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Hummingbird Art Auction to benefit Paton’s Birder Haven

Auction closed with a winning bid of $1660! Thanks to everyone for your support. And you can still make a donation at the ABC website here. Like so many other birders, I’ve had the great pleasure of sitting and birding in the Paton’s backyard sanctuary in Patagonia, Arizona, where Violet-crowned Hummingbird is one of the …

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Updated app for iPhone

The Sibley eGuide to Birds app for iPhone has been updated. This update adds thumbnail images of every species in the scrolling list and in search results, the option to display common names in French, Spanish, or Latin instead of English, the latest AOU taxonomy including splits of Scripps’s and Guadalupe Murrelet, new audio for …

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Announcing my new video guide to bird songs!

Update: For future visitors I should explain that I posted this as an April Fool’s Joke. This video converts the voice descriptions from the Sibley Guide to Birds from text-to-speech, and the results are pretty funny, and maybe even a little bit educational. Today I’m very pleased to announce my latest major project. It’s a bird …

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The Sibley eGuide is now available for Blackberry Playbook

Just released and available for download at the Blackberry App World – The Sibley eGuide can now be used on any Blackberry Playbook tablet. All of the features of the eGuide on other platforms are included here: compare any two images, maps, or sounds on a single screen filter by state and by common species …

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Upcoming event: March 3rd in Massachusetts

I’ll be at MassAudubon’s annual Birders Meeting next Saturday, March 3rd, in Waltham, Massachusetts. Directions and more info is here. The theme is seabirds, and there is a great lineup of presentations by such luminaries as Debi Shearwater and Dr. Steven Kress. When you’re not engrossed in the presentations, you can find me at a table …

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Sibley Flashcards of Common Birds – on sale Feb 7

The sturdy box contains one hundred cards, each showing one species of commonly seen bird on the front, with details of habits, identification, and range on the back of the card. Click to view on Amazon.com: Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards: 100 Common Birds of Eastern and Western North America Or click for info from the …

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