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Anthony Collerton
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Birding the Beaches ....
Small Scraps of Birding Time on Long Island in June Saturday, June 3 - Brooklyn and Queens Counties The day actually didn't start in Brooklyn or Queens, but rather in Somerset County, New Jersey where I chased, and disastrously dipped a LESSER NIGHTHAWK .  ...

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Henslow's Sparrow, Chuck-wills-widow, and Yellow-throated Warbler ... a Big Memorial Day of Birding
Some Aggressive Year-Listing in New York State Saturday, May 27 - Cupsogue and Dune Road, Suffolk County I had three free mornings over Memorial Day this year, the afternoons and evening were chock-a-block with social commitments but the morning were mine, ...

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A Mad Scramble to 'Do' Spring Migration in New York
Three Weeks of Migration Madness Back from three weeks in Asia at the start of May and checked in to see what I'd missed in New York.  Turns out that migration was well underway and in fact I'd missed a good early push, so much so that when I checked where ...

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Tarsiers and Endemic Birds in Sulawesi
(Hopefully) The Second of Many Trips to Wallacea Alfred Russell Wallace  was basically a Welshman, or at least was born in Wales so we are claiming him as ours despite his dodgy English/Scottish ancestry.  He's not all that famous today, but he essentially ...

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A Weekend in Australia
A Quick Trip to Perth and a Great Weekend of Birding Saturday, April 22 - Perth You know you've been flying too much when the idea of going to Australia for the weekend seems reasonable.  True, I was in Singapore, so Perth in Western Australia was only a fi...

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Malaysia Rail-Babbler, Bucket List Bird!
A Day at Bukit Panti in search of one of my most wanted species on earth. Date Let's just say that the alarm went off much too soon.  A 4am alarm when you've got no more than five hours sleep, after flying for almost 24 hours, is never welcome.  This Easter...

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Asia Urban Birding (Part 6) - Jakarta
Mangroves and Frigatebirds in Jakarta's NorthWestern Suburbs Sunday, March 19 After the trip to Gunung Gede, I had a spare day in Jakarta and opted to use my Sunday to chase down a few more local specialties and a couple of globally threatened/endangered sp...

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Java in the Rainy Season
Three Days at Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park Java is one of those places I've been half meaning to visit for a while.  It's close to Singapore, where I often end up on business trips, has lots of endemic birds, and has good local guides.  Last year, my...

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Asian Urban Birding (Part 5) - Singapore (again)
Another Day Off in the Parks of Singapore Sunday March 12 - Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens By The Bay Arrived early this morning on a Singapore Airlines flight from Munich.  The hotel room wasn't ready of course so, rather than hang out at the Spa (a...

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Keeping Myself Amused with County Listing
A Few County Ticks Near New York City  Not much to report this last weekend.  It was cold, I was busy, but I did get to sneak out for a while on Saturday. Last week, I added a couple of new birds to my New York County (basically Manhattan) list.  This count...
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