2022-08-10 A Taste of Kansas

My tour of Kansas came to an end, but I spent only a little time with my camera on the birds. The primary obstacles to my birding endeavors were the hot weather and the lull that birders sometimes call the “Summer Doldrums”. By now, most of the nesting activity had passed, and the younger birds … Read more

2022-07-06 Revisiting Lesser Slave Lake

I spent Tuesday night at the Slave Lake Walmart, and I broke my fast at the Sawridge Travel Center, where I’ve enjoyed dining on my earlier visits. I explored the southeastern shoreline Tuesday after arriving here from Lake Kimiwan. I’ve been on a mission to meet Common Terns before I leave Canada, The terns I’ve … Read more

2022-06-29 McQueen Slough

I explored three locations around Dawson Creek in my quest to find photographic birds. Two were very productive locations. I spent most of my time at a place called McQueen Slough. There are two small lakes surrounded by cattails. Some of the birds, especially the waterfowl are difficult to photograph because the open water, where … Read more

2022-06-28 Taylor Landing Once More

It’s only a 20 minute drive south from Fort Saint John to Taylor Landing, on the banks of the Peace River. I discovered this place white driving north on the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek in British Columbia (see that story <HERE>). I met some lovely birds on that visit, but finding my first Black-and-White … Read more

2022-06-17 Friday At McIntyre Marsh

Paraphrasing Canada’s own Robbie Robertson, “I pulled into Whitehorse, was feeling ‘bout half-past dead, I just need to find a place, where I can lay my head.” It was a hard push getting to Whitehorse, and it took a toll on my endurance. I arrived on June 9th, and didn’t leave until the morning of … Read more

2022-05-30 Late May At Lesser Slave Lake

I took two days to drive from Jasper to Slave Lake, a town at the southeastern end of Lesser Slave Lake. I camped overnight in Whitecourt along the way. When I arrived at my desired destination, I booked a two-night stay north of town at the Marten River Campground at Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park … Read more

2022-05-25&26 Long Drive Through Banff and Jasper

I didn’t do much birding after leaving Lewistown Montana on May 20. Any birds I met during this part of the expedition came at 60 mph, and in quick glances. I thought I’d better cover some ground if I wanted to get the Canadian portion of my trip underway.  I crossed the Canadian border on … Read more

2022-04-24 In Burns Oregon

Someone kindly pointed out that the Scrub-Jay in this post is a California, not a Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay. I will make corrections to the gallery at my next opportunity. My decision to visit the Malheur area required a long drive from Joseph to Burns that took me six hours of drive-time. I think there were five … Read more

2022-04-02 Reedsport to Waldport

Friday night, after driving from Reedsport, I parked south of Waldport at a roadside pullout. I visited several places along the way, including the jetties at the Umpqua River Mouth. South jetties have become a favored destination for me here in Oregon. I’ve been finding interesting subjects while visiting these locations. Sometimes they feature seagoing … Read more

2020-12-17 Wednesday At The Rio Grande Nature Center

There is a small reserve on the northwestern edge of Albuquerque I have enjoyed since some of my earliest visits to the region. It is the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Within its grounds are woodlands (called a bosque), open fields, and wetlands with ponds. My previous visits to this reserve have been during … Read more