About Bob Stymeist
Bob Stymeist is Bird Observer’s Bird Sightings Compiler and a regular bird walk leader for the Friends of Mount Auburn.
Certainly well named, the Brown Creeper fits the bill; their streaked brown upperparts provide camouflage as they “creep” upward on a tree trunk. Both the male and female look alike; they prefer mature forests with a mix of deciduous trees … Continue reading
Kinglets are smaller than warblers; there are two species that occur at Mount Auburn, the Ruby-crowned and the Golden-crowned (photo above by Jeremiah Trimble). The Golden-crowned is the one we can encounter in the late fall through early spring. Both … Continue reading
The Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society is the biggest birding event of the year, last year in the United States 59,039 people participated in 1902 different count areas amassing a total of 54,531,408 individual birds! Every … Continue reading
Loveliest of all waterfowl, the Wood Duck stands supreme, wrote Edward Howe Forbush in Birds of Massachusetts and other New England States (1925). He writes “The male glides along proudly, his head ruffled and his crest distended, his scapular feathers … Continue reading