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…

Owl-whisperer Gunnar Kramer holding some owl beer (photo by Steve Brenner)

Bird Beer

There are some combinations in our world that just make sense – Peanut Butter and Jelly, Salt and Pepper, Hall and Oates, and of course; Birds and Beer. For those…

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…

Andy McGann - Couch's Kingbird

Video! Couch’s Kingbird – Allegany County, Maryland

With CBC season on the horizon, this reminds me of an old saying by one of my favorite compilers. “Any yellow birds?? Anything yellow on a Christmas Bird Count is…

Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache NWR, November 2014. Digiscoped with an iPhone 5 + Alpen 20 - 60mm & Phone Skope Adapter. iPhone photo by Steve Brenner.

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 24

The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope or binoculars. We welcome submissions of your favorite…

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…

Coastal Delaware Birding Blitz – November 15th, 2014

A Search for Rarities and Fall Migrants along the Delaware Bay and Seashore! The Coastal Delaware Birding Blitz (CDBB) will be held on November 15th, 2014. The main target area for…

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