Cornell Lab Videos

The Gulf Coast is a premier spot for spring birding.  Besides Warblers, one of our favorites are the shore birds. Here is an awesome video of a flock of Black-necked Stilts. Cornell has posted a great collection of vids if you have interest in birds or simply...

Horned Lark

Birding with a few friends this morning, we came across our first of the year Horned Larks.  Several were working a park entrance @ Lake Elmo and one came up to the edge of the road.  My car makes a great photography blind.

Russet-throated Puffbird

The Russet-throated Puffbird (Hypnelus ruficollis) is a near-passerine bird which breeds in tropical South America in northeastern Colombia and much of Venezuela, It is commonly named in Colombia as Bobito,Utta, Tol and Coludo.  The puffbirds are an insectivorous...

Another Really Good Day

Friday, March 11 was another great birding day.  Linda W and I went looking for Raptors.  We started at Lilydale Park checking out an old Bald Eagle nest that is now home to a family of Great Horned Owls.  We didn’t see anyone home, but the nest...

7 Species of Ibis

We accomplished one of our goals last month by viewing all seven species of Ibis. White Ibis Scarlet Ibis Glossy Ibis Sharp-tailed Ibis Green Ibis Bare-faced (or Whispering) Ibis Buff-necked Ibis Here are some pics of these various species.  I’m missing photographs of...

Ferruginous Pygmy-owl

The Ferruginous Pygmy-owl is a small owl that breeds in south-central Arizona in the USA, south through to Mexico, Central America and South America to Bolivia and Argentina. We found this guy on our last full day in Venezuela quietly watching the surrounding country...