Migrants in Central Park, The Warblers Are Coming!

Migrants in Central Park, The Warblers Are Coming!

Spring is the time for migrants in Central Park. Tiny wood warblers, many of them Threatened or Endangered species, come by the hundreds migrating from their winter homes in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. They follow the ancient route we moderns now call the Atlantic Flyway. Central Park is a vital resting area for these migrating warblers and others, earning its designation as an Audubon IBA or Important Bird Area. Simultaneously, birdwatchers, wildlife photographers, and nature lovers from around the world also arrive in Manhattan. In early May, the Park becomes a month-long party of enthusiastic birders from casual observers to international experts, trading tips, sightings, and stories. Join the fun.

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How to Watch Snowy Owls in the Wild

How to Watch Snowy Owls in the Wild

Everything you need to know about snowy owls. How can you see or photograph a snowy owl safely and responsibly? What is an irruption year? We asked Scott Kruitbosch of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York to tell us all he knows about snowy owls and how to keep them safe. Scott also filled us in on snowy owl behavior, where to see them, and his work in snowy owl conservation at the RTPI. 

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