Draw a Bird Day – September 8th

Stephen’s Island Wren. Last seen in 1894. The only known perching bird without the ability to fly. Stephen’s Island is in New Zealand between the North and South Islands. About 1000 years ago, the arrival of the Pacific rat eliminated the Stephen’s Island Wren from all parts of New Zealand except Stephen’s Island. In 1894, the New Zealand government built a lighthouse and one lonely … Continue reading Draw a Bird Day – September 8th

Forest music

Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus). Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. Every once in a while, a delightful 10 second song of shrill, melodious notes would fill the forest space I was standing in. The notes were crisp and loud and seemed to bounce off all the trees. I looked up high into the coniferous tree branches, but saw no birds. I looked on the forest floor; it … Continue reading Forest music