Do you ever see Sandpipers running or flying on the beach and wonder what kind they are? There are actually many different species of Sandpiper. Learn how to easily identify them in this article! The Sanderlings run down the sandy beach towards the ocean as soon as the waves retreat, searching for small crustaceans, insects … Continue reading Introduction to Sandpipers
Come along with me on my birding journey! I've been discovering birds that I've never seen before, photographing them and looking them up in my Sibley Guide when I return home. I've gotten out of the house several times since April to witness spring migration in all it's glory! The first rare bird I searched … Continue reading Spring Birding in New Hampshire
Known as the playground of the rich and famous, Martha's Vineyard is jam-packed with visitors each summer. Traffic and parking can be problematic. Every July, the population on the island peaks at around 125,000, but in winter, the number of year-round residents dwindles to 15,000. This is why our Mass Audubon group heads out in … Continue reading Winter Birds of Martha’s Vineyard
In the early morning hours of Friday, September 13th, our Ipswich River Audubon group scrambled into the vans with coffee in hand. It was (yawn) 5:30 a.m. and the sun had not yet risen. The only unlucky thing about that Friday the 13th was that I spilled Latte all over the van's cup holders, and … Continue reading The Magic of Monhegan Island, Maine.
The odyssey begins in March, on my way to the Seacoast. The last time a Trumpeter Swan was seen in New Hampshire was way back in the 1700s, before most of them were all but exterminated from North America, which occurred between the 1600 and 1800s. They were hunted for meat, skins that were used … Continue reading Springtime on the New Hampshire Seacoast
This spring, I visited several wildlife sanctuaries on the North Shore of Massachusetts looking for migrating spring birds. I have only been birding for 2-3 years, but it is such a fun hobby and honestly, I'm kind of obsessed with it. You can see and experience many species right here in your own back yard. … Continue reading Spring Birding on the North Shore
Immediately after landing on the tarmac in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, our local guide and van driver, Roodal Ramlal, pulls off onto a dirt road in the middle of the city, our first birding hotspot. He spots several South American birds before we even reach the mountain road that leads up to the Asa Wright Nature Center. … Continue reading The Beautiful Birds of Trinidad & Tobago