Birding at Date Creek Ranch

Birding at Date Creek Ranch

This past week I led a Jay’s Bird Barn-sponsored bird walk to one of my favorite birding destinations in Arizona — Date Creek Ranch. For 10 years, I led bird walks to this location as part of a NAU Road Scholar birding program. I no longer lead Road Scholar programs...
Drought creates lack of natural food sources for wild birds

Drought creates lack of natural food sources for wild birds

This past week, the hummingbirds in my yard managed to drain the feeders in less than one week’s time. I decided to not only put out an additional feeder, but to put out larger capacity feeders. I feel like I have been playing catch-up with the hummingbird feeding...
Upcoming birding and nature events

Upcoming birding and nature events

The calendar shows that it is officially spring! This means it is time to prepare for spring migration. Already I have received reports from customers of some very early sightings of migratory birds, such as rufous and black-chinned hummingbirds. A sure sign of spring...
Bird watching in Las Vegas

Bird watching in Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, bird watching may not be one of the first things that comes to mind. But several months ago, I was invited to present a program this month for the Las Vegas Red Rock Audubon Chapter, so I headed up to Vegas, tacking on an extra day in my...
Moores return to Prescott after completing birding adventure

Moores return to Prescott after completing birding adventure

Our last few days in Costa Rica involved more travel time and less birding. At this stage in the trip, it was getting harder to add new species to my trip list, but that doesn’t mean I slowed down my efforts! One day we birded at an amazing lodge and spa, El Silencio....
New habitats, new bird sightings

New habitats, new bird sightings

This is part three in a series. Leaving the central, high-elevation volcanic region of Costa Rica, we headed east over the Continental Divide and entered the Caribbean lowland habitat.  We were shivering just the day before, and now we were sweltering in the heat and...