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Largest Owl North America

      My husband Jeff and I are going on an adventure to the Sax-Zim Bog which is about fifty miles north west of Duluth, Minnesota.   We will be traveling with my sister and brother- in- law.  Our goal is to see the largest owl in North America…the Great Grey Owl.  Sax-Zim Bog is […]

A Big Year in Birding

A Big Year in Birding Every year on New Year’s Eve or a few days before, my husband Jeff and I watch the movie “The Big Year,” starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. We watch it because it is not only funny with these three actors but is based on a true story.  It […]

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Birding Belize – By The Sea

      The last day in the jungle at Chan Chich Lodge started out pretty ugly weather-wise.  Jeff and I woke up to heavy rain that morning.  It stopped just long enough for us to get a good walk in along the road to the suspension bridge and around the grounds of the lodge.  […]

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Birding in Belize….The Jungle

Birding In Belize Is An Adventure! Last week Jeff (my husband) and I went on an adventure trip to the jungles of Belize.  The Jungle, where at any time you could run in to such wild animals as the Margay, the Ocelot, the secretive Puma, or even the dangerous Jaguar with its powerful bite.  Then there is the Fer-de -lance pit […]

Top 10 Places For Birding Southeast Arizona

Southeast Arizona is a very beautiful place as you can see and it has spectacular birding hot spots to boot.  My husband Jeff and I have been coming here for the past 4 years and we just love not only the birding, but the amazing views, landscaping, and wildlife.  Over time you get to know a […]

Top 10 Florida Birding Hotspots

Why Bird Watch in Florida? Florida is such a birder’s paradise because of its mild climate and diverse habitats.   The state is also situated between tropical and temperate regions and it has two important migratory corridors used by Caribbean birds and birds from as far away as the Canadian Prairies. Some of the many birds that you […]

Birdwatching Hotspots Near You

    There are so many hotspots for birdwatching in the United States, Canada, and around the world.  This link takes you to the list of the Top 300 places to go.  Just type in the location and it will provide more details for you.     Birdwatching Hotspots Near You


What is E-Bird E-Bird is a joint project by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society.  It was started in 2002 and is a way for birders around the world to report and share their observations when out in the field.  It is a free online program that allows such birders to track […]

Top 10 Birding HotSpots in Ohio

Bird Species in Ohio As of December 2016 there were 433 species of birds on the official list of the American Ornithological Society North American Bird List.  The Ohio Bird List has grown from 222 in 1838 when it first started and has grown each year since. There is no guarantee that you will see each […]