Let’s face it, vultures get a bad rap. North Carolina is home to both Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures, but when the birds are encountered most people wrinkle their noses, turned off by their dietContinue reading
Erika birds through the rain to see her first Prothonotary Warbler.
With graduation this weekend, I’ve found myself increasingly pushing to see as many Triangle nature preserves as possible before my time in Durham is up.
Exploring at Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve brings a quadruple beaver sighting!
Erika birds California for the first time, discovering five new life birds during her first day at Berkeley.
A Valentine’s Day adventure to the Outer Banks in search of Snow Geese.
I have seen a lot of sunsets in my life. My memory is peppered with bright red and gold skies along beaches, on walks home from campus, and across mountaintop vistas, but my experience with sunrises are much more sporadic. A few road trips, early morning flights here and there, but by and large I have missed one half of the world’s most beautiful sunlight displays.
Recently an adventurous spirit has captured my attention. Every day around noon, I log on to the Audubon website and look for the daily update from Noah Strycker, a 28 year old birder who is trying to see 5,000 species of birds in one year. Given that there are around 10,000 species, that means he aims to see half of all bird species in just 365 days. Exhausting? Yes. Crazy? Yes. Impressive? Yes. And he has inspired me to continue my birding and up my game.
I ended 2014 and began 2015 in Maine, where temperatures shifted from the warm mid-forties to the bitterly cold single digits. Regardless of the weather however, Maine is always beautiful, and I was lucky enough to spend some time on the rocky coastline, searching for Snowy Owls.