What About The Ladies?

What About The Ladies?

I was leading a bird walk for a sassy group of women from Texas this summer and we were having a blast. Unfortunately, one of the women was constantly struggling to find the birds we were seeing in her field guide. I didn't want her to feel frustrated with her...

What are the Bluebirds Doing?

What are the Bluebirds Doing?

Recently, I've noticed strange behavior with some of the birds in my area. A small flock of Western Bluebirds appeared to be engaging in nesting behavior... in November. What's going on? Check out today's video to hear more about this story.  Click the link to the...

Is It a Raven or a Hawk?

Is It a Raven or a Hawk?

Do you think you could identify a bird by watching how often if flaps its wings? Just yesterday, I watched two different species of birds fly by me and was unable to see any markings. Because of this, I had to rely on the birds' behaviors to help me identify them....

Where Did He Go?

Where Did He Go?

Have you noticed how quiet it's gotten lately? Even just a few weeks ago I feel like I was hearing bird song every morning, but not anymore. When did that actually happen? Despite the near silence in the mornings now, there are a few new voices who have shown up to greet the dawn with their lyrics.
How I Got to See My First Chestnut-sided Warbler

How I Got to See My First Chestnut-sided Warbler

Recently I was visiting Connecticut and was lucky enough to hear and see a Chestnut-sided Warbler one evening. Although, I was close to passing it by. I have to thank the Yellow Warbler, my Ambassador Bird, for helping to make the moment possible. Check out todays...

Have You Reached a Plateau with Birding?

Have You Reached a Plateau with Birding?

Do you feel as though you've reached a plateau with your birding skills? Are you looking for new ways to challenge yourself or take your birding skills to the next level? In today's video I'll share a challenge I recently gave myself that really helped to bump my...

Is Spring Migration an Intimidating Experience For You?

Is Spring Migration an Intimidating Experience For You?

With new migrants arriving every day, some rare and some not so rare... it can be really intimidating as a beginning birder (even as an experienced birder) to know who you are looking at this time of year. Not to worry. In today's video, I'll share a helpful tip to...

Are The Birds Talking To Us?

Are The Birds Talking To Us?

Of course they sing and make calls, but what about the ones that show up in your life at just the right moment or during a significant event? What does that mean?   Anything? Click on today's video to hear Kristi share a story from one of her teachers, Gilbert...

Which Hawks Hover

Which Hawks Hover

Identifying birds of prey can be challenging! Knowing which markings to look for is helpful, but its knowing the unique behavior patterns of a raptor where the real magic is. Today I'll talk about 3 helpful flight patterns that you are likely to witness hawks...