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Birding in September

The first long weekend of the school year is always cause for celebration. With Thursday and Friday off from work, I was especially excited to get out into the field. For one thing, my camera was back in one piece … Continue reading

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An Act of Godwit

I was a little slow to start shorebirding in earnest this year, perhaps because seeking out southbound migrants meant admitting that the seasons are changing. On one hand, I welcome the end of the doldrums and eagerly anticipate the excitement … 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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Seabirds and Storm Waifs

I could tell from the gradually lightening sky that the sun had risen, but the gloomy, gray conditions shrouding the docks kept it hidden from sight. With my poncho pulled tight over my head and my gear, I shuffled onto … Continue reading

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Birding on the GO

Two weeks ago, a smart phone app took over the world. The long-awaited Pokémon GO, an augmented-reality game which features the famous, cartoony creatures in “the real world,” was unexpectedly released for public play. The game was created through a … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm

On Friday night I’d made plans to catch up with an old coworker. Julie, a former member of the Project Puffin team, was in town for a conference, so we decided to meet in Manhattan. After we unsuccessfully entered the Hamilton ticket … Continue reading

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