2022-05-12 Wrapping It Up At Grand Teton

My last two days in Jackson Hole, weren’t very productive for megafauna, so my friend and fellow photographer Joe Ford indulged my propensity for chasing birds. After striking out on bears, we spent Wednesday at Oxbow Bend and Thursday at Jackson Lake Dam. Both locations rate high for birds, and are also potential places to … Read more

2022-04-10 The Road To Mount Olympus

On April 9th, my Saturday drive began at my US-101 roadside camp by the Palix River in Washington, 12 miles south of South Bend. By day’s end, I found myself all the way to the north at Bogachiel State Park, a little over 140 miles north on the Olympic Peninsula, and five and a half … Read more

2022-04-03 Yaquina South Jetty

I arrived Saturday in Newport, and spent most of the day catching up with my blogging tasks, but after spending the night north of town, I wanted to see what birding treasures I might find in the area. In keeping with my “south-jetty fetish”, I drove to the South Yaquina Bay Jetty on the southern … Read more

2022-03-24 Crescent City Again

I spent ten days in Medford (Oregon), addressing minor upgrades to the RV, spinning the most recent yarns about my trip. During this time I enjoyed the company of my sister-in-law, and a couple of visits with my oldest niece. I wasn’t able to see my nephew, his wife, his youngest daughter, or my brother-in-law. … Read more

2022-03-13 Crescent City to the Collier Tunnel

Citizens Dock and the boat basin in Crescent City’s harbor have provided me with many productive bird meetings in my past travels through this region. During my past visits to the sheltered waters of the inner harbor, I’ve met Common Murres, Common Loons, Great Blue Herons, Black Turnstones, Belted Kingfishers, Wandering Tattlers, Western Grebes, and … Read more

2022-03-06 A Few Hours At Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay is only 34 miles from my Point Reyes Camp near Point Reyes. Years ago I stopped at The Tides Restaurant and enjoyed their good food and a ring-side seat watching birds and wildlife a couple dozen feet below on the harbor’s waters. I found more of the same on this visit. After breakfast … Read more

2022-03-02 Wednesday At Morro Bay

From the beginning to the end, yesterday went swimmingly. I began my fun by driving from San Luis Obispo on Los Osos Valley Road, a route I’d not traveled before. Rather than the Highway 1’s approach to Morro Bay at the north of town, this road brought me to the south end of Morro Bay … Read more

2021-03-04 Galveston Boat Ride

I continued my exploration of the Texas Gulf Coast last Wednesday (2021-03-03) when I drove from Aransas NWR to Galveston, 170 miles to the east. After spotting birds loafing on wooden docks, I pulled off the freeway at Tiki Island, where it was my good fortune to meet Dennis Jones, a Coast Warden for Texas … Read more

2017-09-12 Crescent City To Klamath River

I  drove south to Crescent City Monday afternoon and scouted the harbor for bird possibilities. The light from the west swayed me from any inclination to take photographs. Tuesday morning promised to be better, so I used the remainder of the day to finish blogging about Gold Beach. Crescent City is rather vigilant about overnight … Read more

2015-06-14 Oregon Into California

I made my goodbyes to the family the night before I left Southern Oregon and I stopped in the town of Rouge River for breakfast. As with so many times on this trip, when I stop for gas or (as this day) for breakfast, I am often met with thee curious citizens inquiring about the … Read more