“Out the Window” preview

Here’s a snippet from the latest installment of my “Out the Window” column in the November/December 2010 issues of WildBird magazine:

Every year they make their way south. Some are impatient, departing before the first frosty flakes fly. Others seem reluctant to leave, toughing it out until their summer homes are buried in snow. Many return to the same spot every winter, often flocking with their summer neighbors from the same northern communities. A few aren’t so predictable, roaming far and wide wherever winds or whims carry them.

Though they don’t all have feathers, they all qualify as “snowbirds.”

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Capeward bound

Well, it’s official: At the end of the month I’ll be joining fellow contributors to Good Birders Don’t Wear White at Cape May Bird Observatory’s Autumn Weekend and The Bird Show. Can’t wait to see old friends and enjoy the wonders of migration in one of North America’s premiere hot spots. Now, to find a karaoke venue…