Category Archives: Birding

Rhinoceros Auklet flying past offshore Westport, Washington (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux0

Alcids of the Olympic Peninsula

Dense temperate rainforest covers the Olympic Peninsula of Washington right up until the coastline, then rocky cliffs and towering islands create a stunning landscape where at least 12 species of alcids…

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Photo Essay: Iceland birds

Some of you may know, (though most of you probably don’t and why would you?), that I was just in Iceland with my girlfriend, Audrey (everybody please give her a…

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The Puffins of Latrabjarg

Puffins are definitely one of those captivating and exciting animals that anyone will enjoy looking at.  Perhaps  it’s their clownish and colorful faces, or superficial resemblance to penguins which draws…

Adult 'Puget Sound' White-crowned Sparrow from Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

‘Puget Sound’ White-crowned Sparrows

Many species of sparrows vary considerably in appearance and vocalizations across their ranges in North America. In particular Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrows, Fox Sparrows, and White-crowned Sparrows show the most distinct…

Gray Kingbird at Bubali Bird Sanctuary on 28 June 2014. Digiscoped with an iPhone 5 + Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 & Phone Skope Adapter. iPhone photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Phone Skope Big Year – June Update

June started off really slow from a digiscoping perspective. I got married on June 7th and was busy preparing and winding down from that. The first I opportunity I had…