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Aruba Flamingo Beach

  Well I did it!  I went to Aruba, Flamingo Beach,  about a week ago and got to see the flamingos!  Was it everything that I had hoped it would be?  Absolutely!  It was definitely the highlight of the trip that I took with my husband to celebrate our thirty-five years together.  Okay, it was […]

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Sax-Zim Bog Birding

  Well we did it!  We found the Great Grey Owl while birding at Sax-Zim Bog in Minnesota last weekend!   With a little help from the Sax-Zim Bog Facebook group where people commented about their sitings, we were able to spot this guy (video above) hunting for breakfast at 7:15 AM last Saturday morning.   By […]

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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 […]

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Bald Eagles in Winter

Bald Eagles in Winter When you see a huge, dark brown bird with a broad wingspan of up to 7.5 feet and a body length of up to 40 inches and it has a brilliant white head and tail just soaring above you, you know right away that it is a Bald Eagle.  What a […]

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 […]

Sandhill Crane Migration Time

    You can’t miss them.   If they are flying overhead you will hear a loud bugling type call that is very distinct.  Every year from mid November until mid to late December (even as late as January and February), the Sandhill Cranes can be seen and definitely heard in some parts of North America as […]

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 Booking.com


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 […]