“I spend an average of a couple hours a week at Reed’s Lake,” says Lewis, an East Grand Rapids bird photographer, janlewisphoto.com, whose image of a backyard House Finch won grand prize in a photography contest sponsored by Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, in Ithaca New York.
“It’s one of my favorite places because it is very close and I’ve seen eagles, warblers, Red-winged Blackbirds, and a variety of waterfowl.” Common Loons, Great Horned Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Killdeer and Cooper’s Hawks are just some of the birds that have been observed at Reed’s Lake this spring. It helps to have binoculars or spotting scope and birdwatcher’s field guide, but Waterfront Park, 2205 Reeds Lake Blvd., East Grand Rapids, where accessible boardwalks extend into the lake, makes birdwatching something that anyone can enjoy.
Birdwatching often involves a significant auditory component, as many bird species are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye.
Most birdwatchers pursue this activity for recreational or social reasons, unlike ornithologists, who engage in the study of birds using formal scientific methods.
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Free with Garden admission VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONXSaturdays, May 6-July 29, 8-am Guides: NYC Audubon, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center.
These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.(a=f);var b=i(a);if(CSS&&! New York City parks boast a wide variety of bird species throughout the year, and the Urban Park Rangers host the guided tours you need to locate and identify them.Best times of day Experienced birdwatchers know that early morning is the best time to see birds, along with late afternoon and early evening.Many veterans identify bird species by their songs.