You don’t need a bird-watching manual to identify these creatures. The snowbirds I know are humans.
The term snowbird is used to describe people in the colder climes of the U.S. and probably Canada who “migrate” to warmer weather when the show and cold comes on.
The snowbirds that are my friends go to Californa, Arizona or Texas. Mexico is, or was, a prime warm weather spot for the too.
Most of the snowbirds are retirees who have a second home/condo or a large RV to live in at hte secondary location.
Some say (urban myth?) that the term comes from the song “Snowbird” by Anne Murray.
In part, she sings:
“Spread your tiny wings and fly away,
And take the snow back with you
Where it came from on that day
So, little Snowbird, take me with you when you go
To that land of gentle breezes where the peaceful waters flow…”
Do people in other countries do this at all? Post your comments.