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The real "snowbirds" brave the cold of winter

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
By Gretchen Reed
Poughkeepsie Journal
 
The term “snowbird” is often applied to people who relocate to warmer climates during the winter, but the actual snowbirds are the many species of birds that don’t head south but brave the cold New York winter.
 
Winter is a great time for birding. The leaves are off the trees, making birds easier to spot and identify. A blanket of snow also helps show off birds searching for food or twigs on the ground. This is also an important time of year to help out our feathered friends by loading up the bird feeders. Some of the birds commonly seen at winter feeders are black-capped chickadees, mourning doves and white-breasted nuthatches. Read more...