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Giving Thanks for Winter Birding

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Giving Thanks for Winter Birding

Over the past few days winter weather has finally gripped portions of Upstate New York, even outside of the lake effect snow belt and the snowier cities of Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. Here in Columbia County (halfway between Albany and New York City) the last few days has shown us frequent temperatures below freezing, roaring […]

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PRBO Observer Tribute to Rich Stallcup

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

During the years of 2005 and 2006 when I was living in California and working for PRBO Conservation Science (formally the Point Reyes Bird Observatory), I had the great privilege of getting to know and birding alongside Rich Stallcup, perhaps one of the greatest birders the State of California ever had. Rich was actually one […]

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Timberdoodle

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Timberdoodle

Just last night I heard my first American Woodcock of 2013, calling. Peenting. Where I live in Columbia County, NY, these birds are as true a harbinger of spring as any passage of geese or flock of blackbirds.  Ever since I heard and subsequently saw my first American Woodcock displaying some 10+ years ago I’ve […]

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