Category: Birding

Big Sur

May 1 – May 5, 2022. Big Sur wasn’t on my radar at all until we started traveling across the US. That’s when I started reading about it in van life groups. I was intrigued even though I wasn’t really…

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Channel Islands National Park

April 27, 2022. Channel Islands National Park is free to visit, and has stunning views, super cute wildlife, and endemic species that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Yet they are one of the 25% of least visited…

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Off The Beaten Track

March 13 – 28, 2022. We love to get off the beaten path. And despite the over development of a lot of Baja and the growing popularity of the peninsula with travelers, if you’re willing to drive down a few…

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A Whale, Some Dolphins & Lots of Birds

February 9 -10, 2022 – Baja California Sur, Mexico. Kayaking with Wildlife in the Sea of Cortez Whale! Someone had spotted a whale not too far from our camping area on the western shore of the Sea of Cortez north…

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Nesting Great Blue Herons & Other Birds

April 30 – May 30. In the last month, Greg and I spent a lot of time dealing with doctor’s appointments and visiting friends. But in-between all this medical stuff and hanging with our pals we have done a little…

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Big Cypress & More

March 20 – 23, 2021. I believe I’ve mentioned before that we like to travel from one big green blob on the map to the next. These green areas tend to be protected lands – National Parks, Wilderness Areas, National…

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The Everglades Part 2

March 16 – 19, & April 17 – 19, 2021. The Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acres of wetlands in Southern Florida. It is vast but unlike the vastness of a national park like the Grand Canyon you can’t…

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The Everglades Part I

March 13 – 18 & April 17 -19, 2021. “But it all looks like — this.” It was both a question and a judgment. The woman who voiced it had just listened to a Park Ranger describe some of the…

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Latta Nature Preserve

February 27 – March 4, 2021. At the end of February, we found ourselves in Stanley, North Carolina at Greg’s parents’ house. We had decided to make a speedy 2200 mile trip across the country from the California/Arizona border to…

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Three National Wildlife Refuges

February 11 – 19. I usually have a plan. It is always flexible, never set in stone though, and often veers off in any direction at any moment. But this winter I didn’t really have much of a plan at…

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