August Birthday in the Farallon Islands

Jackson and I woke up by sunrise of his fourteenth birthday with a relatively light fog over San Francisco Bay. Today was to be one of the highlights of our California trip, a six-hour excursion to the Farallon Islands, almost 30 miles out into the ocean. Among the birds we hoped to see were the …

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The Competitive Birding Circuit

We all piled into the car Friday night and camped in Greenfield State Park so we could start our quest for the First Annual Monadnock Area Birding Cup.  Bruce got up at 4:00 am to get a fire started and woke the rest of us up at 4:55 so w'd be ready to listen for …

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