Epic all-weekend birding leaves little time for writing. So for now, while you eagerly await tales of my derring-do, check this out:

Living Bird, the house organ of the Cornell Lab of O, has a great article on those perennial fan favorites the Florida Scrub Jays.

NYC Councilman Tony Avello, a major proponent of animal welfare in the Big Apple, is proposing strengthened legal protection for Brooklyn’s Monk Parakeets.

Ever feel like there’s nothing left to discover? Not only have the nests of the Esmeralda’s Woodstar finally been found for the first time in recorded science history, so have the females of the species.

We’ll return you to the amazing true adventures of the Greatest Auk and Inimitable Todd when I thaw out… probably two or three days from now!