Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bashakill flooding

Making the best of a bad situation, I headed out to the Bashakill this morning to survey the damage from the flood waters and census the marsh birds. Following a flood, the marsh birds are much easier to see, enabling … Continue reading

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Long Island

This morning, Lance Verderame and I traveled to Long Island to try for some new year birds. We had a great day, though we missed a couple of target species. We birded Cupsogue County Park, Dune Road and Jamaica Bay. … Continue reading

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Montezuma National Wildlife Rufuge

Today, Renee Davis, Marge Gorton and I traveled north to Montezuma NWR. We birded the entire area, covering Wayne, Cayuga and Seneca Counties. We had a great day, adding several new year birds and enhanced our county lists considerably. Of … Continue reading

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Ulster County Rarities

Today Ed VanBuren and I returned to Great Vly and Saugerties to try for the Sandhill Crane and a second look at the King Rail. We were successful with both. A bonus was hearing two Least Bittern also at Great … Continue reading

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Apollo Plaza

You have seen me post many times about the Apollo Plaza and the great birds we have had there. Prior to 2009, some of the rarest gulls in the US could be found there. When ever Slaty-backed Gull was present … Continue reading

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Bashakill

Arlene Borko and I did a little birding at the Bashakill this morning before it became to hot. We had 45 species and some decent birds. The highlights of the morning were: Cerulean Warbler, Virginia Rail, Brown Thrasher and several … Continue reading

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