Author Archives: Alex Burdo

Hi All, Just a reminder that I’ve moved over to! I just made my first of a series of posts about a great trip to Texas I took recently. Go over and take a look! -Alex

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I’ve Moved!

After six years of writing at Flight of the Scrub-Jay, I have decided that it is time to move on. Head on over to for all future posts (I will continue to keep this site up for posterity/referencing purposes). -Alex

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Yesterday evening (8/31), I made a quick stop at Cow Yard Road in Chatham after work. With the help of a scope, Cow Yard is a good place to observe shorebirds at the right tides (low, and especially, rising and … Continue reading

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8/13 – Chatham Pelagic

On Thursday I enjoyed my first Chatham “Mini” Pelagic of the season. I’ve done a few of these trips over the past couple of years, and have always had a blast out there. Birding nearshore waters on a boat limited … Continue reading

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7/12 – P’town and environs

Back on Sunday, July 12th, I made my way up to the Provincetown area to get some birding in before work started. Per usual, I’ve been spending my summer on Cape Cod, and this year have been working at one … Continue reading

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7/18 – BBC Pelagic #1

On Saturday I joined fifty fellow birders on a pelagic trip out to the continental shelf edge and canyons, far south of Nantucket, MA. This trip was run by the Brookline Bird Club (BBC), which operates a slew of great … Continue reading

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2/28 – HOARY REDPOLL, Fairfield

3/5 Note: After a lengthy period of discussion and review of photos, we have concluded that this bird is actually a Common Redpoll, instead of a Hoary as originally thought. 3/2 Note: We are still trying to wrestle with the … Continue reading

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