Mike Coll published in Birding Magazine!

April 8, 2014

Preserve Manager Michael Coll had the honor of authoring the article about the American Birding Association (ABA)’s 2013 Bird of the Year, the Common Nighthawk. Mike, who went to school in Philadelphia, has long admired the species for its relative success at adapting to an increasingly urbanized environment.

Below is the title spread of the article. To read a PDF of the full article–and see great images from around Philadelphia–click the painting.


Page 38 Nighthawk article MColl ABAMagazine 11-12 2013

Page 39 Nighthawk article MColl ABAMagazine 11-12 2013

The ABA commissioned this painting–which plays homage to Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting, Nighthawks–from Ray Nelson to accompany this article!