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26 Jul Annotated Checklist for Mai Po ["David M. Gascoigne" ]
25 Jul why are robins' eggs blue? [Devorah the Ornithologist ]
23 Jul Re: The Washington Post: These wild birds understand when people call them to help hunt for honey ["David M. Gascoigne" ]
23 Jul BirdNote, last week and the week of July 24, 2016 [Ellen Blackstone ]
23 Jul The Washington Post: These wild birds understand when people call them to help hunt for honey []
21 Jul Birding and "Pokemon Go" (similarities) ["B.G. Sloan" ]
20 Jul Re: how to enjoy yourself at the beach without freaking out the birds [Chuck & Lillian ]
20 Jul South American bird taxonomy and checklists [Mark Mulhollam ]
19 Jul how to enjoy yourself at the beach without freaking out the birds [Devorah the Ornithologist ]
17 Jul Re: Alaska birding cruises []
17 Jul Re: Alaska birding cruises ["snorkler AT juno.com" ]
17 Jul World Shorebirds Day 2016 [Gyorgy Szimuly ]
16 Jul Re: Alaska birding cruises [Richard Carlson ]
16 Jul Re: Alaska birding cruises []
16 Jul BirdNote, last week & the week of July 17, 2016 [Ellen Blackstone ]
14 Jul Re: AviSys birding software [Arie Gilbert ]
14 Jul Re: AviSys birding software []
14 Jul AviSys birding software []
13 Jul Dolphin Motel, San Diego? [Ross Silcock ]
13 Jul any raptor experts out there? [Devorah the Ornithologist ]
12 Jul Do Tool-Using Cockatoos Make Good Economic Decisions? [Devorah the Ornithologist ]
11 Jul Switching from BirdBase to Birder's Diary [Chuck & Lillian ]
11 Jul Re: Robin eating bird seed? ["David M. Gascoigne" ]
11 Jul Robin eating bird seed? ["B.G. Sloan" ]
9 Jul BirdNote, last week & the week of July 10, 2016 [Ellen Blackstone ]
3 Jul Re: Birding in Taiwan [Paulo Boute ]
6 Jul Re: Birding in Taiwan [Hanno Stamm ]
5 Jul Hilton Pond 1-30 Jun 2016 (Trail Cam Surprises) ["research AT hiltonpond.org" ]
5 Jul RFI: Peru Birding Tours ["John J. Collins" ]
4 Jul Re: FBI: Is there an Australian equivalent to Birdchat? [Jim Danzenbaker ]
4 Jul FBI: Is there an Australian equivalent to Birdchat? [Theo Hofmann ]
4 Jul Fw: [BIRDCHAT] Black-capped Chickadee irruption years and Boreal Chick adee [Alan Wormington ]
4 Jul Black-capped Chickadee irruption years and Boreal Chickadee [Ross Silcock ]
3 Jul New Birding Destination near Sao Paulo: Monte Alegre do Sul County. [Paulo Boute ]
2 Jul Re: Birding in Taiwan [dmark ]
2 Jul Re: Birding in Taiwan [Chuck & Lillian ]
2 Jul BirdNote, last week and the week of July 3, 2016 [Ellen Blackstone ]
1 Jul Frigate birds [Richard Carlson ]
1 Jul Birding in Taiwan ["David M. Gascoigne" ]
30 Jun parrot, presumed extinct in the wild, found again? [Devorah the Ornithologist ]
29 Jun 99 million year old feathers in amber []
28 Jun Re: Fort Huachuca Information [Chuck & Lillian ]
27 Jun Close-up photo of Cliff Swallow in nest (photo) ["B.G. Sloan" ]
26 Jun Costa Rica Photographic Trip Report [Jay Greenberg ]
26 Jun Arizona Trip story and photos [Dave DeReamus ]
25 Jun WorlBird Plus by Penhallurick [Theo Hofmann ]
25 Jun Hilton Pond 05/01/16 (WV Wildflowers & SC Birds) ["research AT hiltonpond.org" ]
25 Jun BirdNote, last week and the week of June 26, 2016 [Ellen Blackstone ]
25 Jun Rare Spix's Macaw is Back, in Brazil!!! [Paulo Boute ]
22 Jun Hummingbird, Los Angeles [Robert DeCandido PhD ]
19 Jun Baby Birds Learn Calls From Their Mothers While Still In The Egg! [Paulo Boute ]
18 Jun BirdNote, last week and the week of June 19, 2016 [Ellen Blackstone ]
15 Jun Re: Garganey Information [Arie Gilbert ]
15 Jun Parrots, songbirds pack more neurons into their forebrains than most mammals [Paulo Boute ]
15 Jun Re: BIRDCHAT Digest - 13 Jun 2016 to 14 Jun 2016 (#2016-58) [Ken Birding ]
14 Jun Re: Garganey Information ["David M. Gascoigne" ]
14 Jun Garganey Information [Marcia Balestri ]
13 Jun Re: BIRDCHAT Digest - 11 Jun 2016 to 12 Jun 2016 (#2016-56) [Chuck & Lillian ]
13 Jun How Birds Became Red (reprise) [Devorah the Ornithologist ]
12 Jun Central Georgia birding ideas [Richard Wolfert ]
11 Jun A Birdwatcher's Guide to Norway []
11 Jun BirdNote, last week and the week of June 12, 2016 [Ellen Blackstone ]
10 Jun Phoebe Snetsinger. [Paulo Boute ]
9 Jun Re: Red-tailed Hawk Question [Hilary Powers ]
9 Jun Red-tailed Hawk Question [Joyanne Hamilton ]
9 Jun Would A Parrot Be A Reliable Murder Witness? [Devorah the Ornithologist ]
9 Jun Clifford Miles Obituary. [Paulo Boute ]
6 Jun Re: Extinct Bird Found After 178 Years! [Ronald Orenstein ]
6 Jun Re: Extinct Bird Found After 178 Years! [Ronald Orenstein ]
6 Jun Re: Extinct Bird Found After 178 Years! [Bill Porteous ]
6 Jun Extinct Bird Found After 178 Years! [Paulo Boute ]
4 Jun Re: Birding The Deadliest Catch ["snorkler AT juno.com" ]
5 Jun RFI ["R. Cicerello" ]
5 Jun Hawaii Trip [Dave DeReamus ]
5 Jun The Ornithologist that wanted to be a bird... [Paulo Boute ]
5 Jun Ireland field guide? ["Spector, David (Biology)" ]

Subject: Annotated Checklist for Mai Po
From: "David M. Gascoigne" <bateleur27 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:40:03 +0000
I have been trying to find an annotated checklist for the birds of Mai Po (Hong 
Kong). I can find a checklist showing all the birds ever located there but 
nothing that shows seasonal abundance, or other useful information. Does anyone 
know where I can find one, or has anyone visited Mai Po in late February and 
would care to share their list? 



David M. Gascoigne
Waterloo, ON
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Subject: why are robins' eggs blue?
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:34:05 +0100
hello everyone,

when i taught ornithology classes, this was a question that i could bet i'd
be asked at some point during the semester. recently, a paper came out,
explaining this very phenomenon!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/07/25/why-are-robins-eggs-blue/

and of course, feel free to share this story with your friends and
colleagues and yes, with your kids, too!

cheers,

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Subject: Re: The Washington Post: These wild birds understand when people call them to help hunt for honey
From: "David M. Gascoigne" <bateleur27 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:33:15 +0000
Thanks for sharing this, especially for the links to other great papers. I was 
aware that honeyguides are brood parasites, but I learned a good deal about the 
gruesome activities of the young birds. 


David Gascoigne
Waterloo, ON
www.travelswithbirds.blogspot.com

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> On Jul 23, 2016, at 9:50 AM,   wrote:
> 
> Brood parasitism too...
> 
> Oscar Canino
> SF, CA
> oscarboy AT gmail.com
> 
> These wild birds understand when people call them to help hunt for honey
> Seriously, this might be the coolest human-animal partnership ever. 
> 
> 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/07/21/these-amazing-wild-birds-understand-when-people-call-them-to-help-hunt-for-honey/ 

> 
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Subject: BirdNote, last week and the week of July 24, 2016
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:59:10 -0700
Hello, BirdChatters,

Here are last week's BirdNote stories:
* Message of the Mourning Dove
http://bit.ly/Ui0VNj
* Ruffed Grouse: A Different Drummer
http://bit.ly/2amiANI
* Rosalind Renfrew and the Upland Sandpiper
http://bit.ly/1ePOAuh
* Are Birds' Nests Reused? (If so, for how long?)
http://bit.ly/1LiXmil
* Shorebirds - Masters of Long-Distance Migration
http://bit.ly/12NUTF5
* Birds Have No External Ears
http://bit.ly/29ZfTQ5
* Trust and Partnerships Help Birds in Montana
http://bit.ly/18fQ5gI
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Subject: The Washington Post: These wild birds understand when people call them to help hunt for honey
From: oscarboy AT GMAIL.COM
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 06:50:12 -0700
Brood parasitism too...

Oscar Canino
SF, CA
oscarboy AT gmail.com

These wild birds understand when people call them to help hunt for honey
Seriously, this might be the coolest human-animal partnership ever. 


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/07/21/these-amazing-wild-birds-understand-when-people-call-them-to-help-hunt-for-honey/ 


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Subject: Birding and "Pokemon Go" (similarities)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:42:10 -0400
I was birding in a local park yesterday when I saw two guys in their 20s
who were obviously playing "Pokemon Go". Out of curiosity I asked "See
anything interesting?" One on them said "Oh yeah!" The other guy said
"There's some good stuff here!" and proceeded to name a few Pokemon
characters. It was pretty much the same exchange I might expect if I had
encountered a couple of birders in the same spot and asked the same
question. :-)

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park, NJ

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Subject: Re: how to enjoy yourself at the beach without freaking out the birds
From: Chuck & Lillian <misclists AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:30:41 -0700
Devorah:
While I'd like to read the article, and perhaps reprint it on our
blog (if possible), seeing as we are a large beach community, I
didn't want to "whitepage" (whatever that means) forbes.com cookies,
nor do I want to sign up with Forbes for anything. Oh well.

yours,
Chuck Almdale
Santa Monica Bay

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>Date:    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:19:19 +0100
>From:    Devorah the Ornithologist 
>Subject: how to enjoy yourself at the beach without freaking out the birds
>
>hello everyone,
>summer is time to hit the beach -- but this is also the time and place when
>shorebirds and seabirds are nesting. so how can one's family enjoy
>themselves without harming nesting birds, some of which are endangered?
>believe it or not, this can be done, and I've collected a number of things
>that can be done to make life easier for everyone this holiday season:

>http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/07/18/birds-and-bums-can-bond-on-the-beach/ 

>
>please do share with friends, family and on social media so others who are
>less familiar with birds can also learn how to make sure human and avian
>families emerge from this holiday season rested, relaxed -- and alive.

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Subject: South American bird taxonomy and checklists
From: Mark Mulhollam <markm3232 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 02:51:35 -0500
HI all,

 If you are looking for a fast way to search the bird taxonomy and distribution 
for South America, I have finished my website which allows one to do just that. 
It is based on the South American Classification Committee’s work 
[http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm]. It is totally nonprofit 
with no advertising. 


http://potoococha.net/

You can also create pdf checklists for all the South American countries or csv 
files. 


I hope it is helpful, I try to keep it up-to-date as the taxonomy and country 
lists frequently change. 


Thanks,

Mark Mulhollam
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

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Subject: how to enjoy yourself at the beach without freaking out the birds
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:19:19 +0100
hello everyone,

summer is time to hit the beach -- but this is also the time and place when
shorebirds and seabirds are nesting. so how can one's family enjoy
themselves without harming nesting birds, some of which are endangered?
believe it or not, this can be done, and I've collected a number of things
that can be done to make life easier for everyone this holiday season:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/07/18/birds-and-bums-can-bond-on-the-beach/ 


please do share with friends, family and on social media so others who are
less familiar with birds can also learn how to make sure human and avian
families emerge from this holiday season rested, relaxed -- and alive.

cheers,

--
GrrlScientist |  AT GrrlScientist 
Devorah Bennu, PhD
birdologist AT gmail.com
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Institute  |
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Subject: Re: Alaska birding cruises
From: rccarl AT PACBELL.NET
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:27:17 +0000
There are many ways to see Alaska.  If you want to see the most birds per day, 
forget the cruises or the ferries, fly to Anchorage and grab a tour that 
includes some combination of Gambel, Nome, and Denali. Pribilofs almost as good 
as Gambel.  This is very $$$ but you'll see a lot of birds.  If you are long 
on time and short on money, throw the camping gear in your car and drive to 
Denali, the North Slope, Seward, Homer and Haines, and take the Marine Highway 
back from Haines to Prince Rupert.  It will take at least 4 weeks.  We did 
this in 1970 with our one year old.  Marine Highway "stateroom" was one star 
motel minus.  Not again.The cruise plus car rental option is intermediate in 
both cost and time, much more comfortable, and you'll see a lot of birds.  2-3 
weeks would be fine.  Do not take one of the giant ships where you might be 
200 ft off the water.  Take a lower state room on one of the smaller Holland 
America ships, you'll be 60 ft off the water and see a lot of seabirds.  It 
was easy to ID both pelagic birds and alcids from the ship.  You'll also get 
into difficult to access Glacier Bay NP.  The city stops are 6-8 hours not 
2-3. We had a fabulous whale and glacier tour off the ship in Juneau.  Lots 
of birds plus whales bubble netting up close.  Get off at Seward and take the 
NW Fjord tour and you'll see all the birds of the Pribilofs except the Asian 
rarities, the Least and Crested Auklets and the Red-footed Kittiwakes for 1/10 
the cost.  Drive to Denali (stop at Homer for shorebirds) so you can stop when 
a Hawk Owl sits on the phone wire along the road.  Fly home from 
Anchorage.  Richard Carlson 

Full-time Birder, Biker and Rotarian
Part-time Economist
Tucson, AZ & Lake Tahoe, CA
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Cell 650-280-2965

      From: "snorkler AT juno.com" 
 To: BIRDCHAT AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU 
 Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2016 10:45 AM
 Subject: Re: [BIRDCHAT] Alaska birding cruises
   
Rich,

I suggest you take the Alaska Marine Highway System (ferries) instead of a 
cruise ship.  If your goal is comfort, get staterooms on the ferry, so you 
don't have to sleep on the solarium deck. If you're looking for an economical 
trip, throw a sleeping bag in a ferry lounge, and see Alaska like Alaskans do. 


Cruise ships offer very few birding and sightseeing opportunities.  When 
you're 200' above the water, it's difficult to separate Sooty from Short-tailed 
Shearwaters, or Pomerine from Parasitic Jaegers.  Heck, it's hard to see the 
6'dorsal fin of an Orca to identify it from a Pilot Whale, or (shudder) a Dall 
Porpoise.  Cruises will not give you the time to take excursions more than an 
hour or two out of their southeast Alaska port towns.  What you get on a 
cruise is an inexpensive and insulated slice of the Alaska panhandle. 


You can do the same thing on a ferry, save a lot of money, and arrange the trip 
of a lifetime.  Each SE AK port has private excursion companies that will take 
you to nearby attractions, and get you back to the cruise ship or ferry before 
it leaves port.  So if you're in Skagway and want to do the White Pass RR 
trip, or Juneau and want to see Mendenhall Glacier, you can disembark, buy 
tickets on the pier, see your attraction, and be back in time to reboard your 
ship. 


Other people have mentioned Denali National Park.  You can't do it from a 
cruise ship trip.  By the time you got back to port 2-3 days later, the cruise 
ship would be long gone.  But if you take a ferry to Juneau, You can fly to 
Anchorage, take the train to Denali, and fly back to Juneau for a return ferry 
trip.  


Which leads me to the trip of a lifetime.  You take the money you saved by 
riding the ferry instead of taking a cruise ship, and spend it on Denali and 
the Pribilofs.  From Juneau, fly to St. Paul Island about June 21. June 21 is 
the day the Northern Fur Seal cows arrive to give birth to their pups.  Almost 
every visitor to St. Paul is there for the birding.  You can join a guided 
trip to the bird rookery, or rent a four-wheeler or take a taxi to the 
rookery.  Breeding species you'll see include Parakeet, Least, and Crested 
Auklets, Common and Thick-billed Murres, Horned and Tufted Puffins.  
Black-legged and Red-legged Kittiwakes, Northern Fulmar, Red-faced 
Cormorants.  When I was there, I skipped dinner and a tour of the Russian 
Orthodox Church to spend time alone at the rookery.  My magical moment was 
seeing seven Arctic Foxes working the rookery.  Other species include Snowy 
Owl, Grey-crowned Rosy Finch, Glaucous Gull, and Pribilof Wren. 


Darrell Lee
Alameda, CA







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Subject: Re: Alaska birding cruises
From: "snorkler AT juno.com" <snorkler@JUNO.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:45:59 GMT
Rich,

I suggest you take the Alaska Marine Highway System (ferries) instead of a 
cruise ship. If your goal is comfort, get staterooms on the ferry, so you don't 
have to sleep on the solarium deck. If you're looking for an economical trip, 
throw a sleeping bag in a ferry lounge, and see Alaska like Alaskans do. 


Cruise ships offer very few birding and sightseeing opportunities. When you're 
200' above the water, it's difficult to separate Sooty from Short-tailed 
Shearwaters, or Pomerine from Parasitic Jaegers. Heck, it's hard to see the 
6'dorsal fin of an Orca to identify it from a Pilot Whale, or (shudder) a Dall 
Porpoise. Cruises will not give you the time to take excursions more than an 
hour or two out of their southeast Alaska port towns. What you get on a cruise 
is an inexpensive and insulated slice of the Alaska panhandle. 


You can do the same thing on a ferry, save a lot of money, and arrange the trip 
of a lifetime. Each SE AK port has private excursion companies that will take 
you to nearby attractions, and get you back to the cruise ship or ferry before 
it leaves port. So if you're in Skagway and want to do the White Pass RR trip, 
or Juneau and want to see Mendenhall Glacier, you can disembark, buy tickets on 
the pier, see your attraction, and be back in time to reboard your ship. 


Other people have mentioned Denali National Park. You can't do it from a cruise 
ship trip. By the time you got back to port 2-3 days later, the cruise ship 
would be long gone. But if you take a ferry to Juneau, You can fly to 
Anchorage, take the train to Denali, and fly back to Juneau for a return ferry 
trip. 


Which leads me to the trip of a lifetime. You take the money you saved by 
riding the ferry instead of taking a cruise ship, and spend it on Denali and 
the Pribilofs. From Juneau, fly to St. Paul Island about June 21. June 21 is 
the day the Northern Fur Seal cows arrive to give birth to their pups. Almost 
every visitor to St. Paul is there for the birding. You can join a guided trip 
to the bird rookery, or rent a four-wheeler or take a taxi to the rookery. 
Breeding species you'll see include Parakeet, Least, and Crested Auklets, 
Common and Thick-billed Murres, Horned and Tufted Puffins. Black-legged and 
Red-legged Kittiwakes, Northern Fulmar, Red-faced Cormorants. When I was there, 
I skipped dinner and a tour of the Russian Orthodox Church to spend time alone 
at the rookery. My magical moment was seeing seven Arctic Foxes working the 
rookery. Other species include Snowy Owl, Grey-crowned Rosy Finch, Glaucous 
Gull, and Pribilof Wren. 


Darrell Lee
Alameda, CA






___________________________________________________________
With a Galapagos trip appearing more possible in 2018, we and several of our 
friends are concentrating on Alaska for 2017. I’ve called two cruise lines to 
ask if they have birding excursions but no one on the phone seems to have 
access to that information. They suggest calling the excursion companies 
separately to inquire. 


We’re looking for a few chances to bird in and around Alaska, but also to 
enjoy the magnificent scenery and ambiance. We’d like to cruise to and from, 
and have at least a few land or water excursions with people who know birding. 
There could be ‘other’ no-nbirding excursions, too, time permitting. 
Pincess keeps coming up as the preferred cruise line for Alaska, but we’ve 
never been there before. Can anyone make some good suggestions from experience 
including what time of the year you would recommend? 


Thanks, 
Rich Wolfert
New Jersey

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Subject: World Shorebirds Day 2016
From: Gyorgy Szimuly <gyorgy.szimuly AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:11:14 +0100
Dear Friends,

The 3rd World Shorebirds Day is at the corner and many of us has already saved 
the dates of the popular Global Shorebird Counting Program. 2-6 September 2016 
is an extended weekend for counting shorebirds on multiple locations. Please 
save the date for you as well. We cannot encourage enough people from here, but 
surely we can ask for your assistance to invite more people from your local 
community. 


Please find the registration page here:

https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/global-shorebird-counting-2016-registration 


Should you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact us at 
shorebirdsday AT gmail.com 


Best wishes, Szimi
——
Gyorgy Szimuly
Milton Keynes, UK
https://worldshorebirdsday.wordpress.com
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Subject: Re: Alaska birding cruises
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl AT PACBELL.NET>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:36:51 -0700
You'll see more birds in June than later. I prefer Holland Americas smaller 
boats that actually go into Glacier Bay National Park and end at Seward. From 
Seward there are great day cruises that see Puffins and Auklets on their nests. 
NW fjord tour was fantastic. You can take the train from Seward to Denali. Best 
Denali birds are far in on the day tours. There is one super $$$$ place to stay 
at end of the road. 


Richard Carlson
Tucson & Lake Tahoe
Sent from my iPhone


> On Jul 16, 2016, at 10:10 AM, lgardellabirds AT CHARTER.NET wrote:
> 
> Richard,
> 
> Now is a great time for a cruise to Alaska. Conditions change as you head 
through August into September, but it should be fine for resident birds for at 
least another month from now. You can see whales and birds from a Princess 
ship, including shearwaters and jaegers, but you would do well to take a 
pelagic out of Homer (where we quickly got to great sites for Kittlitz 
Murrelet, Antarctic Tern, breeding puffins and breeding Red-faced Cormorants. A 
trip to Denali by train allows you to see Black Bears and even Trumpeter Swans. 
Denali has Gyrfalcon, Willow Ptarmigan, "Arctic" Warbler, Long-tailed Jaeger, 
Golden Eagle and more. 

> 
> Larry Gardella
> Montgomery Alabama
> 
> -----------------------------------------
> 
> From: "Richard Wolfert" 
> To: 
> Cc: 
> Sent: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:16:58 -0400
> Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Alaska birding cruises
> 
> 
> 
> With a Galapagos trip appearing more possible in 2018, we and several of our 
friends are concentrating on Alaska for 2017. I’ve called two cruise lines to 
ask if they have birding excursions but no one on the phone seems to have 
access to that information. They suggest calling the excursion companies 
separately to inquire. 

> 
> We’re looking for a few chances to bird in and around Alaska, but also to 
enjoy the magnificent scenery and ambiance. We’d like to cruise to and from, 
and have at least a few land or water excursions with people who know birding. 
There could be ‘other’ no-nbirding excursions, too, time permitting. 
Pincess keeps coming up as the preferred cruise line for Alaska, but we’ve 
never been there before. Can anyone make some good suggestions from experience 
including what time of the year you would recommend? 

> 
> Thanks, 
> Rich Wolfert
> New Jersey
> 
> 
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Subject: Re: Alaska birding cruises
From: lgardellabirds AT CHARTER.NET
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:10:15 -0500
Richard,
Now is a great time for a cruise to Alaska. Conditions change as you
head through August into September, but it should be fine for resident
birds for at least another month from now. You can see whales and
birds from a Princess ship, including shearwaters and jaegers, but you
would do well to take a pelagic out of Homer (where we quickly got to
great sites for Kittlitz Murrelet, Antarctic Tern, breeding puffins
and breeding Red-faced Cormorants. A trip to Denali by train allows
you to see Black Bears and even Trumpeter Swans. Denali has Gyrfalcon,
Willow Ptarmigan, "Arctic" Warbler, Long-tailed Jaeger, Golden Eagle
and more.
Larry GardellaMontgomery Alabama

	-----------------------------------------From: "Richard Wolfert" 
To: 
Cc: 
Sent: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:16:58 -0400
Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Alaska birding cruises

    With a Galapagos trip appearing more possible in 2018, we and
several of our friends are concentrating on Alaska for 2017. I’ve
called two cruise lines to ask if they have birding excursions but no
one on the phone seems to have access to that information. They
suggest calling the excursion companies separately to inquire. 

 We’re looking for a few chances to bird in and around Alaska, but
also to enjoy the magnificent scenery and ambiance. We’d like to
cruise to and from, and have at least a few land or water excursions
with people who know birding. There could be ‘other’ no-nbirding
excursions, too, time permitting. Pincess keeps coming up as the
preferred cruise line for Alaska, but we’ve never been there before.
Can anyone make some good suggestions from experience including what
time of the year you would recommend? 

 Thanks, 
 Rich Wolfert
 New Jersey

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Subject: BirdNote, last week & the week of July 17, 2016
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:15:42 -0700
Hello, BirdChatters,

Here are last week's BirdNote stories:
* Mid-Summer - Aldo Leopold's Dawn Chorus
http://bit.ly/MwbqWB
* The Painted Bunting
http://bit.ly/29Gk47j
* Rufous Hummingbirds Head South
http://bit.ly/18pZRcA
* A Fascination with Cranes, With George Archibald
-- In celebration of his 70th birthday
http://bit.ly/1lRwKml
* Peregrine-Shorebird Interaction
http://bit.ly/NsC8hN
* Birdhouses in Turkey
http://bit.ly/29CIVW3
* Banding Hummingbirds
http://bit.ly/N9HiS6
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Subject: Re: AviSys birding software
From: Arie Gilbert <ArieGilbert AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:00:10 -0400




Subject: Re: AviSys birding software
From: david AT PIBIRD.COM
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:12:35 +0000
I don't need to find a link for Version 6.00M for AviSys. I found that you can 
simply copy your full AviSys folder from one computer and paste it onto 
another. It looks like it is working fine. 

I do plan to continue using AviSys, as I have used it for many years and don't 
want to spend hours moving my data to some place else (though I do hope to get 
much of it onto eBird). I plan to update the taxonomy every year, but that has 
been taking more effort than I hoped. My first attempt failed when it somehow 
changed bird ranges. I started trying again to do this (early this year, but 
quit mid-winter as I got busy with other things) and hope to finish it in 
August or September, with the current taxonomy. If it works, I will let 
Birdchat people know and see if I can send the data for anyone else to use in 
AviSys. 

Fingers crossed....again...
David Trently
Olyphant, PADirector of Operations for North America
Partnership for International Birding570-909-8052888-203-7464 ext 926
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Subject: AviSys birding software
From: david AT PIBIRD.COM
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:45:43 +0000
Does anyone know how to get AviSys Version 6.00M? I have a new computer and 
want to move AviSys data to it. I was able to load the original Version 6, but 
there doesn't appear to be a link to version M any more.Thank you! 

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Subject: Dolphin Motel, San Diego?
From: Ross Silcock <silcock AT ROSSSILCOCK.COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:52:46 -0500
Reviews of this motel are split between great and terrible, but overall 4/5 or 
so. It's across the street from the departure dock for pelagic trips. 

Anyone have recent experience with this motel?  

Thanks,
Ross

Ross Silcock
Tabor, IA

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Subject: any raptor experts out there?
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:50:38 +0100
hello,

i am looking for a raptor expert who can quickly answer a few questions
about eagles.

i also am looking to talk to someone who trains raptors -- well, eagles --
for public bird shows. i have a few questions that need a quick answer.

("quick answer" = deadlines, of course!)

cheers,

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Subject: Do Tool-Using Cockatoos Make Good Economic Decisions?
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:14:12 +0100
hello everyone,

i just published a story that you might enjoy about the University of
Vienna's flock of Tanimbar corellas. basically, the researchers found that
their cockatoos make sound economic decisions about tools use (whether to
use tools and which tool to use) to obtain a particular food reward based
upon their assessment of the current “market” situation. This story also
includes a video of some of the trials.

Do Tool-Using Cockatoos Make Good Economic Decisions?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/07/12/do-tool-using-cockatoos-make-good-economic-decisions/ 


cheers,

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Subject: Switching from BirdBase to Birder's Diary
From: Chuck & Lillian <misclists AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:17:01 -0700
Birders:
I'm a long-time BirdBase(world) user, thinking of switching to
Birder's Diary now that BirdBase went kaput.

Has anyone out there done this switch using the Birder's Diary conversion tool?
http://birdersdiary.com/Home/Birders-Diary-for-BirdBase-Users

If so, did the conversion go easily, and what do you now think of
Birder's Diary, the Advanced World Birder (Clements) version?
yours,
Chuck Almdale
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Subject: Re: Robin eating bird seed?
From: "David M. Gascoigne" <bateleur27 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:42:53 +0000
American Robins regularly park themselves underneath my bird feeders and feast 
on the sunflower hearts the American Goldfinches, House Finches, Common 
Grackles and others distribute for them as they strew about four chunks on the 
ground for every one they eat. 


David Gascoigne
Waterloo, ON
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Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 11, 2016, at 10:06 AM, B.G. Sloan  wrote:
> 
> Has anyone ever had a Robin that eats bird seed on a regular basis? Just 
about every time I toss bird seed on the ground this Robin shows up with the 
other usual suspects and starts eating bird seed. Everything I've read says 
they eat insects, worms, fruit, etc., but nothing about seeds. I checked the 
ingredients list on the bird seed bag and there's no dried fruit... 

> 
> Bernie Sloan
> Highland Park, NJ
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Subject: Robin eating bird seed?
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:06:52 -0400
Has anyone ever had a Robin that eats bird seed on a regular basis? Just
about every time I toss bird seed on the ground this Robin shows up with
the other usual suspects and starts eating bird seed. Everything I've read
says they eat insects, worms, fruit, etc., but nothing about seeds. I
checked the ingredients list on the bird seed bag and there's no dried
fruit...

Bernie Sloan
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Subject: BirdNote, last week & the week of July 10, 2016
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 06:47:37 -0700
Hello, BirdChatters,

Here are last week's BirdNote stories:
* Sanctuary and Bird Sound - With Patti McLead
Gold Star parents create a haven for birds --
http://bit.ly/WUF3sY
* National Symbol - Turkey vs. Eagle
http://bit.ly/Nm0OHr
* Birds as Pollinators
http://bit.ly/VNKGJi
* Loggerhead Shrike
http://bit.ly/1ors5t4
* Chickadees (& Others) Clean Up After the Young
http://bit.ly/1SfjeK8
* Birds Need Water in Summer
http://bit.ly/Nynu9w
* Palouse Country Birds
http://bit.ly/1b9TtKb
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Subject: Re: Birding in Taiwan
From: Paulo Boute <pauloboute AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 03:52:39 -0400
Hi David,
Good Morning & Hello from the Pantanal!
Taiwan: 
http://www.birdingpal.org/Taiwan.htm
Just for the record...Birdingpal, has guides listed even in North Korea!
Yours,
Paulo Boute.


                                          
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Subject: Re: Birding in Taiwan
From: Hanno Stamm <hannostamm AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 08:31:03 +0700
Hi Chuck,

My trip report is a little out of date but it might give you some 
pointers:http://www.hannostamm.com/taiwan_september_2007a.htm 


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> Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 00:00:21 -0500
> From: LISTSERV AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
> Subject: BIRDCHAT Digest - 1 Jul 2016 to 2 Jul 2016 (#2016-70)
> To: BIRDCHAT AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
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> There are 4 messages totaling 244 lines in this issue.
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> Topics of the day:
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> 1. Frigate birds
> 2. BirdNote, last week and the week of July 3, 2016
> 3. Birding in Taiwan (2)
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> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 22:19:47 -0700
> From: Richard Carlson 
> Subject: Frigate birds
> 
> Amazing article re frigate birds ability to fly for days on end
> http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6294/26?rss=1
> 
> Richard Carlson
> Full time birder,biker, Rotarian
> Part-time Economist
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> Lake Tahoe, CA
> Kirkland, WA
> Sent from my iPad
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> ------------------------------
> 
> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 06:03:48 -0700
> From: Ellen Blackstone 
> Subject: BirdNote, last week and the week of July 3, 2016
> 
> Hello, BirdChatters,
> 
> Here are last week's BirdNote stories:
> * Tony Angell Watches a Peregrine Falcon Fledge
> http://bit.ly/Mw36TP
> * Roseate Spoonbill
> http://bit.ly/297emtQ
> * Anting: Avian Spa Treatment?
> http://bit.ly/LN1SCO
> * Tallgrass Prairie
> http://bit.ly/MtEeOc
> * Voices and Vocabularies - Great Horned Owls
> http://bit.ly/1czEN3k
> * Night Singers
> http://bit.ly/OWxLgN
> * Seabirds Converge from the Ends of the Earth
> http://bit.ly/1mHseLX
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> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 11:01:13 -0700
> From: Chuck & Lillian 
> Subject: Re: Birding in Taiwan
> 
> There is a Taiwanese bird society or club or association or whatever.
> Like Audubon in the U.S.
> Bird guides would probably be members, or they'd know of such guides.
> BirdingPal may be of use.
> 
> I wouldn't try it on your own. Maps and road signs are impossible to
> follow unless you read Mandarin. You'd get utterly lost.
> They also have a good field guide, although in my copy only the
> English and scientific names are in English - all else is Chinese.
> Chuck Almdale
> North Hills, Ca.
> 
>>Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 16:37:56 +0000
>>From: "David M. Gascoigne" 
>>Subject: Birding in Taiwan
>>
>>I am planning a trip to Hong Kong in February and am seriously
>>considering visiting Taiwan for three or four days on the way home.
>>Does anyone have experience with a local guide or other tips that
>>might be helpful?
>>I would appreciate any advice that anyone would care to offer.
>>David Gascoigne
>>Waterloo, ON
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> 
> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:34:06 -0400
> From: dmark 
> Subject: Re: Birding in Taiwan
> 
> I went to Taiwan in May 2005 as an invited speaker at a conference.
> My hosts arranged a birding guide for me through the Wild Bird
> Federation
> of Taiwan (or some such name). I paid the guide/driver his fee. Here is
> an
> email for the Federation: wbft AT bird.org.tw
> Unfortunately, I am not finding the name of my guide in my records.
> 
> David
> 
> David Mark
> Amherst, NY
> dmark AT buffalo.edu
> 
> 
> On 07/02/2016 2:01 pm, Chuck & Lillian wrote:
>> There is a Taiwanese bird society or club or association or whatever.
>> Like Audubon in the U.S.
>> Bird guides would probably be members, or they'd know of such guides.
>> BirdingPal may be of use.
>>
>> I wouldn't try it on your own. Maps and road signs are impossible to
>> follow unless you read Mandarin. You'd get utterly lost.
>> They also have a good field guide, although in my copy only the
>> English and scientific names are in English - all else is Chinese.
>> Chuck Almdale
>> North Hills, Ca.
>>
>>> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 16:37:56 +0000
>>> From: "David M. Gascoigne" 
>>> Subject: Birding in Taiwan
>>>
>>> I am planning a trip to Hong Kong in February and am seriously
>>> considering visiting Taiwan for three or four days on the way home.
>>> Does anyone have experience with a local guide or other tips that
>>> might be helpful?
>>> I would appreciate any advice that anyone would care to offer.
>>> David Gascoigne
>>> Waterloo, ON
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Subject: Hilton Pond 1-30 Jun 2016 (Trail Cam Surprises)
From: "research AT hiltonpond.org" <research@HILTONPOND.ORG>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 21:31:00 -0400
Believe it or not, I had the 1-30 Jun 2016 photo essay for "This Week at Hilton 
Pond" ready in record time and was ready to post it four days ago when my Web 
sites went down. Everything's peachy now and you can take a look at this latest 
installment that includes lots of photos--both diurnal and nocturnal--captured 
with one of the Center's trail cams. It's amazing what a camera can document 
when there's no human around to spook the critters. (We won’t give away any 
surprises here.) The edition is posted for you at 
http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek160601.html 
 


While there please remember to scroll down for a list of all birds banded or 
recaptured during the period, including our first fledgling Ruby-throated 
Hummingbirds of the year. 


Incidentally, our e-mail capability was also compromised for four days, so if 
you tried to send a message to any of our hiltonpond.org 
 or rubythroat.org  addresses 
we did not get it; please try again. 


Happy Nature Watching!

BILL

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Subject: RFI: Peru Birding Tours
From: "John J. Collins" <jjcbird AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 20:30:05 -0400
Has anyone on this list every used Peru Birding Tours?  If so were you
satisfied with your trip?  Thanks for any info you may have.

John J. Collins
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Subject: Re: FBI: Is there an Australian equivalent to Birdchat?
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 16:05:45 -0700
This might be a good starting point:

http://birding.aba.org/maillist/AU

Jim Danzenbaker
Battle Ground, WA

On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Eric Jeffrey <
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> There is a chat group called birding-aus that some of the Birdchat members
> belong to. I am not where I can easily access the sign up information but
> it should be available through Google or birdlife Australia.
>
> Best regards.
>
> Eric Jeffrey
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 4, 2016, at 5:57 PM, Theo Hofmann 
> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > i urgently require  to pose an enquiry to Australian birders about the
> > program WorlBirdPlus produced originally by John Penhallurick. I am
> > looking for a Windows version of the program.
> >
> > Many thanks for any information
> >
> > Theo Hofmann
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------
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Subject: FBI: Is there an Australian equivalent to Birdchat?
From: Theo Hofmann <theo AT HERA.MED.UTORONTO.CA>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 17:57:45 -0400
Hello,

i urgently require  to pose an enquiry to Australian birders about the
program WorlBirdPlus produced originally by John Penhallurick. I am
looking for a Windows version of the program.

Many thanks for any information

Theo Hofmann

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Subject: Fw: [BIRDCHAT] Black-capped Chickadee irruption years and Boreal Chick adee
From: Alan Wormington <wormington AT JUNO.COM>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:43:37 GMT
 During the Fall of 1972 there was a massive southward migration of 
Black-capped Chickadees throughout the Great Lakes Region. However, I do not 
know how far west this irruption took place. Surely the various regional 
accounts published in American Birds would provide the answers you need? Alan 
WormingtonLeamington, Ontario ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- 

From: Ross Silcock 
To: BIRDCHAT AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Black-capped Chickadee irruption years and Boreal Chickadee
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 00:18:57 -0500


According to the Birds of North America Online account for Boreal Chickadee by 
Ficken, Mclaren, and Hailman (1996),"Irruptions in New York, Massachusetts, and 
Ohio always associated with major southward movements of Black-capped 
Chickadees but not all irruptions of Black-capped Chickadees include Boreal 
Chickadees." 

 
Nebraska has a single equivocal report of Boreal Chickadee, 16 Dec 1972- 21 Jan 
1973, at Chet Ager Nature Center, Lincoln, Lancaster County (Bennett 1973, 
Nebraska Bird Review 41: 43). 

During that same fall of 1972 there were two records of Boreal Chickadee in 
eastern South Dakota, both in November, and still the only records for South 
Dakota (Tallman, Swanson, Palmer, 2002- "Birds of South Dakota"). 

 
My question is: does anyone know if in fall of 1972 there was a significant 
southward movement of Black-capped Chickadees, especially on the northern Great 
Plains? If so, it seems this might be support for the Nebraska record. 

 
Thank you for any help you might provide,Ross
 
Ross Silcock
Co-Editor 
Southern Great Plains Region
North American Birds
Compiler, Seasonal Reports
Nebraska Bird Review
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Subject: Black-capped Chickadee irruption years and Boreal Chickadee
From: Ross Silcock <silcock AT ROSSSILCOCK.COM>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 00:18:57 -0500
According to the Birds of North America Online account for Boreal Chickadee by 
Ficken, Mclaren, and Hailman (1996), 

"Irruptions in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio always associated with major 
southward movements of Black-capped Chickadees but not all irruptions of 
Black-capped Chickadees include Boreal Chickadees." 




Nebraska has a single equivocal report of Boreal Chickadee, 16 Dec 1972- 21 Jan 
1973, at Chet Ager Nature Center, Lincoln, Lancaster County (Bennett 1973, 
Nebraska Bird Review 41: 43). 


During that same fall of 1972 there were two records of Boreal Chickadee in 
eastern South Dakota, both in November, and still the only records for South 
Dakota (Tallman, Swanson, Palmer, 2002- "Birds of South Dakota"). 




My question is: does anyone know if in fall of 1972 there was a significant 
southward movement of Black-capped Chickadees, especially on the northern Great 
Plains? If so, it seems this might be support for the Nebraska record. 




Thank you for any help you might provide,

Ross



Ross Silcock

Co-Editor 
Southern Great Plains Region
North American Birds
Compiler, Seasonal Reports
Nebraska Bird Review
Tabor, IA






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Subject: New Birding Destination near Sao Paulo: Monte Alegre do Sul County.
From: Paulo Boute <pauloboute AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 04:08:01 -0400
Dear All,

In the past weekend, I was birding on the county of Monte Alegre do Sul. About 
two hours drive from the International Airport of Sao Paulo. I stayed at the 
Pousada da Fazenda: 


 http://www.pousadadafazenda.com.br/ 

To my surprise, for the very first time, I had the Yellow-legged Thrush and the 
Eastern Slaty Trush, coming to a bird feeder, and not just that, but , 
together! The hummer feeders attracts about 17 different species of 
hummingbirds thru. the year...In my case, I had eleven, among them the Amethyst 
Woodstar, Stripe-breasted Starthroat and White-vented Violet-ear. This place, 
could be a destination for those coming to So Paulo for business and/or go 
there as a pre or post-tour, even for those booking a birding trip, with a 
Birding Company. 


Yours,
Paulo Boute.

                                          
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Subject: Re: Birding in Taiwan
From: dmark <dmark AT BUFFALO.EDU>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 14:34:06 -0400
I went to Taiwan in May 2005 as an invited speaker at a conference.
My hosts arranged a birding guide for me through the Wild Bird
Federation
of Taiwan (or some such name). I paid the guide/driver his fee. Here is
an
email for the Federation: wbft AT bird.org.tw
Unfortunately, I am not finding the name of my guide in my records.

David

David Mark
Amherst, NY
dmark AT buffalo.edu


On 07/02/2016 2:01 pm, Chuck & Lillian wrote:
> There is a Taiwanese bird society or club or association or whatever.
> Like Audubon in the U.S.
> Bird guides would probably be members, or they'd know of such guides.
> BirdingPal may be of use.
>
> I wouldn't try it on your own. Maps and road signs are impossible to
> follow unless you read Mandarin. You'd get utterly lost.
> They also have a good field guide, although in my copy only the
> English and scientific names are in English - all else is Chinese.
> Chuck Almdale
> North Hills, Ca.
>
>> Date:    Fri, 1 Jul 2016 16:37:56 +0000
>> From:    "David M. Gascoigne" 
>> Subject: Birding in Taiwan
>>
>> I am planning a trip to Hong Kong in February and am seriously
>> considering visiting Taiwan for three or four days on the way home.
>> Does anyone have experience with a local guide or other tips that
>> might be helpful?
>> I would appreciate any advice that anyone would care to offer.
>> David Gascoigne
>> Waterloo, ON
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Subject: Re: Birding in Taiwan
From: Chuck & Lillian <misclists AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 11:01:13 -0700
There is a Taiwanese bird society or club or association or whatever.
Like Audubon in the U.S.
Bird guides would probably be members, or they'd know of such guides.
BirdingPal may be of use.

I wouldn't try it on your own. Maps and road signs are impossible to
follow unless you read Mandarin. You'd get utterly lost.
They also have a good field guide, although in my copy only the
English and scientific names are in English - all else is Chinese.
Chuck Almdale
North Hills, Ca.

>Date:    Fri, 1 Jul 2016 16:37:56 +0000
>From:    "David M. Gascoigne" 
>Subject: Birding in Taiwan
>
>I am planning a trip to Hong Kong in February and am seriously
>considering visiting Taiwan for three or four days on the way home.
>Does anyone have experience with a local guide or other tips that
>might be helpful?
>I would appreciate any advice that anyone would care to offer.
>David Gascoigne
>Waterloo, ON

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Subject: BirdNote, last week and the week of July 3, 2016
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 06:03:48 -0700
Hello, BirdChatters,

Here are last week's BirdNote stories:
* Tony Angell Watches a Peregrine Falcon Fledge
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* Roseate Spoonbill
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* Anting: Avian Spa Treatment?
http://bit.ly/LN1SCO
* Tallgrass Prairie
http://bit.ly/MtEeOc
* Voices and Vocabularies - Great Horned Owls
http://bit.ly/1czEN3k
* Night Singers
http://bit.ly/OWxLgN
* Seabirds Converge from the Ends of the Earth
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Subject: Frigate birds
From: Richard Carlson <rccarl AT PACBELL.NET>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 22:19:47 -0700
Amazing article re frigate birds ability to fly for days on end
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6294/26?rss=1

Richard Carlson
Full time birder,biker, Rotarian
Part-time Economist
Tucson, AZ
Lake Tahoe, CA
Kirkland, WA
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Subject: Birding in Taiwan
From: "David M. Gascoigne" <bateleur27 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 16:37:56 +0000
I am planning a trip to Hong Kong in February and am seriously considering 
visiting Taiwan for three or four days on the way home. Does anyone have 
experience with a local guide or other tips that might be helpful? 

I would appreciate any advice that anyone would care to offer.

David Gascoigne
Waterloo, ON
www.travelswithbirds.blogspot.com

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Subject: parrot, presumed extinct in the wild, found again?
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:42:31 +0100
hello everyone,

I've just returned from London, which means I finally had a chance to share
the recent birdie excitement about the Spix's little blue macaw, which was
spotted in the wilds of Brazil for the first time in 15 years. One of the
people who saw it also managed to get a poor-quality-but-still-diagnostic
video on her mobile phone:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/06/30/lost-and-found-the-worlds-rarest-parrot/ 


cheers,

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Subject: 99 million year old feathers in amber
From: oscarboy AT GMAIL.COM
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:41:20 -0700
Some annoying scientific flaws here but a remarkable revelation nonetheless. 


http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bird-wings-dating-back-age-dinosaurs-found-frozen-amber-180959599/ 


Oscar Canino
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Subject: Re: Fort Huachuca Information
From: Chuck & Lillian <misclists AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:05:07 -0700
That's correct. A small group of us did this last January, and my
memory of it is a bit rusty. You stop at a building at the gate, take
a number, fill out several pages of forms and they take a photo of
you. Process took about an hour for all four of us. For some reason,
they didn't take a photo of one of us, and that person had to go back
in and get it taken. I'm about 98% sure we didn't need passports. The
pass is good for some period of time, a year maybe, maybe longer.

If you're looking for the Sinaloa Wren (or anything, really) make
sure you know how to find the location so you don't get lost driving
around this large base. No cameras allowed, I believe.

Chuck Almdale
North Hills, Ca.


>Date:    Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:04:26 -0400
>From:    jbird558 AT AOL.COM
>Subject: Fort Huachuca Information
>
>Chatters,
>Am planning my annual trip to Arizona in about a month. I'm
>wondering what the procedure is for getting access to Fort Huachuca?
>Last year some new regulations were starting, but they were put into
>place shortly after I was there. If anyone knows more about this,
>I'd appreciate the information regarding how to get access, and
>where to go. I understand there is some sort of form that needs to
>be filled out, and a background check is now needed to get on the Base.
>Thanks so much.
>Jane Barnette
>Harrisburg, PA
>jbird558 AT aol.com

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Subject: Close-up photo of Cliff Swallow in nest (photo)
From: "B.G. Sloan" <bgsloan3 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:50:07 -0400
Accidentally stumbled across a colony of Cliff Swallows while visiting my
family in Utah. Probably two dozen nests. Not a new bird for me (there's a
small colony under a bridge in my NJ neighborhood). But it's by far the
closest I've ever been to a nest! Managed to snap this photo as I hastily
backed out of the colony. A marvel of animal engineering, one beak full of
mud at a time:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14463444 AT N07/27867975651/

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park, NJ

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Subject: Costa Rica Photographic Trip Report
From: Jay Greenberg <conservationist AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:51:45 -0400
I’ve posted a Costa Rica photographic trip report at 
http://thegreenjay.jalbum.net/thegreenjay.com/CostaRica2014/album/index.html 
. 
The emphasis is on birds, but it also has photos of monkeys, other animals, and 
insects. 


Jay Greenberg
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http://www.thegreenjay.com 
 

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Subject: Arizona Trip story and photos
From: Dave DeReamus <becard AT RCN.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:47:11 -0400
I’ve posted a story with photos of an early June Arizona trip that provided 
three life birds and copulating Elegant Trogons. It can be found at: 
http://becard.blogspot.com/2016_06_01_archive.html 

To view the entire trip, click on “Older Posts” once you reach the bottom 
of the page. 


Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA
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Subject: WorlBird Plus by Penhallurick
From: Theo Hofmann <theo AT HERA.MED.UTORONTO.CA>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:55:44 -0400
Hello,

Has anyone on Birdchat used or is still using John Penhallurick's
WorldBird Plus bird record software? If so, does anyone know how one can
export the whole WorldBird Plus data for transfer into e-Bird or
HBW-myBirding system.

I will be very grateful for any information.

Best regards

Theo Hofmann

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Subject: Hilton Pond 05/01/16 (WV Wildflowers & SC Birds)
From: "research AT hiltonpond.org" <research@HILTONPOND.ORG>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:41:56 -0400
For the 1-31 May 2016 installment of "This Week at Hilton Pond" we take a look 
at an assortment of wildflowers (and their pollinators) from West Virginia 
where we spent the first week of the month before returning to South Carolina 
for some interesting bird banding sessions. To view the latest edition, please 
visit http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek160501.html 
 


While there please remember to scroll down for an impressive list of returns 
and recaptures--including 21 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that showed up after 
being banding in 2015 or earlier. 


Happy Nature Watching!

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Subject: BirdNote, last week and the week of June 26, 2016
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:43:56 -0700
Hello, BirdChatters,

Here are last week's BirdNote stories:
* Father Birds, In Honor of Father's Day
http://bit.ly/MHc0wg
* How Birds Move from Fresh to Salt Water
http://bit.ly/28J5jkP
* City Gulls - Rooftop Nesters
http://bit.ly/11SXh99
* From Egg-laying to Hatching and Beyond
http://bit.ly/1oqmKbr
* The Phoebe and the Pewee
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* Where Birds Sleep
http://bit.ly/UnpgSr
* Band-tailed Pigeon
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Subject: Rare Spix's Macaw is Back, in Brazil!!!
From: Paulo Boute <pauloboute AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 03:50:54 -0400
Sharing:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36628290
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Subject: Hummingbird, Los Angeles
From: Robert DeCandido PhD <rdcny AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:02:47 -0500
thought this TV story about a hummingbird would be of interest to some here:

http://1funny.com/man-dog-hummingbird/

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Subject: Baby Birds Learn Calls From Their Mothers While Still In The Egg!
From: Paulo Boute <pauloboute AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:10:16 -0400
What a Surprise!!!

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/baby-birds-learn-calls-from-their-mothers-while-still-in-the-egg/?utm_source=Cornell%20Lab%20eNews&utm_campaign=b800c90c02-Cornell%20Lab%20eNews%2006_13_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47588b5758-b800c90c02-307895021 

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Subject: BirdNote, last week and the week of June 19, 2016
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:12:37 -0700
Hello, BirdChatters,

Here are last week's BirdNote stories:
* Frank Chapman and the Solitaire
http://bit.ly/11vc664
* Northern Hawk Owl - One of a Kind
http://bit.ly/1UMwPJE
* Hummingbirds, By a Hair
http://bit.ly/1U8pmuw
* Voices and Vocabularies - Robin's Evening Song
http://bit.ly/ZSpxvK
* Loons Go Fishing
http://bit.ly/Lq9Ovi
* Keep Your Cats Indoors
http://bit.ly/10FHSNf
* California Quail, Up and Running
http://bit.ly/MtExL5
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Subject: Re: Garganey Information
From: Arie Gilbert <ArieGilbert AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:33:00 -0400




Subject: Parrots, songbirds pack more neurons into their forebrains than most mammals
From: Paulo Boute <pauloboute AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:39:08 -0400
Sharing...

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/06/parrots-songbirds-pack-more-neurons-their-forebrains-most-mammals?utm_campaign=news_daily_2016-06-14&et_rid=16743099&et_cid=559581 

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Subject: Re: BIRDCHAT Digest - 13 Jun 2016 to 14 Jun 2016 (#2016-58)
From: Ken Birding <curlewbird AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:24:28 -0400
Plenty of reports on eBird, including this one with a photo -

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30179455

If you start out here – you can zoom in and see all the locations – in the 
Montezuma NWR area. 


Best - Ken

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Subject: Re: Garganey Information
From: "David M. Gascoigne" <bateleur27 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:24:48 +0000
Maybe certain events in Florida had people a tad preoccupied with other 
stuff......... 


David Gascoigne
Waterloo, ON
www.travelswithbirds.blogspot.com

Sent from my iPad

On Jun 14, 2016, at 8:41 AM, Marcia Balestri 
> wrote: 


I hate when other people do this, but I notice that there were no report, 
either yea or nay, on the Garganey in New York yesterday. Is this because 
everyone in US has seen this bird but me, and no one went to look, or that it 
just wasn’t seen? Sorry, but I am unfamiliar with the refuge and don’t know 
how much traffic it gets. So I repeat the worn phrase—any information on 
yesterday’s sightings (or not) is much appreciated. 

_____________________

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Subject: Garganey Information
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:41:05 -0400
I hate when other people do this, but I notice that there were no report, 
either yea or nay, on the Garganey in New York yesterday. Is this because 
everyone in US has seen this bird but me, and no one went to look, or that it 
just wasn’t seen? Sorry, but I am unfamiliar with the refuge and don’t know 
how much traffic it gets. So I repeat the worn phrase—any information on 
yesterday’s sightings (or not) is much appreciated. 

_____________________

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Subject: Re: BIRDCHAT Digest - 11 Jun 2016 to 12 Jun 2016 (#2016-56)
From: Chuck & Lillian <misclists AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:56:01 -0700
This is quite near Savannah, all lowland riparian, pond, marsh habitat.
It has a driving route (you can get out and walk around too), plus
lots of areas where you can walk.
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Savannah/about.html

Chuck Almdale
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At 10:01 PM 6/12/2016, BIRDCHAT automatic digest system wrote:
>Date:    Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:41:00 -0400
>From:    Richard Wolfert 
>Subject: Central Georgia birding ideas
>
>A couple with whom we are friends live near Atlanta. We will be in
>Savannah. Is there any really good spot to bird somewhere in-between?
>
>Thanks,
>Rich Wolfert

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Subject: How Birds Became Red (reprise)
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:41:50 +0100
Hello everyone,

there were quite a few people who were dismayed about Forbes' restrictive
anti-ad blocker, which prevents them reading anything i publish there (my
apologies! this was enacted after i signed the contract, so i had no idea
it was coming).

anywho, just wanted to mention that my piece, How Birds Became Red, is now
freely available for anyone to read (and hopefully, to enjoy) on my Medium
site:


https://medium.com/ AT GrrlScientist/how-birds-became-red-grrlscientist-55e51899a549#.xxregs2sr 


Whilst you're there, take a look around my Medium site: there's lots of
interesting pieces (including LOTS and LOTS of bird pieces) that are there
now for the public to freely read and hopefully, to enjoy. Of course, if
you wish to share these works with others, especially on social media
(facebook, linkedin, G+, etc), on twitter, or "recommend" them (click the
green heart at the bottom of the piece), i strongly encourage you to do so.

cheers,

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Subject: Central Georgia birding ideas
From: Richard Wolfert <rwolfert AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:41:00 -0400
A couple with whom we are friends live near Atlanta. We will be in Savannah. Is 
there any really good spot to bird somewhere in-between? 


Thanks,
Rich Wolfert
New Jersey
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Subject: A Birdwatcher's Guide to Norway
From: lgardellabirds AT CHARTER.NET
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 18:12:01 -0500
To prepare for our cruise to Norway, Andrea and I would like to get
our hands on the book, A Birdwatcher's Guide to Norway: Where, When
and How to find the Birds of Norway including Svalbard. Unfortunately,
it is out of print.
If anyone has this book and would be willing to lend, please let me
know.
Thank you,
Larry GardellaMontgomery, AL

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Subject: BirdNote, last week and the week of June 12, 2016
From: Ellen Blackstone <ellenblackstone AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:14:26 -0700
Hello, BirdChatters,

Here are last week's BirdNote stories:
* Begging Sounds and Postures
http://bit.ly/12tUx6k
* The Pelicans of Castle Pinckney
http://bit.ly/1X4Nm1S
* The Baltimore Oriole
http://bit.ly/1ln64tD
* Cuckoos - Tent Caterpillar Birds
http://bit.ly/11PvPgz
* Common Murres - Nature's Laugh Track
http://bit.ly/28crVQo
* American Golden-Plover Lays Claim to the Tundra
http://bit.ly/13smFnG
* Black-headed Grosbeak Sings!
http://bit.ly/1rJZPFz
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Subject: Phoebe Snetsinger.
From: Paulo Boute <pauloboute AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:48:03 -0400
Sharing...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/phoebe-snetsinger-the-woman-who-listed-more-than-8000-bird-species-a7071596.html 

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Subject: Re: Red-tailed Hawk Question
From: Hilary Powers <hilary AT POWERSEDIT.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 18:01:16 -0700
On 6/9/2016 12:43 PM, Joyanne Hamilton wrote:
> My question is, what do ornithologists call these variations in a
> breed? Just variations or morphs or subspecies or something else?
> Mind-boggling the first time you try identifying these.

I think they're all just morphs, even Harlan's, which lacks the red tail
lifelong. (None of them have red tails as juveniles.)

> Is there another way to identify Red-tailed Hawks positively other
> than their call and possibly the shape of wing/tail feathers? The red
> tail was not very evident either.

The two field marks you can mostly rely on are the cummerbund across the
middle of the breast and the dark plumage on the inside of the elbow.
Not 100%, especially in very dark birds, but you can usually sort of
pick it out.

What a treat to have lots of them to compare!

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Subject: Red-tailed Hawk Question
From: Joyanne Hamilton <innoko_bird AT ME.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:43:36 -0800
Hello Bird People,

I am amazed how simply getting a new camera can improve a person’s bird 
identification skills and expand lists. 


Alaska’s skies are filled with many species of raptors and noticeably 
increasing in numbers and nests. 

One of the areas near where I live hosts many new nests each year. I have a 
question though regarding the identification of Red-tailed Hawks. I took 
several (hundred) photos of a hawk and identified a few of them as Red-tailed 
Hawks. The ones I saw weren’t the typical Red-tailed Hawks that you see in 
movies and basic bird books. Online bird books shows several different types of 
Red-tailed Hawks. Adult morphs, light morphs, dark morphs, rufous morphs! The 
only way I could conclusively identify the hawks was from their significant 
piercing call. 


My question is, what do ornithologists call these variations in a breed? Just 
variations or morphs or subspecies or something else? Mind-boggling the first 
time you try identifying these. 


The funny part of hearing them is that it reminded me of those old wild-west 
movies and shows like “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza” making it probably one 
of the most recognizable bird sounds ever. Is it safe to say ALL versions of 
Red-tailed Hawks have the same call even though they look very different? 


Is there another way to identify Red-tailed Hawks positively other than their 
call and possibly the shape of wing/tail feathers? The red tail was not very 
evident either. 


Thanks very much for the help.  
Joyanne Hamilton
Shageluk, Alaska

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Subject: Would A Parrot Be A Reliable Murder Witness?
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 19:28:34 +0100
Hello everyone,

I've been following the viral story about the grey parrot that (supposedly)
witnessed the murder of its owner with a lot of amusement. basically, as
the sentiment goes, the parrot should be considered to be a witness in a
murder trial. so i spent some time chatting with scientists and attorneys
about how a parrot as a murder witness might play out according to their
views. this is the story i came up with:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2016/06/09/would-a-parrot-be-a-reliable-murder-witness/ 


i hope you find it instructive and interesting.

cheers,

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Subject: Clifford Miles Obituary.
From: Paulo Boute <pauloboute AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 09:13:12 -0400


I may happen that some of the chatters had the chance to meet Clifford Miles:

http://codeymackeyfh.com/tribute/details/411/Clifford-Miles/obituary.html#tribute-start 

Paulo Boute.


                                          
            
                                          
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Subject: Re: Extinct Bird Found After 178 Years!
From: Ronald Orenstein <ron.orenstein AT ROGERS.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 20:59:59 -0400
Exactly where I saw them, in fact - what a great place!

Ronald Orenstein 
1825 Shady Creek Court
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5L 3W2
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> On Jun 6, 2016, at 8:24 PM, Dam Sithichai  wrote:
> 
> I saw them all the time at Doi Ang Kang in Chiengmai.
> Dam Sithichai
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Jun 6, 2016, at 2:00 PM, Ronald Orenstein  
wrote: 

>> 
>> Not as amazing as all that, I'm afraid. The Red-faced Liocichla is not only 
not extinct, it isn't even rare (I've seen it myself in northern Thailand). See 
http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=7828. 

>> 
>> Ronald Orenstein 
>> 1825 Shady Creek Court
>> Mississauga, ON
>> Canada L5L 3W2
>> ronorenstein.blogspot.com
>> 
>>> On Jun 6, 2016, at 9:54 AM, Paulo Boute  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Amazing!!! Almost 200 Years!!!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Extinct-Bird-Found-After-178-Years-in-Nepal-20160603-0025.html 

>>> 
>>> Yours,
>>> 
>>> Paulo Boute.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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Subject: Re: Extinct Bird Found After 178 Years!
From: Ronald Orenstein <ron.orenstein AT ROGERS.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 17:00:56 -0400
Not as amazing as all that, I'm afraid. The Red-faced Liocichla is not only not 
extinct, it isn't even rare (I've seen it myself in northern Thailand). See 
http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=7828. 


Ronald Orenstein 
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Mississauga, ON
Canada L5L 3W2
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> On Jun 6, 2016, at 9:54 AM, Paulo Boute  wrote:
> 
> Amazing!!! Almost 200 Years!!!
> 
> 
> 
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Extinct-Bird-Found-After-178-Years-in-Nepal-20160603-0025.html 

> 
> Yours,
> 
> Paulo Boute.
> 
> 
> 
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Subject: Re: Extinct Bird Found After 178 Years!
From: Bill Porteous <phaenostictus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 15:30:59 -0500
This only applies to Nepal. Red-faced Liocichla is regularly seen in
neighboring countries.

Bill Porteous

Panama
On 6 Jun 2016 16:54, "Paulo Boute"  wrote:

> Amazing!!! Almost 200 Years!!!
>
>
>
> 
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Extinct-Bird-Found-After-178-Years-in-Nepal-20160603-0025.html 

>
> Yours,
>
> Paulo Boute.
>
>
>
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Subject: Extinct Bird Found After 178 Years!
From: Paulo Boute <pauloboute AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:54:40 -0400
Amazing!!! Almost 200 Years!!!


http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Extinct-Bird-Found-After-178-Years-in-Nepal-20160603-0025.html 

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Subject: Re: Birding The Deadliest Catch
From: "snorkler AT juno.com" <snorkler@JUNO.COM>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 16:31:57 GMT
That is an excellent sighting, Phil. I only started watching the show this 
season, so I missed the Short-tailed Albatross. In fact, it's one I don't have 
on my life list, the only northern hemisphere albatross I haven't seen ;) 


For neophyte and inexperienced pelagic birders, the smiley face is because 
there are only three northern hemisphere albatross species, the other two being 
Laysan and Black-footed. 


Working the Bering Sea, Aleutians, etc., I saw Bald Eagles nesting on the 
ground, as trees are nonexistent on most of the Aleutians. There was a single 
imported evergreen on Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. It had a wooden sign next to it, 
labeling it the Unalaska National Forest. There's a mounted King Crab in he 
Dutch Harbor airport, with a handwritten sign saying "The reason we're all 
here" next to it. 


One time I skipped dinner to stay at the bird rookery on St. Paul Island while 
the rest of my group ate. They were to return at 9 p.m., so I enjoyed a couple 
of hours of solitude. While they were gone, I watched 7 Arctic Foxes working 
the upper fringes of the rookery. Hundreds of Red-legged Kittiwakes were 
picking dry grass for nesting material. Thick-billed Murres and Crested and 
Parakeet Auklets were new. There's a large cemetery for Russian Orthodox Church 
members, and a much smaller cemetery for Monrovians, Seventh Day Adventists, 
Protestants, Roman Catholics, and other unworthy unfortunates. 


I was on Kodiak Island when crab fishing was stopped. Some bored cannery 
workers started throwing frozen herring (crab bait) out on the water. After a 
while, a Bald Eagle flew over from Near Island to pick up a snack. Pretty soon 
we had 36 Bald Eagles in the air diving for snacks. I took a couple of rolls of 
film, and didn't get a single usable photo. It's so much easier now with 
digital cameras. 


I've been to many of the locales mentioned/shown on the show. I've ridden on a 
crabber from False Pass to the salmon fishing fleet, where the crabber was 
going to be a salmon tender. I've been in Cold Bay, and walked to Izembek NWR 
to see breeding Rock Sandpipers. I flew out of Cold Bay to King Cove one Summer 
on Peter Pan Seafood's Convair 440. That same plane crashed later the same 
Summer, killing 19 cannery workers and the pilot. 


A co-worker and I were staying in a cannery VP's cabin in Dutch Harbor. We 
borrowed a kettle and a pound of butter from the galley, and got the water 
boiling. We bought a 7 lb. King Crab from a crab boat, and I butchered it with 
no experience, from seeing how the processors do it. At 20% recovery, we each 
had .7 lbs of fantastic King Crab meat. It was the best meal I've ever eaten, 
bar none. Better than any meal I've eaten at a Forbes Top 40 Restaurants in 
America, James Beard Best American Chef: Southeast, Food and Wine Magazine's 
Top 25 Restaurants in America, restaurant. That's pretty good birding cuisine. 


Thanks to those who extended their good wishes and prayers to my birding buddy 
Floyd. She's had a mastectomy, is finishing up her chemotherapy regimen, and 
will be scheduled for radiation next. She's back to driving herself around 
town. I drove her out of town to a meeting and shopping last Wednesday. She's 
still the cantankerous curmudgeon birding buddy we know. 


Darrell Lee
Alameda, CA

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Phil Davis 
To: BIRDCHAT AT LISTSERV.KSU.EDU
Subject: Re: [BIRDCHAT] Birding The Deadliest Catch
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 00:29:11 -0400

Hi Darrell, et al.

Sorry for the delay in replying to this ... been away ...

I think ours could be the prize sighting ... A few years ago, my wife
and I were watching the current episode when they showed a head-on
view of one of the boats (I forget which one) when something very
large flew down one side of the boat and crossed the bow. I suspected
what it was but wanted to make sure. We backed up the DVR and ran it,
frame-by-frame, and there in all of it's glory was a very clear
first-year SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS !!! Very cool ...

More years ago, a troubled bird landed on one of the boats while it
was out in the Bering Sea and they brought it into the wheelhouse
before they released it ... the crew called it a "freshwater
cormorant" but it was Red-necked Grebe.

I also have a recollection of a brief image of a passerine on a deck
railing ... a repoll, perhaps ...

Phil


At 11:57 05/22/2016, snorkler AT juno.com wrote:
>Does anyone else bird this show?  There are a lot of unusual birds
>pictured around the crab boats.  I've seen Sooty and/or Short-tailed
>Shearwater, Northern Fulmar, jaegers, kittiwakes, Sabine and
>Glaucous and Glaucous-winged Gulls.  Having worked and birded the
>industry, I know there are some real treasures possible, like
>Ancient Murrelets, Crested Auklets, Thick-billed Murres, and
>Red-legged Kittiwakes.

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Subject: RFI
From: "R. Cicerello" <rrcky1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 18:52:06 -0500
I'll be in Cajamarca, Peru, in late July and I would appreciate recommendations 
and email addresses for local bird guides. 

Thank you!

Regards,
R. Cicerello
Frankfort, KY. USA

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Subject: Hawaii Trip
From: Dave DeReamus <becard AT RCN.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:40:04 -0400
Jason Horn and I went to Hawaii back in mid-April. I finally got around to 
posting the trip on my blog. 

If interested, go to: http://becard.blogspot.com

Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA
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Subject: The Ornithologist that wanted to be a bird...
From: Paulo Boute <pauloboute AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 09:09:48 -0400
Sharing...

http://www.theonion.com/article/renowned-ornithologist-always-secretly-wanted-to-b-32781 

Yours,
Paulo Boute.Brazil.


                                          
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Subject: Ireland field guide?
From: "Spector, David (Biology)" <spectord AT CCSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:53:40 +0000
I will be spending a few days in SW Ireland (Beara peninsula) with family in 
early July. Birdwatching will be incidental, and, given that we will be on 
foot, weight is a concern. I see field guides by Wilson and Carmody and by 
Dempsey and O'Clery. Does anyone have any opinions on the relative merits of 
these two books? 


Thanks,

David

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, U.S.
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