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!
Tufted Duck: In winter, this Eurasian relative of our scaup may turn up along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, in the Great Lakes region, and, rarely, in interior locations. Photo by R70/Shutterstock