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South Shore Surprises

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here on Long Island. The post-migration season this year has seen a number of unexpected discoveries as non-breeders and off-course travelers wander up and down the East Coast. Most of the noteworthy action … Continue reading

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Eye-to-Ibis

Bird every bird. Bird every bird. Bird every goddamned bird! This short phrase is a strange one at first glance. A single word takes up two-thirds of the sentence, acting as both the verb and the direct object. “Bird every bird” is … Continue reading

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Oh Me, Oh Miami

Miami is a fairly popular destination for spring break adventures. My much-needed vacation brought me to Florida late on a Monday night, and I crashed in my hotel bed shortly after picking up a rental car. When I awoke bright … Continue reading

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Back in Black

The tendency of birds to wander and turn up in unusual places is a well-known phenomenon. Even so, there are some truly puzzling cases which strain the limits of credulity. Enter the Black-backed Oriole, a species endemic to central Mexico. … Continue reading

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Everything’s Coming Up Ross’s

One of the best parts of birding is the chase. When a rare or unusual species shows up in an unexpected place, the traveling nature enthusiast is handed an excuse for a spontaneous adventure. Who wouldn’t want to dash off … Continue reading

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Foggy Photography

Sunday had a tough act to follow after the successes of Saturday, but I was still determined to make that most of my weekend. The forecast predicted foggy, gray weather throughout the day with wet and stormy conditions blowing in before … Continue reading

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A Provisional Goose Chase

“All 8 species are in the bag, so no more wild goose chases are needed this year. Unless, of course, something really exceptional shows up!” –Tim Healy, February 1, 2016 Sometimes, I say things. Sometimes, those things are not correct. … Continue reading

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