Canadian ornithologist Ron Pittaway has published his annual predictions for this winter's bird irruptions, and birders are excited about the prospects. According to Ontario Field Ornithologists, this year's drought has affected seed and fruit crops in several areas, and birds such as pine grosbeaks, red crossbills, common redpolls, red-breasted nuthatches and bohemian waxwings are expected to irrupt much further south than their typical winter ranges.
What bird irruptions are you hoping for this year? Have you already seen any irruptive species? Share your winter bird sightings in the comments!
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