As if to affirm that notion, last weekend’s Intown CBC tallied 93 species, a record high. Highlights included rufous hummingbird, American kestrel, perergrine falcon, pine siskin, hooded merganser, Wilson’s snipe, sedge wren, wild turkey, brown creeper, pied-billed grebe, snow goose and others.
As Atlanta Audubon’s incoming president Esther Stokes noted: “We have a lot of avian diversity to celebrate in Atlanta. Plus, it was a lot of fun finding the birds.”
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon will be last quarter on Monday. Mercury, Venus and Saturn are low in the east just before sunrise. Jupiter and Mars rise out of the east just after midnight. Mars and Jupiter appear near the moon Wednesday night.