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No Words, Just Birds (#2)

All photos in this post were taken at Oak Openings Preserve, one of the fine Toledo Metroparks.

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Clarity

Do you find that you go through phases in life where your interests change suddenly? I  do, and I’m moving into another one of those now. I think my recent trip to Costa Rica helped clarify things for me — … Continue reading

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Things that Fly, Flutter, and Leap

You know how great it feels when your day off coincides with a fantastic weather forecast? Well that’s what happened for me on Monday this week, and I took full advantage of it to get outdoors and poke around to … Continue reading

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The Woodstock of Birding

I finally feel capable of attempting to write about my experience at this year’s Biggest Week in American Birding (BW), my fifth consecutive year of attending. I hope to convey why this festival is the highlight of the year for … Continue reading

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The One Thing

Everyone has it, right? That one thing that is your sign that spring has finally arrived. For some people it’s seeing the first bulbs poking up from the mulch in their gardens. Others might be more attuned to the day … Continue reading

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It’s a Jungle Out There!

Oh my gosh, where do I begin? We recently spent a week birding in Panama, at the incredible Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge resorts. These two properties are very different in many ways, but share a wonderful hospitality and the … Continue reading

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Aloha!

We’re halfway through our vacation on Kauai right now and my head is spinning from the beauty of this place. I don’t know how I’ll ever put it into words, so for now I’ll just share a couple photos to … Continue reading

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A Robin Nesting in our Yard!

Friday: About a week ago I’d noticed some robins flying in and out of a particular oak tree in our yard; I was curious but didn’t think they were doing anything of a permanent nature in there and I quickly forgot … Continue reading

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Kayaks, Nesting Birds, and…Trash

We finally got our kayaks in the water this weekend, and it was looong overdue. This spring has been so full of birding and travel that we had let our beloved kayaks sit neglected in the garage. When I realized … Continue reading

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Biggest Week, part 2

Believe it or not, there were THREE Kirtland’s Warblers found at Magee Marsh during the Biggest Week this year (after we came home…pfft). I saw photos of two different males and one female, so there’s no doubt they were three … Continue reading

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