Monthly Archives: October 2016

Lessons Learned

Sometimes you have to get back to basics. Birding is a complicated, detail-focused pastime, and even local, day-to-day outings can result in surprising challenges. Experienced naturalists would do well to remember where they started, continually honing skills and striving to … Continue reading

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The North Wind Doth Blow

Back-to-back long weekends in the midst of fall migration are a welcome gift for the non-retired birder. It had been a packed few days with New York Comic Con, grad school work, and socializing to keep me busy, so I was … Continue reading

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Finding 400

As I closed in on the end of September, the three-quarter point of the year, I had a few noticeable gaps in my 2016 list. There were only two more birds to go until my self-imposed goal of 400, and I … Continue reading

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