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The Music of the Night

Nocturnal birding is an experience quite unlike typical daylight outings. Without the benefit of clear vision to locate and identify targets, it is often necessary to step outside one’s comfort zone and rely on auditory cues or brief, dimly-lit views. … Continue reading

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Count Me In!

The annual Christmas Bird Counts rank highly among my most anticipated events of the Yuletide season. There are two specific counts that I try to do every year: Southern Nassau and Montauk. These survey circles represent my local patches and … Continue reading

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The Nighthawk Cometh

I like to keep tabs on my many friends scattered about the planet. A number of my scientist buddies from college lead interesting lives full of research and adventure, so I get to live vicariously through their stories even when … Continue reading

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1-2-3 Break!

Wednesday was overcast and gray, but mostly dry and pleasantly warm. I set out early in the morning to check in on a few unusual birds that had been sighted nearby. My first stop was Oak Beach, one of the … 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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Migration Madness

May is a busy time of year. The end of the school year is approaching quickly, which impacts the moods of students and teachers alike. As a student and a teacher, I feel double the anticipation and tension. Excitement in the … Continue reading

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The Wonder of Woodcocks

There are plenty of strange names in the bird world. Some are familiar even to non-birders, such as boobies and sapsuckers. The list continues to include snicker-inducing titles like Dickcissel and Kakapo, to say nothing of the genuinely bizarre names … Continue reading

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