Battle for love

The flutter of bird activity wasn’t to catch thermals or to enjoy the breeze, but they were engaged in an epic battle in the sky.

Helping Eastern Bluebirds Shelter at Home

My brother-in-law has been helping Eastern Bluebirds shelter at home in southern Ontario by building and posting nest boxes.

Miracles and the best auction I ever lost

Update on Steve’s cancer and a private birding trip with Victor Emanuel.

Between Yelapas

It was on the beautiful beach of Yelapa where I caused bad luck to crash down on me the moment I uttered the words to Christina. It was my first time in the… Continue reading

My first pelagic trip

All I could envision was my body flung over the side of a fishing vessel, throwing up into the water as we bobbed up and down in the ocean. I had read all… Continue reading

Silicon Valley Birding: Rancho San Antonio Park

  “I’m sad,” I said to Steve. “Why?” he asked. “Because I lived here and never knew to look for birds.” This was Day 2 of our trip to the Bay Area, where… Continue reading

Silicon Valley Birding: Shoreline Park

It’s the thing I’ve always wanted to do: Drag my husband back to the place where I spent my twenties and, while holding his hand, lead him around to all my old stomping… Continue reading

Fallout. A birding Nirvana.

Bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast was a cold front from the mid-West bringing with it turbulent weather and thunderstorms. Such favorable meteorological conditions were sure to produce a fallout.

Bird photography lessons at Brazos Bend

“It’s like going to the gym. You gotta do it and put in the work.” That was Andrew, our instructor explaining to our class of five that if we’re going to get good… Continue reading

Unprepared at Lost Maples

  I’ll be honest. We were not exactly prepared for this trip. Mostly it was because we don’t really know the Texas Hill Country area very well. We had been to parts of… Continue reading