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Fall migration can baffle birders

Published Sept. 23, 1999, in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, “Fall migration can baffle birders.”

2014 Update: Now that I have a laptop, I’ve migrated to watching birds through the kitchen window. 801 more words



Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) perching at Marine Park Nature Center. This is the adult, non-breeding plumage. The species migrates to southern South America. Like many grassland species, its numbers are dropping because of habitat loss.


By the numbers...

90: The number of days spent in Colombia on this last trip.

162: The (estimated) number of lifers (new birds) seen by me on the trip. 187 more words


Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller – Coracias caudatus

The most colorful bird in Namibia? Until recently, they were mostly seen on telephone poles on the look out for bugs to scoop, but since the demise of telephone poles, they are less common. 121 more words


Photo blog: Labour Day Fun

I spent a great Labour Day at the cottage. I didn’t do much except go kayaking, take lots of photos and catch up with my parents. 143 more words


Shorebird Weekend

I got home late last night from a weekend trip to Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge with my friend Lesa. It was a somewhat last-minute, spur-of-the-moment, why-not trip which means we did not plan ahead too well, but the spirit of adventure overtook us and we went to see what is perhaps the premier shorebird viewing spot in the state of Illinois during fall shorebird migration. 1,105 more words