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Nate McGowan
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Five Mile Challenge
Well, I lost. For real. It wasn't a blowout, in fact I ended with just one species less than FJ. She had 60, and I had 59. Seagull Steve's total is as of yet unknown, but my understanding is that it was  closer to the 70 range, and that was with him bailing...

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Desafío de cinco millas
Hey nerds! Look at me, I'm blogging! Many fascinating things have happened since the last time we met in the dark underworld of the internet birdosphere. For one, the Cubs won the world series! On a side note, I bested the notorious Seagull Steve and others...

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Here Is Stuff
Swainson's Hawk Copperhead Hudsonian Godwits Smith's Longspurs Blanchard's Cricket Frog Blanchard's Cricket Frog

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Existential Crises, The Sodium/Potassium Pump, and Glorious Bird Crushings
This Grasshopper Sparrow, as well as all of the other birds in this post, was extremely accommodating during a rainy ten hour day of birding on the east side. It has become both something of a running joke and a source of internal conflict how infrequently ...

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Birders are Stupid Assholes
Today was not a good day for Texas birders. Many Texas birders acted like stupid assholes today. Unrepentant, self-involved, stupid assholes. I realize that I may be speaking specifically about some of the people who read this blog, and that those people ma...

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Valley Blitz
Some of you may not be intimate with the geography of Texas. Let me help you out. Texas is fucking big. Like, really fucking big. Just because a mega shows up in the state, it doesn't mean it is in any way feasible to chase it. I wish that weren't the case,...

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Back From The Dead
Knock knock knock. ( creeeeeeaaaaaaaak) Um, hello? Is there anybody in here? Jesus, it's musty as fuck in here. Let's clear out some of these cobwebs and get back to fucking work. Okay, thanks. Well, here we are. Elephant in the room, I know, but obviously ...

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No Jacana, No Cry
I was going to write this post about how I went to the valley and dipped on a Northern Jacana and how it sucks and blah blah blah. Fuck that whiny shit. I went to the valley and saw awesome fucking birds that most of you don't see very often. I wouldn't wan...

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blackternage
Terns are hardcore. Black Terns are hardercore. People who spend copious amounts of time looking at, studying, and photographing terns are birders. Birders are not hardcore. They are nerds. This will never change. These are Black Terns. A limited amount of ...
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