Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Shelby County Run

I was originally going to post, and in fact already had completed, about how birding a rural, agriculture county with no public parks wasn’t very productive. But the more I thought the more I realized this wasn’t correct and in … Continue reading

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Shelby Sandhill Cranes

Towards the end of last week I still wasn’t sure where I wanted to bird Saturday. Migrants haven’t arrived and I had commitments that kept me from heading to the Lakefront. So when a co-worker told me she had SANDHILL … Continue reading

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A Sparrow Tree

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was this past weekend. According to the site’s webpage it was “Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to … Continue reading

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More “Cool” Bird Names That Have Been Changed

I need to stop looking at old field guides. Every time I do I come across “cool” bird names that aren’t used anymore in the ABA area.  Instead today we have bland names. Thanks IOU. While reviewing the flycatchers in … Continue reading

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Should We be Worried?

As I blogged last week I birded the Lake Michigan Lakefront with Don and Aidan a few weeks ago. While at the Port of Indiana we heard the sound of an odd goose which Don identified as an Egyptian Goose.  An odd-looking bird which we … Continue reading

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Take the Opportunity

Recently I’ve been trying to expand on the social side of birding by going with others on the weekend.  But once the push for winter birds is over and I’m waiting through The Doldrums until spring arrives, I’ll be going … Continue reading

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A Cure for The Doldrums – Road Trip

In my last post I lamented about how slow birding had become – The Doldrums. So I had mentally prepared myself for the next 6 weeks to be rather slow. And in that last post I almost included, but didn’t, … Continue reading

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