My failure to spot Nēnē when they flew right over my head taught me an important lesson about being overly focused.
As a beginning birder, the expertise of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology birders teaching me wasn't nearly as important as their patience.
Recording each new bird species you see sounds obsessive but it's a great tool for increasing awareness.
My husband and I are a great birding team. He relies on me to help him hear and spot birds, and I rely on him to get any pictures that he can. We often learn important things when we look at his photos later, making them of great value to me. But when I'm on... Continue Reading →
https://vimeo.com/304876539?fbclid=IwAR2-M2ltaYxMwSxgPTBVhWtRSHZXw6mRASGt-cioRKYPzwunXIV0ZZMVzOY This nine-minute video documents nature photographer Mike Forsberg's quest to film a Dipper underwater. With the help of local bird-lover Steve Den, he stakes out Dipper nests in the Poudre River canyon in Colorado and waits. A meditative film on the rewards of persistence, it ends with a stunning clip of a Dipper swimming.... Continue Reading →
The January day I went looking for the Pink-footed Goose, I also saw a Barnacle Goose. Normally found in Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard, and the U.K., the Barnacle Goose is a rare visitor to Colorado. Even though we were already searching for a rare bird, the way I saw the Barnacle Goose made it an even... Continue Reading →
The more you learn, the more there is to learn. This is true about every part of my life, but one of the clearest examples is the Cackling goose. Cackling geese are very similar to the ubiquitous Canada goose seen on ponds and lawns all over North America, so similar that I didn't realize we... Continue Reading →