Re: [nfc-l] Unknown over Pittsburgh, May 2

2018-05-02 Thread Ted Floyd
anks for sharing. Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Managing Editor, *North American Birds* Website: http://aba.org/birding Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine <https://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine> Th

Re: [nfc-l] Unknown over Pittsburgh, May 2

2018-05-02 Thread Ted Floyd
anks for sharing. Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Managing Editor, *North American Birds* Website: http://aba.org/birding Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine <https://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine> Th

Re: [nfc-l] How do we know NFCs?

2018-02-01 Thread Ted Floyd
Thanks, Dave! Best, --TF === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Managing Editor, *North American Birds* Website: http://aba.org/birding Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine <https://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine> The ABA Blog: http://blog.aba.org/

Re: [nfc-l] How do we know NFCs?

2018-02-01 Thread Ted Floyd
Thanks, Dave! Best, --TF === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Managing Editor, *North American Birds* Website: http://aba.org/birding Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine <https://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine> The ABA Blog: http://blog.aba.org/

Re: [nfc-l] How do we know NFCs?

2018-02-01 Thread Ted Floyd
"Night Voices Revealed: A New Guide to Flight Calls Sheds Light on Nocturnal Migration," *Birding*, December 2002, pp. 546-553, by Jay Withgott. To anticipate your next question... :-) Sorry, but this is from before the era that we were posting PDFs online. Ted Floyd Lafayette, easte

Re: [nfc-l] How do we know NFCs?

2018-01-31 Thread Ted Floyd
Jay Withgott? You out there? Could you post a PDF of your fine article in *Birding*, gasp, 16 years ago? (Feels like yesterday.) Best, --TF === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Managing Editor, *North American Birds* Website: http://aba.org/birding

Re: [nfc-l] How do we know NFCs?

2018-01-31 Thread Ted Floyd
Jay Withgott? You out there? Could you post a PDF of your fine article in *Birding*, gasp, 16 years ago? (Feels like yesterday.) Best, --TF === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Managing Editor, *North American Birds* Website: http://aba.org/birding

[nfc-l] Does "Gambel's" White-crowned Sparrow have a different flight call?

2017-11-21 Thread Ted Floyd
under way to expand the library of flight calls for *Flight Calls of Migratory Birds* (hooray!), I guess I've been thinking a bit more about taxa like *gambelii* that understandably aren't included in the first/Eastern edition of Flight Calls. Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA -- NFC-L

Re: [nfc-l] Clay-colored Sparrow? southwestern Pennsylvania

2017-10-15 Thread Ted Floyd
I too wondered about White-crowned Sparrow--prone to the occasional aberrant flight call, e.g.: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/70518311 (a bird of known identity). That said, it looks and sounds like a Clay-colored Sparrow to me! Best, --Ted === Ted Floyd

Re: [nfc-l] Clay-colored Sparrow? southwestern Pennsylvania

2017-10-15 Thread Ted Floyd
I too wondered about White-crowned Sparrow--prone to the occasional aberrant flight call, e.g.: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/70518311 (a bird of known identity). That said, it looks and sounds like a Clay-colored Sparrow to me! Best, --Ted === Ted Floyd

[nfc-l] radar; Colorado, USA

2017-10-04 Thread Ted Floyd
Hey, everybody. This isn't nocturnal, but it's pretty cool: https://twitter.com/NWSBoulder/status/915274142341042178 (We believe it's a massive, broad-scale northward movement of Painted Ladies. They were grounded for nearly 2 weeks by inclement weather in Colorado, USA. Then the skies cleared,

Re: [nfc-l] Just for fun (night flight call, Sept. 23, Lafayette, Colorado, USA)

2017-10-03 Thread Ted Floyd
!--for birds to give flight calls that deviate somewhat to hugely from normal. I'm as big a fan as anybody of the idea that many birds can be ID'd by their flight calls; but I'm also increasingly struck by how many flight calls aren't quite right. Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA >

[nfc-l] Dickcissel; Colorado sparrow flight

2016-11-06 Thread Ted Floyd
ck out this sparrow flight over Boulder County, Colorado, USA, back on Sunday, Oct. 30: http://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/38675901 http://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/38677171 Ted Floyd Boulder County, Colorado, USA > > Sent from my iPhone > > On Nov 6, 2016, at 2:23 PM, Bill Evans wrot

[nfc-l] Night flight, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA, Oct. 2

2016-10-03 Thread Ted Floyd
://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31854183 Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Website: http://aba.org/birding Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine <https://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine> The AB

[nfc-l] More on Wilson's Warblers

2016-08-17 Thread Ted Floyd
for Laramie County, Wyoming, out on the plains but just east of the Rockies, gets the point across: [image: Inline image 1] Ted Floyd Lafayette, eastern Boulder County, Colorado, USA === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Website: http://aba.org/birding Twitter: http

[nfc-l] Light Wilson's Warbler flight, Boulder County, Colorado, Aug. 17

2016-08-17 Thread Ted Floyd
://tinyurl.com/CFO-2016-08-12 Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Website: http://aba.org/birding Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine <https://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine> The ABA Blog

Re: [nfc-l] Another warbler

2016-08-08 Thread Ted Floyd
Hey, Jerald & all. Sorry for the snarky reminder, but posts to this list are useful and interesting only if they are accompanied by date and location info. And I could go off on "banding codes" and people without surnames, but that's for the admin... :-) Thanks! Ted Floyd Lafa

[nfc-l] Chipping Sparrow night flight, Boulder County, Colorado, July 25

2016-07-25 Thread Ted Floyd
in the mountains to the west. By mid-July, their molt-migration is briskly underway, with the most straightforward detections being of migrants on calm nights with a light west wind. Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA === Ted Floyd Editor

[nfc-l] E. Colorado; Vesper Sparrow NFCs back on Apr. 21-22

2016-04-29 Thread Ted Floyd
es was numerous, on the ground, the early morning of Apr. 22. Ted Floyd Boulder County, Colorado, USA > visits in that area I have only heard the occasion nocturnal flight call > so I was interested to hear more sustained calling that night although I > think a front had just passed so things may hav

[nfc-l] Flight calls over Colorado

2014-10-02 Thread Ted Floyd
Western Grebes; didn't hear any for-sure Clark's Grebes, although they're certainly around. Still haven't heard a single for-sure *Catharus* thrush at all this season, but that's life in the Interior West... :-( Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [nfc-l] Thursday: Night Flight in Northeast

2014-09-23 Thread Ted Floyd
gory for eBird. Even during the day, but especially at night. I have some recordings that I think are one of the following: Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Clay-colored Sparrow, or Brewer's Sparrow. That's why I think "warbler/sparrow sp." would be a nice category. Best, --Ted

[nfc-l] Ultimate flight call challenge

2014-09-02 Thread Ted Floyd
ceilings. In other words, you can actually hear stuff! It's a bit harder out West. Stuff seems to fly high in the the thin air, and, in the summer and early autumn, it's almost entirely sparrow/warbler calls. Anybody want to give it a go with this?-- https://soundcloud.com/ted-floyd/flight-calls

[nfc-l] NFCs for a general audience

2014-08-12 Thread Ted Floyd
public. We had a great NFC field trip this morning, with most of the participants brand-new to the experience of listening at night. Here's the recap: http://tinyurl.com/CFO-trip-Aug-12-2014 Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/N

[nfc-l] Death of Peter Marler

2014-07-28 Thread Ted Floyd
Hi, all. This list still accepts attachments, right? I hope so. Well, see attached, sure to be of interest to anybody who's ever pondered a spectrogram of a flight call. Ted Floyd Layette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA P.s. Nice Chipping Sparrow flight tonight (early a.m. hours of Monday, July

[nfc-l] Real-time field report

2014-07-26 Thread Ted Floyd
of thrushes, etc., the East Coast listeners will get in September, but, still, a nice reminder that there's plenty going on in the skies above our houses, even in the West, [THERE GOES ANOTHER, 3:12 a.m.] even in July. Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA -- NFC-L List Info: http

[nfc-l] And so it begins

2014-07-18 Thread Ted Floyd
say geese fly south in the autumn, and so they do; also, sparrows fly east in the middle of the summer in the dead of night. Is that cool or what? Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Website: http://aba.org

re:[nfc-l] Microphone Upgrade

2014-07-11 Thread Ted Floyd
--as long as you're actually out there with the recorder. Here goes: http://blog.aba.org/2014/07/how-to-record-birdsong-1.html Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES http

[nfc-l] Two things

2014-03-16 Thread Ted Floyd
the same: http://cfobirds.org/downloads/journal/Birding_on_the_Dark_Side.pdf All the best, Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA === Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Website: http://aba.org/birding Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine<ht

[nfc-l] Flight call, Boulder County, Colorado, USA

2013-11-16 Thread Ted Floyd
and a marsh abut. Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this one. Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado, USA -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1

Re: [nfc-l] Chipping Sparrows, eastern Boulder County, Colorado

2013-07-23 Thread Ted Floyd
. Probably just one of those east-vs.-west things, eh? Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado > Fascinating to think they disperse a night between broods. Meanwhile > Yellow Warblers zeeping everywhere- should be a mass exodus tonight. > >> >> Ken, in Itha

Re: [nfc-l] Chipping Sparrows, eastern Boulder County, Colorado

2013-07-23 Thread Ted Floyd
. But it was nice to hear the first nigh-migrant Lark Sparrow of the season, about 20 minutes ago. Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 7:42 PM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg wrote: > There's definitely some mid- summer shuffling going on, as I've had > s

[nfc-l] Chipping Sparrows, eastern Boulder County, Colorado

2013-07-20 Thread Ted Floyd
for literally greener pastures in eastern Colorado and western Kansas, where they molt. Regardless, it's an annual phenomenon, beginning in mid-July (first nighttime detection this year for me was July 16th), in the night skies over the Denver metro area, and it's fascinating to witness. Ted Floyd tfl

Re: [nfc-l] Fwd: Understanding radar and quantifying migration

2013-04-10 Thread Ted Floyd
e requires an ABA login. So, assuming that not all of you have ABA logins, I paste below the full text. Ted Floyd, Colorado, tfl...@aba.org Andrew Farnsworth’s Expert Advice for Learning to Appreciate Flight Calls Lots of people ask how they can best begin to appreciate flight calls. I

Re: [nfc-l] Importing playable spectrograms into MS powerpoint?

2013-02-08 Thread Ted Floyd
A quick tip that has surely occurred to some folks, but here goes: If you have, say, a 5-second clip and a corresponding 5-second-long sound spectrogram, then create an animation of the sound spectrogram, 5 seconds long, that runs from left to right. It follows the audio perfectly, and people get

Re: [nfc-l] Nice night flight underway right now: Blackwater Falls State Park, Tucker County, WV

2012-10-30 Thread Ted Floyd
Hi, all.I've gone back and listened to the recordings, and it looks as if almost all the "mystery calls" are those of Blackpoll Warblers.Honestly, I wondered at the time if that was the case. But I dismissed that possibility, as I would have said that a heavy Blackpoll flight would have been out

[nfc-l] Nice night flight underway right now: Blackwater Falls State Park, Tucker County, WV

2012-10-27 Thread Ted Floyd
for a while that anybody in the ne. USA will be hearing nocturnal migrant warblers and sparrows! Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[nfc-l] Nocturnal migration in Colorado

2012-08-14 Thread Ted Floyd
the lowlands, giving flight calls constantly, by day. Ted Floyd tedfloy...@hotmail.com Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado On Aug 13, 2012, at 6:22 AM, david nicosia wrote: > Woke at 430 am and could not fall back asleep. > So instead of counting sheep, I decided to sit on my > deck and count

[nfc-l] Nocturnal migration, eastern Boulder County, Colorado, July 26th

2012-07-26 Thread Ted Floyd
ipers. All expected fare for us in late July, but always cool to hear migration at night in July. Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES http://www.NortheastBirdi

Re:[nfc-l] Recording bird calls (Was: Marantz PMD670 recording 'kit' for sale)

2012-06-28 Thread Ted Floyd
> "...and if it wasn't for those pesky kids, and Ted Floyd, I would have gotten > away with it!" > > Seriously though, I'm ditching the Marantz under the premise that "the best > recording device you have is the one in your pocket". I'm moving towards an &

[nfc-l] Recording bird calls (Was: Marantz PMD670 recording 'kit' for sale)

2012-06-28 Thread Ted Floyd
ler than my cell phone, and I have a dumb phone, so it's small to begin with. Cost, $50. Here are the links: http://blog.aba.org/2012/06/document-rarities-part-1.html http://blog.aba.org/2012/06/document-rarities-part-2.html http://blog.aba.org/2012/06/document-rarities-part-3.html Thanks! T

RE: [nfc-l] First night flight of 2012?

2012-02-09 Thread Ted Floyd
Hi, all. This isn't exactly what Ken is talking about, but...see Birding, Jan. 2012, pp. 24-25, "Veery's Winter Range." It's part of the much larger, still-emerging story of extensive movements by many bird species during the supposedly quiescent winter months. Ted Floyd tf...@aba.org

RE: [nfc-l] First night flight of 2012?

2012-02-09 Thread Ted Floyd
Long story short: movements possibly associated with the midwinter prealternate molt???--now known to be more extensive that was previously thought.) And imagine if we listened with the same intensity that we do in Sept. and Oct.! Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org <mailto:tfl...@aba.org> Lafayette

RE: [nfc-l] Pacific NW

2011-10-05 Thread Ted Floyd
. All best, Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado -Original Message- From: bounce-38118366-9667...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-38118366-9667...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of prai...@dswebnet.com Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 10:02 AM To: NFC-L@cornell.edu Subject: [nfc

RE: [nfc-l] Flight calling tonight in northeast US

2011-09-17 Thread Ted Floyd
Well! The most intriguing part of Benjamin's posting is surely the last line of the NFC-L sig file. How DO you submit nocturnal flight call observations to eBird? Best, Ted From: bounce-38049280-9667...@list.cornell.edu

RE: [nfc-l] First migration of the season possible tonight in the mid-atlantic?

2011-09-09 Thread Ted Floyd
ng of Sept. 29, 2008 (Bryan G., what was going on, winds-aloft-wise, that night??). But, basically, we're into the winter doldrums already! All best, Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado From: bounce-38019350-9667...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:

[nfc-l] Nocturnal flight calls in Iowa and Colorado

2011-08-29 Thread Ted Floyd
light calls per hour during the period 18 July 2011 - 9 August 2011 than I have in the period 10 August 2011 through the present. ------- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding Please check out the website of the ABA: http://tinyurl.com/6kmbfvx And please check out The ABA Blog: http:/

[nfc-l] Nocturnal migration, Boulder County, Colorado; July 18th

2011-07-18 Thread Ted Floyd
migrants heading east from their breeding grounds in the Rocky Mountains to their molting grounds on the plains of eastern Colorado and western Kansas. Fun to hear "fall" migrants in mid-July! ------- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding Please check out the website of the

RE: [nfc-l] Good migration conditions tonight?

2011-05-16 Thread Ted Floyd
of the warbler/sparrow flight calls were unidentified, but I believe many of them were Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, and Yellow/Blackpoll Warblers. Spotted Sandpipers were in the mix, too. Best, Ted Floyd

[nfc-l] Nocturnal migration in southern Portugal

2010-10-07 Thread Ted Floyd
Hi, all. Here's a little e-essay (with photos and soundfiles of birds we don't see/hear too often in North America) I just wrote: http://bit.ly/9fykL8 --- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding Follow Birding magazine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine

RE: [nfc-l] reflections on a monumental nocturnal migration

2010-09-21 Thread Ted Floyd
an amazing movement pre-dawn that morning. That phenomenon doesn't seem to fit the classic model, as Bryan persuasively points out. But maybe it's consistent with the emerging idea that birds adapt to local conditions as they are happening? --- Ted Floyd Editor, Bird

Re:[nfc-l] reflections on a monumental nocturnal migration

2010-09-20 Thread Ted Floyd
earlier sky chart. Well, try this, it (now) works: http://tinyurl.com/38svymy --- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding Follow Birding magazine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine --- -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC

[nfc-l] While you're out listening and recording...

2010-09-13 Thread Ted Floyd
f you live in, say, western Kansas or the Colorado Rockies, you don't even need binoculars; Uranus is bright enough now to be seen with the naked eye. If you live in a hazy, low-elevation place like Ithaca, use binoculars. Enjoy! ------- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding Foll

[nfc-l] Wilson's Warbler flight

2010-09-09 Thread Ted Floyd
ng on Sep 4-5, 1992 > (post hurricane Andrew). That figure considers calls within one > minute of one another as a single call event and a theoretical > individual passing (there were 33 total WIWA calls that night). > Ted Floyd noted yesterday that he and his son heard WIWA flight &g

[nfc-l] Wilson's Warbler night flight, etc. Boulder County, Colorado

2010-09-07 Thread Ted Floyd
dawn today, I heard a Lincoln's Sparrow quite close. And then it landed in the tree outside my "office" (bedroom) window, and gave 5 or 6 more flight calls while perched. I thought that was cool. ----------- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding Follow Birding magazine on Twitter: http

[nfc-l] The nocturnal flight call of the Barn Swallow

2010-09-03 Thread Ted Floyd
irly-low-frequency flight calls. In other words, next time you think you're hearing orioles or Bobolinks or Lark Buntings or something, be aware of the possibility of Barn Swallows, certainly on the wing by night, and quite possibly in the act of active nocturnal migration.

[nfc-l] Dawn flights, onward migration, & a cautionary note

2010-08-30 Thread Ted Floyd
l to witness a very heavy dawn flight but without any "precursor" in the form a nocturnal flight. --- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding Follow Birding magazine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine --- -- NFC-L List Info: htt

[nfc-l] What are folks hearing & recording?

2010-08-24 Thread Ted Floyd
I say?--we're still learning the basics Out West. ------- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding Follow Birding magazine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine --- -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.

RE: [nfc-l] flight call to identify

2010-07-30 Thread Ted Floyd
Hi, all. Assuming it's a "flight call" (I'm thinking functional), it sounds and "looks" (spectrographically) good for Le Conte's Sparrow. The flight call is thin, slightly descending, very high pitched, and double banded. That's all a good match to Le Conte's Sparrow's flight call. But just to

RE: [nfc-l] Nocturnal flight calls, Colorado's Front Range, 3+ years of data

2010-07-29 Thread Ted Floyd
re westerly. Y'all in the East have insects to contend with. My problem, locally, is a big nighttime roost of Barn Swallows! Well, I'm learning how to dial them out, just as Easterners learn how to listen beyond the incessant chirping of the orthopterans. Best, Ted ------- Ted Fl

[nfc-l] First nocturnal-migrant Chipping Sparrow, July 19th

2010-07-22 Thread Ted Floyd
Hello, Birders. Here's something I posted to BirdChat a few days ago. Thought it might be of interest to this group. All best, Ted Floyd == Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 07:24:22 -0700 Sender: "National Birding Hotline Cooper

RE: [nfc-l] Night flight call station results-Maine-April 1-3

2010-04-13 Thread Ted Floyd
; but, at least, the birds are vocal and on the go at night in that part of the continent. Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado From: bounce-5534317-9667...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5534317-9667...@list.cornell.edu

RE: [nfc-l] Night flight call station results-Maine-April 1-3

2010-04-13 Thread Ted Floyd
to around sundown, but then the flights suddenly end at nightfall. Daytime "Vis Mig" of American Robins is striking (visual and audible) in the Front Range region of Colorado, comparable to the heavy daytime flights of Common Grackles in early spring. Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayett

[nfc-l] Audio resources for Old World nocturnal migrants

2010-03-24 Thread Ted Floyd
y anything specific about this? All I can say, from my rather distant perspective, is that I've greatly enjoyed listening to the recordings on "Out of the Blue." Next time I hear a Lesser Short-toed Lark on nocturnal migration over central Colorado, I'll be prepared... ------

[nfc-l] Presentations on "nocturnal ornithology"

2010-03-04 Thread Ted Floyd
see a few of you up there? And, then, the following week, I'm giving a similar presentation *at a casino*. Who'da thunk? Details, sorta: http://tiny.cc/Vzurj Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado ------- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding Follow Birding magazine

RE: [nfc-l] Bobolink flight in NE Florida

2009-09-29 Thread Ted Floyd
rumps and White-crowns. Believe me, if I heard a thrush or Bobolink, or just a wimpy Western Tanager, I'd jump out of my pants. Best, Ted Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado P.s. I'm talking about fall in Colorado. In spring, we get Swainson's Thrushes, Bobolinks, gr

[nfc-l] Nocturnal flight call of the Western Grebe

2009-09-26 Thread Ted Floyd
cturnal flight call of the Western Grebe! --- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding --- Please support the American Birding Association: Click on http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=884482 to search the internet. Check out the American Birding Associat

[nfc-l] Strong night flight over Boulder County, Colorado, Sept. 10th

2009-09-10 Thread Ted Floyd
Western Tanagers and a presumed Black-headed Grosbeak. Location: Greenlee Preserve, Boulder County, Colorado. (Northwest of Denver.) Date: pre-dawn, Thurs., Sept. 10th. Details, if you're interested, at the COBirds list: http://tiny.cc/lzrFx All best, Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette

[nfc-l] Brief recap of workshop: "Frontiers of Field Ornithology: Nocturnal Migration in the West"

2009-09-08 Thread Ted Floyd
on the links to get daily trip reports. All the best, Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado --- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding --- Please support the American Birding Association: Click on http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=884482

[nfc-l] Moonwatch question

2009-09-04 Thread Ted Floyd
--- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding --- Please support the American Birding Association: Click on http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=884482 to search the internet. Check out the American Birding Association on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com

[nfc-l] On the apparent complete absence of Swainson's Thrushes in the Interior West

2009-08-26 Thread Ted Floyd
d to be from the far west (Reno area) and south (Las Vegas area). I wonder if they were mainly Russet-backed (Pacific slope) birds, not Olive-backed (everywhere else) birds. Best, --Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBir

[nfc-l] Nocturnal migration, Boulder County, Colorado, Aug. 23-25

2009-08-25 Thread Ted Floyd
st; and (3) Pacific Slope. Not that anyone around here has been guilty of declaring otherwise! But I figured I'd nip it in the bud, just in case. All best, Ted Floyd (still waiting for just a single, stinkin' Catharus thrush...) ------- Ted Floyd Edito

RE: [nfc-l] Night Flight, Catron County, New Mexico 18-19 August 2009

2009-08-21 Thread Ted Floyd
Good stuff, Andrew! A few things: 1. "Ted's clips" of Brewer's Sparrows are actually Nathan Pieplow's. 2. Interesting to compare Andrew's observations in Catron County, NM, with observations from "up north" in Colorado. Pretty convergent, on the whole, I would say. 3. Andrew says "presumed"

[nfc-l] Nocturnal migration, Boulder County, Colorado, Aug. 20th

2009-08-20 Thread Ted Floyd
ter.com/NightBirding ------- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding --- Please support the American Birding Association: Click on http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=884482 to search the internet. Check out the American Birding Association on FaceBook: http://www.facebo

[nfc-l] Night Flight, Boulder County, Colorado, Aug. 18th

2009-08-18 Thread Ted Floyd
://twitter.com/NightBirding All best, Ted Floyd -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES --

[nfc-l] Newspaper article on the subtle nuances of nocturnal migration

2009-08-14 Thread Ted Floyd
Hi, all. There's a decent--quite decent, all things considered--article in yesterday's Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado, newspaper). Topics covered: --Nocturnal flight calls of Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, and Lark Sparrow --Sex differences in vocalizations of Mallard and Great Horned Owl

RE: [nfc-l] NFCs in Caroline

2009-08-13 Thread Ted Floyd
hat Eastern stuff "works" Out West, and what doesn't. All the best, --Ted Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES --

RE: [nfc-l] NFCs in Caroline

2009-08-12 Thread Ted Floyd
And last night was just about our *slowest* thus far this season... :-( Eight field trip participants (yes, we really do nocturnal migration field trips in Colorado...) heard no migrants at all between 4:15 and 5:00 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, 12 August 2009. Location: Greenlee Preserve, Boulder

[nfc-l] Article in Science on wind turbines and migratory bats

2009-08-05 Thread Ted Floyd
der County, Colorado, earlier this morning, Wednesday, August 5, there were no nocturnal migrants aloft. (Two days earlier, though, August 3rd, there was another strong push of Chipping Sparrows dumping onto the plains, plus a few Yellow Warblers.) ------- Ted Floyd Edito

[nfc-l] Nocturnal migration, August 1st, Boulder County, Colorado

2009-08-01 Thread Ted Floyd
cloudy. We heard at least 13 Chipping Sparrow flight calls and 2 Yellow Warblers. All best, --Ted ------- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding --- Please support the American Birding Association: Click on http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=884482

[nfc-l] Good night flight, eastern Boulder County, Colorado, July 30th

2009-07-30 Thread Ted Floyd
places. Conditions were perfect for the Upland Sandpiper and Lark Bunting (although not, I wouldn't have thought, for the Chipping Sparrows coming out of the mountains): light NNE winds, low cloud ceiling, light rain earlier in the evening. --- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding

RE: [nfc-l] NFCs in Caroline

2009-07-27 Thread Ted Floyd
pecies. Birds bail out of the mountains early, early, early. Especially in dry years.) Best, Ted Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES --

[nfc-l] Television program on nocturnal migration

2009-07-24 Thread Ted Floyd
ld records the night migration on radar. Plus, Jennifer discusses the impact of wind turbines, cell towers and other human activity on the night migration of birds with Wing Goodale of the Biodiversity Research Institute and Jeff Wells. ------- Ted Floyd Edito

[nfc-l] Free ABA workshop: One (1) spot left

2009-07-18 Thread Ted Floyd
l migrants, we'll learn how to identify some of them by their flight calls, we'll make sound recordings and study sonograms, and we'll talk about applications of flight call monitoring to avian conservation. Full details at: http://aba.org/ifo/workshops/2009nocturnal.html Ted Floyd

Re:[nfc-l] still migrants (and others)

2009-06-05 Thread Ted Floyd
--- Ted Floyd Editor, Birding --- Please support the American Birding Association: Click on http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=884482 <http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=884482> to search the internet. Every search provides support to the ABA's programs in Edu

[nfc-l] Recent night flights over Boulder County, Colorado

2009-05-13 Thread Ted Floyd
ist: http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/browse_thread/thread/19aac4f409b4 501b# http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/browse_thread/thread/14df778ccd49 8d33# http://groups.google.com/group/cobirds/browse_thread/thread/1a3f9e53831b 1641# Ted Floyd tfl...@aba.org Lafayette, Boulder County