In patch birding, it's all relative. You're not after huge numbers, you're not expecting rarities. Instead, it's about really knowing a place, and learning its rhythms. When you're stuck with a patch long enough, you learn to love it no matter how few birds there are.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Breaking Records or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Patch or: A Pedestrian's Guide to the Unspectacular Birdlife of Yards Park, DC
Monday, August 3, 2015
I recently posted a couple articles to the ongoing The Sketch series on Audubon.org highlighting quirky, cool birds, this time featuring the Black Skimmer (the only bird with cat eyes!) and the Wilson's Storm-petrel (fishes with its little feet!). Enjoy!