Tag: Black Oystercatcher

California – Dry Land

The pelagics were done! I was so relieved I’d made it out alive. And with new birds? Best case scenario. Now I had a day to look for more. I spent a lot of time at Lands End looking for a reported Parakeet Auklet. But it was nowhere to be found. I checked on the…

By Audrey August 26, 2019 0

Eider to Gyrfalcon in a Day

Last week Jen invited me on a mid-week coast trip to chase rarities. I was thrilled to skip work for a day-trip with the potential for an Eider-Brambling-Costa’s-Thrasher combo. We left at 4am, but that was fine because we took naps in the car while Ralph did most of the driving. Good boy, Ralph. Along…

By Audrey March 9, 2017 6

Bike Touring San Juan Island

Lopez Island was a good warm-up for San Juan, because our next camping destination, San Juan County Park, is a very hilly 10 miles from the ferry drop-off at Friday Harbor. There was also heavier traffic, but the strawberry house along the way made up for any hardship. We eventually made it to the campground…

By Audrey November 28, 2016 2