Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NYC in May: Great Place and Time to Birdwatch

Northern Cardinal, image courtesy of Hubert J Steed
"New York City is particularly well-sited on the Atlantic Flyway. It’s really a great destination for birdwatching....Starting at the beginning of May and running until about the third week of May, the bulk of migratory birds pass through New York City. The diversity in the spring is highest. Usually, around May 12 is peak diversity in New York City. Of course, the same thing happens in the fall migration..." (from an interview with Glenn Phillips, executive director of the New York City Audubon by City Atlas. The entire interview can be read at

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