I like canasteros. I like canasteros a lot. There are only five people in the world who like canasteros more than I do, and they ain’t admitting it. However, I have decided to break with the status quo (don’t voluntarily humiliate yourself in public) and admit my infatuation with these long wiry-tailed brown jobbies that [...]
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January 27th, 2012 · No Comments
December 3rd, 2010 · No Comments
The Kirtland’s Warbler is one of the rarest of the temperate New World warblers. It is listed as a federally endangered species and Near Threatened by BirdLife International. Nearly its entire population (current estimates of more than 3600 individuals) breeds in north-central Michigan in young Jack Pine forests. These forests were once naturally fire-maintained ecosystems, [...]
June 13th, 2010 · No Comments
Nightbirding leads us to some of the most interesting and poorly known birds we encounter on tour. Guide Bret Whitney‘s photos, video, and text below introduce us to one of the most seldom seen, the fabulous Rufous Potoo of Amazonia. The text and photos are great, but be sure also not to miss the 1-minute [...]
April 9th, 2009 · No Comments
Jesse Fagan, returning from his new Bahamas: Birds & Butterflies tour, tells us that in addition to seeing all the island endemics, the group found a total of five Kirtland’s Warblers on the island of Eleuthera at two different sites.
March 20th, 2009 · No Comments
…We just got back from St. Paul’s/Underground River National Park on Palawan, where we had some fabulous views of “Old Faithful,” as Tim calls a male Palawan Peacock-Pheasant that has been reliable near the park guard station…
February 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments
February 5th, 2009 · No Comments
It was the “thwup thwup thwup” sound that first drew our attention: like the repetitious sound of giant helicopter blades. LOTS of giant helicopter blades! Intrigued, we hurried down to the track alongside Greece’s Lake Kerkini—and discovered a wildlife spectacle in the making. A fish ball had gotten trapped in one corner of the reservoir, [...]
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