Wings Over Water

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival March 19-21 If you recall, last year’s festival was cancelled due to the early onset of the Covid-19 outbreak. Sad to say, the pandemic is still with us and is forcing everyone to be smart about anything resembling a public gathering. That said, the [Read More...]

By |2021-03-26T08:17:40-07:00March 26, 2021|Beaks and Bills|

Whidbey Island

Pigeon Guillemotphoto: Joe Meche by Joe Meche Just a short, relaxing drive from Bellingham is yet another place to check out if you’re interested in seeing birds in similar yet slightly different surroundings. Even if you’re not looking for birds, as some of us always are, there’s much [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T07:32:01-08:00March 26, 2021|Beaks and Bills|

California or Bust!

Snowy egret (smaller) and great egretphoto: Joe Meche by Joe Meche After a proper period of quarantine on both sides, Cindy and I headed south the day after Christmas for a New Year’s visit with my sister and nephew. We planned to settle in to our headquarters for [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:31:04-08:00February 21, 2021|Beaks and Bills|

Birding in the New Year

Bald eaglephoto: Joe Meche by Joe Meche After a tumultuous 2020, things can only get better in 2021 … at least that’s the hope of everyone on planet Earth. The Covid-19 pandemic dictated that we change our habits and canceled traditional gatherings for most of the big holidays. [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T08:41:41-08:00January 25, 2021|Beaks and Bills|

Christmas Bird Count

The National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) originated in 1900. It began as an alternative to the Christmas Side Hunt where people went out to see how many birds they could kill on Christmas Day. A small group of conservation-minded individuals across the country decided it would be [Read More...]

By |2020-12-17T09:26:53-08:00December 17, 2020|Beaks and Bills|

As Light as a Feather

Great egretphoto: Joe Meche by Joe Meche One of Nature’s True Marvels As long as we’ve coexisted, humans have been fascinated by and even envious of birds and their ability to fly. We’ve been equally enthralled by their most prominent features … feathers. We’ve incorporated feathers into our [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T14:49:57-08:00July 19, 2020|Beaks and Bills|
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