Michael Givant

Michael Givant is a columnist for Anton Media Group. His column A Bird's Eye View is popular among local birdwatchers and photographers.

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Three Billboards, Darkest Hour Among Standout Oscar Nominees

When I’m not birding, I see about a 90 films a year both on the big screen and on DVD. As a fan of art house films I have little interest in English language commercial...

Horseshoe Crab Festival

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is an invaluable environmental resource to both the creatures of the wild and the residents of geographical Long Island. The refuge, at 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd. in Broad Channel, Queens,...

November’s Passing, Winter’s Ahead

November is the prelude to winter. Nature’s silent symphony of peak foliage is usually ending but this year I’ve been paying more attention to the eleventh month than usual. Delightful Confusion When I retired nearly 13 years...

Oscars Front Runners

  There is no shortage of talent in this year’s pool of Oscar hopefuls. Best Picture nominees for the 88th Academy Awards include: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian,...

Snowbirds Set To Start Season

If it’s high flying baseball you crave and the Mets and Yankees just don’t do it for you, then you’re in luck. The Nassau Snowbirds of the All-Avian Baseball League (AABBL) are back from spring...

Birders Face Freaky Fog

My birding class had its last scheduled field trip on a Longboat Key beach thick with fog that had closed the port of Tampa 61 miles from here a few days before. We went anyway. A...

Art House Films Compete For Oscars

Art house films sometimes make you think—or view the world—in a different way. Of the 80-plus films that I’ve screened this past year, these are my favorites. They’re grouped in categories, rather than listed numerically....

Brown Pelican Feeding Frenzy

It’s a shutout. I’m walking over a mile-long Florida drawbridge from Anna Maria Island to Cortez hoping to get some pictures of brown pelicans and cormorants flying over and beneath the bridge. Not a bird...

When Uncommon Birds Show Up

When uncommonly seen birds show up for days, it gives birders a chance to identify them and learn their behavior as well. Such sightings also may be for a scant minute so you have to...

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