RECENTLY I was sent a trio of photos of dead birds on the sidewalks near Center Boulevard, one of which is shown above. The sender was inquiring if I knew of, or why, the sudden surge in dead birds? While I wasn’t aware of it, I did know where to go: D-Bird.org, a database kept by the NYC Audubon in order to assist them in Project Safe Flight, which helps birds migrate safely through New York City.
After entering the three photos and location information, I followed up with an email and call to Kaitlyn Parkins, a conservation biologist at NYC Audubon. She told me Continue reading