Brant at Meadow Lake, Flushing

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At my other blog, I explain how hard it is to see Great Horned Owls by city bus.

I can’t claim that I haven’t gotten a bit of cabin fever here in New York as winter drags on, but with spring finally arriving in earnest, I am filled with high hopes. And a few regrets. I won’t be seeing these guys any more soon, for instance:

Brant at Meadow Lake, Flushing

But on the other hand… warblers.

Written by Carrie
Carrie Laben, after years of writing and birding in New York, moved to Montana to pursue her two great passions more effectively. She recently graduated with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Montana in Missoula. When she is not cranking out essays and speculative fiction stories, or wandering around on mountains failing to see the birds she is looking for, she is likely to be drinking one of the many fine local microbrews or attending a potluck with something from the local farmer’s market in hand. On Mondays from 3 to 3:30 Mountain Time you can find her answering questions about birds on live chat at