Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A jaunt up to Braddock Bay

I've been pretty good all year about limiting my birding to local spots, and spending 90% of my birding time within walking distance of home or work. But I'm taking the Cornell Lab's Spring Field Ornithology class--partly for fun and to learn about the nuances of New York birding, and partly because I'm one of the field trip leaders. This week I went along on the field trip up to Braddock Bay Bird Observatory. What a jolly morning! We saw several species in the hand at the banding station, and all those and more flitting about in trees and bushes afterward. All in all we had 71 species and a lot of fun.