Category: Birding

The Franklins of El Paso

“They headed down to, ooh, old El PasoThat’s where they ran into a great big hassleBilly Joe shot a man while robbing his castleBobbie Sue took the money and run.” – Steve Miller … And… So after the White Sands National Monument, on the recommendation from an individual who I was speaking with outside of…

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Of Wind And Cattle

Cruising Through the Chihuahuan After Roswell, New Mexico, I headed just southwest of Carlsbad, to the Guadalupe Ranger District of Lincoln National Forest. Rising from the second largest desert in the United States, the Chihuahuan Desert, the Guadalupe Mountains span from west Texas to southeastern New Mexico with Guadalupe Peak being the tallest at 8,751…

Greetings From…

Aguirre Springs Campground! This is just a quick update. I arrived at Aguirre Springs Campground around noon. Good thing I did because I have a beautiful site and it’s beginning to fill up with campers (mostly RVs). So this place is really not off the grid. The main reason I came here was to, ummmmm,…

24 Hours in Muleshoe

Where? 120 miles southwest of Amarillo, by car, is the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge. It is located in the central flyway for migratory birds. For approximately six months out of the year the refuge is the wintering home of sandhill cranes. Muleshoe NWR, founded in 1935, happens to be the oldest national wildlife refuge in…

Cobscook Bay

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” Ansel Adams In an earlier blog, Puffin & Puffin, I had mentioned how Cobscook Bay deserved its own review. Well, here it is… It can be quite hard to find the right words at times to…

Ding Darling

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida President Harry S. Truman is probably most known for his role in ending World War II in the Pacific Theatre by authorizing the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, there was a little less known bomb he dropped. That was on a…

Photo Gallery

“There are always two people in every picture; the photographer and the viewer.”    Ansel Adams´╗┐ Below are some of my preferred photos. Buy purchasing a card you support my endeavors in conservation awareness through blogs, video and photography. You support America’s National Parks, and of course, you support the Unites States Postal Service. Thank…

The Warblers… version2.0

… how my love for birding started…   A long time ago I was given a small pair of Nikon binoculars. They lived in their case, collecting dust, year after year, waiting for that day to be put to work. Well over ten years ago, at the age of forty, I was walking my dog…

Puffin & Puffin

A close friend of mine (who we shall code name Round Eye) fell into some good fortune last April when he was able to purchase two tickets with the Bold Coast Charter Company to take us to Seal Island to view Atlantic Puffins.  These tickets, for those who are interested, sell out very quickly. If I…

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