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.

Birding North Wales: Black Cocks at Dawn and More

Great birding can be had along this western slice of Britain that overlooks the Irish Sea, which features mountain peaks, moors, pine forests, ancient oak woodlands, wide glaciated valleys, sandy beaches and seabird-encrusted cliffs.

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.

Estuary Trail, Ottawa NWR

The newly opened (2012) estuary trail that leads between Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Magee Marsh was a big hit with birders attending The Biggest Week in American Birding this May. "It offers much more elbow room and nearly all the same birds," says Courtenay Willis, who traveled all the way from Belgium to participate… 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 »