An American Bittern Out In The Open, Finally!

In about nine years of photographing birds I’ve never found an American Bittern out in the open. Until last week… […]

American Bittern In Habitat

The American Bittern may be the most elusive avian subject I’ve ever photographed. They’re solitary, cryptically colored and their preferred habitat is wetlands with tall, emergent vegetation. And they’re extremely secretive by nature. So much so that very little is known about their biology, which is too bad because perhaps if we understood them better we could more effectively manage their seriously declining populations. […]