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Settling the Scores

I suffer from acute birding FOMO. Passing up on opportunities for exploration and discovery, especially alongside friends, bums me out. Last year, Taylor and Brent worked to organize a grassroots bird survey in the style of Audubon’s official Christmas Bird … Continue reading

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Count Me In!

The annual Christmas Bird Counts rank highly among my most anticipated events of the Yuletide season. There are two specific counts that I try to do every year: Southern Nassau and Montauk. These survey circles represent my local patches and … Continue reading

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YESvember!

Late fall always seems to bring the excitement. As southbound migration begins to slow down, the potential for weird surprises comes to a peak around the time that expected wintering birds start to arrive. November is a great time of … Continue reading

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Gotta Enjoy the Little Things

This is a story that began a decade ago, in late December 2007. My good buddy Brendan led the charge on an ambitious attempt to score a rarity hat-trick along the South Shore barrier islands. Despite the bitter cold and … Continue reading

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Adventures at the End

I love when plans for an unexpected journey come together on the spur of a moment. With beautiful weather forecast for Saturday, Miriam suggested that we take her Jeep out to Montauk and do some exploration. Of the friends asked … Continue reading

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February Fun

In the wake of our upstate adventure, Brent and I decided to check out some of the interesting birds which had been reported towards the eastern end of Long Island. We met up at a parking lot just east of … Continue reading

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The Wings of Winter

A light fall of snow leading into Friday resulted in minimal accumulation, but the forecast called for a more serious winter storm over the weekend. The scheduled Brooklyn pelagic tour was rescheduled for the following Saturday, which got me off … Continue reading

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Count On It

December is a busy time of year for most people. I’ve been scrambling to take care of work obligations, grad school due dates, and holiday shopping while trying to maintain a balance of rest and responsibility. Fortunately, the stressful schedule … Continue reading

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Winter Has Come

I’m typing this post with frigid digits as I commute home from my school in Queens. After an unseasonably, uncomfortably warm December, January has brought an end to The Long Summer and reminded New Yorkers what winter is capable of. … 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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