23 August / / essays / birding

New York City’s Central Park–a man-made natural area in overdeveloped Manhattan–is one of the best birding hotspots in North America. We explored the park for ourselves one May weekend.

Spring migration is long since over along the upper Texas coast (UTC). And what a migration it was: on the first Sunday in April, it was 40-something Fahrenheit, bone-chillingly cold by Texas standards.