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GUIDES FROM THE WILD SIDE

  Greetings everyone! Another week has come and gone, and here we are for my next blog. After having such an amazing experience at the Biggest Week in American Birding, I thought I would create a new blog series highlighting our amazing guides and staff! From time to time I’ll be writing these blogs asContinue Reading

LOOKING BACK: THE BIGGEST WEEK IN AMERICAN BIRDING

  In my last blog, I wrote about the magic of the upcoming Biggest Week in American Birding festival. Looking back over that ten day span, it was a very big week indeed! From front to back it was an exciting, fun, and exhausting ten days.   While the Biggest Week in American Birding hasContinue Reading

LOOKING FORWARD : A VERY BIG WEEK

  In just a few days, birders from all over the world will converge on northwest Ohio. They will observe, photograph, and marvel over myriad spring migrants. Young and old alike will gleefully tick life birds off of their lists and share stories and photos of what they have seen.   The Biggest Week inContinue Reading

BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN: A STORY OF PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS

  With spring migration now well underway, I thought, what better subject for my next blog than the Prothonotary Warbler! One of the earliest of spring migrants, these bright yellow balls of awesomeness stole my heart years ago.     Magee Marsh and the black swamp hold a special place in my heart, as formativeContinue Reading

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: YELLOW WARBLER

  Spring has sprung! As we shake off the cold and welcome in warmer weather, I thought I’d share a story and photos of one of my favorite neotropical springtime visitors. The Yellow Warbler!     Each year I visit The Biggest Week in American Birding Festival along the northwest shores of Lake Erie. ThisContinue Reading

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: MEXICAN JAY

  As winter is leaving us, and we usher in spring, I am reminded of my trip to southeastern Arizona two years ago. I often long to go back to that area, as there were so many amazing things about it. One of my favorite birds throughout the entire trip, was the Mexican Jay!  Continue Reading

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: EVENING GROSBEAK

  One of the most colorful denizens of the north woods, Evening Grosbeaks are on many a birder’s target lists when visiting northern locations, and they’re a favorite of the locals. I’ve made two trips up to Sax Zim Bog, and they were high on my list for each trip!   While it can beContinue Reading

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: COMMON REDPOLL

  My father and I arrived at our first destination in northern Minnesota on a cold but sunny morning in mid February. Stopping in a church parking lot just east of Meadowlands Minnesota, we hopped out of the car to gear up as it was only 1 degree outside. Greeting us as we opened ourContinue Reading

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL

  Owls. There’s just something about owls. They are mystical birds that often capture the minds and hearts of all who behold them. They inspire a magical feeling within me, and while I am a nature lover in the most traditional sense, I’d be lying if I told you that I didn’t have some favorites.Continue Reading

Into The Fold: How A Snowy Owl Captured The Heart Of A New Birder

  On a cold, dreary Saturday morning, my father and I awoke at 4 a.m. in preparation for a trip to the Lake Erie shoreline. Northwest Ohio can provide a plethora of birding opportunities year round, and we had a feeling that we would not be disappointed. There were reports of Northern Saw-whet Owls andContinue Reading