Pilchuck Audubon People’s Choice (July 2023)

I’m honored to have one of my photographs of a Belted Kingfisher selected as a finalist for the People’s Choice award in the Pilchuck Audubon’s Birdathon photography contest. I would appreciate it if you would please visit the Pilchuck Audubon Facebook or Instagram page (or both pages) before July 8th and vote for my photo. Thanks!

Belted Kingfisher On A Big Fish

Oregon Coast 2023 Photo Calendar (November 2022)

Heceta Head Lighthouse

My Oregon Coast 2023 Photo Calendar is now available at Lulu.com. Click on this link to preview the calendar photos or to order a copy. The calendar photos were taken during an Oregon Coast trip this past September and October and includes shots of sea stacks, lighthouses, beaches, bridges and sea life in the Cannon Beach, Newport and Florence, OR, areas.

Birdwatching Magazine Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest Finalist (April 2022)

I’m honored to have my Snowy Owl photograph selected as one of the 12 finalists out of over 600 images entered in the Birdwatching Magazine 2021 Backyard and City Birds photo contest. Click here to see the photograph and my story about taking the photo.



Museum of Flight 2021 Spirit of Flight Juried Photo Exhibition Finalists

A photo of a de Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito fighter plane. Finalist in the Museum of Flight 2021 Spirit of Flight juried photo exhibit.

I’m excited to have three photographs selected as finalists for the 2021 Spirit of Flight juried photo exhibition at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA. This photo titled “Working at Night” is one of them and is a shot of a nighttime engine run of a de Havilland D.H.98 Mosquito, a British WWII fighter plane.

Snowy Owl Featured in Seattle Times Reader’s Lens (January 20, 2021)

A photograph of a Snowy Owl on a roof in Seattle, Washington.

Photographing this Snowy Owl was one of my photography highlights of 2021. The owl was hanging out on a rooftop near downtown Seattle for several months this past winter. The photo was featured in the Seattle Times Reader’s Lens section in January 2021.

American Robin in Snow Featured in Nature Photographer Magazine (Autumn/Winter 2020-2021)

A photo of an American Robin in the snow.

My photo of an American Robin in the snow is featured in the current issue (Autumn/Winter 2020-2021) of Nature Photographer Magazine. More details about this photo which was shot in my own yard (you don’t have to go far to find wildlife subjects) are in my recent blog post.

Bald Eagle Photo Featured in the Seattle Times (September 9, 2020)

A Bald Eagle on the waterfront in Edmonds, Washington.

I’m excited to have my photograph of a Bald Eagle on the waterfront in Edmonds, Washington, featured as the photo of the week in the Reader’s Lens section of the Seattle Times!

I also describe in a recent blog post why this eagle looks so cranky.

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2020 Calendar Available (October 2019)

2020 Birds of Western Washington Calendar. Michael McAuliffe Photography

If you need holiday gifts for the bird lovers on your list (including yourself) please consider my 2020 Birds of Western Washington Calendar. Follow this link to Lulu.com then click on Preview (under the cover photo) to see the calendar photos for each month.

Greeting Cards On Sale at Edmonds Bookshop (June 2018)
A Belted Kingfisher on a fish sculpture in Edmonds, Washington.
Belted Kingfisher Greeting Card

I’m excited to have my greeting cards available for purchase at the Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington. If you are ever in downtown Edmonds be sure to visit this great local bookshop and browse their wide selection of books, greeting cards and calendars.

Cedar Waxwing Photo in February 4, 2018 Seattle Times
A Cedar Waxwing sits in a tree full of berries at Ballinger Park in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.
Cedar Waxwing

My photo of a Cedar Waxwing was published as the Seattle Times “Reader’s Lens” photograph for the week of 2/4/2018. These are amazing looking birds and I was lucky to recently find a flock dining in trees full of berries near Lake Ballinger in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

“Oak Creek Wildlife Area” in December 2017 Northwest Travel & Life
An elk herd at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area.
Oak Creek Wildlife Area

My story “Oak Creek Wildlife Area” has just been published in the December 2017  issue of Northwest Travel & Life magazine. The photo above was used with the story. I’ll add a link to the story if it becomes available online. (So far it’s only available in print copies of the magazine.)

Photo of Swallow-tailed Gull in December 2017 Birdwatching Magazine
A Swallow-tailed Gull from the Galapagos Islands on the Edmonds, Washington, waterfront.
Swallow-tailed Gull

This Swallow-tailed Gull was a long way from home when I photographed it on the waterfront in Edmonds, Washington, in early September. The bird was spotted in several places near Seattle for over a week.  This was only the 3rd time one of these gulls that normally live on the Galapagos Islands has been seen in North America, and the first time in the state of Washington. Find another photo on my blog.

Mt. Shuksan Photo in Summer/Fall 2017 Nature Photographer Magazine

July 2017

Museum of Flight 2017 Spirit of Flight Photography Exhibition

June 2017

A Short-eared Owl just as it takes flight from a post. Historic cockpit. B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey

From Camp Lewis to Joint Base Lewis-McChord – REAL Northwest Living

May 2017. Story and photos (Click photo below to view story)

A Sherman Tank at the Lewis Army Museum.

Finalist in Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine’s 4th Annual Photo Contest

December 2016

Mike McAuliffe's C-47 photo selected as Smithsonian Air & Space photo contest finalist.

“Warbird-Watching over Arizona” in Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine

August 2016. Story and photos. (Click photo below to view story.)

AT-6 Texan Over Arizona

Red-winged Blackbird Photo in Summer 2016 Nature Photographer Magazine

July 2016


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