Month: February 2015

Owl Pursuit

Owl sightings are special. Probably because they happen so rarely and owls are incredible. I can clearly remember the handful of times I’ve shared space with these charismatic feathered beings. One of those lucky moments occurred last Monday at Shillapoo when I saw the Great Horned Owl. The next day, I was still high on…

By Audrey February 26, 2015 2

Beginning Birding I

I recently completed Audubon’s Beginning Birding class taught by the kind and patient Laura Whittemore. She is the author of Laura Goes Birding blog, and a longtime experienced teacher and birder. The course includes one classroom session and two guided field trips and is excellent for beginners looking to learn basic birding skills such as identifying subtle differences…

By Audrey February 23, 2015 0

Great Backyard Bird Count

The GBBC is a citizen science project created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society that gives a near real time snapshot of wild bird data. It also provides and opportunity for citizens to participate in a study and make the birds they see in their backyard “count.” Last year’s participants totaled over 144,000, providing…

By Audrey February 20, 2015 0