Category Archives: Birding

Birding events

Fall Birds, 2018

The Wilson’s warblers have stuck around for quite a while. And, atop a bush on the other side of the house, we saw what we believe to be a Dickcissel, which would put it at the extreme western edge of … Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Happenings #5, Early Sept. 2018

Making apple juice! One of our star guides, Orlando Torres, gave us the use of his press Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Nature, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Natural Happenings, Summer 2018, #3

Our best customers at the feeders are the hummingbirds (duh!), the scrub jays and the immature evening grosbeaks. I also just had a surprise visit from the four Canyon wren chicks that have been around lately. Two of them were … Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Happenings, Summer 2018, #2

“Beauty Happens”. That is a line from a great book on sexual selection, entitled “The Evolution Of Beauty”, by Richard O. Prum, Professor of Ornithology at Yale University. If you love studying Evolution, you’ll love this book.

Posted in Birding, Nature, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Happenings, Summer 2018

It’s been a hot summer, so far, in the upper Rio Grande Valley. The monsoon arrived on time – at the end of the first week of July, – but is now disappointing us with fewer thunder storms than we … Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Nature, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Shoreline Birds – Alameda, California, Dec. 2017

This Holiday season, Kathy and I visited our two families that reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.┬áKathy’s daughter Laina and family live in Alameda, only a few minutes walk from the bay shore. This provides a shoreline birding walk … Continue reading

Posted in Birding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes, Day 10

Day #10 (Sat. Oct. 7) The Rincon de Puembo – what a luxurious hotel! Our room was at the far end of the atrium seen here. We caught a cab around noon for the short drive to the Puembo Birding … Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Ecuador | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment