WILDSIDE NATURE TOURS is proud to present our North American Back Yard Birds Photo Contest! We are accepting entries (3 images per person) through June 30th. After the public voting period (July 1-5), the images receiving the top ten (10) highest votes will be judged by Wildside’s photo instructors: Kevin Loughlin, Rob Knight, Lee Hoy…

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How are you doing? We just wanted to check in. These have certainly been strange times for us all. However, we continue to find ways to enjoy the spring, the birds, and our Wildside family. Thank you so much for keeping in touch, for joining our WEBINARS, for supporting us through the purchase of TRAVEL…

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We’ve been home for a few weeks now. The world is trying to catch its balance in the midst of this global crisis. Our Wildside has shrunk to the limits of our own backyards, balconies, and bird feeders. Instead of begrudging this shift in focus (of binoculars and camera lenses!) we have welcomed the opportunity…

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In the last week or so our family of guides and clients headed home from numerous adventures. Some returned simply because their tours were over. A few made their way home early, out of necessity or concern in the midst of the global crises we now face. (Read our COVID-19 update HERE.) We are all…

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March 3rd is World Wildlife Day! Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, the theme this year is “Sustaining All Life On Earth”. Here on the Wildside we enjoy the great privilege of traveling the world in search of wonder. We have observed and admired countless species of fauna and flora. We continually witness…

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The Wildside Nature Tours Scholarship to Coastal Maine Bird Studies recipient has been announced! Wildside’s $1,000 scholarship provides financial assistance each year to a member of the Ohio Young Birders Club. This helps a birder aged 14-17 attend a Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens session at Hog Island Audubon Camp, located off the coast of Maine.…

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World Wetlands Day is observed each year on February 2nd. This celebration helps raise awareness about the importance of wetlands for life on our planet. As birders and wildlife enthusiasts, the Wildside team and our clients are familiar with the vital role of wetlands, and their unique beauty. We spend large quantities of time in these…

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Every January the Wildside team heads to Florida to attend the North Shore Birding Festival, and the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival. As photography workshop and birding field trip leaders, we enjoy exploring Central Florida with our extended Wildside family. The “Space Coast” is a wonderful place to the start the year! Its wealth…

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Any given week of the year, it is probable that at least one of our Wildside guides are leading a trip somewhere on the Wildside. Pretty often, in fact, almost everyone on the Wildside team is off on an adventure! Where are we this week? Let’s see… Yellowstone National Park Kevin Loughlin and Lee Hoy…

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Compiled and written by Alex Lamoreaux and Chris Brown, with Sally Ingraham A new year (and new decade!) has come around, and our guides have been enjoying some down time at home with friends and family. They certainly deserve a little rest because 2019 was the busiest year yet for our Wildside team! Our North…

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