We finally had a chance to make a quick day trip to Horicon Marsh, one of Wisconsin’s premiere birding locations and a place Roger Tory Peterson included in his top 12 places to bird. Having made over a dozen trips here, RTP was definitely correct. Horicon Marsh Horicon is a great place for birders of
Kenn Kaufman is one of the most famous birders in North America so it is no surprise that his field guide is immensely popular. But the Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America is more than just a famous birder’s take on how to identify birds. It is perhaps the easiest, most useful field
Cape May, New Jersey is arguably one of the top 12 places to bird in the U.S. (According to Roger Tory Peterson). But the birding there might not stay that way with a new amendment from the Cape May city council to continue to allow feral cats to roam freely. The Birdchaser poses the question
The Birdfreak Team loves Horicon Marsh. This bird haven found in central Wisconsin northeast of Madison, is a great place to find a wide assortment of marsh birds. Roger Tory Peterson named Horicon one of his top twelve places to bird. There are several great Websites that promote Horicon Marsh. Enjoy Horicon Marsh is a
Even the most ambitious twitcher would probably agree…watching a bird in its natural setting is blissful, beautiful, entertaining, and exciting. We found a cool quote from a 2003 Birder’s World Magazine that highlights this point quite nicely….and also promotes birding in Mexico! The article, called Birder At Large – Crossing Over by Pete Dunne was
As borderland birders – living along the Illinois-Wisconsin border – we are rewarded with great birdspots in both of these beautiful Midwestern states. We also try to monitor any news and sightings from our northerly friends. One topic that has been up for debate (again) is what to do about Horicon Marsh’s dreadful Highway 49.
It is time to choose my three favorite bird guides.Â Why three?Â Because one won’t do and I need to narrow down the dozens I have. My favorite is “The Big Sibley”, better known as The National Audubon Society Sibley Guide to Birds.Â Big and bulky this book has changed the way birders bird much