I have been away from HubPages for a while now. My article earlier aticle was followed by surgery, new jobs and a big move. Migrating birders need a plan. Use this checklist when changing flyways.
River or coast, the Belted Kingfisher is a fun bird find, but they are also skittish and won’t let you get close. Learn about this bird, its kin and my trials attempting to document them.
While the authorities continue to debate, the Lord God Woodpecker remains officially an extinct bird. Review the history, and what has been done just in case the Ivory-billed Woodpecker still lives.
That Mexican Eagle you see flying about Texas is not actually an eagle. Read about this unique bird and its life.
Birds have turned our utility poles into a man-made bird habitat, but we really wish they wouldn't. Get an overview of the subject, what has been done and what needs to be done next.
The Canada Goose is one of the best recognized geese in North America. Read about this goose, its kin, bad press and its future with humans competing for space in the skies.
There is a great deal to putting together a good camera bag for bird photography. This is the third and last segment of the series on what pros use to get their bird shots, about the flash.
Birding is not necessarily an individual sport. Birding can be done in groups in your neighborhood, through clubs such as the Houston Audubon Society and through fun get-togethers where both the birds and birders will flock to a special location such as Port Aransas and the Whooping Crane Festival.
Birding close to home can be as good as in large parks and refuges. See my visit to the Lowlands Trails in Kingwood, Texas.
Houston and other cities across North America have become hosts to colonies of free-ranging peafowl over the years. They are considered domestics, but may carve out a place as a recognized wild bird.