January 5, 2014 Happy New Year! 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. Biddeford Pool is a well-known birding…

December 23, 2014 On our birding trip last week, from our first stop at Lake Pocosin we drove 45 minutes to Lake Mattamuskeet, an absolute favorite for any birder. Formed relatively recently, the lake is large but shallow. Though there are always birds around throughout the year, winter is an especially good time to view…

December 17, 2014 Winter in North Carolina is the perfect time to see wintering waterfowl, especially the famous Tundra Swans and Snow Geese. I missed the Snow Geese last year, so yesterday I was on the lookout for the giant flocks of white. Well, I may have found the Tundra Swans, but the Snow Geese…