Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 Year in Review!

2015 Year in Review Each year has its own distinct personality. You can’t tell how it’s going to turn out until It’s over and it takes shape as it goes along. There are twists and turns and highs and lows. … Continue reading

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Monticello (Sullivan County) Christmas Bird Count Preliminary Results

I don’t have all the results yet, but this may be a record low year for our count. My team, Lance Verderame, Karen Miller and I had a relatively good day. We ended with 30 species (historically low). It is … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! CBC scouting continues!

I didn’t have to start cooking until this afternoon so I spent the morning scouting the CBC area again. What a beautiful Christmas Day! I had a high of sixty degrees and the birds were quite active today. I managed … Continue reading

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Sullivan County CBC count week has begun.

I had limited time out this morning, but hit a few of the county hotspots within the CBC area. The best spot was Kiamesha Lake and I was very pleased to see that the COMMON LOON continues. This species is … Continue reading

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Kiamesha Lake – Common Loon

At a time when waterfowl in the county is at an unusual low, some good birds persist. Normally at this time of year, the local hotspots which may remain open during very cold weather, host the waterfowl we have. This … Continue reading

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Eastern Orange County Christmas Bird Count

Today, Bill and Jayne Fiero and I conducted the “Area A” section of the Eastern Orange County Christmas Bird Count. It was a cold day (the first of the season) with snow squalls and treacherous roads early in the day. … Continue reading

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Westchester County Lark Sparrow

With birding still at an extreme low here in the lower Catskills, I headed to Westchester County this morning to see if I could find the LARK SPARROW found at Croton Point Park two days ago. Upon my arrival, I … Continue reading

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