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Give Thanks for Birding

This is a time of year when we are encouraged to focus on the positives in our lives and show appreciation for the good stuff. It’s definitely not easy, but I do think it’s worth it! Sometimes you just need … Continue reading

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It’s Gonna be May

Every New York naturalist knows that the month of May is the big one. Migration kicks into high gear and there seem to be birds everywhere. When the conditions are right, however, we occasionally get treated to an early push … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Sometimes you have to get back to basics. Birding is a complicated, detail-focused pastime, and even local, day-to-day outings can result in surprising challenges. Experienced naturalists would do well to remember where they started, continually honing skills and striving to … 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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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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Commuter Birding

Birding is a constant, lifelong treasure hunt. When you become fully immersed in the pastime, the off-switch ceases to exist. As you learn various songs and field marks, you start to pick them out more readily. Common species become familiar friends, … Continue reading

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