Michael Givant

Michael Givant is a columnist for Anton Media Group. His column A Bird's Eye View is popular among local birdwatchers and photographers.

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Birds Breakfast En Masse

There are mornings when seemingly every bird on the beach is trying to feed. It looks like structured chaos everywhere as I walk from one hungry group to another. Click here for more bird photos by...

Bugs For Bethpage Baby Bluebirds

  On a recent Friday at Bethpage State Park I meet Kathy Wegman an environmental horticulturist who specializes in wildlife habitat for golf courses. A new clutch of bluebirds was born at Bethpage almost a week...

Avian Drama On The Beach

Beaches are places where avian drama plays out about territory. They are also places where frustration can arise and I sometimes find myself meditating over small moments of insight and wonder. Tussles It’s an all-out territorial tussle...

A Morning Of Mysteries

On the beach there’s some fog, no wind and the Gulf is calm. A blue and tangerine horizon make it look like dawn even though it’s later.  This tranquil morning is minutes away from becoming...

Sightings On A Florida Beach

The morning air is crisp, the sun’s shadows are hard. My wife and I are congratulating ourselves for getting out to Whitney Beach at 8:15 AM. Then we see a tall man in a familiar...

Birds Change With The Seasons

In Florida at the end of March birds’ colors are being unhurriedly transformed as they slowly start to change from drab winter to bright summer plumages. In this transformative time, avian life is like a...

Fledgling Hawks At Bethpage

I recently went to Bethpage State Park and met with Kathy Wegman an environmental horticulturist who specializes in wildlife habitat for golf courses. We are going to a nest to see a family of red-tailed...

Experiencing The Celery Fields

The Celery Fields is a 300-acre wetlands and waterways in the Fruitville section of Sarasota where celery was once grown. It is also a birding hot spot and if you look in the air, the...

A “Lifer” On The Beach

“Will you be bored if there aren’t any matings” my wife asked me as we walk a Longboat Key beach heading into a stiff breeze? There have been a number of matings of royal terns...

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