Sword-billed Hummingbird, Yanacocha, Ecuador

Still More Bills


Some years ago now, excellent birder and bird photographer Richard Ditch and WC co-authored a couple of articles on bird identification for bird photographers. Richard did most of the work, and made an excellent point: a bird’s bill is a good starting point for identifying the bird’s species and figuring out how the bird makes…

Great Blue Heron, Idaho

More Bills


Some years ago now, excellent birder and bird photographer Richard Ditch and WC co-authored a couple of articles on bird identification for bird photographers. Richard did most of the work, and made an excellent point: a bird’s bill is a good starting point for identifying the bird’s species and figuring out how the bird makes…

Black-collared Hawk, Pantanal, Brazil

Bills


Some years ago now, excellent birder and bird photographer Richard Ditch and WC co-authored a couple of articles on bird identification for bird photographers. Richard did most of the work, and made an excellent point: a bird’s bill is a good starting point for identifying the bird’s species and figuring out how the bird makes…

Gopher, San Diego, California

Will WC’s Readers Gopher This?


Someone has to be at the base of the food chain. In Idaho, the Idaho Pocket Gopher joins several species of ground squirrels in that role: food for someone else. If you like watching hawks, falcons and eagles, or coyotes and badgers, you have to admire their prey. In Idaho, the primary gopher species is…