When temperatures plunge and snow piles up, do we birders pack away our optics to wait for spring? Of course not! We head out in search of owls and crossbills, waterfowl and waxwings, and other birds. Enjoy this photo essay of fantastic species you can find this winter!
Boreal Owl: A secretive bird of boreal forests and muskeg areas. In winter, it may be found in western mountains, southern Canada, and from Minnesota to New England. Photo by Agnieszka Bacal/Shutterstock