I have been dreaming about the places I want to go birding in 2007 (when I have more vacation time) and I was also reminiscing of past trips. Some are super famous like High Island, Cape May, Salton Sea, Dry Tortugas, Cave Creek Canyon, etc. I want to build a list of the top 100
Nature Conservancy Site of the Week #3 Name: Nachusa Grasslands Location: Northern Illinois near the city of Oregon. Size: 2,500 acres Nachusa Grasslands is one of the local Nature Conservancy sites I’ve been to quite often. I participated in a prescribed burn a few years ago and thought the place was truly awesome. Since returning
Welcome to a pictorial tour of fourteen of the fifteen Crane species of the world. All photographs were taken at the International Crane Foundation, so they are not wild birds. However, these birds are EXTREMELY important to education, conservation, and helping to ensure that these species do not ever face the evil darkness of extinction.
Kicking off a new weekly is the Birdspot of the Week, starring Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Seney was a complete surprise of greatness when we visited back in July of this year. We had planned to spend a couple hours at the NWR because it was on our
I read a post about this from Mike’s Digiscoping Blog and thought I would pass it along. Apparently the Grenada Dove, an endangered bird estimated at about 180 individuals is going to have less room to exist. The Grenada government is selling off a national park to provide room for a luxury resort. Read the
I just today found about a cool Yahoo! group called Conservationthroughbirding.Â I haven’t had too much time to check it out yet but I am sure this will be a great place for discussion.Â The group only has 174 members which is rather low considering that IBET (Illinois Birders Exchanging Thoughts) has 1178 members!!
I stopped by Rock Cut today after stopping by work for a little while. (I had to make sure everything was going to be ready for the holiday.) The lake was only about 10% frozen thanks to the unseasonably warm weather. There was a decent smattering of waterfowl Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, Mallards, Coots, Great
I’m sure everyone knows where Azerbaijan is, but for the few out there who don’t it’s located just north of Iran along the coast of the Caspian Sea.Â Of course I’m kidding.Â The first I’ve heard about this country was after reading about it from BirdLife International. This country is making a great effort to