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This time of year, piping plovers are returning to beaches up and down the East Coast, preparing to lay eggs and raise chicks in their summer homes. But where have these shorebirds been all winter? Biologists have discovered some in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Common Yellowthroat. Photo by Steve Norris/USFWS

The kind of morning all bird nerds dream about – Birds and Bagels!

While American woodcock are generally quite cryptic, the display flight that the males perform at dusk in spring brings the species into prominence. Now is the season when males are displaying. May they grace moist young forest near you.