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2017 Top 10 Lifers

The annual tradition continues! Most birders I know like to reflect back on the “best birds” of the past 365 days as the new year draws near. Almost all nature blogs post similar Top 10s before the changing of the … Continue reading

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Here I Go Again

New year, new list! A whole new cycle of natural events, a whole new suite of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. 2016 was a busy year and a great success for wildlife watching, as I achieved the goals I set … Continue reading

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Daylight Worth Saving

Each year, I weep for the end of Daylight Savings Time. On the one hand, an extra hour of sleep is nice, even if it is just for one night. Unfortunately, “falling back” means that it gets dark much earlier. … Continue reading

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In the Pink

November is a season for rarities. The main waves of avian migration have already passed through, but there are plenty of stragglers still milling about. Strong storm systems and sustained periods of wind blowing in the same direction are fairly … Continue reading

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Chit-Chat

There are a lot of types of birds. Current estimates put the number of known species at nearly 10,000. With such a vast array of unique creatures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Models range from ostriches to hummingbirds with … Continue reading

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Migration Madness

May is a busy time of year. The end of the school year is approaching quickly, which impacts the moods of students and teachers alike. As a student and a teacher, I feel double the anticipation and tension. Excitement in the … Continue reading

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The Promise of Spring

March in New York tends to be a bit lacking for excitement in the natural world. Even though winter has ended, it takes spring a while to really kick off. We still get our fair share of frosty storms during … Continue reading

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Till Next Time, Texas

Our final day in Texas was spent retracing our retracing our steps. After such a successful trip, there were no gaping holes in our observation list or pressing obligations, so we set out to clean up on our few misses … Continue reading

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Westward Expansion

You know you’re up early when the local parks are still closed. Col and I arrived at Anzalduas Park in Mission with more than an hour until official opening time. Unfortunately, the area outside the gates was not especially conducive … Continue reading

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A Study in White

Three day weekend. Three expeditions. Three white birds. A story of three parts. Saturday I’d decided to start my long weekend at Jones Beach in the hopes of finding something interesting by myself. Friday morning had featured a successful pre-work chase of … Continue reading

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