Birding: Looking back — looking ahead to the future

Birding: Looking back — looking ahead to the future

I was at the Jay’s Bird Barn store in Flagstaff earlier this week. The store is located at the end of a very busy shopping center, and we have several windows looking out onto the landscaping adjacent to our store. We have a variety of bird feeders hung up in one of...
Birding: Finches, finches and more finches

Birding: Finches, finches and more finches

Earlier this spring, and even persisting into early summer, customers were lamenting that they either didn’t have any lesser goldfinches or that they were seeing fewer than they had last year.  Having been a birder for so long, I take these comments somewhat casually,...
Birding: Granite Basin is hopping with birds and … goats?

Birding: Granite Basin is hopping with birds and … goats?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve gone bird watching at Granite Basin a couple of times. The level of bird activity has been off the charts, particularly in the area west of the lake.  What has fascinated me was not just the quantity of birds but the variety of birds...