Birds of Prey

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Children Are Confusing Hawks for Fly Balls at Bronx Ballpark

    The New York Post seems to think that the problem at Clemente Ballfield in Crotona Park in the Bronx is the hawks nesting atop floodlights. To be sure, the birds are scaring little-leaguers when they swoop down to the field during plays. But here's the really alarming piece of this story: "'They'r ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 10, 2013


    Be a kid again on 
Governors Island

  • Voice Choices

    April 10, 2013


    Barn Owl land at 
Death by Audio

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    For The Birds: New York City Summer Birdwatching

    A recent post on the Environmental Protection Agency's Greening the Apple blog about seasonal birdwatching in Sandy Hook, New Jersey got us thinking: Do you have to go all the way to a neighboring state to check out the summer's cool birds? So we hit up two area birders -- Dr. Robert "Birding Bob" ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 25, 2012


    Hitchcock's got nothing on this flock

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2012

    Wildlife Rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath Talk About Their Work In the City And Famous Hawks

    On Monday the New York Daily News reported the on the death of Lima, New York City celebrity hawk Pale Male's mate. Often when stories -- both happy and sad -- of New York's leash-less animals pop up, we hear from wildlife rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath. The two have been rehabilitators for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    New Jersey Children Are Being Armed With Umbrellas to Protect Against Seagull Shitstorm

    A townhouse development in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, is facing an unprecedented scourge from above. Thousands of seagulls have appeared, Alfred Hitchcock-like, except that instead of terrorizing citizens and pecking them to death, they are terrorizing them with their poop. It's gotten so bad that ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    In New York, Even the Owls Have Herpes

    SvadilfariHerpes. O Rly?​When an enormous great horned owl was found dead on the ground in Inwood Hill Park last month, the Department of Environmental Conservation promised to find out what laid the noble beast low. Today, the results of the autopsy were announced and -- there's really no way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2011

    House Republicans End Symbolic Resolutions

    ​Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have put an end to the process of passing resolutions that are purely symbolic or celebratory. The Washington Post reports that last year, the House "passed more than 250, honoring everything from the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. to the IFC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Baby Falcon Gets a Checkup

    The MTA has released a pretty darn cute video starring the peregrine falcon chicks on the Throgs Neck Bridge. Be prepared to hear incessant chirping. More after the jump!

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Cat and Owl Are Friends

    Because it's a rainy Monday, and we love you: Here is an interspecies alliance between a cat and an owl, named, respectively, Fum and Gebra, put to Spanish rock soundtrack for ultimate cheesy/adorable effect. Cats will be cats; owls are just awesome.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Hawk Cam Streaming Live From NYU Library

    This is New York University giving back to the community, or something. On the 12th floor of Bobst Library at NYU, two red-tailed hawks have set up a nest on the ledge, just outside university president John Sexton's office. The New York Times blog City Room has set up a live video stream where you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    What Animal Do You Look Like?

    ​I clearly resemble an owl. Enough people have said that, so I simply have to embrace the comparison and make it into a positive thing, kvelling over all the wisdom and potato-chips-inspiring that owls exude. So what about you? Don't say "I have the eyes of a wolverine, the chin of a marmos ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 9, 2010


    They're cute and fuzzy, and now you can eat off them!

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Catbird Celebrates Groundhog Day

    Leave it to Catbird to start a sale on Groundhog Day. One of Brooklyn's cutsy-wutsy stores, they have discounted dresses, pants, shoes, and sweaters by 20 to 50 percent. So if you like little creatures, scurry over to their Metropolitan Avenue location. Here you'll find animal motifs on clothes, jew ... More >>

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    October 31, 2000
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    January 25, 2000
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    January 11, 2000

    Hoo Goes There

    A long-eared owl takes up residence in Central Park