The Best Place in New York City to See Warblers

The Best Place in New York City to See Warblers

Audubon has called New York’s Central Park one of the best places in the United States for birding. During the spring warbler migration this is the place to be. Hundreds of bird watchers gather here to see the warblers, like tiny jewels, resting high in the trees. The endangered cerulean, the sun-shiny yellow warbler, and the gorgeous Blackburnian warbler are a few that I look for as they pass through every spring - but then there are accidentals, like the Kirtlands that arrived suddenly last year! These are some of my favorite wood warblers to see in Central Park and the surrounding areas. They will only be resting here a short while, don’t miss them!

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Bump Up Your Exposure! What to Do When the Bird is a Bear

Bump Up Your Exposure! What to Do When the Bird is a Bear

A peaceful day of photographing the last of the migrating warblers in late spring gets unexpectedly exciting for wildlife photographer Joe Gliozzo and his friend in Stirling Forest, New York. Joe tells us how to set the exposure when a black bear suddenly fills his lens.

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Birds, Bees, & Butterflies: Wave Hill, New York

Birds, Bees, & Butterflies: Wave Hill, New York

The only certainty is surprise when you are out in nature to see wildlife.  No amount of planning will guarantee the desired birds or animals – but sometimes you get butterflies, monarch butterflies. Wave Hill in Queens, New York is the perfect place for the kids, the grandparents, the whole family to enjoy a day on the Hudson River. 

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Pterodactyl in the Backyard! What is a Pileated Woodpecker?

Pterodactyl in the Backyard! What is a Pileated Woodpecker?

"A prehistoric bird tore up my tree!!!!" That's how I once heard a city-raised-recently-suburbs-expatriated friend describe his first sighting of a pileated woodpecker.  Although I sincerely doubted that his new home was the scene of a Jurassic Park type incident, there was something about the wild look in his eye that caught my imagination - so I went to Saratoga National Historic Park in my quest to see one. 

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