2023-05-20 Two Days At Legendary Wye Marsh

Friday after breakfast, I drove twenty minutes east from Tiny Township to Midland Ontario. There, on the southern edge of town, lies a wetland called Wye Marsh. A 3000 acre ecologically critical location, it was once a major battlefield to save the once endangered Trumpeter Swan from pending extinction. Even now, one third of Canadian … Read more

2023-05-13 Ontario’s Bronte Harbour & Long Point

While visiting with my friend Judy in Ontario Canada, she offered to escort me to a few of her favorite birding destinations, and Saturday we spent the day on the road, driving for about 250 miles. We began the day driving west, toward the northern shore of Lake Erie. Our target was called Long Point, … Read more

2023-05-09 Point Pelee Canada

2023-05-10 Wednesday This morning I said goodbye to Point Pelee. The local folks I met during my visit said I was a week early for the warbler migration. Nearly everyone attending the point was excited about the first ever Willow Ptarmigan that showed up at Point Pelee. Clearly a ‘lost bird’, ptarmigan are thought to … Read more

2023-05-07 Magee Marsh Ohio

After a lovely 3-day visit with my friends Bruce and Loretta in south Dayton, I hit the road again. I revised my trajectory into Canada from Niagara Falls to Detroit, where I might experience warbler migration at point Pelee. It is a legendary event. I could have been in position to enter Canada in a … Read more

2023-04 April In Kansas

While my Canadian destinations are getting hammered with one storm after another, I’m biding my time in Kansas. I needed to stay until my suspension air bag was replaced anyway, and that work is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday).  The birds around my friend’s place near the Kansas River have frustrated most of my efforts to … Read more

2022-07-05 Kimiwan Lake

My long drive from Grande Prairie ended Monday at Lake Kimiwan near the Town of McLennan in the province of Alberta. There is a boardwalk over the marsh at the southern shore of the lake that the locals promote as “The Bird Capital of Canada”; a lofty claim probably not universally accepted. The boardwalk direly … 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

2022-04-22 Friday At Lake Wallowa

It was a long drive Thursday to reach the north face of the Wallowa Mountains from Richland Washington. It rained much of the night in Joseph Oregon, where I slept in the RV, and by morning the mercury fell to 27°F. The combination added up to an ice-scraping session before I could navigate. The cafe … Read more

2022-03-28 Two Days In Bandon

After leaving Port Orford Sunday morning (2022-03-27), I drove North and turned onto Cape Blanco Road and I found fields full of chaparral looking plants loaded with bright yellow flowers. I had to stop and take a picture for ID purposes and found that they are called Common Gorse. Had it not been for the … Read more

Memories of the Link River in Klamath Falls

I’ve travelled extensively through Western USA, yet I don’t feel I’ve “seen it all”. Far from it, I’m certain there are still plenty of surprises waiting for me to ferret out. When I’m not travelling, chasing bird images and other natural wonders, I’m thinking about exploring new places, or places I’ve enjoyed visiting in the … Read more