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The Lords of La Mancha

Walking along the cobblestone streets of Almagro, just as the first hints of light began to lift the shadows from the buildings, felt like a stroll through the pages of a storybook. The traditional appearance of the town is strongly … Continue reading

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¡Hola, España!

I was fortunate enough to travel extensively in the United States and Canada with my family when I was growing up, reaching all 50 states before I started college. In my undergrad years, I also made trips to St. Lucia, … Continue reading

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Here I Go Again

New year, new list! A whole new cycle of natural events, a whole new suite of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. 2016 was a busy year and a great success for wildlife watching, as I achieved the goals I set … 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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A Southern Songster in Central Park

My plans for spring break went through a series of revisions in the days leading up to the week off from work. I mulled over the possibility of a large-scale trip to Florida or Arizona, but decided that Texas in … 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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