Fall 2015 – Are you Ready?

Are you ready? Ready for the change that is already underway? We are talking about the birds we have been watching all summer. Many of them are neo-tropical migrants and some are already on their way south where they will find sufficient food and cover and...

Eastern Sierra Grebes

Grebes make up the family Podicipedidae, a relatively small group of diving water birds that are found worldwide. Unlike ducks, they have lobed toes, legs that are far back on the body of the bird, and are ungainly on land where they are seldom seen unless sick. There...

Fall Starts in Spring

[Originally appeared in the Sierra Wave newsletter, Vol. 25, No. 2, Nov-Dec 2006 – click here for original with photos] When most people think of fall, visions of falling multicolored leaves, the World Series or football come to mind. Conversely, when birders...

Fall 2003 in Inyo County

Believe it or not, fall migration lasts for almost half a year! The first southbound migrants are usually female Wilsons Phalaropes who return by mid June after laying the eggs in a nest and placing responsibilities on the males. This year the ladies were spinning...

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