Birds out, nerds out

I’ll never forget a teenage boy taunting me and my friend in Central Park as he sauntered past us with our binoculars raised expectantly at a flighted pal. “Birds out, nerds out!” He squawked. 

I instantly made it into a tee shirt. Birding is one my favorite ways to connect to a place new or familiar. I’m far from alone. A bountiful crop of folks took up birding over the pandemic. As you can tell from this video, I’m very serious about it. 

For some people, bird watching is a hobby. For others, it’s an obsession….Video by Cayte Bosler

About Cayte Bosler

Cayte Bosler is an investigative journalist covering the intersections of climate change, wildlife and community resilience in the Adirondack wilderness. Throughout her career, she has researched ecology and wildlife biology in protected areas in the Bolivian Amazon and in Cuba, trekked to an extreme altitude ecosystem in the Peruvian Andes, and boated through the mangrove-filled estuaries of Guatemala — all to chronicle solutions for conserving the natural world. She holds a master of science from Columbia University’s sustainability program and is a fellow of the Explorer’s Club.

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