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Up Close With New York’s Only Resident Hummingbird

Bird lovers throughout the Hudson Valley are watching for one of our area’s most beloved seasonal residents: the ruby-throated hummingbird....

How Robins Signal Spring

The robin is the oneThat interrupts the mornWith hurried, few, express reportsWhen March is scarcely on. Virtually nobody signals the...

Why Cardinals Rule

Northern cardinals have become a familiar and welcome sight to New Yorkers, particularly here in the Hudson Valley. The iconic...

What’s Next When You Find an Injured Bird

There’s something especially heartbreaking about coming across an injured bird — a creature meant to soar that is suddenly suffering,...

Poughkeepsie’s Massive Crow Roost

As the weather cools off, crows flock to Poughkeepsie by the thousands to join a communal roost, a ritual that’s...

The Local Eagle-Spotting Outlook

Few things in life draw the sort of deep-sigh feeling of awe as the sight of a majestic eagle soaring...

On Cold Days, Go Gull-Spotting

You might see a seagull over the Hudson River and think it’s amazing that these birds have come 50 or...

The Valley’s Vanishing Nighthawks

BEEMPP! BOOM!!  and again  BEEEMPP! BOOOM! On a warm June evening, I would take the kids down to Coxsackie to wait....

The Valley’s Fall Birdwatching Forecast

If you stand outside at about 9:30 p.m. and listen quietly, you might hear the distinctive “wheet” calls of the...
Red-Headed Woodpecker at Esopus Meadows Preserve

Beyond Backyard Birding

Jacqueline Dooley
Male Eastern Bluebird (Photo: Patricia Pierce on Flicker (CC by 2.0))

Red, White & Bluebird

“When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of...
peregrine falcons

Bird’s-eye View

In addition to facilitating travel across the Hudson River’s Tappan Zee, the New NY Bridge offers a seasonal home to...

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