I have photographed 60+ species of birds. Most of them I see migrating in the spring or autumn. Our full time resident birds are 2 Great Horned Owls that have nested almost every year since our arrival, sometimes 1, 2 or 3 owlets at a time. Ravens, Grouse, and Magpies also spend the whole year with us. Our summer birds are Robins, Black Birds, Kingbirds, Ducks, a variety of Sparrows, Tree and Barn Swallows. Most song birds that you may see in towns don’t stay with us as we are too isolated, with not enough trees. Precocial versus Altricial Development – read more on the differences.
Please click on a species below to view more photos.
The most recent photographs are at the top of each page. Over the years my photos have improved with better equipment (600mm lens) and practice.
Updates: March 29, 2020 – Varied Thrush
April 11, 2020 – Gray Crowned Rosy Finch
May 11, 2020 – Grosbeak
May 24, 2020 – American Redstart
You can hear mostly Red Winged Blackbirds chirping and a duck if you listen closely.