• Learning the Birds: A Book Review

    1 month ago - By 10,000 Birds

    In July 2011 a Henslow's Sparrow was found in Ames, N.Y., a rural area in the eastern-central part of the state. Although Henslow's had been reliably found in nearby Sharon Springs for many years, the last documented sighting was in 2008, and the sighting startled longtime birders, waking them up to the fact that breeding sites in the state were rapidly being lost. It was also a good opportunity to get a tick and several of my friends made the three-and-a-half drive to see the Henslow's. I'm not quite sure where I was at the time, probably working, and it was six more years till I got my...
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