• The Word Spreads Fast

    11 days ago - By Ornithology

    Over the last few years there have been sightings of rare birds in Central Park in New York City. Birders were obviously excited to see the Mandarin Duck, Barred Owl, and recently, a Snowy Owl. Of course, the word gets out and avid birders of all types show up to look for these rarities.
    Perhaps the most prominent of the avian paparazzi is David Barrett, whose Manhattan Bird Alert account on Twitter, which has more than 42,000 followers. Now I understand that birders don't want to miss out on such events but what happens, and here is the controversy, so many people show up that the birds...
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