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.

Posts by Anna:

Common Raven searching for grubs at housing

Santa Rosa Tour 3 Update: Part One, March 11-13

We arrived for our third tour on Santa Rosa on March 10 (I am currently working for Institute for Wildlife Studies monitoring Peregrine Falcons and Bald Eagles on Santa Rosa…

Elephant Seal basking in the sun on Santa Rosa Island
A young Baird's Tapir, Golden Stream Corridor Preserve, Belize; photo by Victor Bonilla

Belize Mammal Spotlight: Baird’s Tapir

Last fall, I had the opportunity to travel to Belize to participate in the Belize Raptor Research Institute Cattle Landing Hawk Watch. Through this experience, I met count leader Victor Bonilla,…

Peregrine Falcon - female

Santa Rosa Island, Tour 2 Update: Part 1, February 24-26

After arriving on Santa Rosa Island Tuesday afternoon for our second tour with Institute for Wildlife Studies monitoring Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon populations, Sarah and I checked on the…

Allen's Hummingbird - male

Santa Rosa Island: Tour 1 Update

It’s been a busy month as I said goodbye to my work with Florida Scrub-Jays in Ocala National Forest and took a new position in California. I now work for…

112214 owler Monkey 10

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…