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Category Archives: Techniques
Elements of a Bird Description
Documenting a notable bird sighting is a part of everyday life for most birders, especially with the growing popularity of eBird. With the increase in documentation out there, though, in many ways there has been a decline in the quality … Continue reading
Posted in eBird, Techniques Tagged Bird descriptions, Bird documentation, eBird, Rare birds 14 Comments
Viewing the LCRV Swallow Spectacle
I love spectacles of migration, huge numbers of animals moving; no photos can do it justice. I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to see some of these amazing sights. Hundreds of thousands of Sooty Shearwaters off the California … Continue reading
Getting Into Sound Recording
I can remember the first time I realized just how powerful birding by ear was. It was October of 2003, and I had already been a birder for years. I was birding with my mother at Topanga State Park in … Continue reading
Perception of Rare and the LCRV
Each of us has our own perception of what birds we consider rare and think of when someone says we saw a rare bird. Some would consider species with low world populations such as Whooping Crane as the only rare … Continue reading
Posted in Identification, LCRV, Migration, Techniques, Vagrants Tagged Arizona, California, Colorado River, Greater Scaup, Lake Havasu, Lake Mohave, LCRV, Pacific Loon 2 Comments
Tips for Birding Havasu
November and December are prime times to bird Lake Havasu with waterfowl migration under way. With all three species of scoters as well as a Red-throated Loon and the now regular large numbers of Greater Scaup and smaller number of … Continue reading
Posted in Bill Williams, Lake Havasu, LCRV, Techniques 7 Comments
Searching for ‘Spurs
I admit it, my blogging has suffered lately as it falls further down on my list of priorities. I have made a personal resolution to post more, and I have a draft post half-written about my recent revisit to the … Continue reading
Posted in LCRV, Mohave County, Techniques, Vagrants 2 Comments
Keeping notes and eBird
After a great weekend of birding, the field notebook I was using was filled to its last page. This always gives me a great sense of accomplishment, wrapping up a notebook’s worth of birding experiences and ornithological data. On top … Continue reading
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There are quite a few webpages and videos out there right now that are at least a little relevant to LCRV birding, so I’d like to share some here. For anyone looking for information on birding the LCRV, there is … Continue reading
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