The Best Time To Go Birding (To Experience the MAGIC)

The Best Time To Go Birding (To Experience the MAGIC)

The Best Time To Go Birding (To Experience the MAGIC)

 Most birders head out early in the morning or a little later in the day to find the “good” birds, but very few people go out at this time of day.

In fact, I’m often the only one watching birds during this time of day. I have to say, some of my most magic experiences, as well as some of the largest numbers of birds I’ve seen have been witnessed at this time of day.

Check out the video below to hear more.

 

P.S. … If you are looking for a bird nerd gift this holiday season, come check out www.birdmentor.com to pick up my new FREE book, Identify Any Bird Anywhere.

Seriously The BEST Time to See Kinglets

Seriously The BEST Time to See Kinglets

Seriously The BEST Time to See Kinglets

I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was nourishing.

Before I left for my family’s house on Thursday to partake in the eating of copious amounts of food, I headed out for a run to my favorite wetland.  Despite it being super windy, I heard a few kinglets calling and felt inspired to make a short video for you.

You see, normally, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet and the Golden-crowned Kinglets can be quite challenging to see. This is because, in addition to being so quick and little, they spend much of their year very high up in the trees.

In fact, it took me 2 whole years to spot my first kinglet after learning what it sounded like.

But, all hope is not lost and it’s really not as hard as it seems to see them.  It just takes the right time of year, a few layers, an indomitable spirit and a warm mug of tea/coffee if you have one.

Check out the video below to hear more.

 

P.S. … If you are looking for a bird nerd gift this holiday season, come check out www.birdmentor.com to pick up my new FREE book, Identify Any Bird Anywhere.

How to Find Warblers During Migration

How to Find Warblers During Migration

How to Find Warblers During Migration

If you’ve ever tried to find a warbler during migration you know it can be pretty tough. Right?

Well, in my video today I have a tip that most birders don’t think of right way that can make your warbler searching super simple, even beginners can find them. 

Leave a comment below to let me know what birds you’ve seen sheperding the warblers through the forest.

Where Did He Go?

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.

Leave a comment below to let me know which two birds have either arrived in the last week or left your area.

When to Feed the Birds, Oh the Controversy

When to Feed the Birds, Oh the Controversy

When to Feed the Birds, Oh the Controversy

Is it OK to feed the birds in the summer?  How about the spring?  Should we be feeding them at all?

Check out this weeks video to hear what Kristi has to say about this topic.  She’ll help you navigate the world of opinions related to this topic.

Leave a comment below to weigh in on this topic and let me know what you think.

Birds Outside Their Comfort Zone.  What does it mean??

Birds Outside Their Comfort Zone. What does it mean??

Birds Outside Their Comfort Zone. What does it mean??

What does it mean when you discover a flock of Wild Turkeys high up in a tree in the middle of the day?

Birds are most well known for their vocal abilities.  But, might they also be communicating subtle messages to us through their body language? 

Leave a comment below to share one of your stories about when you noticed a bird outside its comfort zone.