Joan Carson

BIRD WATCH: Visit to Rocky Mountain National Park a treat for the eyes

With fall in the air, birds are on the move, including mountain bluebirds and Townsend’s solitaires.

BIRD WATCH: Peck-peck-peck heralds woodpeckers, busy birds for fall

There are various ways to (humanely) deter their attacks on your home.

BIRD WATCH: Look to the skies along Hood Canal for great birding

Because this body of water is popular with migrating birds, it is also one of those spots where the unexpected can be expected.

BIRD WATCH: Audubon offers a wealth of information

From newsletters to gorgeous rendered websites, its chapters offer it all.

BIRD WATCH: ‘Feral’ cat a hungry burden for bird lover

My goal is now the relocation of an animal that would make a great housecat.

BIRD WATCH: There’s something special about cedar waxwings

Their whispering, attire and nonstop conversations are fonts of mystery.

BIRD WATCH: ‘Walking the edge’ produces prime pickings in late summer

Late August to September are the best times to get up and get out.

BIRD WATCH: Catch the action along the coast for prime-time viewing

Low tides make for perfect bird-watching conditions, especially as gulls congregate.

JOAN CARSON: Barred owls’ appearance evidence of expansion

HALLOWEEN IS STILL three months away, but the owls are out and about.