Birding Stuff


I have identified 102 species so far. Click here to see the complete list.


I think the most important quality in a birdwatcher is a willingness to stand quietly and see what comes. Our everyday lives obscure a truth about existence – that at the heart of everything there lies a stillness and a light. 

~ Lynn Thomson

My most recent additions…

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song. 

~Chinese Proverb

Some of my favorites…

In order to see birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence.

~Robert Lynd

Some perching birds…

The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.

~Carly Simon

Some water birds…

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”


And birds of prey…


8515687093_5c0c460facIt didn’t seem to matter what the weather was doing, or even whether there were that many birds; my head felt warm and fuzzy as I entered the slim plane that is the present, too thin to accommodate worries about the past or the future.  All my mental energy was consumed by looking and identifying.  I was connected to the seasons, the environment, and life in a way that I wasn’t when behind a desk or in a windowless meeting room.  The birding was my salt, the thing that was missing, that essential amino acid I couldn’t get from anywhere else.  It gave me life and reminded me that I was part of life.

Lost Among the Birds

by Neil Hayward