• Best Bird of the Weekend

    13 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    The third weekend in April, when we birders in the northeastern United States start to go stir crazy, convinced that the wood-warblers should all be back by now and lamenting the species that we have not yet seen. Fortunately, we New Yorkers were blessed with a marvelously warm wind out of the southwest from Saturday through Sunday, leading to some seriously warm weather and nice pulse of neotropical migrants.
    Of those migrating birds my best was actually one that doesn't generally winter in the neotropics. Nonetheless, a spring Vesper Sparrow in Queens is a wonderful bird, and I really...
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