About Anna

Anna is a field biologist who has traveled all over the US working on different research projects. She has worked with Whooping Cranes, Northern Saw-whet Owls, Least Terns, Piping Plovers, Wilson's Snipe, Whimbrel, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, migrant eastern raptors, Crested Caracara, Long-billed Curlew, Florida Scrub-Jays and the southeastern subspecies of American Kestrels.

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BRRI Hawkwatch: November 22, 2014

Migration seems to be slowing down at the BRRI Cattle Landing Hawkwatch run by Belize Raptor Research Institute, but we still managed to get a few good migrants today. We counted a…

Groove-billed Anis think that if they don't move, you can't see them.

Belize Birding: Groove-billed Ani

Groove-billed Anis are fairly common in Cattle Landing, Belize. I see them nearly every day at our count site, and birding along forest edges, roads, and fields in the morning…

Laughing Falcon

BRRI Hawkwatch: November 20, 2014…rained out!

Today we were rained out at the BRRI Cattle Landing Hawkwatch (run by Belize Raptor Research Institute). However, rain is not a day-killer here, at least for me; it just…

The count-ending storm approaching...

BRRI Hawkwatch: November 18, 2014

Today was another tough day for migrant Hook-billed Kites at the Cattle Landing Hawkwatch, north of Punta Gorda, Belize (run by Belize Raptor Research Institute). Twenty-eight Hook-billed Kites made the…

One of the thousands of dragonflies around the hawkwatch today

BRRI Hawkwatch: November 17, 2014 – Dragonflies and Bat Falcon!

Today started out with migrants trying to get lift into a low cloud ceiling with little wind and no thermals at the BRRI Cattle Landing Hawkwatch, run by Belize Raptor Research…

Black Vultures spend the morning at the dump and  usually use thermals by 9:00 to get some lift

Belize Birding: Cattle Landing Dump Site

A few days ago our boss took us for a ride through the local and unofficial dump site just north of the towns of Cattle Landing and Hopeville (just north of Punta…

Black-headed Trogon; Punta Gorda, Belize

Belize Birding: Ridiculous Yard Birds

I’ve been in Belize for nearly two weeks now and my Belize list is already at 171 species, with 78 lifers- inching me ever closer to the 700 club! I think…

Adult Common Black Hawk; up to six individuals seen daily at the count site.
American Pygmy Kingfisher (Photo by Anna Fasoli)
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Mangrove Cuckoo Madness

The Cattle Landing count site run by Belize Raptor Research, where I am currently volunteering, is just north of Punta Gorda in the Toledo District of southern Belize. It is…

A large kettle of Hook-billed Kites containing adults, juveniles, and dark morphs
Hook-billed Kite (Photo courtesy of the Belize Raptor Research Institute)

First day in Belize!

I am taking a hiatus from field work in Florida for about two months, and working in Punta Gorda, Belize as a volunteer for Belize Raptor Research Institute (also, check them…