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A Wandering Week in Newfoundland – Part 4 of 4: To The Wilds


The culmination of our week in Newfoundland, and our entire reason for being there, was the Davis/Murphy family reunion. Warmed and sated from my piping hot bowl of moose stew from the Gannet’s Nest in St. Brides, we headed inland … Continue reading

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A Wandering Week in Newfoundland – Part 3 of 4: The Fog Rolls In


For two days we had explored the eastern Avalon around St. John’s, in glorious sunshine punctuated by a profusion of blooming fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) that provided vibrant color against the green and blue of forest and sea. Our host for … Continue reading

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The 90-mile Raptor Loop


I had the rare opportunity this past week to do some birding with my bright young nephews (14 and 11) (plus their mom and grandfather) who are really coming into their own as serious birders.  They arrived with lists in … Continue reading

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How they do it in Colombia – bird conservation and kids


International Migratory Bird Day Celebrations:  Just look at those angelic faces, turning out to celebrate their unique place in the world as a home to migratory birds! Here’s a description of International Migratory Bird Day from the link above, but … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Scissortails!


This post is a couple of weeks late, but we hosted the 2nd Annual (more or less) “Scissortail Celebration” back on April 18th.  Unlike the first one (October 2010) in which we bade our scissortails farewell for the winter, this … Continue reading

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Timothy Egan discovers “nature deficit disorder”


Illuminating piece (and discussion comments from readers) from Timothy Egan on the topic of nature deficit disorder.

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Birding goes Hollywood: The Big Year


It’s important to me that kids know their birds. It’s even more important to me that my kids know their birds. I don’t need them to be birders, I just want them to know that it’s a “cardinal” singing outside … Continue reading

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