Common Ground-Dove  (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)
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…

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…