Black and white warbler photo by Lanny LcDowell

The 61st annual Christmas Bird Count was held on Jan. 2, but the initial compilation of the data was started the next day when we all gathered via...

Great egret in flight, bird photo by Lanny McDowell

Some local species may seem ho-hum to us, but visitors from abroad will rave about them.

We have seen irruptive species — residents of the northern woodlands that irrupt (migrate) southward when their foods are scarce.

Whether you are looking out your window or taking part in an outdoor activity, you never know when the unexpected shows up.

Fast-flying falcons are frequently found in these parts at this time of the year.

On Nov. 21, Tom and Jen Hawkins were driving along and noticed a small animal standing on the white line at the edge of the road.