The joys of birdwatching

By Amy Chillag, CNN

Updated 4:35 PM ET, Wed October 31, 2018
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A bluebird is spotted in an Atlanta backyard on April 1, 2017. Amy Chillag/CNN
A downy woodpecker in New York City's Brooklyn Bridge Park during a guided bird walk on October 6, 2018. Heather Wolf
This striking woodpecker called a northern flicker can be observed all over the US during all seasons of the year. Amy Chillag/CNN
A ring-billed gull sits with the Statue of Liberty in the background at Brooklyn Bridge Park on October 6, 2018. Heather Wolf
A brown thrasher, the state bird of Georgia, perched on an Atlanta backyard fence on April 27, 2017. Amy Chillag/CNN