Tag Archive: nature

The Pivot: Birding Iceland

We were supposed to be birding in France last year, but two weeks before we were to leave for Paris the world shut down as COVID-19 rapidly exploded around the world. It stung… Continue reading

Tobago: And then there were two

We skulk around a dense, shadowy forested area where there is no path, moving limbs and vines out of our way. It’s a little precarious leaving the security of a trail.

The Tobago part: A long tail and tall tale

We reach the cliffside at the top and the sky is filled with spectacular Red-billed Tropicbirds with their long streamer tails. They fly like fairies, gliding and swooping with their aerial acrobatics.

Trinidad and Tobago: It’s Easter Week

And here we are in Trinidad…where a bus full of revelers parks right next to our search for a bird.

Trinidad and Tobago: Caroni Swamp

All of a sudden a big flock of Scarlet Ibis fills the sky and swoops into the trees to roost. This goes on for the next 20 minutes as more flocks come in.

Trinidad and Tobago: The opening act

Part 1 of our trip to Trinidad and Tobago.

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.

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.