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Sandy Brings Ashore Rare Birds

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Pomarine Jaeger is one of the sea birds rarely seen in North America. But it was brought ashore by hurricane Sandy and a number of them were recently spotted in Manhattan. (Photo: Brian Sullivan)

Hurricane Sandy brought with her a range of birds from distant places, giving American bird watchers a chance to see species they might have never encountered otherwise.

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Andrew Harnsworth of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology talks to Lisa Mullins about some of the rare species that are being spotted in and around New York.

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