Birds to clog tri-state skies

Attention birders in New York City’s five boroughs, along the south shore of Long Island and in coastal and interior New Jersey: keep an eye skyward this weekend as migrant birds pass over your area.

According to BirdCast, hawks – including American kestrel, osprey, northern harrier and sharp-shinned – will be much in evidence by Sunday, Sept. 23, in late morning and in the afternoon, and heavy bird migration will occur Sunday night.

In quiet areas, listen for flight calls of vocal migrants. In particular, pay attention to Swainson’s and gray-cheeked thrushes, white-throated, chipping and savannah sparrows, and warblers.

Earlier risers Sept. 24 will likely see movements of these nocturnal fliers.



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