200 Species

Originally posted on Corvid Sketcher:
I am not a huge county birder, that is a birder who is obsessed with added as many species to certain counties within the state as possible. For me I set the modest goal of reaching 200 species in the counties that I bird the most: Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz. In San Mateo, the county in… Continue reading 200 Species

Christmas Birding: The Gift of Eagles

Originally posted on Corvid Sketcher:
It is my Christmas Day tradition to wander down to the Central Valley to do some wintering waterfowl birding in the amazing Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, just north of the Sutter Buttes. The weather forecast told of rain but that wasn’t going to turn me away from seeing the thousands of wintering waterfowl. Besides, the birds don’t mind the rain,… Continue reading Christmas Birding: The Gift of Eagles

The Sky is Falling!

Originally posted on Wildly Ever After:
Male mountain bluebird It’s spring in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and, as of today, April 3, the mountain bluebirds have been here for about three weeks. Their winter home is in the southernmost west states of the U.S. (California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) plus northern Mexico. But if you didn’t know where they were coming from,… Continue reading The Sky is Falling!

Free Nature Therapy (aka The Christmas Bird Count)

Originally posted on Wildly Ever After:
Yesterday I participated in the Christmas Bird Count located at Wind Cave National Park, SD. It had just snowed about a half inch overnight, sprinkling a dose of magic to the already enchanting landscape. Following are a few pictures to document my adventure. The Christmas Bird Count is a citizen-science annual event hosted by the National Audubon Society and… Continue reading Free Nature Therapy (aka The Christmas Bird Count)

Success stories: Audubon Society

Originally posted on nature has no boss:
While this past year has felt like one negative story after another with respect to environmental and conservation news there are successes to be recognized and accomplishments lauded. The national Audubon Society recently published a list of their success stories for this year that will bring a little cheer to a birders holiday season. Successes occurred on numerous… Continue reading Success stories: Audubon Society

Success Stories: National Geographic

Originally posted on nature has no boss:
More good news stories for 2019 this time from National Geographic in an article titled “Wildlife wins: 7 good-news stories from 2019“. The article begins with an all to often heard hours of “Optimism can be in short supply when it comes to wildlife and conservation. Going on describe several events that are disconcerting to those who consider… Continue reading Success Stories: National Geographic