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!
Lapland Longspur: This striking songbird winters in grassy fields, along shorelines, and in other open areas across a wide swath of North America. Photo by John Wijsman/Shutterstock