No. 4: Birds and Mishap!

I learned about Snake Bight after reading about it, like so many dangerous things, on the internet: it was a recommended spot for the mangrove cuckoo. Snake Bight can have spectacular views of hundreds and sometimes thousands of wading birds and shorebirds feeding on the mudflats.

No. 4: Birds and Mishap!2021-07-27T18:14:03-04:00

No. 3: Birds and Resistance to Corporate Aesthetics

The biggest thing was the way the swallows made that place theirs, disrupting the sameness—however soothing—of corporate aesthetics with…mud. And homes. And baby birds. I wouldn’t have expected to find a cliff swallow colony on the side of a hotel. Seeing that brought me real joy.

No. 3: Birds and Resistance to Corporate Aesthetics2021-07-27T15:51:55-04:00

No. 2: Birds and the Surprise of the Uncommon

Some birds are like that, I think. You’ll live your life, and while you’re living, the bird will intersect with your own lifepath, shocking and delighting. A ballast during both the good and bad. Not a common bird, but not a once-in-a-lifetime find either. Just a bird that always surprises.

No. 2: Birds and the Surprise of the Uncommon2021-07-27T15:50:47-04:00

No. 1: Birds and the Surprise of the Common

A few weeks ago, my wife, Adrienne, quizzed me. “There’s a new study on what the four most common bird species in the world are…want to guess? One is pretty hard I think.” These four birds are the only wild bird species estimated to have populations above one billion.

No. 1: Birds and the Surprise of the Common2021-07-27T15:51:15-04:00
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