Tag Archives: Crested Caracara

Plain Chachalaca at Laguna Atascosa NWR (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Laguna Atascosa NWR — South TX Spring Break

March 8th kicked off a week-long tour of southern Texas with my friends Ian Gardner, Chris Markiewicz, and Mark Markiewicz. We landed in Corpus Christi in the early afternoon, and…

My first lifer of the trip - Fulvous Whistling-Duck! (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Finally seeing a Fulvous – Stormwater Treatment Area 5

March 2nd, 2013 was the second full day of a Florida birding trip that I took with my friends Josh Lefever and Mark Mizak. Josh and I drove down from…

Two of 3 Razorbills we saw at Barnegat Inlet, NJ (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
The Crested Caracara surveying Cape May Court House. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Western Tanager and bonus Crested Caracara!

On December 5th, 2012 Cape May birder Will Kerling was riding his bike through Cape May Court House and spotted a male Western Tanager in some trees along the road…

Vermilion Flycatcher (1 of 2 present) - Orlando Wetlands Park, FL (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Vermilion Flycatcher – Orlando Wetlands Park, FL

One of my target birds for my past weekend down in Florida, were the two adult male Vermilion Flycatchers hanging out at Orlando Wetlands Park. This park, which is located…

Trapping Crested Caracara in Florida

In mid-February, I helped capture a few of the adult Crested Caracara we had been monitoring at nest sites. Adults were still tending to their nests and chicks, and were…

Crested Caracaras in South-central Florida

Crested Caracaras are members of the family Falconidae (which includes other species like Kestrels, Merlins and Hobbies, and the Peregrine Falcon). Recently, through genetic work, it was discovered that Falconidae…

Sparrow Drive at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Florida

On my day off last week, I attended a “sparrow” drive at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. This event was organized by the park biologist, Paul Miller. Birders and biologists…

Adult Crested Caracara

Aging Crested Caracaras

I am fascinated by birds of prey. They are by far, my favorite group of birds and whenever I am hawk-watching or out birding and see raptors, I really like…

Caracara Conflicts

Everyday down here in Florida, Anna and I go out and search for Crested Caracaras. Our goal is to find adults copulating, nest building, or already on nests. We see…