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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Introducing the Bird Watching Answer Book

By on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - 3 Comments

One of the most-visited pages at All About Birds is our Frequently Asked Questions page. With their bright colors, funny antics, and tendency to show up in unexpected places, birds are an unending source of questions for the people who … Continue reading

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Recording Mauritius: Birding the Black Gorges

By on Monday, November 23rd, 2009 - 8 Comments

As winter settles in on North America, Jon Erickson is sweating his way through tropical forest in Black River Gorges National Park, perhaps the finest remaining tract of forest on the island of Mauritius. Read on for sights—and to hear … Continue reading

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Photo Quiz 3: How Many Species in This Photo?

By on Friday, November 20th, 2009 - 4 Comments

It’s nearly winter, and those of you lucky enough to live near some beaches or mudflats probably enjoy gazing out over motley assortments of shorebirds like this one. Until you can get outside, though, cast your eyes over this photo … Continue reading

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For Tropical Bird, Violin More Resonant Than Aria

By on Friday, November 13th, 2009 - 3 Comments

Birders visiting the New World tropics rarely have to wait too long before hearing male manakins at their leks. With a bit of careful creeping through the undergrowth, you’ll often find a bizarre gathering of the little fist-sized birds hopping, … Continue reading

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A Thousand Photos Added to All About Birds

By on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 - 2 Comments

Back in April when we launched the new version of our All About Birds website, we picked 51 common species and gave them the full treatment: expanded ID and life history information, sound and video clips, related links, and lots … Continue reading

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