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Western Colorado Black Butterfly

This past Sunday morning I finally found time to get out before the deluge hit.¬† The dark skies prohibited photos but there were numerous Golden-crowned Kinglets and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Without photos from Sunday I’ll use material from June’s Western Colorado … Continue reading

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Eastern Screech-Owl Birding Observation

As I posted back in early August, from time to time I think of something I should write down as a Birding Rule. So I started out with the first Bob’s Birding Rules. Soon after I had another encounter I … Continue reading

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Of Horned Larks and Warbling Vireos

There are certain species you group together and others that never cross your mind in the same thought. And I can’t say I thought of Horned Larks and Warbling Vireos together until this past summer. After 20 miles of the … Continue reading

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Bob’s Birding Rules #1

From time to time I think of something I should write down as a Birding Rule. I started a list and told myself when I got 10 I would blog about them. But what happened a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

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Red-Headed Woodpecker Migrant

Well, I was once again going to blog on the Red-headed Woodpecker’s Near-Threatened status on the IUCN list. The reason I felt another post was needed was because I didn’t see my first Red-headed Woodpecker of the year until June … Continue reading

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Field Guide, Buy One, Know It

During my weekly 15 minute Facebook visit I notice there’s always someone asking for ID help. I know this has been brought up on every bird forum and listserv ever, but why don’t people offer a guess to the species? … Continue reading

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Natural History Journey Begins

I having been birding for several years now and have gone through many phases of birding. From the learning phase to listing phase to Big Day phase to traveling phase and everything in-between. Except as readers know I skipped the … Continue reading

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I should have checked at lunch…

The following probably would have made a good Facebook post. But as followers know I disdain a bird photo or species report without a story behind it. Even a few details to liven up the story. So I’m still¬†going to … Continue reading

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Birding Backpack – What I Carry to the Field

BushWhackingBirder’s third most popular post describes my Birding Paraphernalia, the gadgets I carry in the field. Along those same lines I’ll review what I carry in my Birding Backpack. First, I should state my definition of a Birding Backpack. A … Continue reading

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Bushwhacking Birder Quick 2016 Recap

Since it appears to be a tradition for bloggers to pick their annual favorites, here is my 2016 recap on a few of my favorites. 2016 Recap – My 3 Favorite Photos 2016 Recap – My 3 Favorite Adventures 2016 … Continue reading

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