Spotted Owls

Spotted Owls
adapted from my photo of 2008

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Waiting and Research

I'm waiting for the Texas A&M University Press folks to do the copy-editing on my manuscript for my book on ABA big year of birding (running title: Passionate Birder: One Woman's Big Year). While I'm waiting, I'm doing research to see whether I might propose to do another book for "normal" people (not fanatic birders) on U.S. birds that are in decline/in danger because of their low numbers, habitat problems, etc. (e.g., Whooping Crane, Kirtland's Warbler, Lesser Prairie-Chicken). The research is very interesting, whether or not any real book comes out of it. I'd want the book to be people-friendly and not intimidating to non-birders, and hopefully lure them into picking it up and reading it.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bird Pictures

I'm adding a couple of photos from my Ohio trip, mostly Magee Marsh west of Port Clinton.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Northern Ohio birding

I've been staying in Port Clinton, OH, where I went to my first ABA board meeting on Wednesday (5/5). Yesterday and today I birded west of there, primarily at Magee Marsh boardwalk, a very warblery spot. Today I saw 22 species of warblers, including Bay-breasted, Cape May, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Golden-winged, Ovenbird, Northern Parula, Blackpoll, and Yellow (everywhere). We saw both the Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoos, all of the possible thrushes, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Kingbirds and the more common year-round birds. The boardwalk is like a very glorified lengthy Sabine Woods boardwalk (with which I'm more familiar, a sanctuary owned by the Texas Ornithological Society, near Port Arthur). I hope to add some warbler pictures here soon.

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