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The Nighthawk Cometh

I like to keep tabs on my many friends scattered about the planet. A number of my scientist buddies from college lead interesting lives full of research and adventure, so I get to live vicariously through their stories even when … 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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Take a Hike

Summer has arrived, officially! The solstice falls on my brother Andrew’s birthday this year, so the work week began with a new season. To celebrate the last technical weekend of spring and the first informal weekend of summer, I wanted … Continue reading

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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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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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The Clash at Hempstead

The natural world is intense. Every organism on this planet is a survivor, the latest in a successful bloodline stretching back to the first living things. The evolutionary arms race has honed a wide range of skills and strategies for … Continue reading

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Sunday Stroll

I always appreciate weekends when I get to spend some quality time with my dad. The rest of the family was busy on Saturday night, so we headed out to get drinks and wings. We awoke on Sunday morning to bright and … Continue reading

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