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!
Gyrfalcon: This northern species moves south into southern Canada and the northern U.S. in winter. One of the more reliable spots is Fort Pierre National Grassland, in central South Dakota. Photo by Agami Photo Agency/Shutterstock