Robert A. Culbert

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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Southbound Sojourn
Last week the southbound migration of shorebirds started with a few sightings of spotted sandpipers, glossy ibis, black-bellied plovers and lesser yellowlegs.
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No Complaints
The weather is getting hot as I write this on July 4.
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Beach Bird Babies
The Fourth of July, which can be called the peak of the nesting season for beach-nesting birds is this weekend.
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Shearwater Show
This is the time of year for shearwaters. They are never common near us; generally we have to go offshore to see them.
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Not Abandoned
Great shearwaters nest on small islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean when it is summer down there.
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Down to Business
Who flipped the switch from migration to the breeding season?
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Transition Time
Birds that are migrating northward are still pouring through, especially warblers, flycatchers and shorebirds.
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