rare birdFounded in 2010 by former independent booksellers, Rare Chook is a Los Angeles-based impartial publisher of fifty books a 12 months, specializing in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, entertainment, humor, politics, and current events. One other nice week for shorebirds. 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS had been seen alongside the coast on November twenty third, and 1 was reported from the Keene Airport on the 22nd. Blue-winged, golden-winged, and Brewster’s warblers by Liz Clayton Fuller; chestnut-sided warbler from del Hoyo et al. (2018) Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive ; new hybrid “Burket’s warbler” by Jillian Ditner.

The leader of our group is Pilai Poonswad, a Thai scientist referred to as the great mother of hornbills.” She’s been learning the birds, and dealing to guard them, since 1978. A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen in Seabrook on November 18th, and 1 was reported from Plymouth on the 15th.

In all10 species had been reported. 7 CRIMSON CROSSBILLS had been reported from the summit of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on October 10th. The helmeted hornbill, one of fifty seven hornbill species in Africa and Asia, is found solely within the lowland forests of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and southern Thailand.

Dayaks, non-Muslim indigenous peoples of Borneo, have revered helmeted hornbills and used their casques and feathers for some 2,000 years—nicely earlier than casques caught on commercially in China. Fourteen species of shorebirds had been reported on the advanced this week, principally along the Wildlife Drive since Knox-Marsellus and Puddler’s are still dry.