Tag: Anna’s Hummingbird

Smith and Bybee with Angela

A few weeks ago, my cousin, Angela, from Seattle expressed an interest in birding together. I was tickled. She is currently earning her Master of Arts degree in Museology from University of Washington, and is also a talented science illustrator focusing on “microhabitats” such as slime molds, mosses, and ferns. She’s pretty kick-ass. We met at Smith and…

By Audrey March 27, 2015 0

Lloyd Lunch Walks

Since I work a day job to support my birding habit, the majority of my week is spent indoors. But! That doesn’t mean I can’t go outside for breaks. There are a surprising number of feathered friends co-existing within the Portland urban paradise known as the Lloyd District. This past week, during just two 30 minute walks, I…

By Audrey March 15, 2015 0

West Hayden Island

Since it was sunny and mid-50s this afternoon in Portland, I decided to stop by West Hayden Island, a noted birding spot. But when I got there it was more like foggy island. West Hayden Island is part of a channel bar on the Columbia River manipulated over years by diking and dredge disposal. There…

By Audrey February 1, 2015 0