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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

2015-06-01 Snake River Birds of Prey

I’d been to the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area 14 years ago, but it was in the autumn and the area was silent of birds, but on this day there held the promise of raptor sightings. My friend Art and I drove out 76 miles to this place from his … Read more

2015-05-18 Jackson to Yellowstone

My friend Rick and I drove up from Jackson to Yellowstone for the day. I was looking for the Harlequin Ducks that were at the “Fishing Bridge” at the NE corner of Yellowstone Lake. As it turned out I was either late, or the ducks had moved to a different area. The drive between both of these beautiful … Read more

2015-02-01 Tijuana River Valley

I decided to head back down to the Tijuana River Valley this ‘Superbowl Sunday” to look for rare birds. I sorta struck out on some, but found some semi-rare birds I hadn’t expected. The Common Goldeneye at the Dairy Mart ‘Stick Pond’ did not pose well, but I took some ID quality shots anyway. While … Read more