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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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Be That As It May

Migration has gotten a slow start in New York this year. Prolonged periods of cool weather, overnight precipitation, and unfavorable winds have stalled the return of many Neotropical migrants. Birds continue to trickle through, and there have been some nice … Continue reading

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Peaks and Valleys

You know what they say about the best-laid plans. The original scheme for our post-pelagic adventure was a scenic drive down Highway 1 through the Big Sur area. I’ve heard rave reviews about the stunning vistas and wildlife encounters possible … 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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Whoop, There It Is

Sunday morning brought blue skies, a pleasant breeze, and the news that it was -1° back home in New York. The three of us were enjoying 70° temperatures in the town of Rockport on Aransas Bay. This town is a … Continue reading

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