Friday, January 29, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016
At 6:30 am on December 28, I spotted a male Red-breasted Blackbird foraging in front of the gates at Ammo Ponds by Pipeline Road. My clients (Tushar and Jaimin Patel) barely had time to snap a few shots (presented here) before two Buff-throated Saltators chased the blackbird away, flushing it into the vegetation to the north. I birded there at the same time the following day, but did not see it again.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Este miércoles pasado (el 16 de diciembre), Domiciano Alveo y clientes del Canopy Camp vieron un Red-tailed Hawk volando sobre Aguas Calientes, Aruza Arriba (donde hay los cucus rarísimos). Adjunto una foto tomada por Fred Dalbey.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Blue-thoated Goldentail perched and then fighting a Green-breasted Mango. Fortunately one of the guests, Christopher Ng, had a camera, and got some good pictures for identification. Black-collared Hawk. It was not afraid at all with our presence, and gave several opportunities to photograph it. Also seen was an immature Bare-throated Tiger-Heron.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
And speaking of spoonbills, Howard Laidlaw and Margot Ramos found a bunch in Aguadulce on September 21. But birds of the day were 2 American Avocets on the last ponds on the west side of the road before reaching the beach. Also present amongst the multitude of shorebirds were 6 Wilson’s Phalaropes.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Bird was moving constanly. Did not heard it call. I send this pictures to Ito (Genover) Santamaria and he agrees that the bird is a White-throated Flycatcher. The bird was spoted near the 2nd balcony on the walkway from the Yacht Club to Biomuseo.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Thanks for the photos Bill. The streaking on the back goes from the crown through only the upper mantle, which is consistent with the illustration in Handbook of the Birds of The World, although they illustrate a different race, as well as Birds of Ecuador (the Columbian guide has no picture). They also list incomptus as strictly Cerro Pirre. But this seems more ikely than the septentrionalis race of Costa Rica and western Panama. Hey, maybe a new race- ha!
They say that geographical variation is slight and subspecies are based on just a few old specimens. I quote "eleven subspecies very tentatively recognized".]
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The pond seen from the fence had about 30 Least Grebes and we found 1 Pied-billed Grebe. The pond at the back of the development is in a much more natural state and had a number of other species. Most notable - there was a Capped Heron on the far shore and a non-breeding adult Black Tern. We also saw a single American Kestrel and 2 Whistling Heron in the field area.