Tag Archives: Nickerson

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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South Shore Surprises

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here on Long Island. The post-migration season this year has seen a number of unexpected discoveries as non-breeders and off-course travelers wander up and down the East Coast. Most of the noteworthy action … Continue reading

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Tern It Up

As the school year draws to a close and the official beginning of summer approaches, my thoughts turn to terns. These elegant little seabirds nest in large numbers along the south shore of Long Island, and early June is the … Continue reading

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Meandering through May

Tuesday, May 16th, was the magical day when the migration floodgates finally opened this year. After a slow first couple of weeks, birders around New York suddenly found themselves besieged by a wave of travelers from the south. Favorable winds … Continue reading

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La Vie En Roseate

On Long Island, summer birding is coastal birding. Songbirds and other terrestrial species have settled in on their breeding grounds, but many water-bound birds operate on a different schedule. Some seabirds wander the oceans of the world throughout the season, … Continue reading

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2015 In Review – The Best of Birding (Part 1)

A lot of major life events have taken place since my last post in late 2014. After my time with Project Puffin came to an end, I spent several months substitute teaching at home on Long Island. Through the NYC … Continue reading

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