Downy Woodpecker

by Grace Huffman Downy Woodpeckers are small birds, only a little bigger than House Sparrows,  common in wooded areas and backyards with trees. Males are … Read more

Osprey

By Grace Huffman Earlier this month I was birding with our president, Betsy Hacker, as well as members Brian Mara and Hal Yocum at Lake … Read more

Brown Creeper

By Grace Huffman Small and easily overlooked, Brown Creepers are one of winter’s treasures. Why are they so easily overlooked? Well, they are experts at … Read more

Red Phalarope

by Grace Huffman Earlier this month I went up to Lake Carl Blackwell with former president Betsy Hacker and Brian Marra. We initially went there … Read more

Least Sandpiper

By Grace Huffman Migration is in full swing, with birds on their way south from their breeding grounds. From warblers to shorebirds, they are all … Read more

Shrikes

By Grace Huffman Bird of the Month – Shrikes! This month’s article is about 2 birds since I couldn’t narrow it down to just one. … Read more

Barred Owl

By Grace Huffman If you know me, you know some of my favorite birds are owls. I’m not sure why, but seeing or hearing one … Read more

American Redstart

By John Shackford Springtime is the time to see beautiful warblers and one of these beautiful species is the American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla).  The American … Read more

Red-tailed Hawk

By John Shackford When someone mentions hawk, the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is usually the first one to come to my mind.  I suspect it … Read more

Barred Owl

By John Shackford The Barred Owl (Strix varia) starts its own conversation:  “Who cooks for you, who cooks for you ALL?” which is perhaps the … Read more

Common Redpoll

By John Shackford This winter, with its arctic air masses coming frequently and deeply into the United States, has brought us several far north bird … Read more

Ruddy Duck

By John Shackford The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is something of an odd duck (as the saying goes); it is a diving duck species.  The … Read more