The blogging team scoured the road that leads to the top of Mt. Lemmon in search of Painted Redstarts, vireos, Arizona Woodpecker, and more. © lkamms

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Birding Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware

Red Knot at Bombay Hook NWR /USFWS

Bombay Hook is a key rest stop on the Delaware Bay for thousands of migrating shorebirds every spring and fall, as they fly north to their breeding grounds and return south again. At low tide, they feed by the thousands on the salt marsh mudflats and in freshwater impoundments. Common species include Semipalmated Sandpipers, Dunlin… Read more »

Birding Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Ibis at Okefenokee NWR by Steve Brookes

Sandhill Cranes, Wood Storks and the rare Red-cockaded Woodpecker can be seen while Birding the Okefenokee Swamp, America’s oldest and best preserved freshwater systems.

The Marvels of Doñana National Park (Spain)

Julia Zarankin and her husband, Doñana National Park

We quickly boarded our four-wheel drive vehicle, left behind the horse-town of El Rocio, and entered the magical realm of Doñana. In the woodsy area, we were greeted by severe, no-nonsense Woodchat Shrikes, dozens of fabulous and slightly surreal-looking Hoopoe, with their majestic spiky crowns of orange and black-tipped feathers, and luminous bee-eaters.