Author Archives: timhealz

About timhealz

A recent graduate (Cornell '14) and lifelong explorer cataloging my thoughts and travels.

Sparrow Spotting

As the numbers of passing warblers and shorebirds begin to dwindle, before the wintering geese and finches arrive in numbers, sparrow season peaks in southern New York. October is prime time for seeking out these sneaky, streaky, subtle birds in … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’

I welcome any excuse to take a break from the regular routine and get away for a little while. It’s even better when the invitation to escape includes cause for celebration. Earlier this year, I received a “save the date” … Continue reading

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Bunting Hunting

Despite my extensive travels throughout North America, there are plenty of birds on this continent that I haven’t seen. Some are range-restricted and only found in specific regions I haven’t yet visited. Others are relatively common but were easily overlooked … Continue reading

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Birding in September

The first long weekend of the school year is always cause for celebration. With Thursday and Friday off from work, I was especially excited to get out into the field. For one thing, my camera was back in one piece … Continue reading

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Migrants on the Move

Despite the increased responsibilities and reduced free time resulting from a new academic year, I’ve managed to make good use of my breaks from lesson planning in the initial half of September. When I checked the weather projections at the … Continue reading

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Feels Like Fall

For the first time in several months, I’m writing this blog post from the train on my morning commute. A new school year has begun, but this is the first academic cycle where I’ll be a full time teacher without … Continue reading

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Going Off the Deep End

I have been eagerly anticipating the August overnight trip to the continental shelf with See Life Paulagics since I signed up at the end of the January expedition. The final few days of waiting turned out to be a bit … Continue reading

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