Unlikely Locations to Go Birding
Written by Ellen Blackstone
That is BirdNote!
Location! Location! Location!
Location is simply as vital in birding as in actual property.
However in contrast to actual property, the place the prime location has a panoramic view or nice atmosphere, birding is commonly finest in probably the most unlikely locations.
As an example, sewage therapy crops are nice locations to search for birds. Look ahead to gulls, geese, and the ever-vigilant raptors holding watch, close by. [Cries of Glaucous-winged Gulls]
One other place could be your native landfill or dump. [Garbage truck sounds] From Alaska to southern Texas, dumps are sometimes nice locations to seek out good birds. The Juneau, Alaska landfill is legendary for its “gathering of gulls,” and also you used to have the ability to discover plenty of ravens, too. [Gronk-gronk of Common Raven] And on the southern tip of the nation, the Brownsville, Texas dump was, for years, the one place within the US you possibly can discover a Tamaulipas Crow. [Caws of Tamaulipas/Mexican Crows]
For a extra sedate birding journey, go to a cemetery. [Soft twittering of a House Finch] Particularly in rural areas and within the Midwest, cemeteries are sometimes repositories of native crops, remnants of the native habitats of the nineteenth century. They’re magnets for migratory birds, which discover meals—and canopy—in these inexperienced oases. They’re quiet, too.
Simply keep in mind: birds are the place you discover ‘em. [Soft twittering of a House Finch]
For BirdNote, I’m Mary McCann.
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Bird audio supplied by The Macaulay Library on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Glaucous-winged Gulls recorded by A.A. Allen. Frequent Raven calls recorded by R.S. Little. Tamaulipas Crow recorded by L. Irby Davis. Music of the Home Finch recorded by G.A. Keller.
Producer: John Kessler
Government Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2014 Tune In to Nature.org April 2017/2019/2022 Narrator: Mary McCann
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