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A Happy and Prosperous New (Birding) Year!

Only a few more months and these little flying jewels will be visiting my garden again! The January-February 2015 issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest features an article written about an educator, friend, scientist, and birding mentor, Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr. I had the … Continue reading

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How to Sex a Ruby-throat Hummingbird – Lesson 5 and The End

So, what have we observed about our little RTHU? White tips on the tail feathers – female or immature male Absence of the characteristic red throat feathers – female or immature male White throat with well-defined dark streaking – almost … Continue reading

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Thank you, Thomas Jefferson

If you have never read a biography of Thomas Jefferson, America’s third President, do.  Find fault if you will.  There is plenty about which to find fault.  You will also find one of history’s most intriguing, brilliant scientific and political … Continue reading

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eBird – I guess there’s an app for everthing!

Reading a post today on an international birding group site to which I subscribe, I was introduced to eBird.  It’s an online checklist documenting birds internationally.  There is even a smart phone app for entering data!  Clever! Anyone can register … Continue reading

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Birder News from Costa Rica Hits Close to the Heart

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had been in Costa Rica a few years ago for 9 days on a citizen scientist expedition to support the study of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in its wintering grounds.  On that trip … Continue reading

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