Princeton’s Institute Woods is among the best places to view spring migrators
By Ilene Dube
Photo-Illustrations by Jeffrey E. Tryon
Birds by Maria Stezhko (shutterstock.com)
At this writing—a cold gray winter day—it’s hard to imagine that in May, the skies will fill with migrating birds, bringing color, song, and beauty to the treetops.
“Spring warbler watching is not just birding. It is a social phenomenon, a ritual, a happening like maple sugaring in Vermont or the opening day of trout season in Pennsylvania,” writes eminent ornithologist Pete Dunne. “People who never lift binoculars at any other time of year X out their Saturday mornings in May and join thousands of kindred souls searching for treasure in the treetops.” more