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No Goot! Its a New Hampshire Coot!

The Daily Herald newspaper of Provo Utah printed an interesting blurb on 19 February 1954: NO GOOT! BOSCAWEN, N.H. (UP) — James Lee, chief state research biologist, asked to identify a bird shot by a hunter, replied: “It’s a coot, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Common Loon (Gavia immer)

There is nothing common about the Common Loon (Gavia immer). It is believed to be the most primitive bird on … Continue reading

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Lets Replace New Hampshire's State Bird–Purple Finch

The Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus, was officially named New Hampshire's state bird in 1957.  The New Hampshire Federation of Women's … Continue reading

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Blue Crane

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The Common Loon

Although not designated as the New Hampshire state bird (the purple finch has that honor), this intriguing bird is one … Continue reading

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