Spring is Over

Originally posted on KeriBirder:
So in northern Ohio, we had been expecting a last, final wave of spring migrants, again based upon data from the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) website. It seems that it came, and went just as quickly. Numerous reports abounded yesterday of a great number of birds along the shores of Lake Erie. From Wendy Park in Cleveland, to Erie Street… Continue reading Spring is Over

Hike & Go Seek – Garden of the Gods – Illinois

Originally posted on Best of the Midwest! Hiking – nature – photography:
Looking for spectacular views with a short hike among some of the most unique rock formations in the United States? Look no further than Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois. The most popular hike in the Shawnee National Forest, Garden of the Gods gives tourists amazing insight into the geologic structure of Southern Illinois… Continue reading Hike & Go Seek – Garden of the Gods – Illinois

Wild Bird Wednesday – Backyard Birds

Originally posted on Best of the Midwest! Hiking – nature – photography:
? Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here. Last week I showed you our Bluebirds so this week I want to show you some of the other birds around our yard. Let’s start with the largest. There is no difference between male and female Blue Jays but the next pair has subtle difference between genders.… Continue reading Wild Bird Wednesday – Backyard Birds

Wilderness Wednesday

Originally posted on Best of the Midwest! Hiking – nature – photography:
Think there is not much wilderness left in the United States…think again.   And while much of it is in such states as California, Arizona, Washington and Alaska, we have a gem right here in the Midwest – Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota! Bordering the Arrowhead Region of the Canadian Board, the… Continue reading Wilderness Wednesday

Birding at North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Originally posted on Massachusetts Big Year Birding:
Before COIVD-19 happened, I went to the North River Audubon quite frequently. Unfortunately, many of the Audubon sanctuaries in the area have been closed until very recently. This morning I woke up and immediately thought that today was the day that I would go back there while there are still not a whole lot of people outside.? When… Continue reading Birding at North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Essex County Birding

Originally posted on Massachusetts Big Year Birding:
When I was checking eBird last night, I noticed that two very unusual birds were spotted about five miles away from each other. A Wilson’s Phalarope was spotted on the side of the road in Newbury and an American Avocet was observed feeding at Parker River National Wildlife Sanctuary in Newburyport. The fact that these two birds that… Continue reading Essex County Birding