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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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The Joys of June

We’re approaching the halfway point of 2017, which means that spring migration is behind us and the end of the school year is drawing near. In a few short weeks, I’ll be finished with teaching for the season. If all … Continue reading

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Be That As It May

Migration has gotten a slow start in New York this year. Prolonged periods of cool weather, overnight precipitation, and unfavorable winds have stalled the return of many Neotropical migrants. Birds continue to trickle through, and there have been some nice … Continue reading

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Spring It On!

With March behind me, I had only a few obligations for work and grad school standing in the way of Spring Break. I needed to complete and submit the edTPA before April 13th, which meant that it had to be … Continue reading

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Surviving the Doldrums

March is not my favorite month. It’s a challenging time for a New York naturalist, caught in between seasons without the excitement of either winter or spring. On top of that, it is the only month of the year with no … 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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