I have lived in Colorado most of my life and camped in or hiked among the Rockies often. But this summer I am becoming acquainted with these mountains on a much deeper level. As part of a [...]
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An owlet clings to my shirt after being massed and bled Two others and I sit among fallen aspens and yellow-flowered cinquefoil, our eyes fixed upwards upon a keyhole-shaped cavity in a snag aspen. [...]
Answer to Previous: Congratulations, several of you nailed all three or came close. The answers are (1) Forster’s Tern, (2) Veery, and (3) Lucy’s Warbler. Here’s another challenge for you to tackle. Name the bird(s) [...]
Michael O'Brien resides in Cape May, New Jersey, where he leads identification workshops and serves as a naturalist for Cape May Bird Observatory. An expert in shorebird identification, he is lead author of The Shorebird [...]
How would you describe your preferred style of art and what is your favorite medium? Most artwork that I do is portraits of birds, partly because that’s what most illustration jobs call for. I don’t [...]
Answer to Previous: Congratulations to most of you, White-eared Hummingbird is correct. Try this slightly more challenging (or perhaps not?) hummingbird. Photo Courtesy of Andy Bankert
By Andy Bankert and Saraiya Ruano Would you believe that some of the best places to bird are man-made or in the middle of civilization's sprawl? Sod fields and golf courses provide unique habitats and an [...]
Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde, Photo courtesy of Andy Bankert At first glance, the four corners region seems barren. Dry and parched, who would want to live in such a landscape? About 1400 [...]
Nice job Ali and Joel, your answers are correct. Have a go at this... 1. The Genus name of this extinct North American species translates as “having a tail like a cone” in Greek. 2. [...]
By Cole Wolf Photo Courtesy of Cole Wolf Conchas Lake, a large reservoir located 75 miles east of Las Vegas in northeastern New Mexico, is approximately 25 miles long and is a New Mexico [...]