Jan 012017
New year, new birds: 10 newly-recognised species

BirdLife is proud to announce that Volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World is now available to purchase. Published by Lynx Edicions in association with HBW and BirdLife International, Volume 2 chronicles the world’s passerines (perching birds), and completes the most exhaustive illustrated checklist of birds ever compiled, with stunning, […]

Dec 022014

Lately I’ve been considering why it is I find birding so continuously fascinating, and even addicting. Of course there’s the beauty of the birds, the thrill of finding them (especially rarities), and the challenge of learning to identify them. I also have great interest in learning about their behavior–why they act the way they do. […]

Sep 212014
Nearly Half of Our Birds Are at Risk of Extinction This Century

The National Audubon Society’s Birds and Climate Change Report should give us all deep cause for concern. The findings are heartbreaking: Nearly half of the bird species in the United States will be seriously threatened by 2080, and any of those could disappear forever. For the first time, Audubon scientists have analyzed decades of historical […]

Mar 092014
SNAP! How I Photographed 585 Species in One Year to Benefit Hawaiian Birds

Wow, what a year. From Northern Hawk Owl to Great Kiskadee, my 2013 “photographic big year” – focused on raising funds for ABC to help out Hawai’i’s endangered bird species – exceeded expectations in every way thanks to so many bird enthusiasts, and maybe including some of you! Back at the beginning of 2013, I […]

Jul 262013
Guide to the Econ River Wilderness Area

The Econ River Wilderness Area is another of my favorite places ot visit in Seminole County. It’s only about 10 minutes from my home, so I can visit there on a whim, which is nice. The wilderness area covers about 240 acres that extends from Old Lockwood Rd to the Econ River just north of […]

May 212013
Markham Woods Tract of Wekiwa Springs SP, 5/15/2013

This morning I decided to try a new place. There’s a tract of the Wekiwa Springs State Park that is in Seminole County. It’s a very pretty park, and shortly after arriving, I heard a Summer Tanager greeting me to the park. I never did see it; it was pretty far off the trail. But […]

Feb 112013
Photography and Birding Hotspots in Seminole County, FL

When I first moved to Central Florida, the first places I visited for nature and bird photography were in Brevard and Orange Counties. I didn’t know of any good places to visit in Seminole County where I live. Every new place I found was in another county. But last year I began discovering my home. […]