Fairy Pitta in Australia-a sad story From the Niagara Frontier:  A Book Review of “Birder’s Break” Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2019? “The Center of the Universe”: Fremont Brewing: Universale Pale Ale

Fairy Pitta in Australia-a sad story

On the evening of the 7th of February we received a call from George Swann to let us know that…

From the Niagara Frontier: A Book Review of “Birder’s Break”

It is vexing to see (even more, to hear) three crows, common as dirt, chasing a red-tailed hawk out of…

Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest

Barbets are odd, chunky birds with large beaks. There’s so much more that can be said about this group of…

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2019?

Birding, as I’ve experienced over the last 18 or so years, basically comes down to positioning, patience, and perception. Arrive…

“The Center of the Universe”: Fremont Brewing: Universale Pale Ale

In upstate New York (where I call I home and do most of my birding), Great Blue Herons serve as…

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Maine’s Great Black Hawk – Rescued!

Maine’s Great Black Hawk – Rescued!

Jan 23, 2019 | 1 Comment

Edit: Unfortunately, the hawk’s frostbite went deeper than previously thought, and the bird had to be euthanized. However, I’m grateful...

Trips

Twitching a Pacific Loon in Oyster Bay

Twitching a Pacific Loon in Oyster Bay

Feb 11, 2019 | 1 Comment

When a Pacific Loon was found last weekend in Nassau County, by the marina in Oyster Bay, I was indifferent....

Conservation

Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico’s Birds after Hurricane Maria

Jan 8, 2019 | No Comments

In September of 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by two powerful hurricanes:  it was grazed by Irma and then clobbered...

Reviews

“The Center of the Universe”: Fremont Brewing: Universale Pale Ale

“The Center of the Universe”: Fremont Brewing: Universale Pale Ale

Feb 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

In upstate New York (where I call I home and do most of my birding), Great Blue Herons serve as...

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