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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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Sparrow Spotting

As the numbers of passing warblers and shorebirds begin to dwindle, before the wintering geese and finches arrive in force, sparrow season peaks in southern New York. October is prime time for seeking out these sneaky, streaky, subtle birds in … 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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Flocks of Auks

It’s been some time since I’ve been out on the sea, and even longer since I’ve been on a boat out of New York. I joined the Long Island birding community relatively late, and that had some drawbacks. Various rare … 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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Eyes on the Horizon

A little flexibility goes a long way. When it comes to observing nature, sudden changes of plans are to be expected. The final days of May and beginning of June highlighted this need to roll with the punches. On a … Continue reading

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