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In Part 1 of Birding in Colombia, Bill joins a group of avid birders in the Santa Marta region of northern Colombia to explore the Northern Colombia Birding Trail. Besides amazing birding and lots of endemics, he encounters a new generation of excellent local birding guides poised to accommodate an influx of ecotourists to this newly opened birding destination. Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2018.
The gents talk via Skype about their personal fitness regimens, post-spring bird action, appreciating nesting birds, a booby in Maine, jinx birds for 2018, the upcoming Colorado Reader Rendezvous, legalized marijuana and the implications for bird feeding, birds you cannot find by seeking them, their first-ever trip to the Outdoor Retailer Show, and whether or not high-end optics are worth it. Oh, and Ben finally saw a peregrine falcon, but Bill still needs a great horned owl for the OTWTB Global Big Year Challenge™. Posted Fri, 15 Jun 2018.
Predators and prey evolve together, and that struggle makes the prey more resilient. In this story, the characters are unusual: The prey is everything Julie tried to grow; the predator is a determined rabbit she dubbed Notch. Featured in Bird Watcher's Digest July/August 2018. Posted Thu, 07 Jun 2018.