Red-breasted Sapsuckers in Winter

Red-breasted Sapsucker in December Fairly easy to find around Sitka during spring and summer working their sap wells, Red-breasted Sapsucker abundance seems to drop in the fall and they are rarely reported from November through February along the road system. Most times when sapsuckers are seen, it is during periods with extended below freezing temperatures. … Read more

CBC on Verstovia

Once again I headed up Verstovia for my Christmas Bird Count route. Snowy conditions and lack of motivation saw me turn at Picnic Rock rather than make my way down into Indian River Valley as I have done in some past years. I did watch a couple of other hikers traverse across below the Arrowhead … Read more