Florida Kayak Birding: Prothonotary Warbler

Anna FasoliBirding1 Comment

My field season has slowed down a little bit, so I have had some time lately to kayak some of the local lakes. Kayaking is a great way to beat the Florida heat, and birds are often concentrated around lakes, rivers, and wetlands to do the same. It’s been so hot that I almost want to jump in the lakes….almost…but … Read More

10 Warblers you won’t want to miss at the Biggest Week

Tim SchreckengostGeneral News and Info1 Comment

Ah, the Biggest Week in American Birding is just around the corner. As I am writing this post, the Warbler Capital of the World will be loaded with birds and birders in 2 weeks, 3 days, 6 hours, 16 minutes, and 55 seconds. Anna was thinking about the Biggest Week back when she was tired of winter back in March, … Read More

The Biggest Week in American Birding: Group Birding at its Finest!

Anna FasoliBirding3 Comments

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a ten day birding extravaganza in Ohio created by Black Swamp Bird Observatory to promote bird conservation and increase awareness of the amazing bird migration that happens in early May in northwest Ohio. It is an extremely affordable event, offering reasonably priced work shops, field trips, and presentations. In addition, it provides an excellent opportunity for … Read More

Prothonotaries!

Drew WeberBirding, General News and Info, Photography, Trip Reports5 Comments

President Harry Truman once said that “prothonotary” was the most impressive-sounding political title in the U.S. and in our opinion, the Prothonotary Warbler may just be one of the most impressive sounding and looking warblers that we encountered at ‘The Biggest Week in American Birding‘. Certainly one of the most cooperative birds to see/photograph at ‘The Biggest Week’ were the … Read More

Rain Birding at the Biggest Week

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Birding1 Comment

[dc]M[/dc]onday morning was rainier than we expected, so we ended up parking at the west end of the Magee Marsh boardwalk and birded from the inside the car while the rain poured down, waiting for it to clear up enough for us to be able to walk around the boardwalk. Despite the heavy rain, warblers were moving eastward past us, … Read More