When the vagaries and viccissitudes of a temperate climate become decidedly intemperate, I begin to long for California. Most California dreamers conjure visions of that sun-kissed coastline from Santa Barbara south to San Diego. My mind takes me back to Northern California, easily one of the most magnificent and dramatic landscapes in the world yet not nearly as afflicted with ice and snow as some spots I might mention. Northern California has it all… ravines, rivers, and redwoods. Reports too, thanks to Larry Jordan of The Birder’s Report. Larry has been keeping the world abreast of the avian action in his slice of paradise for a while now. Today, Larry delivers a massive edition of I and the Bird #94.

What are the birds like in your little slice of paradise? Share your sightings with the readers of I and the Bird.  Our next editions will be hosted by Connie Kogler of Birds O’ The Morning. Please send your links and summaries to me or Connie (zblueheron AT gmail DOT com) by March 1.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.