28 August, 2015

17 August, 2015

Chimney Swift

The chittering of swifts is a most welcome sound of early summer in Minnesota. This is the view from our balcony, where we watched their amazing aerobatic displays.

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Seen, and heard, while hiking along the Ubehebe crater in Death Valley.

Lucy's Warbler

Our one thousandth bird. Seen in May 2015 in Furnace Creek, Death Valley.

05 January, 2015

Xantus's Hummingbird

A chance meeting with a fellow birder led us to the gardens of the Tropicana Inn in San Jose del Cabo where we saw this elusive endemic the morning prior to our departure.

02 January, 2015


Scientific Name: Falco columbarius

Range / Habitat:

Field Notes: Striped tail.

Personal Notes: We've been looking for this bird for a while, but finally found him in the San Jose Estuary.