Name That Tune
Susan B. Whiting

My grandmother Emma Mayhew Whiting set me, at age seven, on a path which I still follow today: birding, bird watching, twitching or studying ornithology.

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Empty Nesters
Robert A. Culbert
August is here and there are lots of young fledglings around.
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Nesting Nature
Robert A. Culbert
Only a brief couple of weeks separates the end of avian northward migration from the start of southward migration.
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Flying Falcon
Robert A. Culbert
Remember the red-footed falcon that made its unexpected appearance here 15 years ago, in August 2004? Something similar happened recently.
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A Knotty Situation
Robert A. Culbert
Red knots are a colorful shorebird well known for its dependence on horseshoe crab eggs along the beaches of Delaware Bay.
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Three Thrillers
Robert A. Culbert
A male painted bunting, one of the more colorful birds you will see, was spotted by Maureen Williams in her yard on May 18.
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Winds of Change
Robert A. Culbert

The northward migration of birds is peaking and the torrent of migrants will continue through the month of May.

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Magnificent Migration
Robert A. Culbert
This has been another amazing week, with lots of birds spotted.
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Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
Robert A. Culbert
Another week another rarity. Last week we reported the black-whiskered vireo; this week’s specialties are shorebirds.
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Migration Unleashed
Robert A. Culbert
Our recent strong southerly winds have unleashed a torrent of migrants, torrent that will now continue for the next month or so as our breeding songbirds and waterbirds return from their winter haunts.
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