Neil Hayward and Robert H. Stymeist
The weather was the highlight for birders during this period. Winter, as defined by meteorologists, is December through February. This winter, the temperature averaged well above normal and snowfall totaled only 15.1 inches, 19 inches below average, with 7.1 inches of that total falling in early December. This warm and nearly snowless winter was a boon for many species, including the human birders who were able to get out and enjoy some comfortable birding.
PALM WARBLER BY NATE MARCHESSAULT
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