January 28, 2014

Bird Watch: Five Types of Birds to Look for in Ithaca this Winter

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By KATHLEEN BITTER

Prof Kevin McGowan, Ornithology, loves his job. He teaches multiple distance-learning courses in bird behavior and ornithology and studies local populations of American Crows. He also knows exactly which bird species you should keep an eye out for as you brave the cold temperatures on your walk to class this winter.

Courtesy of Prof. Kevin McGowanHappy Hedwig | The Ithaca area is seeing an unusually high number of Snowy Owls this year, according to McGowan. The pictured bird has taken up residence in the nearby town of Genoa.

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