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Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 3d ago

The Emperor Does Not Share Your Optimistic Appraisal Of The Situation

Fuck, Vader sure had some good lines didn't he? That was from one of my favorites scenes in Return of the Jedi. I guess he can credit The Dark Side for imbuing him with a dry sense of humor,...
Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 1W ago

Squid, Scum, Styrofoam, Scavengers

It's May. Not much birding lately...except from my exceptional yard. So far this month, I have the best yard list in the entire state, in eBird anyway. What else do you expect from #7? I'm n...
Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 1W ago

"Drown in the soup, in the froth, resurrect": Song of The Setubal

Tomás: birder, surfer, lurker, intertidal scavenger, globetrotter, fungiphile, gourmand, Ween scholar, radio personality.... Attempting to put this man in a box is like trying to put Baby in...
Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 2W ago

Puerto Rico Winter Tour Y2K16: Bosque Cambalache, Camuy, Trip Wrap Up

This is it...the last Puerto Rico post! I'll go over the last day of our trip (very good birding), mistakes that were made, and general comments and recommendations for those of you thinking...
Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 1M ago

Ross's Gull, Avian Heroin

I've been waiting to write this post for months...this thing is so big, it's a daunting thing to even think about writing. This is about the best bird I have ever seen. Until I saw this bird...
Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 1M ago

Las Gallinas - Zono Zone, Let The Kinglet In, The One You Least Suspect (LISP)

Sorry for the lack of output lately buddies. Unsurprisingly, it becomes harder to blog when you are hanging out with a baby all the time. I've gotten plenty of good birding in this winter/sp...
Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 1M ago

2017 AOS (AOU) Proposed Lumps and Splits

Western Willets (above) have long been considered to be distinct in a number of ways from Eastern Willet, and can be told apart in the field with some practice. Will this be the year of the ...
Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 1M ago

Midway Comes to The ABA

Almost all of Midway's birds can be seen performing bizarre, humorous, or elegant courtship displays at some point during the year. Terns are well-known for their graceful, synchronized cour...
Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 2M ago

Puerto Rico Y2K16: Bosque Susua, Punta Higuero (Rincon), Rio Abajo

Suddenly, time was running out for the group from MAX REBO BIRDING TOURS...we only had a couple days left in Puerto Rico, and the time had come to leave the southwest corner of the island, w...
Bourbon, Bastards and Birds · 2M ago

Semilocal Birding - Love, Contempt, a Prairie Falcon and a Falcon of the Prairie

Common as they may be, I've never been ungrateful for Common Loons...they have one of the best bird calls in the world, forage for crabs excellently and dive righteously. They are better-loo...