Category Archive: United States

Migrating Warblers – Fallout at High Island, Texas

Birders dream of witnessing a fallout. This past April my husband’s dream came true.

It’s that time of year

Finding a Great Blue Heron rookery on the edge of town in Rockport, Texas.

Abundant Cranes and Endangered Cranes

Finding birds like this gives me hope during times when all seems lost, and that we can indeed begin to recover extraordinarily.

Miracles and the best auction I ever lost

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

My first pelagic trip

Steve would often ask, “Did you see it?” and I would just nod. I think he knew I was lying.

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

Clearly “auto” mode does not mean “You will always take awesome photos.”

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