In prep to release Mindful Birding: A Beginner’s Guide, my new book featuring birds of Seattle, I visited my friend Renée in Seattle in September. We had a birding marathon. For real, we walked over 26.2 miles in 4 days, visited the locations highlighted in the new book and saw over 60 species of birds. Not bad for a pretty quick trip.
Late summer birding can be quiet as many birds are hiding out as they molt in prep for migration. Getting out anyway offers me the chance to connect with and appreciate the beauty of nature, birds or no.
Sunrise on Lake Erie
August is the middle of summer and many birds have started preparations to migrate. Adults are in the process of teaching “youngins” where and how to find and catch food. Some birds will molt before migration and will keep a low profile as their new plumage grows. Check out recent photos from around Ohio.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo; Kelleys Island
Indigo Bunting; Meadowbrook Marsh
House Wren; Scioto Audubon Columbus
Little Blue Heron; Hilliard
Meet the Author
Lakewood Library hosted a virtual “meet the author” event to discuss my books about Ohio birds and how birding is a form of mindfulness, the state of being conscious and aware. Watch on YouTube