Showing posts from May, 2021

Owl Prowl Saturday, May 29th at 8:30 PM

 The owls in Seward Park have been very reliable; join me this Saturday evening as we explore the park after dark for these fascinating birds.  I am also leading a variety of programs at my old (new) gig at Seward Park Audubon Center, check out for the weekly schedule of events.  Advance notice: June 17th at 6:00 pm I am offering a virtual presentation on Warblers, please sign up and learn about these colorful spring visitors from the comfort of your home.  Details at the Seward Park web address above.  To register for the Prowl, please email me at my personal address listed in my mini bio above.  I plan to continue more private birding events also...please check out this blog each week for postings. Thank you! Ed

Back to my job at Seward Park Audubon Center, the long layoff is over!

Great news. I have been rehired as Lead Naturalist at the Seward Park Audubon Center!  With the pandemic restrictions easing as more people get vaccinated, National Audubon has decided that guided outdoor trips are safe for the public.  I will be leading a variety of outings here: birds, bats, owls, trees, geology, native plants, even stargazing!  You can follow my schedule offerings at our website:  sewardpark. audubon .org I WILL continue to offer my personal guided outings as before, just on a more limited basis.  My days off from Audubon will be Mondays and Tuesdays, so look for bird outings on those days.  Owl Prowls and upcoming Bat Treks may be offered on any evening of the week or weekend.  This first week will be hectic for me as I get back up to speed here at Seward Park so look for private outings announced next Monday...spring migration is in full swing and we will reinforce Birding by Ear skills on outings. Leavenworth Bird Fest was great with fantastic east-side of the C

Leavenworth Bird Fest 2021! May 13 through 16th...Join Me!!

I am happy to announce that I am in Leavenworth this week as a featured speaker for the annual Bird Fest!  Icicle Creek and the Wenatchee River valley are host to a dazzling variety of spring migrants that favor the east side of the Cascade Range.  In addition to exploring a variety of habitats seeing out these colorful visitors, I am leading three Owl Prowls on the 13th, 14th, and 15 starting at 9:00 PM.  Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm I am presenting a virtual program on owls and their unique adaptations with some cool video footage.  Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm I am presenting a program on the woodpeckers of Washington showcasing their unique adaptations (such as why don't they need extra strength Exedrin after bashing their heads against trees  all day!).   To view these online presentations click on the following link to register:      If you decide to take advantage of this great spring weather and visit Leaven

Bird Outings May 8th and 9th.

Back from a week in northern California and ready to lead an Owl Prowl in Seward Park Saturday, May 8th starting at 8:30 PM.  Also leading a Mothers' Day Birding By Ear outing at 8:00 am at the Union Bay Natural Area May 9th.  Our songbird migrants are arriving every day...let's go check them out! Ed