Sam Crowe on May 30th, 2013

The next day we headed for Hayden and two key species: dusky grouse and sharp-tailed. The birds were on private mining land, but Allan had been in contact with two biologists who oversee reclamation and thus we had easy access to the areas of interest. The company even maintains two blinds, with comfortable chairs,¬† to […]

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Sam Crowe on May 27th, 2013

Allan Sander and I have been friends for a long time, although now that he lives in AZ and CA I only see him when he comes to town to visit his mother. Al has been a flight attendant for a major airline for many years: he chose that profession so he could¬† fly around […]

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Sam Crowe on May 19th, 2013

  Project Passenger Pigeon seeks to mark the centenary of the passenger pigeons extinction. Here was a bird with a population that likely exceeded a billion birds as late as 1860 but was driven to near extinction in forty years by unremitting exploitation and final extinction on September 1, 1914 when the last of the […]

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Sam Crowe on May 7th, 2013

I have been making winter trips to Duluth since 1969 when Bob Russell guided my mom, sister, and me on a foray into the north woods. (To placate my non-birding sister, I offered her varying sums if she spotted life birds: for an ivory gull she would have received- if my parents backed my promise- […]

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