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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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Spring It On!

With March behind me, I had only a few obligations for work and grad school standing in the way of Spring Break. I needed to complete and submit the edTPA before April 13th, which meant that it had to be … 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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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Tradition tells us that “April showers bring May flowers,” but so far the rains have lingered for a bit longer. Instead of pleasant, springy weather, the first week of May featured clouded skies and frequent precipitation. At this time of … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin

Migration is upon us. The past few days have featured several nights with southerly winds, which is a crucial component of this biannual event. Birds returning to North America from the Neotropics rely heavily on favorable weather during their transit to the … Continue reading

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Owl-Time High

There’s something special about owls. They capture the imaginations of folks who otherwise have no interest in birds. They live at the edge of our senses, flying silently and unseen through the night in search of prey. They have familiar, … Continue reading

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Avian Haven

Friday was a slow day at the center. My coworker, Pete, and I were fielding questions and running the shop while visitors came and went as usual. Towards mid-afternoon we got an interesting phone call: a family camping nearby had … Continue reading

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