Final Sunset

Our last (camping) evening on the road was spent in southern Illinois overlooking Rend Lake.  A beautiful way to end a great trip.

Scarlet Ibis

An adult and a juvenile were video taped while perched on a forest edge in La Escorzonera pond at Hato Piñero.  Video by David Ascanio.

Aplomado Falcon @ Hato Piñero

In February, David Ascanio was our guide for a week of birding in Venezuela. One of David’s talents is digiscoping both still photos and video using his scope and a small point and shoot camera. Check out this vid of an Aplomado Falcon sitting on the roof of our...

The Gang

I forgot to get a picture of my sister Mary on the last morning, so I guess we have to go back.


The largest reptile that we encountered on our Venezuela trip was the Caiman in several ponds.  As we visited several small ponds for bird viewing, we also got fairly up close and personal looks at Caiman.  Not sure which sub-species they were (Spectacled,...