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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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Seabirds and Storm Waifs

I could tell from the gradually lightening sky that the sun had risen, but the gloomy, gray conditions shrouding the docks kept it hidden from sight. With my poncho pulled tight over my head and my gear, I shuffled onto … Continue reading

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2016 Achievement Awards

Well, folks…it’s been a hell of a ride! A time-honored tradition in nature blogging is an annual review of the year’s highlights. 2016 had its share of awesome moments, so I’m recognizing the standouts in several categories before doing my … 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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The Wonder of Woodcocks

There are plenty of strange names in the bird world. Some are familiar even to non-birders, such as boobies and sapsuckers. The list continues to include snicker-inducing titles like Dickcissel and Kakapo, to say nothing of the genuinely bizarre names … Continue reading

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