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Orca Watcher Photography and Wildlife Musings by Monika Wieland

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Orca Watcher · 4W ago

March 18th: J-Pod in Boundary Pass

On the morning of March 18th word came in of lots of whales southbound in the Strait of Georgia. J-Pod had been up north for over a week; could this be them finally coming back down? Luckily...
Orca Watcher · 1M ago

Part 2: An Epic Encounter With the T2Cs

Now that you've met the T2Cs in my previous post, the stage is set for the amazing encounter we had with them from shore at Reuben Tarte County Park!Perhaps in part because they travel slow ...
Orca Watcher · 1M ago

Part 1: Meet the T2Cs

The T2Cs have been spending more time in the San Juan Islands in the last two years, and they have quickly become local favorites due to their unique family history. If you're not familiar w...
Orca Watcher · 1M ago

Welcomed Home by Snow and Whales

We got home from our trip south just as the worst of the winter weather system hit - bye bye California sunshine, hello Washington snow! The local birds at least were very happy we made it b...
Orca Watcher · 2M ago

Soaking Up the California Sunshine

After heading north from San Diego it was nearly time to head back home where snow would await us, but first we had just enough time for a pit stop in sunny Laguna Beach, where we got marrie...
Orca Watcher · 2M ago

To San Diego in Pursuit of More Birds

After four nights in Mexico it was time to head back to the US, and we decided to make a day of driving out of it and head east to San Diego. Even on our "travel" days, however, we always lo...
Orca Watcher · 2M ago

A Guide to Birding Puerto Peñasco

One of the big draws to continue heading south to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico was to continue looking for more unusual bird life. Unlike Madera Canyon, or many other popular birding spots in the ...
Orca Watcher · 2M ago

Madera Canyon: A Birder's Paradise

My parents have always spoken fondly of Madera Canyon, a region in southeast Arizona known as one of the best bird-watching locations in the country and where they made several trips back in...
Orca Watcher · 2M ago

Birding Around the Phoenix Area

Once we woke up and started birding in Arizona, it was very apparent we were in a different climate with a whole new host of birds! While we had started seeing new things along the way, here...
Orca Watcher · 2M ago

The Streets of Puerto Peñasco: A Gringo's Perspective

I have to jump ahead and out of order in my blog posts here in order to reflect on a non-wildlife component of our trip while the thoughts are fresh in my mind. I don't say any of this to pa...