2022-06-27 Birds in Fort Saint John

Sunday in Fort Saint John, I drove to the local college campus, where there was public parking for a “Community Forest”. Much like Fort Nelson’s Demonstration Forest, this woodland preserve has trails that weave through the trees for the enjoyment of the nature-loving public. I found no shortage of bird-life on my walk, but I … Read more

2022-06-24 Fort Nelson Once More

With every visit to Fort Nelson, including my time in 2005, I’ve explored the woods at the northeastern corner of town that the locals call the Demonstration Forest. I’ve never felt short-changed by the time I’ve spent there on its trails. This visit this past Friday, was perhaps the most rewarding of all. My afternoon … Read more

2022-06-23 Muncho Lake Through Toad River

Wednesday night I roadside camped a mile from the Northern Rockies Lodge at Muncho Lake. The rain followed me all the way from Teslin and continued all night. With all the water, rocks from the steep slopes were loosened, sending them down to the roadway and making the drive even more hazardous. I stopped at … Read more

2022-06-06 The Long Road To Watson Lake

It’s a long and arduous drive from Fort Nelson to Watson Lake, and I planned on several stops along the way. I found that there was highway construction going on that prevented me from stopping at some of the locations I’d planned to investigate. This part of the Alaska Highway passes through the mountains, and … Read more

2022-06-05 Sunday In Fort Nelson

Sunday, I spent time in Fort Nelson in northwestern British Columbia. There is a managed woods at the edge of town, called the Fort Nelson Demonstration Forest that I visited in 2005, and I made a point of visiting this place once more. The high point of my walk along its trails was meeting Canada … Read more

2021-05-08 SPI’s Friday Beaches

I spent much of my last day on South Padre Island on the sandy flat beach north of the Convention Centre. Until this day, I’d neglected this habitat for gulls, terns, skimmers and shorebirds, and I knew I’d find Black Terns there. I’ve met Black Terns in the Great Basin, but not here in Texas, … Read more

2021-04-17 SPI, Great Birds, Lousy Weather

Well friends, I said I would limit my photo shooting time in the field to half days. The strategy would allow me to process my images and tell my stories in time to meet an every-other-day in the field schedule. I also said if a warbler fallout should happen, all bets were off. Well, it … Read more

2021-04-13 South Padre Fog

I left Brownsville in the darkness of pre-dawn, with plans to meet birds on South Padre Island as they began their morning rounds. It seemed a good idea to be present when the birds got busy. The heavy overcast sky was not apparent as I drove the road to Port Isabel and then continued east … Read more