Grebes are an interesting family of birds. The Horned Grebe is the most colorful grebe but for some reason the Red-necked is my favorite. Maybe because it is the only North American grebe species I have yet to see. Red-necked Grebes are primarily a coastal species during the winter. In the east they can be […]
Birding Products Showcase to be held in Columbus, Ohio. Birders interested in a hands-on experience with the latest binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras will have the opportunity to do so at the second annual American Birding Expo. This year’s event will be held September 16-18 in Columbus, Ohio. The American Birding Expo is a retail-sales-oriented […]
Antbirds are a large and diverse family of birds (more than 200 species) found from Mexico to South America. Antbirds are often high on the list of visiting birders as they represent a family of birds not typically found in the United States. They are known by a variety of names including antshrikes, antwrens, antvireos, […]
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a 2,600-acre natural area in southeastern Pennsylvania. The terrain acts like a funnel for migrating raptors. The local mountains run north-south and cross winds hit the ridges and create updrafts favorable for slope soaring. Hawk Mountain is on the Appalachian Flyway and is one of the best places in the country […]
Birds in a specific family usually have a high degree of family resemblance. Gulls look like gulls, hawks look like a hawk and owls look like an owl. This is not the case with Cotingas. Contingas vary in size, body structure and behavior. They carry names such as Kinglet Calyptura (about 3 inches long), Bearded […]
The Birdzilla Adventure Team (BAT) reports from the Mackinaw River high in the northern Yukon. The focus of the trip were the “friendly” Grizzly Bears. Most of the eagles are immature Bald Eagles. The trip then extend to Alaska and a visit with Horned Puffins and more bears.
The graceful “sea swallow” faces threats from storms and humans. With a length of only 9 inches the diminutive Least Tern is the smallest Northern American Tern. Two of the three subspecies of Least Tern are endangered, including the California and Interior Least Terns. The East Coast subspecies is much more numerous and is not […]