Tag Archives: adventure

Long Island Life

It’s been a bit of a slow year so far. By this time in 2017, I’d already been on trips that took me to New York’s offshore waters, Connecticut, the Adirondacks, and Canada in search of rare birds. Even in 2016, … 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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In the Yellowstone

What is summer without an adventurous vacation? After batting around several possible destinations for my travels over break, I took up my parents invitation to meet them out in the Greater Yellowstone Area at the end of July. Miriam had … Continue reading

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A Wet Christmas

The week of work before a vacation is always a total slog. I fought my way through a slow five days, taking care to deliver my best lessons and record the data I needed for grad classes. The all-too-slow drip … 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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The Booby Prize

“Birds have wings and tend to use them.” This oft-referenced birder adage is commonly attributed to Roger Tory Peterson, the father of the modern field guide. Every species of animal has a range of natural occurrence. Some can be found … Continue reading

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Man on a Migration Mission

In the world of year listing, a birder is bound by the constraints of the seasonal cycle. You only have so many opportunities to locate a bird in the proper habitat at the correct time of year. On the plus … 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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Summer’s End

Breeding season in the Northern Hemisphere is over. The time has come for migratory creatures to turn around and start heading back south. In the spring, migration is a mad dash for the nesting grounds, with birds racing to stake … Continue reading

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Birdy Shores

With shorebird migration approaching its peak, birders are scrambling to catalog and count the feathered travelers as they make their way south. Stopover sites where flocks gather to refuel are major hotspots for naturalists at this time of year, and everyone … Continue reading

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