Birding

  • Early Spring on the Greenway

    I walked the Four Mile Creek Greenway from Elm Lane to the large cattail marsh last week. It was the first time in a few months I had walked that r...
  • Take a Walk on the Greenway

    A cold and stormy February is transitioning into a warming seasonable early March. Along the Four Mile Creek Greenway from Bevington to the large c...
  • What to Watch for in Winter

    January is a relatively slow time for bird movement. Even thru December, birds may be wandering around looking for the best place to dig in for the...
  • Orange Birds with a Sweet Tooth

    Mecklenburg county has become a wintering “hotspot” for Baltimore orioles. Over the last decade it has become apparent, based on eBird reports; Fac...
  • 2020 Was a Great Year... For Birds!

    Without a doubt, 2020 was the most memorable year from a birding perspective ever! In this year alone, no less than eight species were added to the...
  • Waterfowl Migration Sitings

    Waterfowl and other birds associated with water are moving into and through our area right now. Some will stay with us for a while, utilizing area ...
  • A Very Birdy Park

    I recently took an early morning stroll at Ezell Farm Community Park, located between Matthews and Mint Hill. It consists of open fields, an old co...
  • Fall Migration Hopes

    The big birding news from the entire southeast is the big irruption year that is developing. I have mentioned irruptive years before; those years w...
  • Hummingbird Reminder

    A reminder to consider keeping a hummingbird feeder up and maintained through the winter. There are some western species of hummingbirds that regul...
  • Wonderous Warblers

    Cool, clear mornings in the upper 40’s mean big fall migration nights for neotropical migrants. I took advantage of the recent weather on September...
  • Nemesis Bird

    Most serious birders have a nemesis bird, that one bird that has eluded them over time. I have had North Carolina nemesis birds and Mecklenburg Cou...
  • Night Hawks

    I stepped out of my front door last week about 6:45 pm and started scanning the dimming sky. It only  took about two minutes for me to find what I...