January 23, 2023 The Universe is always speaking to us. We just need to listen. Two days after I wrote about my ambivalence of birding as rarity-driven chasing, checking-off-the-box listing, see-it-and-leave-it bird-spotting, three birders from Sweden drove up to the yard to…
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January 15, 2023 Birds frenzy at the fountain and feeders this gusty, bruised-sky morning as another Pacific cold front shoulders in, carrying the…
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January 7, 2023 My New Year’s resolution for 2023 is to encounter more birds. To that end, and because I never know what to expect (which draws my eyes…
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December 31, 2022 “We humans live within rings of sound,” Janisse Ray writes in her new book, Wild Spectacle. “At the hub are the clicking of bones and…
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December 23, 2022 With today’s submission, I arrive at one thousand consecutive days of listing birds on eBird. One thousand uninterrupted days of every…
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December 21, 2022 I live my life as though everything that happens has a purpose—whether I believe it or not. Last Saturday, dozens of people gathered…
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December 13, 2022 Yesterday afternoon, a tremendous Pacific frontal storm shoved its way into the corner of our state, sending moaning winds up the…
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December 7, 2022 This morning, a male Cassin’s finch materialized in a winter-bare chokecherry tree and stared at me, as if waiting for me to make eye…
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