Marie Winn's fascination with the birds of New York is
are told in her books "Red-Tails in Love" and "Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife." Winn and others track and observe screech owls, orioles, and moths among other wildlife in Central Park, at night. If I lived in New York I would be a participant in these moon- and ambient-light lit adventures!
Source: Wiki CommonsIn her article, Times reporter, Katherine Zoepf, mentioned a birder's life list. A life list is "a list of all the bird species [a birder has] identified with absolute certainty during [her or his] whole lifetime of serious birding." As a novice birder my life list is short but it does have a "good bird" on it: a yellow-billed kite seen from a canoe in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. I fell out of the canoe while peering at the kite.