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So far Neil Gilbert has created 13 blog entries.

Young Butterfliers

Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus) I am jealous of you. Because, assuming you're a young birder, it is quite likely that you will embark on some young birder camp or another (Chiricahua, Tejano, Colorado, or Lower Rio Grande Valley, pick [...]

Young Butterfliers2011-06-15T23:59:15-04:00

The Filth of Twitching

Like any true-blue young birder, I cannot fathom rising after five on a weekend. It was not surprising, then, that the dawn found me wandering the trails of the flood control basin near my home, [...]

The Filth of Twitching2011-06-28T23:13:54-04:00

Same Place, Same Birds, Same Old?

American Crow. Boring--or is it? “To be a good birder, you have to bird a lot.” This grain of wisdom flows straight from the pen (or keyboard, as the case may be) of Pete Dunne [...]

Same Place, Same Birds, Same Old?2011-07-09T19:19:04-04:00

Meet the New Boss

  Hi, I'm Neil Gilbert, and I am the new manager of The Eyrie. Saraiya has defected to the  African continent and has sporadic internet access, so I am stepping up to keep The Eyrie alive. The prospect of writing a [...]

Meet the New Boss2011-02-26T14:38:30-05:00

The Art of Andrew Guttenberg

  Baird's Sparrow, colored pencil People often tell me, "Andrew, you are obsessed with drawing birds!"  As I stop to think about that statement, I realize that the people who say that are mistaken.  When I [...]

The Art of Andrew Guttenberg2011-03-08T09:22:21-05:00

Tropicbirds, Camps, and Why You Should Participate

 The 2010 GTBC Tropicbirds. Bottom, R-L: Spencer Hardy, Chip Clouse, Andy Johnson. Middle, R-L: Neil Gilbert, Harold Eyster. Top: Marcel Such. What do warbler fallouts, beef jerky, and June bugs have in common? Nothing, really, [...]

Tropicbirds, Camps, and Why You Should Participate2011-03-15T21:42:15-04:00

The Eyrie and You

Know what’s cool about The Eyrie? It’s a blog for young birders, by young birders. Note that “birders” is plural. The Eyrie is not a place for me to spew my personal ideas, opinions, and [...]

The Eyrie and You2011-03-20T20:32:22-04:00

The Art of Joel Such

Hold on a minute--who is Joel Such? I don't think I ever warned you about this post. Well, Joel is a twelve year-old young birder who lives with his parents, older birder-brother Marcel, and energetic border [...]

The Art of Joel Such2011-03-25T11:51:27-04:00

Tropicbirds 2011!

 A subset (L-R Andy Johnson, Marcel Such, Harold Eyster) of the 2010 ABA GTBC Tropicbirds team demonstrating some raw, primitive birding at the Jasper Fish Hatchery.  They are poised to strike. In less than two weeks, four talented [...]

Tropicbirds 2011!2011-04-06T21:56:17-04:00

Tale of the Twenty-Eleven Tropicbirds

  By Maia Paddock The setting: upper Texas Coast. The time: mid-April. The team:  Ethan Gyllenhaal, hailing from Chicago; Sarah Toner, who adds to the large troop of Michigan birders; Galen Frank-Bishop, emerging from Middle of [...]

Tale of the Twenty-Eleven Tropicbirds2011-04-26T10:55:40-04:00