Rabbit Season in the Rockies

Alex LamoreauxField Work, MammalsLeave a Comment

Although not technically a “rabbit”, Snowshoe Hares are particularly visible and abundant right now in the boreal habitats of northern Idaho. The vast expanses of spruce-fir forests and large stands of Lodgepole Pines covering the mountainous landscape creates the ultimate kingdom for this large leporid. Before this summer I had only seen a handful of Snowshoe Hares in my life, but … Read More

Stilt Sandpiper and Friends at Merritt Island NWR

Alex LamoreauxBehavior, Bird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Photography, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Anna and I visited Merritt Island NWR late in the afternoon on May 26th. Birding was relatively slow due to the time of day and because of how few migrants are around. We were able to find 32 species along the Black Point Wildlife Drive (eBird checklist), including a few FOY species for us – Least Terns, Gull-billed Terns, White-rumped … Read More

SE Arizona Birding, Day 1: Sweetwater Wetlands and Madera Canyon

Drew WeberBirding4 Comments

On July 28th after work, Alex and I headed west to pick up our friends Chris and Mark (from Pennsylvania) from the Tucson Airport.  A few months ago, Mark joined us on a 4 day birding trip in Idaho, and we were glad Chris was able to make this trip.  Chris and Mark hadn’t spent much time birding in the south west, … Read More

Birding CJ Strike WMA and Ted Trueblood WMA

Anna FasoliBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, PhotographyLeave a Comment

On Easter, Alex and I drove south towards the Snake River to bird the CJ Strike WMA and Ted Trueblood WMA.  At a small marsh on the Snake River, Alex and I tried calling rails again, hoping to pull out a Sora.  Instead, we were answered by a chorus of Virginia Rails, including one that walked right up to us … Read More