Bird Migration Peaks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

As I enter my first week of June, ever, in the UP, and Marquette, MI., the birds are still flowing in, with some moving on to the north. Admittedly, I…

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Bog Walk – Signs of Spring and a Shadowy Sora

Over the past month, I have become a wind watcher. It seems to me that many birds have been struggling to get up into the Upper Peninsula due to almost…

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Week Two – Learning Upper Peninsula Birds

After a few days of teasingly nice spring days, the UP went into refrigerator mode over the weekend. I jokingly told Sheree’ I was ready to fly home to North…

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Birding Marquette – The First Week

Well, I made it UP!  In the heart of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, now it’s time to immerse my southern-ness into the hotspots of Marquette, that is birding hotspots,…

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The Journey North

Up at the crack of dawn, I jumped into the already loaded Outback and towed Puff out the driveway onto Olive Branch Road. I had loaded up everything I thought…

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Spring Walk in the SC Woods

Just three weeks until I journey north, really north, up to the UP of Michigan. We will be settling into our new house in Marquette, Michigan over the next few…

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Let’s Get Back To It!

Well, that was quite a blogging break I took, but now I am ready to rock and roll. There will be some big changes in the coming months, both in…

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Marvelous Magee

Before I get into how marvelous Magee Marsh is, allow me to share some birding on the way north, at Pilot Mountain State Park (NC) and Salt Fork State Park…

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Neuse River Trail and Falls Lake Dam

Some days it is nice to bird on a paved path, so I drove over to the Neuse River Greenway near the dam and headed south for about 2 miles….

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Falls Lake- Rollingview SRA

We parked our teardrop trailer at Rollingview SRA campground for a long weekend. It was really nice sitting outside listening to the birds say goodnight, followed by a wake-up call good…

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Mid-April Birds and a Frog

April always delivers a few wicked cold fronts. Last night we had heavy rain, strong winds but fortunately no tornadoes (Greensboro did). I went over to Lake Crabtree in search…

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Northeast North Carolina Coast in Late February

On February 24 I hooked Puff up and took off for the coast. I had not been to the coast since Thanksgiving when Sheree’, Scott Davis and I did our annual…

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NC/SC Coastal Birding in September

I had great expectations on birding from Nags Head to Litchfield Beach, S.C., but Mother Nature had other plans. Hurricane Maria was just strong enough to get me kicked off…

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Ohio/Michigan Summer Birding

Birding was not the focus of this trip but we had some success none the less.  Most of the notable birds were seen near Barbeau, MI.  The Black-backed Woodpecker was a…

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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

On a family trip to Savannah, I saw the opportunity to get my Georgia list cranked up (currently at 21). Well, little did I know, most of the  Savannah National Wildlife…

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Summer Yard Birding

Summer Yard Birding(click links for audio)I miss New York summers, the lower humidity,  cooler nights, a summer breeze.  And, when I watch our birds and squirrels flatten themselves on the…

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Prairie Ridge and Lake Crabtree

       Exercise more than birds got me outside today.  I have been reading the migration reports at BirdCast and looking at the weather forecasts and it appears things…

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Abbott’s Creek/Neuse River Greenway

I have had this area on my list for a while, but alas, I could not seem to get up here until today.   I was not prepared for a…

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Neuse River Trail – 32 Catbirds and one Black-billed Cuckoo

October 2, 2016   Making the effort to get more exercise, I took a bike and bird trip down the Neuse River Trail.  My reward was a Black-billed Cuckoo. The…

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