• How Many Waterfowl Can Be Found in Queens in a Day?

    7 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    This past Sunday I led a birding outing in Queens for New York City Audubon. The focus of the trip was ducks and we hit a couple of hotspots in central Queens, Baisley Pond Park and Willow Lake Preserve, and then we took a quick stop at World's Fair Marina to track down a few more species. For the six hours of the field trip, nearly two hours of which were just getting back and forth from Manhattan, we totaled eighteen species of waterfowl. (Waterfowl is defined here as swans, geese, and ducks. So no grebes, cormorants, loons, or coots.) That led me to wonder just how many species of...
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