Random Acts of Birding

It’s been a slow couple of weeks.  My husband has been out of the country on business and I’ve been home nursing a cold, so there’s not been much birding for us. Did… Continue reading

Sometimes birds just don’t cooperate. (Okay, most of the time.)

Last weekend my husband and I, along with my friend Jolie, headed up to Farmington Bay, which is just north of Salt Lake City for the annual  Bald Eagle Day.  Oh dear, it was… Continue reading

The Big Year on DVD: What I learned from the movie

Last week The Big Year came out on DVD, wedged in between GOP primaries and caucuses and just days before the Big Daddy-ist of all events: The Super Bowl. If you have Apple… Continue reading

How I’m planning our Panama birding adventure

Just ask my husband. One of my favorite things to do on this planet is planning a trip. Secretly, I’d love to be a travel writer and maybe someday I might. But for… Continue reading

Extreme Birding

Usually when I tell people that my husband and I are birders I often get an exchange that goes something like this: Other person: “Excuse me, did you say, birder? What’s that?” Me:… Continue reading

Birding San Diego and chasing some lifers

I’ve been in San Diego on business since last Saturday and my husb, Steve decided to tag along so he could do some birding.  Before our trip Steve ordered Brad Schram’s A Birder’s… Continue reading

Not exactly the pelagic lifer I was looking for

My husband and I just completed a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise we enjoyed over the holidays.  (In fact, I’m sitting in the New Orleans International Airport as I write this, waiting for our… Continue reading

Rescuing Larry, the Pacific Loon

Around the holidays there’s always the desire to give as well as receive and so it always causes me to reflect and ask myself, “Have I given enough?” Like most birders we take… Continue reading

House wars: Pale-billed Woodpecker vs. White-fronted Parrots

While we were staying at the resort, Crystal Paradise in Belize last year, Steve and I were in the outdoor dining area chatting with some of the other birders staying at the resort when all… Continue reading

Okay, call me lazy. But I prefer canoeing over walking.

I hate walking. And that was before I had my accident last year. To be a really good birder, in my opinion, you need to be willing to stand for long periods of… Continue reading