2018-12-22 Christmas Bird Count

One day a year I enjoy the mere act of counting birds. It’s not for ego. It’s not done to call attention to myself. It’s not for an ‘I got more than you’ motivation. It is the Christmas Bird Count, a citizen science endeavor, where the birding community pulls together to survey the birds present … Read more

2013-01-31 Imperial Beach Hot Spots

South of San Diego Bay and north of the Tijuana River and the border with Mexico, lies the town of Imperial Beach. Both the bay and the river valley are productive bird finding areas. I started my day along the mudflats at the south end of the bay. The location is known locally as “7th … Read more

2014-02-14: A Visit To Chula Vista

South of San Diego, about halfway to the border with Mexico, the city of Chula Vista has a boat launch and a marina that abuts San Diego Bay. The waters of the bay surrounding this small harbor within the bay are shallow,  and diving ducks frequently hang out nearby. At the south facing shoreline there … Read more

2016-05-05 Klamath Falls, Veterans Park Revisited

When I finished with the dippers in Ashland Thursday afternoon, I drove out on Highway 66 through Keno and the old Oregon Trail to Klamath Falls. It was late in the day when I got to my favorite place at Veteran’s Park. There was just enough light left in the day to get images of … Read more