It is not every day that one gets a taste of Cape May while at Magee Marsh.  In fact, this might be the beginning of some kind of birding black hole that sucks all of the birding world into a single spot (though it feels that way right now with nearly 1,000 birders having gathered in Lakeside, Ohio for the Midwest Birding Symposium).  Let’s hope that we all survive this rupture in the space-time-bird continuum.

Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina

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Oh, and Robert got life bird number 400!  Go congratulate him!

This post was written in my capacity as an “Official Blogger” at the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium which is like being President of the United States except without Secret Service protection and the ability to drop bombs on people you don’t like.  If you somehow made the absurd decision to not attend the symposium this year you should make amends and plan to attend the 2013 Midwest Birding Symposium which will also be held in beautiful Lakeside, Ohio. Thanks to the folks at the symposium for having me and I’ll see you all in 2013!

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.