Birding the Mekong

I recently returned from a bicycle, boat, and birding trip up the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia, poor countries with very wet and tropical environments inhabited by friendly people. The per capita income is about $1000 per year, and young children are evident everywhere. Vietnam is a crowded country with…

Bird Feeder Time

From spring to fall there is enough natural food around that birds don’t seek feeders. As winter approaches and natural food becomes less abundant, bird feeders become appealing. There aren’t many special tricks to attract birds to feeders, but here are some suggestions to help attract the most birds of…

Migration

[caption id="attachment_8228" align="alignleft" width="207"] Cliff Swallow[/caption] You know about the swallows returning to Capistrano. Lesser known is the festival in Hinckley, Ohio celebrating the return of the Turkey Vulture. Although one is led to believe that the arrival happens on a certain date, it is really during a variable period…