Where Do The Ospreys Go In The Fall?

A Guest Blog by Center volunteer, Jodi McLaughlin: I used to migrate between CA and PA. Life changed dramatically when I became a caregiver for my dad who was housebound most of each day. But l was blessed. Not only did I get to be with dad all day, we have a colony of 9 […]

Birding the James Farm: Check it off your list!

On a cool, drizzly, late May morning, my colleague Katie Goerger and I set out from the parking area at the James Farm Ecological Preserve, binoculars in hand. Our mission – to complete an eBird checklist for the Farm. Marginal weather, combined with insufficient coffee, meant we got started on our walk a bit later […]

COMING SOON: Ospreys to Return to the Inland Bays!

Just as the swallows return annually to the Mission at Capistrano on St. Joseph’s Day, the osprey that inhabit our Inland Bays will begin returning to their nesting areas around St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. By the end of October last year the last stragglers began their 2,500 mile southern migration across Florida (some will […]

The Other Raptor

What is the most iconic bird of the Inland Bays? Most of us would say the osprey or the bald eagle – the commanding predators of the water that have become symbols of the coast. But there is another raptor that I think completes this estuarine avian trifecta… It stands (or, rather, flies) apart from these […]