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  • I take the Madison Avenue bus to get to the park: Passengers, if they look at me at all, pretend — in typical New York fashion — that I am not carrying a 6. 6-foot rod and a big canvas creel and wearing a long-billed fishing cap.

    The Lure of Central Park

  • I remember my father coming home muddy, tired, and happy when I was very young, with four or five long-billed, brown-and-white birds in hand.

    How to Hunt Snipe With a Shotgun

  • I also saw why Alfred Hitchcock chose the location: the sky was full of birds, but, at least according to the book on my bedside table, they were more black oystercatchers and long-billed curlews than killer blackbirds.

    Fallin’ Up

  • I added long-billed dowitchers to the list yesterday … and many green winged teal together, estimated the flock around 200.

    Think Progress » Pelosi Welcomes Tea Partiers To Join Progressives In Fighting Against Special Interests

  • The RSPB said the research, conducted to examine the effectiveness of the banning of the drug in 2006 in India followed by further measures in August 2008, showed that oriental white-backed, long-billed and slender-billed vultures were still at risk.

    Banned livestock drug continues to threaten India's vultures, conservationists warn

  • BAIT: A long-billed, suspending jerkbait like Smithwick's Deep Suspending Rattlin 'Rogue in clown color gets down to where the monsters hold.

    Part I: Locate Your Lake's Biggest Spawning Bass

  • Connolly was a Democratic gadfly in Maine who was known for his irrepressible mouth and the long-billed fishing cap he wore everywhere.

    COURAGE AND CONSEQUENCE

  • It was a beautiful day, with thick, creamy clouds along the horizon; ground-hugging ice plant bursting out in yellow, magenta, ivory and pink; and a bevy of long-billed curlews rooting in the sand for delicacies.

    Hunger to Learn

  • The largest number of the highly threatened western tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) and long-billed bush-warbler (Bradypterus major) are found here.

    East Afghan montane conifer forests

  • Populations of three species of South Asian vulture, the white-backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis), the long-billed vulture (Gyps indicus) and the slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris), have declined rapidly within the last decade and all are now critically endangered.

    Asian Vultures are on the verge of Extinction

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