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Notes from the Wildside · 1W ago

BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN: A STORY OF PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS

  With spring migration now well underway, I thought, what better subject for my next blog than the Prothonotary Warbler! One of the earliest of spring migrants, these bright yellow balls of...
Notes from the Wildside · 3W ago

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: YELLOW WARBLER

  Spring has sprung! As we shake off the cold and welcome in warmer weather, I thought I’d share a story and photos of one of my favorite neotropical springtime visitors. The Yellow Warbler!...
Notes from the Wildside · 1M ago

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: MEXICAN JAY

  As winter is leaving us, and we usher in spring, I am reminded of my trip to southeastern Arizona two years ago. I often long to go back to that area, as there were so many amazing things ...
Notes from the Wildside · 1M ago

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: EVENING GROSBEAK

  One of the most colorful denizens of the north woods, Evening Grosbeaks are on many a birder’s target lists when visiting northern locations, and they’re a favorite of the locals. I’ve mad...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: COMMON REDPOLL

  My father and I arrived at our first destination in northern Minnesota on a cold but sunny morning in mid February. Stopping in a church parking lot just east of Meadowlands Minnesota, we ...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL

  Owls. There’s just something about owls. They are mystical birds that often capture the minds and hearts of all who behold them. They inspire a magical feeling within me, and while I am a ...
Notes from the Wildside · 2M ago

Into The Fold: How A Snowy Owl Captured The Heart Of A New Birder

  On a cold, dreary Saturday morning, my father and I awoke at 4 a.m. in preparation for a trip to the Lake Erie shoreline. Northwest Ohio can provide a plethora of birding opportunities yea...
Notes from the Wildside · 3M ago

Species Spotlight: Razorbill

  This past August, I was fortunate enough to visit Machias Seal Island. While most come to observe the Atlantic Puffins, this island holds far more than just one bird. It’s also home to Arc...
Notes from the Wildside · 3M ago

Species Spotlight: Boreal Chickadee

  Denizens of the boreal forest, Boreal Chickadees are aptly named. These birds make their home in the coniferous forests of Canada and northern parts of the northern most states, these bird...
Notes from the Wildside · 4M ago

Species Spotlight: Pine Grosbeak

  The boreal forests of North America are full of amazing landscapes and wildlife. Viewing wildlife in these areas often means freezing temperatures. While not exactly the most favorable con...