The First Adventure of the “Nighthawk Whisperer”

An early summer camping & birding trip to Okanagan Falls Provincial Park Campground this year proved to be one of my more memorable adventures as my birdwatching interest began to seriously deepen. Within a week, I managed to list almost 60 different species of birds, a huge first in my 5 year gradual seduction into … Continue reading The First Adventure of the “Nighthawk Whisperer”

It’s been an awesome month for birding, and for the Nightjars!

Here are a few pictures from this last month of birding & an update to my nightjar surveying adventures. After completing 6 nightjar surveys, my curiosity about these mysterious birds deepened. According to the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, subspecies map page 552, the Chordeiles Minor, sp. Minor, have a … Continue reading It’s been an awesome month for birding, and for the Nightjars!

Not to be missed- next years OOUSP…

Sadly, this years (2016) Other Officially Unofficial Star Party was a complete bust. Between fickle weather and the differing needs of our secret membership, we were officially unable to gather. Also, the Loon Lake observing site is about to get a fully lit truck stop with charging stations for electric vehicles, so it looks like … Continue reading Not to be missed- next years OOUSP…