Category Archives: Birding

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Travels, 9-26 to 10-6-19

On September 26, I flew Southwest Airlines from Albuquerque to Oakland. This route usually provides views of the Grand Canyon and the Sierras,  but the vagaries of seating in the plane, the clarity of the windows, the time of day  … Continue reading

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By Our Own Hand

The disappearance of 2.9 billion birds over the past nearly 50 years was reported today in the journal Science, a result of a comprehensive study by a team of scientists from seven research institutions in the United States and Canada. Continue reading

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Once Birdwatching, Now Birding

I still have my original Peterson’s “A Field Guide to Western Birds”, which was given to me by my first wife Karen, on my 27th birthday, in 1967. In those days, birdwatchers referred to it simply as “Peterson’s”. The guide … Continue reading

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Big Day for Wildlife

My last sighting was this bald eagle, which circled above me and landed on a basalt boulder. Continue reading

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Heron Grabs and Swallows a Trout

Watch as this Great blue heron spots a rainbow trout, grabs it and then takes a short walk before swallowing it. Continue reading

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Cranes at the Historic Los Luceros

The drive into the property first passed through an apple orchard, with the fruit still on the trees. Eating the now fermenting apples were starlings and Lewis woodpeckers, and I stopped to photograph the latter. Continue reading

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Costa Rica Birding South, Part 4

We stopped at Restaurante La Georgina, at 10,000′, to see what hummingbirds were in attendance at their feeders. Continue reading

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