Habitat Search Led Me To Purple Finches

Sometimes I will just drive around country roads and look for habitat that I think might be good for birds rather than go to places I’m already familiar with. I’ll look for things like water features, berry bushes, weeds, cedar trees, tall grass, and shrubs. If I see signs of bird activity I’ll stop and […]

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Puffin Stravaganza

Although we rarely do any birds anymore, we remain fascinated by the Auk family, especially the Puffins. Since our son Rodrigo and his wife live in England, we decided to visit the rookery islands while spending time with the kids. There are a lot of cottages available for rent in Seahouses, base for the birding […]

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Fieldtrip to Shark Valley

Shark Valley, regardless of the 11 mile road work, proved to be very interesting. I would say even better than the Burrowing Owls at Brian Piccolo Park. We had been very disappointed with our session at Anhinga Trail, which we found very neglected and with very few subjects for this time of year. Shark Valley, […]

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From Courtship to Relationship

Anhinga courtship (Anhinga Anhinga) could be extremely amusing and very fast, as we were able to witness this past Saturday morning at Shark Valley, West entrance to Everglades National Park, while there on a Miami-Dade College photography class. There had been some action, especially with Purple Gallinules that were very abundant and in plain view, […]

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Arctic Terns (with short feeding video) by Fabiola Forns

Arctic Tern (Sterna Paradisea) – They are medium sized sea birds, with the longest migration known to any animal, from the Northern Oceans to Antarctica and back. They see more sunlight in a year than any other animal. The long forked tails developed in the summer, are particularly attractive as they fly and glide through […]

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Atlantic Puffin, (Fratercula artica)

These tiny super fast birds, in the auk family, live in the ocean and only come to land to breed. They are present in the northern seas and usually choose rocky islands to form their colonies. They are present from the coast of Northern Europe, Farne Islands, Iceland as well as Eastern Unite States and […]

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Skomer Island, Wales, by Fabiola Forns

Visiting Skomer Island The island of Skomer is located off the South West coast of Wales. It is one of a chain of islands separated from the Pembrokeshire coast by the waters of Jack Sound. The island is almost 3 square kilometers, and besides being a spectacular place, it’s one of the most accessible seabirds […]

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