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!
Nazca Booby: This seabird breeds in the Galápagos. Remarkably, in recent winters, small numbers have turned up in San Diego Bay, California. Photo by Michal Sarauer/Shutterstock