The Eastside Audubon has a class coming up on May 5: Introduction to Bird Photography. If you admire great bird photography and perhaps aspire to learn more about how to take their own pictures check out this class.
This really great Chestnut-backed Chickadee photo is by Larry Engles, one of the co-instructors for the class. You might also enjoy the websites of the class instructors:
Lorenzo and his dad, Michael Rohani, have traveled thousands of miles together birding and photographing birds. Their book, A Kid’s Guide to Birding, is full of tips for kids about how to get started in birding, where to find birds, and ways to identify them. It also shows projects you can do to bring birds into your own back yard.
Lorenzo loves birds and is always learning more fun facts about them. He’ll tell about the fun he’s had looking at birds and share his beautiful photographs. Grownups say his talk is as entertaining and informative for them as it is for kids.
To read Lorenzo’s blog and learn more about him, visit his website, kidsbirding.com.
Be sure to join Eastside Audubon and Lorenzo Rohani for an unforgettable afternoon.
Lots of cool things are becoming known about birds. Maybe this isn’t as surprising as birds making tools or holding funerals — other things we’ve learned recently — but emotional reactions to songs is interesting just because it too makes birds seem to have a little more in common with humans.
Post #3 for great places to go birding. American Avocets and Black-neck Stilts are just two of the amazing birds you can find in the Toppenish area. Check out my video and gallery of photos from Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge. I’ve included directions and tips for getting there.
Check out my second entry for great places to go birding—the Umtanum Creek Recreation Area. I’ve included some photos of the trail, birds I found there, and a short video. Click this link: Birding at Umtanum Creek
I’ve decided to add a new feature to the main menu of this website called “Go Birding” that will feature my own favorite birding hot spots. There will be a submenu for each place with a description and some photos of the place, plus some of the birds I’ve seen there.
This will include great birding areas in the Pacific Northwest where I live as well as cool places further out. So be sure to check out these birding places. I’m starting off with Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge which is definitely one of the best spots. More info and photos are at this link: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge