Spring has finally sprung after a very long winter. The renewal of the season is ushered in by the return of migratory birds to our region and their bright colors and varied songs. This spectacle is part of the world's great diversity of birds we can all enjoy locally.
In New York, NYC Audubon has started the Lights Out NY program and has fostered agreements with corporations behind major buildings, like the Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Building, to turn their lights off at night during migration season.
I couldn't help but think what effects climate change would have on these birds, as well as many other migratory species. We know that many birds in North America are facing trouble due to land changes and habitat destruction, sea level rise, and other disruptions.
A large number of the migrating birds are expected to fly over the city during Tuesday's lighting of the Sept. 11 memorial
"This is the only known terrestrial bird that physically links the two radically different ecosystems of the Old World and
That comes on the heels of a year when they were abundant, which resulted a healthy population of snowy owls. They are searching
Winter graciously bows and floats away from the northern hemisphere leaving the stage to Spring. This has not been an easy transition.