Mexican Grosbeak found in Inyo

[Originally appeared in the Sierra Wave newsletter, Vol. 25, No. 1, Sept-Oct 2006 – click here for original with photos] On 31 July, Eva Poole-Gilson looked at her bird feeders, as she often does, and saw a large yellow and black bird that was different from the...

Inyo’s Orioles

The Orioles are arguably one of the most beautiful groups of birds in the world. Those found in the US are members of the blackbird family Icteridae. They are not closely related to the orioles of the old world, which are in the family Oriolidae and also brightly...

Fall Feathers of 1998

Fall begins early in the bird world. While the non-birder may think fall begins in late September, the birder recognizes fall not as a particular month but the period of time when birds start to leave their breeding grounds and move to their winter grounds. These...

Avian Fallout

Many areas can experience a fallout of birds but an area famous for it is High Island, Texas. When north moving birds meet south moving storms it’s bad for birds but exciting for birders. The following is an account of such an experience that Jim & Debby Parker,...

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