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    Swallow - Invermere, B.C. Canada - May 14/22

    Hi - I would have guessed a Northern Rough-winged Swallow, but they have square tails. Didn't see any Swallows with the front markings down it's middle. Would appreciate any help in identification. Had a hard time trying to get decent photo of it's back, but through the binoculars I didn't...
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    Northview Golf Course - Vancouver, BC Canada - May, 2008

    In going through some old photos, I have a photo which was taken at Northview Golf Course, Vancouver, B.C. in May 2008. I had noted it as a Mallard, which is totally wrong, but not sure if it is a Green-winged Teal. Could someone kindly confirm this? Doesn't look exactly like the one in my...
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    Lake O'Hara - B.C., Canada - July, 2004

    Hi Again - As mentioned in my previous post, I am attaching two photos of birds seen at Lake O'Hara (B.C., Canada) in July, 2004 - prior to my becoming a birder. Could someone confirm if the first photo is of an American Dipper? I have not been able to identify what looks like a juvenile of...
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    Bali - March, 2004

    Hi - I was looking through some old photos I took in Bali in the Nusa Dua area the end of March, 2004, prior to when I became a birder. I have gone through a data base of photos of Bali birds, but was unable to identify them all. I believe the first photo is a White-headed Munia and the last...
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    Rathtrevor Beach Park - Parksville, B.C. Canada

    I find Gulls very hard to identify. Attached are pics of Gulls spotted on Rathtrevor Beach Park in Parksville, B.C. Canada on September 25. My guess would be either Western Gull or Iceland Gull? Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Kelowna, B.C.

    This bird has such distinct markings that I should be able to identify it, but can't seem to find a fit. It was spotted on a pond at a golf course on Sept. 9 in Kelowna, B.C. Could it be a Sandpiper or a juvenile Red-necked Phalarope? Thanks in advance for any help!
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    Salmon Arm, B.C. Aug 28/21 - Shorebirds

    Hi! I don't get a chance often to see shorebirds so am not very proficient at identifying. All photos were taken in Salmon Arm, B.C. on Aug 28, 2021. I have provided my best guess for each of these three but would appreciate confirmation or other ID's. Many thanks in advance! First two...
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    Purcell Mountains, B.C., Canada

    Been reading about the Cowbird and apparently the vary in size. Also, they forage for seeds and invertebrates on open ground, so this is probably what I saw while we walked the trail and stirred up what they eat!! Thanks!!
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    Purcell Mountains, B.C., Canada

    This was a very small bird - I would say bigger than a Pine Siskin but smaller than an American Goldfinch.
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    Purcell Mountains, B.C., Canada

    I was looking at some old photos of a trip we took to the Purcell Mountains in the summer of 1998. While hiking one day, we were in the alpine scrub and this little brown bird kept following us along on the ground. The guide did not know the name of the bird but said it was around often during...
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    Vernon, B.C.

    I was looking through some old photos and found an "unknown bird". This photo was taken on August 25, 2019 at Predator Ridge, Vernon, B.C. My guess was a Baird's Sandpiper. Would appreciate any help in confirming or advising what it may be! Thanks in advance!
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    Bird Call ? Coldstream, B.C. Canada

    Thanks to those who replied to my last post! This was driving me crazy. This was recorded from my home and I have lived in the same house for 28 years and never hear this call. He's still around! Hope I get to see him roosting somewhere nearby!
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    Bird Call ? Coldstream, B.C. Canada

    I hope this works - first time I have tried to attach an audio clip. I believe this is a bird call. It stays on the same note, but it's on and off. This starts at dark and often last through much of the night, on and off. I have looked at all birds endemic to our area and checked the calls...
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    Is it possible to attach an audio clip of a bird call (what I believe is a bird call that I have never heard from our house - happens every night about 9:30 p.m.??
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    Near Phoenix, AZ U.S.A.

    Hi - Could someone just confirm that this is a Northern Rough-winged Swallow? It was spotted at Luke Air Force Base (outside of Phoenix, AZ) on March 2. I can't see that it could be anything else, but this is the first time I have seen this bird. Thanks in advance for your comments.
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    Near Phoenix, AZ

    Thanks to those who posted. We have lots of Mourning Doves at home (B.C., Canada), but they coo all the time. I find this interesting that I do not hear this Arizona Dove coo! So mute Mourning Dove it is!
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    Near Phoenix, AZ

    Hi - This dove was spotted on November 29, 2019 in Peoria, Arizona (near Phoenix) where we are visiting, and there are thousands of these doves in the area. I have not heard it coo. Definitely not a Mourning Dove, but doesn't seem to fit the Common Ground-Dove (Western) nor the Inca Dove...
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    Arizona ID

    I'm embarrassed - what am I missing here. I thought this was some type of Thrasher (Long -billed Thrasher?), but I can't find one that looks like this (tail is not plain brown). I'm missing something obvious. Thanks in advance for your help! Location: Vistancia, Arizona Date: December 4, 2019
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    Arizona ID requests

    With regard to the first photo, can someone confirm my guess that this is a Canyon Towhee spotted in Red Rocks park near Sedona, AZ on Nov 22/19. With regard to the second photo, I believe the bird's back was blue and am guessing a Western Bluebird, spotted Red Rocks park Nov. 22/19. With...
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    White Tank Mtn Park, Waddell, AZ USA

    Attached are two photos of same bird taken moments apart at White Tank Park in Arizona (Northwest of Phoenix) on Jan 30/19. Is it a Say's Phoebe or Western Wood-Pewee? I think the first photo looks like a Pewee and the second a Say's Phoebe..?? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
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    Hassayampa River Preserve, AZ

    I'm attaching 3 photos (sorry for being of such poor quality!) of a Bluebird. The Sibley's ap I am using (old version) indicates Eastern Bluebird is the only Bluebird in AZ! I think this must be a mistake - must be Western Bluebird, as it is most common. I spotted this Bluebird at Hassayampa...
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    Gull and possible Grosbeak - Salton Sea,CA

    Below is photo of a gull which may be either a Mew (2nd winter) or Ring-billed (non-breeding) or ?? Other photo is of what looks it is most likely a Blue Grosbeak (1st winter) which is late in migrating, or ?? Any help would be appreciated - thanks in advance!
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    Palm Springs Area, California USA

    I'm still visiting the Palm Springs area and am stumped by a couple of birds. The first and second photos are of a bird spotted November 28/18 in Palm Desert on a golf course - probably eating the seed (the course had just been seeded). There was a great number of them around. Tried the...
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    Palm Desert, CA, USA

    Lots around so I'll try to get a look at the tummy - thanks!
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    Palm Desert, CA, USA

    Hi - I'm spending some time in Palm Desert and not familiar with all the birds. Any help identifying photo of the hummingbird in attached photos would be appreciated! Pics were taken November 22, 2018 in Palm Desert. I have had a lot of Costa's Hummingbirds at the feeder. I am wondering if...