|American Robin from The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds by Princetonnature via Wikimedia Commons|
I wrote my first web byline for Audubon Magazine! My assignment was to review eBird's newest feature, Explore Species.
On a clear, cold October morning, for the first time in my birding life, I watched hundreds of American Robins migrate in a single, synchronized stream. Typically, I see a solitary robin or a small group of them pulling earthworms from the soil. But what I witnessed that fall day in Washington Square Park in New York City was a more intentional scene—one that made me think of the historic flocks of Passenger Pigeons and Carolina Parakeets that used to fill the Eastern skies.... (read more)