While Lapland Longspurs are annual visitors to the NYC area (not that I ever see them), the Empire State is currently hosting only its second recorded Smith’s Longspur. If you’re willing to brave the cold and Long Island’s legendary traffic, check out the Nature Center at Jones Beach West End.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.