Tag Archive: travel

An arduous drive to see Puffins

“It was too dangerous,” Steve said. “We’ll try tomorrow.” I was relieved as everyone piled back in and we headed back for a two-hour drive back to ‎⁨Önundarfjörður, where we were staying for the next couple nights.

Arctic Terns: Long-haul Migrators

These terns have come a long way to get here, and they are nesting in Iceland and nearby Greenland.

The bébé birds of Iceland

Nestled in this wild, ever-changing land, is a creche for baby birds.

The Pivot: Birding Iceland

We were supposed to be birding in France last year, but two weeks before we were to leave for Paris the world shut down as COVID-19 rapidly exploded around the world. It stung… Continue reading

Tobago: And then there were two

We skulk around a dense, shadowy forested area where there is no path, moving limbs and vines out of our way. It’s a little precarious leaving the security of a trail.

The Tobago part: A long tail and tall tale

At the top of the cliffside the sky is filled with spectacular Red-billed Tropicbirds with their long streamer tails. They fly like fairies, gliding and swooping with their aerial acrobatics.

Trinidad and Tobago: It’s Easter Week

And here we are in Trinidad…where a bus full of revelers parks right next to our search for a bird.

Trinidad and Tobago: The opening act

Part 1 of our trip to Trinidad and Tobago.

Abundant Cranes and Endangered Cranes

Finding birds like this gives me hope during times when all seems lost, and that we can indeed begin to recover extraordinarily.

Battle for love

The flutter of bird activity wasn’t to catch thermals or to enjoy the breeze, but they were engaged in an epic battle in the sky.