birds

Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

Celebrating its 30th year in 2020 as Alaska's oldest and original birding festival! The Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival is a celebration of migration in and around the fishing (and birding) town of Cordova, Alaska. read more >>

Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival2020-01-24T16:31:27-05:00

An Eyrie Interview with Artist and Researcher Sophie Webb

Like many birders, I was first introduced to the name Sophie Webb as the illustrator of A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. I’ll admit to open-mouthed staring at the illustrations that I still love to leaf through. A few years ago, Ms. Webb also became a judge for the Young Birder of the Year Illustration Module and gave me some good suggestions, which I have tried to follow.

An Eyrie Interview with Artist and Researcher Sophie Webb2013-07-09T17:35:00-04:00

Planning for Summer

Last year at this time, I decided to apply for the Doug Tarry Young Ornithologists’ Workshop at the Long Point Bird Observatory on Lake Erie in Ontario.

Planning for Summer2013-02-18T07:46:00-05:00

From Nest to Jungle: A Hummingbird’s Tale

One of the great privileges of living in a tropical country is the near constant presence of nesting birds. One of my favorites is the Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, which nests in my yard for most of the year.

From Nest to Jungle: A Hummingbird’s Tale2012-09-03T11:16:00-04:00

Bird songs, human words

By Eamon Corbett Birds have the power to evoke strong emotions in those who watch them. Their mastery of flight, their exuberant songs, and their bright plumage cause fascination, awe, and often envy among their read more >>

Bird songs, human words2011-12-05T18:31:01-05:00