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Arctic Loon

The Arctic Loon that strayed from its Eurasian wintering grounds to spend some quality time in Brownsmead, OR. Those flashy white flanks are the diagnostic identifiers for this bird.
Birding as a Sport: Chasing an Arctic Loon

January 3rd 2008
Believe it or not, birding can be a sport. As an activity where there are winners and there are losers and there are stats, birding is indeed a sport. Allow me to elaborate: In the world of birds, there occurs a phenomenon where, on occasion, a particular bird will have some wires crossed (just as humans do), and they get a little lost in life. Instead of returning to their wintering grounds ... read more
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American Flag Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
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