Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus) I am jealous of you. Because, assuming you're a young birder, it is quite likely that you will embark on some young birder camp or another (Chiricahua, Tejano, Colorado, or Lower Rio Grande Valley, pick [...]
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So far Neil Gilbert has created 13 blog entries.
Like any true-blue young birder, I cannot fathom rising after five on a weekend. It was not surprising, then, that the dawn found me wandering the trails of the flood control basin near my home, [...]
American Crow. Boring--or is it? “To be a good birder, you have to bird a lot.” This grain of wisdom flows straight from the pen (or keyboard, as the case may be) of Pete Dunne [...]
Hi, I'm Neil Gilbert, and I am the new manager of The Eyrie. Saraiya has defected to the African continent and has sporadic internet access, so I am stepping up to keep The Eyrie alive. The prospect of writing a [...]
Baird's Sparrow, colored pencil People often tell me, "Andrew, you are obsessed with drawing birds!" As I stop to think about that statement, I realize that the people who say that are mistaken. When I [...]
The 2010 GTBC Tropicbirds. Bottom, R-L: Spencer Hardy, Chip Clouse, Andy Johnson. Middle, R-L: Neil Gilbert, Harold Eyster. Top: Marcel Such. What do warbler fallouts, beef jerky, and June bugs have in common? Nothing, really, [...]
Know what’s cool about The Eyrie? It’s a blog for young birders, by young birders. Note that “birders” is plural. The Eyrie is not a place for me to spew my personal ideas, opinions, and [...]
Hold on a minute--who is Joel Such? I don't think I ever warned you about this post. Well, Joel is a twelve year-old young birder who lives with his parents, older birder-brother Marcel, and energetic border [...]
A subset (L-R Andy Johnson, Marcel Such, Harold Eyster) of the 2010 ABA GTBC Tropicbirds team demonstrating some raw, primitive birding at the Jasper Fish Hatchery. They are poised to strike. In less than two weeks, four talented [...]
By Maia Paddock The setting: upper Texas Coast. The time: mid-April. The team: Ethan Gyllenhaal, hailing from Chicago; Sarah Toner, who adds to the large troop of Michigan birders; Galen Frank-Bishop, emerging from Middle of [...]