As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Birds Without Borders: A Guide to the Illegal-Alien Avians of OC

Every Thanksgiving, I contemplate the ancient and global phenomenon of migration. Since the beginning of time, humans and wildlife have wandered all over the planet in search of hospitable habitat. Migrations are stimulated by the constant change of environmental conditions.  When habitats become unfavorable, inhabitants must travel elsewhere.During the fall and winter, certain birds migrate to Orange County because our Mediterranean climate is so comfortable.  

Yellow-rumped warblers, white-crowned sparrows, dark-eyed juncos, cedar waxwings, hermit thrush, and American robins are some of the birds that delight us with their presence.

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