Category: Guide

  • Hi, Nice Towhee Meet You

    Hi, Nice Towhee Meet You

    How to Identify a Towhee Towhees: these robin-sized sparrows are no drab LBJs.  The rufous towhees sport a baggy three-piece-suit: a loose jacket on their back; an orange vest on their sides; and a plain white shirt covering their breast. A deep black head and beak surround bright amber eyes. Yet towhee attire varies slightly…

  • An Ode to Bird Sounds

    An Ode to Bird Sounds

    Long after the mule deer curl up on their meadow mattresses, snipe dance with a courage that only the darkness can give. From a damp stage, they dance by the romance of the moonlight and a trillion twinkling stars. The croaks of frogs act like the beats of a drum for the ethereal sound tracing…

  • How to Find 10 Warblers this Spring

    How to Find 10 Warblers this Spring

    Tips to find the most popular and colorful birds in the Northeast They’re tiny. They’re colorful. They’re loud. They’re often foraging high in the leafiest canopies, making them impossible to see even while bending over backwards. See below, the Blackburnian Warbler with bright orange throat, notorious for foraging way high up. Despite the challenges of…