The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team or COASST has been around for 17 years. The team of volunteers is considered a citizen science project and the main hub of the program makes its home at the University of Washington. COASST is a program that trains local people right in the home community. After the […]
San Francisco, better known as San Pancho, is a Mexican town of about 3000 people, in the state of Nayarit on the central Pacific coast of Mexico, approximately 50 km north of Puerto Vallarta on Federal Hwy 200. The Pacific slope of Western Mexico from the state of Jalisco to Chiapas, including Nayarit, is a great place to spot […]
Today we review the Opticron Adventurer WP II 8×42 Binoculars, which are said to be perfect for vacationing with an eye out for birds. If you’re lucky enough to go on a beach vacation in the tropics, then I think you simply must have these binoculars. Maybe you aren’t a birder or birdwatcher, maybe you […]
If you happen to be in the Puerto Vallarta area on the west coast of Mexico and you’re up for a day of birdwatching, or birding as some like to call it, you might want to consider this day trip. So, if you’re in Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Sayulita, or San Pancho, the hot springs of Ixtlan […]
Port Stanley is a community in Elgin County, province of Ontario, in the country of Canada. It is located on the north shore of Lake Erie at the mouth of Kettle Creek. Lake Erie is one of the Great Lakes in the centre of Canada. If you can find Toronto, drive west on the 401 […]
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Driving down the road, you notice the old vacant field and scrub-land has a “for sale” sign on it. Next time you go by, the sign says “SOLD.” In a few weeks the bulldozers are on the scene. Once upon a time, this was really the middle of nowhere. But now, things are starting to change. […]
The movie Aliens is one of my all-time faves, especially because there are so many one-liners applicable to every situation. Maybe you haven’t been keeping up on current events, pal, but we just got our asses kicked! Spoken with vehemence, frustration and panic on the verge of tears by the character Hudson–in reply to the […]
Let me ask you, how do you know when spring really is here? Is it by the calendar? Certainly, in the northern latitudes that is not really the best indication! The official first day of spring might actually bring a snowstorm! Apart from the date, we all have our personal indicators of spring’s true arrival. […]