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Surviving the Doldrums

March is not my favorite month. It’s a challenging time for a New York naturalist, caught in between seasons without the excitement of either winter or spring. On top of that, it is the only month of the year with no … Continue reading

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2016 Top 10 Lifers

For this post, I’m limiting my “Top 10” list to life birds only. I’ve seen so many amazing birds this year, and it’s hard enough to pick the best out of the 62 brand-new species I’ve encountered since January. All … Continue reading

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2016 Achievement Awards

Well, folks…it’s been a hell of a ride! A time-honored tradition in nature blogging is an annual review of the year’s highlights. 2016 had its share of awesome moments, so I’m recognizing the standouts in several categories before doing my … 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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Laguna AtascAWESOME

I stood in the tangled thickets of Frontera Audubon, surrounded on all sides by surprisingly thick fog. Each step I took elicited frantic flaps from overhead. The unusually dense cloud cover and high humidity were keeping the local Turkey Vultures … Continue reading

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Border Birders

The first morning birding a new area is accompanied by an air of anticipation and excitement. The habitat and its inhabitants are unknown to the visitor, full of surprises, and waiting to be explored. Col and I departed our motel … 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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