Sri Lanka Jan 2018 : Sinharaja Forest Reserve

We began our wonderful 11-day adventure in Sri Lanka with an overnight stay in an ocean-side hotel a short distance from the Colombo Airport. Our time there was brief, but we enjoyed observing fishermen launch their boats at sunrise, and seeing Whiskered Terns dive and swirl over the waves. From there, we worked our way southeastContinue Reading

BOOK REVIEW: “Birding Without Borders”

  On January 1, 2015, Noah Strycker began an epic quest to find more than 5,000 bird species in one year. The number would shatter previous “Big Year” records; the pace would exhaust the hardiest travelers. In his book “Birding Without Borders,” published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017, Noah describes the experience with riveting proseContinue Reading

2017 Another Exciting Year

2017 was a year of spectacular wildlife experiences, creating inspiration and reflection to underscore how fortunate I am to travel the world in a “job” that I love. I’m delighted to highlight some of my favorite memories with you, in these stories and photos. I spent much of the first quarter of the year onContinue Reading

Excitement in an Instant: The Dall’s Porpoise

  The Dall’s Porpoise is a master of surprise. One moment, you’re at the head of a ship, motoring through the dark waters of one of Alaska’s deep underwater canyons, and then in an instant these magnificent creatures appear. While observing some rather distant Humpback Whales aboard the Northern Song, a small pod of theseContinue Reading

Cooperative Feeding Nets Success for Humpback Whales

  The cold, dark waters of Southeast Alaska are mysterious and magical. While motoring through the massive fjords and smaller channels, one might think that these waters were barren and empty. However, they are teeming with life, from the smallest organisms to the massive beasts that lurk in the depths. At one moment the waterContinue Reading

People Make the Difference…

  As you all know, I am not long home from an amazing trip to Alaska. The things that I saw and experienced there will never be forgotten. They are, like so many other things, massive building blocks that continue to construct the foundation of who I am and what I do. Completely changing yourContinue Reading

The Marvelous Marbled Godwit: A Labor Day Adventure

    WAKE UP! I nearly flew off of my couch, startled by the loud pinging from the alarm on my phone. It was 3:30 in the morning, and though groggy, I was excited for the day that lay ahead. My Father and I quickly got ready and on the road, venturing to the ConneautContinue Reading

Stopping Time: The Story of a Parula and a Cherry Tree

  “Experiences are much more valuable than things. Things break. We get tired of playing with them. Experiences though, are a part of us forever. Long after returning home from an adventure, we continue to share stories and photos of our travels with friends and family, while looking forward to the next great experience!” –Continue Reading

My Morning Routine: Turning A Simple Concept Toward Positive Action

  It is no secret to anyone that knows me, that I do a lot of talking. I would be willing to bet that first sentence will garner a chuckle from many of you, simply because of how honest a statement it is. You poor folks! Heh. I woke up this morning with the strongContinue Reading

Big Picture Thinking: Our Stories

  Hello everyone! I’m so grateful for another week, and another chance to write for you all! I’ve been mulling over memories all week, and reliving some of the best, formative experiences of my life with birds and wildlife. I thought it would be great to explore some of those thoughts, one of those experiencesContinue Reading