Aug 102017
 
Wood Duck and Hooded Merganser Babies

As usual, the short Canadian summer feels like it’s moving at light speed. Is it already August? July was all about trying to balance regular summer activities (like paddling, camping and socializing with friends) with birding. Birding is fairly slow in July anyway, so it was nice to shift my focus for a while. Saying […]

Oct 292013
 
Pectoral Sandpipers in Shasta County?

Well it’s not unheard of but pretty rare to see Pectoral Sandpipers in Shasta County. You see the Pectoral Sandpiper is a medium-sized sandpiper that breeds on wet tundra in both the North American and Siberian Arctic and winters mostly in southern South America1. I know range maps basically show the “average” or “normal” range […]

Feb 182013
 
Joe Overstreet and E. Lake Toho, 2/9/2013

It’s always fun when you get two lifers in two days. Yesterday a Lincoln’s Sparrowand this morning a Long-billed Curlew. I drove down to the Joe Overstreet Landing and had a great time there. The Curlew was very cooperative and easily found. It was hanging out with numerous Wilson’s Snipe. Then I found a Crested […]

Oct 262012
 
Best Photo of the Week Ended 20 Oct 2012

We are pleased to announce the winners of our most recent “Best Photo of the Week” Competition.Fabricio Vasconcelos Costa wins First Prize for his outstanding photo “Hepatic Tanager”.Don Getty wins Second Prize with “Wilson’s Snipe” and Rick Lieder wins Third Prize for the third week running with “A katydid nymph at the brink of dawn”. […]

Oct 202012
 
Best Photo of the Week Competition 20 Oct 2012

During the last two weeks week our authors and photographers have posted some outstanding articles packed with top-ranking wildlife images. Our competition is called “Best Photo of the Week”. Click on the first image and then page through the slideshow. Please select the three images you like best of all and vote for them at […]