A Whale of a Time in Seattle

Tim HealyBirding, Mammals, Photography, Science, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Summer vacation is always a crucial window of opportunity for adventures, but it is all too short and often too busy. This year, I was thankfully able to find the time for a brief getaway. Although international travel still poses a bit of a thorny logistic challenge, we were content to set our sights on a domestic destination. It didn’t … Read More

The Final LeConte-down: Eking out a Victory over a Nemesis

Tim HealyBird Sightings, Birding, Chase, eBird, Listing, RaritiesLeave a Comment

When Drew first established this blog so many years ago, he christened the new site with a title based on one of the most evocatively named phenomena in birding. The concept of a nemesis bird is something most birders are familiar with, though the exact definition may vary from person to person. It could be that incredible vagrant you “just … Read More

Photo Study – LeConte’s Sparrow

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Birding, General News and Info, photo study, Photography4 Comments

Recently, Anna and I visited a hotspot for wintering LeConte’s Sparrows and Sedge Wrens near Gainesville, Florida. During the few hours we spent there photographing the birds, we were absolutely surrounded by both species – at one point I had four LeConte’s Sparrow perched together in one small clump of brush! As with all Ammodramus sparrows, LeConte’s Sparrows are absolutely beautiful and … Read More