Birding

  • 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...
  • Birding-by-Boat

    Hot summer weather severely limits my birding. Between the heat, humidity, and fogged glasses it is tough to find days when being outside is bearab...
  • A Reddish Respite From Birding Burn-Out

    This is the time where things slow down a bit for birders. The rush and excitement of spring migration has subsided. Birders take time to rest up f...
  • Birding Saved My Lockdown Sanity, But I Still Went Cuckoo

    My daily walks for the last couple of months have consisted of visits to county parks, greenways, and nature preserves. It has been a good spring f...
  • Migration Surprises

    We are just now hitting the peak of spring migration, and so far the migration has been pretty good. Casual watchers have been enjoying the rose-br...