Back to Birding with a Varied Thrush

After months of wandering and exploring, I returned to work with a major deadline looming over my head. Completion of my sabbatical project required that I chain myself to my desk, log a ridiculous number of hours in front of a computer screen and, most importantly, ignore bird reports. I logged out of eBird and... Continue Reading →

Beak of the Week: Virginia Rail

Once again, I've fallen a bit behind in my blogging efforts. I am currently writing this from Mammoth Lakes, and have had some fun California adventures in the past couple of weeks. After returning home from my road trip, I was fortunate to spend some time at the Sedgwick Reserve in Santa Ynez, CA. I... Continue Reading →

Beak of the Week: Pileated Woodpecker

I have to interrupt our normally scheduled program, on warblers and other migrants, to share this incredible bird encounter from yesterday! I (finally) made my way out of NW Ohio, after days of lingering, and planned a stop at Eagle Creek Park, outside of Indianapolis. I was so impressed by this park and its 3900... Continue Reading →

Beak of the Week: Bearded Vulture

I was soooo close to finishing and publishing my last South Africa post, recounting our final, and most exciting, adventure of the trip....our drive up the Sani Pass to Lesotho. In writing this post, it quickly became abundantly clear that the Bearded Vulture deserves its very own post. So, here it second "Beak of... Continue Reading →

Beak of the Week: Sage Thrasher

Although I have primarily been using this blog to document my travels and adventures, I would like to also occasionally highlight an interesting bird behavior, or interaction, or a particular species that piques my interest or curiosity. I will call these posts, "Beak of the Week". First Beak of the Week: the Sage Thrasher. Sage... Continue Reading →

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