Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of April 2014?

10,000 Birds

Past Memphis, down Nile! Keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of migrants, even Manta Rays ! Spring in the northern hemisphere is the time that the swallows come back. Indeed, La Fiesta de la Golondrinas was celebrated in San Juan Capistrano a month ago, but those swift aerialists have yet to infiltrate the northernmost reaches of their territories.

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82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

4 The Love Of Animals

The team is just coming off its rescue efforts in Memphis, where floods of historic proportions affected uncounted numbers of domestic and wild animals. Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri, American Humane Association has mobilized its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team to help the animal victims there.

Birds on Film

10,000 Birds

One of those indoor pursuits was movie-going; specifically, on Tuesday I saw West of Memphis. I haven’t been birding yet in 2013. Oh, I’ve gotten my first bird of the year ( European Starling – yay?) and a handful more ( Rock Pigeon , House Sparrow , and my first native bird, White-Throated Sparrow ), but for the most part I’ve been sticking to indoor pursuits here in chilly New York City.

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