Aplomado Falcon @ sunrise

The Aplomado Falcon sitting on our roof one morning, flying off to catch a moth then settling back down for some more looks…. a serious highlight of the Hato Pinera experience.  Our guide David even shot a 40 second video of this guy looking for breakfast and...

Yellow-knobbed Curassow

One of the most spectacular birds of our recent SA trip was the Yellow-knobbed Curassow. Wikipedia describes this bird as follows:  The Yellow-knobbed Curassow (Crax daubentoni) is a large species of bird found in forest and woodland in Colombia and Venezuela. It...

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.  This past weekend we watched the feeders and sky and tallied our...

Jabiru

The Jabiru is the tallest flying bird found in South America and Central America, often standing around the same height as the flightless and much heavier American Rhea. The adult Jabiru is typically 122–140 cm (48–55 in) long, 230–280 cm (90–111 in) across the wings,...

Black-collared Hawk

Lots of new Raptors on this trip. One of the more common hawks was the Black-collared Hawk.  This guy lives on a diet mainly composed of fish. It also eats water bugs and occasionally lizards, snails and rodents.