Red Rock Lakes NWR

Janet and I went camping and birding at one of our favorite spots…Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge on the Montana-Idaho border. It is set in the Centennial Valley and from our campsite we can view four mountain ranges…the Centennials, Snowcrest,...

Flood Stage.

Seemingly overnight, SW Montana has gone from serious drought conditions to flood stage. Various rivers are moving off their banks and into a basement near you. The Yellowstone River is the meanest culprit, taking out the Carbella Bridge and causing a 100% closure of...

Opening Day.

Opening Day! The third Saturday in May is the traditional opening day of fishing season in Montana. It was established way-back-when by FWP before “conservation groups” and “concerned citizens” pressured to open certain sections of selected...

Yesterdays’ Bones

Photo by Capt. Randy Brown I was lucky to fish the Fl. Keys when it was still good. Before the water turned bad…before the jet-skis blew up the flats…before everybody who had a driver’s license also owned a flats skiff. It’s hard to explain...

SE Arizona Desert Bird Report., March, 2022.

We toured and trekked and tromped all over…saw some very cool birds…found some really nice spots: Lee’s Ferry, Catalina SP, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Mt. Lemon Hwy., Patagonia Lake SP, Wilcox, Chiricahua Mtns. Rodeo, NM, Cave Ck/Portal, AZ. Bird...

Condor Update…March, 2022.

We revisited the California condor restocking area at Vermillion Cliffs near Marble Canyon, AZ. Facing extinction with less than 20 birds alive in the US in the 1980s, a painstaking and methodical restocking program by USFWS and others has brought their numbers back...