Listed below are all the Tablet Extras that we published in our December 2015 issue.
Click the links for more information. They will open articles from BirdWatching and other online resources handpicked by the editors.
Birding Briefs, pages 7-13
ON THE MOVE MAPS:
Hurricane Terns, pages 16-21
Listen to the calls of Sooty Terns at the Dry Tortugas, Midway Atoll, and other colonies.
Download a list of the 299 birds recorded at Dry Tortugas National Park.
Read Bill Robertson’s landmark 1964 report “The Terns of the Dry Tortugas.”
A remembrance of the Florida ornithologist published after his death in 2000.
How the U.S. Army Air Forces dealt with the Sooty Terns of Ascension Island during World War II.
Author Mark Hedden’s article about the many secrets of the Magnificent Frigatebird.
Icebox Birding, pages 22-26
A list of all 430 birds accepted by the records committee of the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union.
Maps and descriptions of Minnesota’s 76 Christmas Bird Count circles, along with historical data.
NORTH WOODS MAN
Videos by Martin Kehoe showing his cabin and the birds and other animals that can be found near it.
Author Sheryl DeVore’s excellent blog about the natural world, and especially birds.
The website of the Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau.
FLIGHTS OF NATURE
The blog of avian biologist Steven Bailey.
Ireland’s Great Spots, pages 28-32
GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
View a range map and listen to recordings of the species.
The nation’s largest independent conservation organization.
Read the 2009 article by Dick Coombes about Ireland’s first woodpeckers.
The paper describing where Ireland’s woodpeckers came from (PDF).
See photos of Great Spotted Woodpecker posted in our galleries.
Home of woodpeckers and one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations.
The website of the Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Association.
Find the latest sightings and photos of Ireland’s birds.
Hotspots Near You, pages 41-45
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, Hotspot Near You No. 34
About 12 miles from wash on N. Sabino Canyon Rd. Excellent desert birding and breathtaking canyon views.
Mount Lemmon, Hotspot Near You No. 166
About 34 miles north of wash via E. Catalina Hwy. A variety of habitats at different elevations. Red-faced, Grace’s, and Olive Warblers in spring and summer.
Monument Inn Restaurant
At the end of Independence Pkwy., next to the launch site for the Lynchburg Ferry. Shorebirds, gulls, and terns roost on sandy spit visible from the parking lot.
Baytown Nature Center
6213 Bayway Dr., across ship channel from San Jacinto. Five miles of trails, woodlands, marsh, butterfly garden.
3.1 miles from preserve on Terminal Blvd. at San Antonio Rd., within Shoreline Park at Mountain View. Great spot for shorebirds and American White Pelican.
Don Edwards NWR-Ravenswood
About six miles north of preserve at south end of Dumbarton Bridge. One of the best places on the bay for Western Snowy Plover.
Attracting Birds, page 48
AT THEIR OWN PACE
Why I’m drawn to Cedar Waxwings.
The pleasures of finding life birds for a new puppy.
BULLIES AND MAVERICKS
Simple chickadees observe a complex social hierarchy.