Tag: Tree Swallow

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

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

Shillapoo-Ridgefield Trip

What. A. Day. Many highs and lows. Highs: President’s day! A day off to go birding! It’s 60 degrees and sunny in Portland! I decided to check out Shillapoo Wildlife Area in Washington because it’s a 2370-acre wildlife area and because it has a funny sounding name. “Silly-poo.” I took off early for the long drive and arrived at the parking…

By Audrey February 17, 2015 0