It's been a strange two years for everyone and we relocated the family to Sandefjord NO for the academic year in August 2020 given the COVID-19 cases were escalating in the Washington DC area, and schools closed in March 2020 (and are still closed in April 2021)...
It has been lovely here...
A happy new year and happy birding to all!
2019 was not a great birding year for me with only 229 birds (vs 358 in 2018) mainly due to a relative lack of travel. We'll see how this year pans out, and I hope to spend more time birding my local patch although with two active kids that's not...
Happy New Year to everyone. Was very happy to see 358 birds last year, a personal record but also due to heavy work travel, which should (hopefully) be considerably less this year.
And off we go...
Chevy Chase, MD and Washington, DC, USA
1. Mourning Dove
2. Black Vulture
I've been using eBird to log all my sightings (going back to 2003) and it also serves as my lifelist. I realize of course that there are splits and I am wondering if eBird automatically updates the splits for me (knowing for example where I saw the species) or if that needs to be done...
Happy New Year to all,
There seems to be a lot more emphasis on experience over numbers this year - which is a positive trend.
Off to a slow start given it's very cold on the East Coast just now.
Chevy Chase, MD and Washington, DC
1. American Crow
2. American Robin
3. Blue Jay
Saw this bird in my backyard this morning in Chevy Chase, MD. It looks to me more like a Whip-poor-will but I realize that is a rare Fall sighting. Could it otherwise be a Common Nighthawk?
Many thanks for any feedback.
I will be going to Tokyo for work on 6-10 May, staying near the Imperial Palace, where I've birded before (but only saw about 10-15 birds.)
This time I also have time to leave Tokyo for 2-3 days afterwards and I was wondering where in Japan would be the best place to go birding for...
Hi all -
Here's a belated Happy New Year and I wish you all an enjoyable and rewarding birding year for 2017.
1. Song Sparrow
2. American Crow
3. Northern Cardinal
4. Rock Pigeon
5. European Starling
6. House Sparrow
7. Canada Goose
Happy New Year everyone,
Looking forward to another birding year and aiming to hit 250, after coming in at a cool 218 for 2015.
It's quite cold here in Maryland at the moment and have not seen too many birds yet...
Chevy Chase, MD, USA
1. Canada Goose
2. Black Vulture
Looking forward to another nice year of birding in Brussels and beyond after seeing 165 species in 2014.
My goals for 2015 are to see 200 birds, increase my life total to 450 and my Belgium tally to 100.
1 January 2015
Parc de Woluwé (Brussels)
1. Graylag Goose
2. Canada Goose
3. Mute Swan
I will be driving from Newark Airport in two weeks to Northfield, MA (just north of Greenfield and Springfield) and I was wondering if there is anywhere quality to stop between EWR and Northfield, perhaps White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield?
And then when I'm in Northfield, part...
I realise that Malta is not in Italy but as there is no Malta forum, I thought I would gently park my thread here...
I will be in Malta (St Julian) in June and I would like to hire a guide to take me around on one day that I am there.
Does anyone have any experience with Malta or...
There is this solitary goose in Brussels, year around, and I just can't figure out what it is. The head looks like a Bean Goose or a Pink-Footed Goose. But there is less white on this bird - perhaps a juvenile? It is also quite near a flock of Canadian Geese but obviously very different...
Next week I will be in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for a week to go skiing with the family and was hoping to do some birding. (Also, as the snow is rather wanting...)
I was wondering if anyone knows which birds might be available at the moment and if you maybe have some tips, or links to...
Looking forward to another good birding year, with new lifers and some good local rarities. My best year was 2004 with 171 birds when I lived in Namibia.
Between my work/private travel I hope to get above 200 for the year. Here's hoping!
1 January 2014
I am a recent newcomer to Brussels (speak Dutch/English only) and now live in Woluwe-St-Pierre and work in Schuman. I was wondering what the best areas in the wider city are for birdwatching.
So far, I have been happy with the lakes in Watermaal Bosvoorde but have seen less of...