White Ibis

The White Ibis is both beautiful and strange in appearance.

New Photos

Some new photos have been loaded onto Oddbird Creative


A gorgeous Ruby-throated Hummingbird Male.  

Green Heron and Friend

Green Herons are possibly one of the most striking of their family. A cool fact from Cornell’s All About Birds site is: The Green Heron is one of the few tool-using birds. It… Continue reading

Painted Bunting

The Painted Bunting is always a big hit with birders. How can you resist the amazing colors of this small bird, even his lady has great plumage. My partner and I  got to… Continue reading

Christine Shanks Flickr

cjshanks’ photostream on Flickr. Check out more on Flickr

Indigo Buntings

Indigo Buntings are one of my favorite birds. They are often confused with the Blue Grosbeak who is quite similar in color and shape but is larger, has reddish arm bars, and a… Continue reading

Backyard Bird ID Exhibit Book

I uploaded the backyard bird id exhibit book I created for Oregon Ridge Nature Center. You can view it on my website Oddbird Creative. The book will soon be up as part of… Continue reading


I caught the first glimpse of our returning Baltimore Oriole pair today. They nest and eat in our yard and the tall trees surrounding it all summer. It reminded me of all the… Continue reading

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

This is why some people call them tree ducks. Really amazing birds, I miss seeing them everywhere I go.