Apartment Birding and Fire Escapism

Tim HealyBird Sightings, Birding, eBird, Listing, MigrationLeave a Comment

When I first moved into my Astoria apartment in early December, I immediately began keeping a “yard list” of birds seen around my new home. My expectations for the potential of this urbanized neighborhood weren’t particularly high, but I reasoned that watching for birds of note outside my window would be a fun way to pass the time between proper … Read More

Life in Queens: A New Patch

Tim HealyBanding, Bird News, Bird Sightings, Birding, eBird, Listing, Research, Science1 Comment

My recent move from Nassau to Queens was one of the final big events in a very eventful 2019. A few months out, I’d consider myself comfortably settled in, and the pros certainly outnumber the cons so far. Somewhere in between “notably shorter, easier commute” and “return to reliance on laundromats” on the Cool-to-Lame Scale lie the changes to my … Read More

This week in birding 59

Charlotte WasylikGeneral News and InfoLeave a Comment

:: The American Birding Association just announced the winners of the Young Birder of the Year contest :: The House Sparrow is a thriving species in North America, but its population is declining in its native land. To raise awareness of the population decline, the Nature Forever Society has launched World House Sparrow day on March 20th — mark your calendars to help save a declining species! :: A Kakapo … Read More