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Rarity Round-Up

I don’t need an excuse to go birding, but I’ll gladly take one when it comes my way! It’s nice when I get the chance to steer my aimless wandering toward a meaningful purpose. To that end, I was intrigued … Continue reading

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Oh Me, Oh Miami

Miami is a fairly popular destination for spring break adventures. My much-needed vacation brought me to Florida late on a Monday night, and I crashed in my hotel bed shortly after picking up a rental car. When I awoke bright … Continue reading

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Commuter Birding

Birding is a constant, lifelong treasure hunt. When you become fully immersed in the pastime, the off-switch ceases to exist. As you learn various songs and field marks, you start to pick them out more readily. Common species become familiar friends, … 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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The Merry Month of May

After a lingering storm and consecutive days of poor conditions for migration, we finally got a pulse of favorable winds on Saturday night. This was the first bout of agreeable weather since the start of peak migration, which teased birders … Continue reading

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Lows and Highs

The day began on the road. I was following up on a report of a Ruff at Timber Point East Marina in Suffolk. The rare European shorebird, a male in beautiful plumage, had been discovered around noon the previous day, … Continue reading

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