Robert A. Culbert

Autumnal Strays
Autumn is the season for finding species that stray outside of their normal ranges.
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Finally Underway
It's about time the southbound migrant songbirds showed up!
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Songbird Scarcity
Southbound warblers and other insect-eating birds are supposed to be peaking about now.
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Shorebirds All Around
Shorebirds come in many sizes and shapes.
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Songbird Passage
I associate the arrival of a northern waterthrush with the start of the southward songbird migration.
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Documenting Patterns
An estimated 2,800 birds were migrating over the Vineyard on the night of August 14, with a peak of 800 birds flying at dawn on August 15.
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Avian Abundance
Mourning doves are seldom mentioned in this column because they are common.
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Migration Miracles
In late July adult shorebirds that nested successfully arrive, having left their fledglings alone on the Arctic tundra.
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Diminishing Chorus
I do not normally get up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning.
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Looney Serenade
It was a peaceful scene as I sat on a deck overlooking a lake in the northern Adirondacks, with spruce trees along the shoreline reflecting on the calm waters.
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