Interested in birding around the world?
Join Noah Strycker as he begins his year-long quest of “Birding Without Borders” to see 5,000 bird species. In his own words, “It will be one continuous trip, with no out-andbacks. In chronological order, I will spend a few days in Antarctica, three and a half months in South America, two months in Central and North America, a week and a half in Europe, two and a half months in Africa, three months in Asia and some Pacific islands, and three weeks in Australia, traveling by short hops.” Scroll to the end of Noah’s introduction on this webpage, and click on any Day you want to read about. The adventure started on New Year’s Day in Antarctica.
Happy New Year
We have all heard how re-introducing wolves has been good for wildlife in Yellowstone NP, but here’s a beautiful video that shows how even the rivers have benefitted from the presence of the wolves.
Looking for places to birdwatch in the U.S.?
According to participants in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice survey, Magee Marsh in Ohio is the best place in the US to birdwatch. Second place winner was Hawk Mountain, PA, and Bosque del Apache, NM came in third. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service weighed in by noting that five National Wildlife Refuges were among the top ten in USA Today poll.
Neah Bay Birds
Birdwatching at Neah Bay was very productive in November and December, 2014. If you missed it, here is a video recapping the birds and scenery of this remote and scenic location on the Northwest Washington coast.