08/28/2015

Birds To Spot In Your Yard This Fall

10:05 minutes

A Sandhill crane takes flight over the Platte River near Kearney, Nebraska. Credit: Diana Robinson/flickr
A Sandhill crane takes flight over the Platte River near Kearney, Nebraska. Credit: Diana Robinson/flickr

With autumn around the corner, temperatures up north are beginning to drop, signaling the beginning of the fall migration of birds to warmer climes. Emma Greig, project leader at Cornell’s Project FeederWatch, says it’s a good time to observe birds changing their plumage and behavior, and an opportunity to spot birds commuting south from their Arctic summer homes.

Segment Guests

Emma Greig

Emma Greig is project leader at Project FeederWatch at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.

Explore More

Make Your Own Fall Foliage With This Dad-Tested Experiment

Learn about why leaves change colors in different seasons.

Read More