Tag Archives: INTERPRETATION

2016 Top 10 Lifers

For this post, I’m limiting my “Top 10” list to life birds only. I’ve seen so many amazing birds this year, and it’s hard enough to pick the best out of the 62 brand-new species I’ve encountered since January. All … Continue reading

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A Wet Christmas

The week of work before a vacation is always a total slog. I fought my way through a slow five days, taking care to deliver my best lessons and record the data I needed for grad classes. The all-too-slow drip … Continue reading

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A Windy, Wonderful Weekend

December began with a chill, bringing cold winds as a front swept in from the north. I was woefully under-dressed for my early Saturday excursion to Jones Beach. No hat, no gloves, and only a T-shirt beneath my leather jacket left … 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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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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Summer’s End

Breeding season in the Northern Hemisphere is over. The time has come for migratory creatures to turn around and start heading back south. In the spring, migration is a mad dash for the nesting grounds, with birds racing to stake … Continue reading

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