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Migration Madness

May is a busy time of year. The end of the school year is approaching quickly, which impacts the moods of students and teachers alike. As a student and a teacher, I feel double the anticipation and tension. Excitement in the … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Tradition tells us that “April showers bring May flowers,” but so far the rains have lingered for a bit longer. Instead of pleasant, springy weather, the first week of May featured clouded skies and frequent precipitation. At this time of … Continue reading

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A Southern Songster in Central Park

My plans for spring break went through a series of revisions in the days leading up to the week off from work. I mulled over the possibility of a large-scale trip to Florida or Arizona, but decided that Texas in … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin

Migration is upon us. The past few days have featured several nights with southerly winds, which is a crucial component of this biannual event. Birds returning to North America from the Neotropics rely heavily on favorable weather during their transit to the … Continue reading

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More Signs of Spring

After several false alarms, it seems that winter has finally departed New York for the season. The current 10-day forecast for NYC doesn’t show a single day below 60. Although we were fortunate to have a mostly mild winter in … Continue reading

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Winter Weekend Wanderings

February is weird when you’re a teacher. It’s the shortest month even when it’s at its longest, and there’s a surprising amount of vacation time packed into the calendar. The first two weeks both feature Mondays with no classes, sandwiched … Continue reading

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2015 In Review – The Best of Birding (Part 2)

Without further ado, here’s Part 2. 6. Red Phalarope at Jones Beach The summer of 2015 was a busy time. I was in the midst of summer training for my teaching fellowship, which was an intense baptism by fire. I … Continue reading

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