Recent Blog Posts About Birding

Raptors in Flight Saturday, June 24, 2017 - In response to a question about hawk identification on (a neighborhood-based social media site), I posted a long discussion about the status of various raptors in our neighborhood. Someone posted a follow-up question about how to tell hawks from falcons in flight. I thought the easiest way to do that would be to post … Continue reading Raptors in Flight
Greater Roadrunner Monday, June 19, 2017 - I see Greater Roadrunners all the time, but only have managed to get good photos once on vacation in Baja California Sur, Mexico. This one almost acted as if it was modeling for me this morning while I was mapping coastal sage scrub in Ventura County. Greater Roadrunners are members of the cuckoo family, and … Continue reading Greater Roadrunner
My Big Day Saturday, May 6, 2017 - [Featured image: An Ash-throated Flycatcher was species 75 for the day.] It was just two weeks ago that I ran 26 miles in 90-something degree heat in the hills around Bouquet Reservoir in the Angeles National Forest. While that may sound laudable (or crazy), it was because I was running the Leona Divide 50┬átrail race, … Continue reading My Big Day
New Illustration: Red-tailed Hawk Sunday, February 19, 2017 - I’ve just completed my newest illustration of a Red-tailed Hawk. To celebrate the completion of this image, I’m offering 25% off the artist mark-up on everything at, including this newest illustration. This offer is only available for a limited time using the checkout code in the image below.
Hawaii: History, Honeycreepers, and the HURT 100 – Part 2 Monday, January 30, 2017 - For part 1 of this trip and race report, see here. Two days before the race, we took a trip to Pearl Harbor to visit the USS Arizona Memorial. While Google Maps did a good job of getting us temporarily lost on Honolulu’s confusing roads, we still arrived early and only had to wait a … Continue reading Hawaii: History, Honeycreepers, and the HURT 100 – Part 2