Male American Redstart

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A nature-loving mom takes her gamer son down to Gulf Shores, Alabama to blend beaches and bird watching.

Photographing Warblers

Male blackburnian warbler in willow

Photographing warblers is one of the greatest challenges in bird photography. But capturing a sharp, well-lit image of an avian jewel makes it all worthwhile.

American Dipper by Harry Fuller

Expert guide Harry Fuller provides pointers for anyone about to go birdwatching in the Pacific Coast states of California, Oregon, Washington.

Moose Bog: Boreal Specialities in Lowland Vermont


At Moose Bog an observant non-bushwhacker can locate the boreal grand slam: Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, and Boreal Chickadee.

The Biggest Week: A Warblerific Epiphany

Black-throated Green Warbler. © Laura Kammermeier

Finally, a week after returning from The Biggest Week in American Birding, I am able to sit down and recount the event without developing a lump in my throat. The event was a deeply emotional and satisfying experience for me on so many levels; let me try to explain why.

Sounds of Magee Marsh in May (Ohio)

Magee Marsh in May (Video)

Editor's Note: Ahh, the sound of nature in May. I'm currently walking the boardwalk along Magee Marsh and exploring woodlots and grasslands for birds in the surrounding environs. More to report when I get back. But for now, I want to leave you with this video of the "Magee Marsh experience."  I shot this video… Read more »

6 Reasons to Attend The Biggest Week in American Birding 2013

Prothonotary Warbler,

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a celebration of the epic spring migration in western Ohio lakefront and commences May  3 - 12th. Yours truly will be there, blogging the event in official capacity along with several other talented bird bloggers. The event is headquartered out of Maumee Bay State Park, a stone's throw from… Read more »

Birding with guide George Alfred on the grounds of Belcampo Belize (as it is currently called).

Southern Belize is a good first stop in a tropical bird-watching tour. A few days in the rainforest with a good guide is likely to net you well over a hundred species. Time your visit to coincide with breeding and migration, which runs from February through March.