Art Tougeau Parade in Downtown Lawrence Kansas
Kelly Barth Blog Author Photo
Kelly Barth

Kelly Barth is president of the Lawrence Bird Alliance. A writer and copyeditor, she is also a co-owner of the Raven Book Store in Downtown Lawrence.

A Guide to Spring Birding in Lawrence, Kansas

Cover Photo Credit: Northern Shoveler by Ed MacKerrow/Audubon Photography Awards Though we hardly had a winter, spring is coming nonetheless. I’ve already had my first case of poison ivy from wearing short sleeves on an 80-degree late February day. And the birds are rushing to catch up. Male…

Read More

A Seasonal Guide to Birding in Lawrence | Autumn

Before I took birding seriously, I wondered why guides devoted full-page layouts to “confusing fall warblers.” As it turns out, many things about fall birding are confusing. And, as with many confusing things in life, most of them come down to hormones—or the lack thereof. Just like singles primping…

Read More

A Seasonal Guide to Birding in Lawrence | Summer

Summertime—and the birding is easy. Everywhere you look, feathered parents of all colors and sizes carry food to their nests and berry-purple poop sacs away from them to keep from giving away the location. Later they forage for food not only to feed fledglings but also to demonstrate what they’re…

Read More

A Seasonal Guide to Birding in Lawrence | Spring

By no means an expert birder, I am both exhilarated and frightened by spring. I’m exhilarated because of all the migrants moving through; I’m frightened because of all the migrants moving through. Positioned right in the middle of the Central Flyway, Lawrence, Kansas, offers some of the best spring…

Read More

A Seasonal Guide to Birding in Lawrence | Winter

Whatever your skill level, Lawrence is a great place for birding! As we townies like to boast, if you drive for 10 minutes (or bicycle for 15 or 20), you’re in the country. There are also some nice little pockets of habitat tucked right into town as well. Maybe you’re already a seasoned birder and…

Read More