 2012. The new hour-long show delves into the Sonoran Desert to track Harris’s Hawks. A former wildlife wrangler, Currie also hosts, Nikon’s Birding Adventures TV, the first bird-watching travel show [...]

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The Big Year interviews

Thumbnail image for The Big Year interviews by Gunnar 5 October 2011

Interviews with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black on the make of The Big Year It is a bit comforting to know that in these interviews none of the actors, although completely new to birding, mocks it. Yes, they do find it a bit odd and an obsession, yet they rave about the scenery [...]

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More Big Year trailers

Thumbnail image for More Big Year  trailers by Gunnar 30 September 2011

John Cleese tells us the story about birding. We have covered a few bits and pieces on the upcoming birding movie with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson here and here and an interview with Steve Martin here.  Here are a couple of new video clips. Some may not show in your region. There are [...]

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The future of birding

Thumbnail image for The future of birding by Gunnar 29 September 2011

What is the future of birding. Are big days or big years really that interesting to people in general? Can birding really become main stream, and will listing be interesting enough for masses of people? Did you ever wonder why there are more hunters in the world than birders? Why are there more people interested in fishing than in birding? For all I know, there are probably even more stamp-collectors than birders.

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Manitoba in June

Thumbnail image for Manitoba in June by Rebecca Nason 23 June 2011

  Well my apologies ;-( I  know I have been a rather illusive participant in ‘birdingblogs’ in recent weeks, in fact I feel my feet have barely touched the ground since our Lesvos tour back in early May! However, finally I’m back in my coastal Suffolk abode and have managed to free up a little [...]

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Journal Club: Sparrows show us a new way to have sexes

Thumbnail image for Journal Club: Sparrows show us a new way to have sexes by Grrlscientist 25 May 2011

I’ve always loved white-throated sparrows, Zonotrichia albicollis. Not only are these handsome birds the sister species to my own dissertation bird, the white-crowned sparrow, Z. leucophrys, but I think they are among the most fascinating bird species in the world. In fact, I am so captivated by this species that the chance to pursue my [...]

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 25 February 2011

Howdee all, Did you know that spring is coming to North America? I know some of you in the north think this is false..but its true..before you know it the frost will be gone and the flowers will be popping up, mark my words:) Did you also know that I fell in love recently? Yes, [...]

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 4 February 2011

Dawn Fine presents this weeks birdblogger: Laura Kammermeier – writer for ABA blog and birding magazines, freelance writer and new media consultant, she specializes in nature, travel, and birding, and is an accomplished online content strategist and web producer.

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 28 January 2011

Dawn Fine presents this weeks birdblogger: Chris Petrak- writer for a Vermont newspapers birding column, Tailfeathers.

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Short-tailed Albatross breeds on US soil

Thumbnail image for Short-tailed Albatross breeds on US soil by Gunnar 24 January 2011

Short-tailed Albatross back from the dead Although it is far too soon to say danger is over, the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus has made a remarkable recovery. In 1949 it was believed to be extinct. It was rediscovered in 1951 and in 1954 only 25 pairs were counted on Torishima, Japan. Today there are 426 [...]

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 21 January 2011

Dawn Fine presents this weeks birdblogger: Jerry Jourdan – who is not only a fantastic digiscoper. …but also generously share his best digiscoping tips in free tuturials. Jerry Jourdan’s birding adventures are illustrated with beautiful bird photos.

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Ivory Gull in California.

Thumbnail image for Ivory Gull in California. by Gunnar 5 November 2010

Sensational finding at Pismo Beach in Central California on Thursday November 4. Mike Stensvold writes on Christopher Taylor’s Photography – Bird | Wildlife | Nature: It was on the beach just north of the north drive-in entrance to Pismo Beach/Oceano Dunes…the one where the boardwalk path to the Monarch Butterfly Grove starts… When I first saw [...]

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Lovable gulls for gull-haters!

Thumbnail image for Lovable gulls for gull-haters! by Kenn Kaufman 21 October 2010

First: ugly Gulls! I admit it: I love gulls.  They are endlessly fascinating and challenging.  If we look at a gull flock closely, we find that no two individuals look exactly the same.  They vary with age, season, and individual, many species are confusingly similar, and they often hybridize, further adding to the challenge of [...]

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