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Brown Pelican New York State #415 !

This weekend up to nine Brown Pelicans had been reported off of Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach on Staten Island. This was a good number and more interesting was the fact the birds remained much of the day Saturday. … Continue reading

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Pretty quiet.

I birded around the county today, hoping for something good to have come from the tropical storm, nothing did here. It was really quiet everywhere I went. The only spot I really did enjoy was the Apollo Plaza. Today the … Continue reading

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Sullivan County first of fall migrants.

This morning I had my FOS fall migrants at the Apollo Plaza. As soon as I pulled in I noticed an increase in the number of Killdeer, 17. As I searched the wet areas, first I came upon a FOS … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Little Stint…..YES!

Life seemed to dictate this week that I would not be able to go to Rhode Island to partake in the amazing influx of Mega Rarity Eurasian shorebirds that they have been experiencing the last two weeks. When I got … Continue reading

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Patagonia Roadside Rest and Mega Rarities!

For those who might not be familiar, there is a well known “effect” known as the Patagonia Roadside Rest Effect. Forty years ago someone stopped at a tiny roadside rest (its tiny, I’ve been there) just south of Patagonia, Arizona … Continue reading

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Prime time for atlasing!

I went out to do some breeding bird atlasing this morning, and it couldn’t have gone better. Right now is the prime time to find many species feeding young and thats exactly what I found this morning. I atlased in … Continue reading

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Atlasing for American Kestrels

One of my main target species for the current New York State Breeding Bird Atlas is American Kestrel. According to all the information we have, American Kestrel is in serious decline in the northeast. While that is most likely the … Continue reading

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A busy month that ends with a Mega Rarity!

June has been especially busy for me as I ran around the state for new birds. The year is half over as of today and my “Big Year” total so far stands at 285 species! I’m pretty happy with that … Continue reading

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Nassau County PURPLE GALLINULE!!

I got a timely text from Ari Gilbert this morning (Thanks Ari!) informing me that the Purple Gallinule he had found (relocated) at Twin Lakes Park Preserve in Nassau County Long Island was again being seen this morning. I headed … Continue reading

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More atlasing

Today I did so more atlasing around the county. I was able to confirm quite a few species in the Wolf Brook Multiple Use Area. Hooded Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Hairy Woodpecker, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow and Gray Catbird among them. … Continue reading

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