2019 was easily the fullest, most dramatic year of my life for birding. In contrast, 2020 has by necessity been a much more subdued affair. Birding close to home has nevertheless been unexpectedly rewarding, with no shortage of unexpected surprises spotted from my fire escape and at nearby Astoria Park. As the end of the school year drew nearer, the … Read More
Sandwiched between the rush of spring-breakers in March and the arrival of beach-goers in June, there is another invasion of visitors to South Padre Island during the end of April and beginning of May. They may be much more discrete than rowdy, drunken college kids but dress just as gaudy and they don’t crowd the beaches with 4X4’s and umbrellas like … Read More
You have probably already read my summary of my first day at the Biggest Week, but were wondering where all the photos were. Well, here they are! Check out the summary post here: The Biggest Week 2013: Day 1! and also check out my Cerulean Warbler post, my favorite bird I saw on my first boardwalk stroll!
I recently had the good fortune to help out with some bird banding in the Allegheny National Forest. It is fairly early in the season so a majority of the birds were likely local breeders and young. The project is looking at the birds using recently clear-cut areas to better understand how birds are using those areas. The abundance of … Read More