Tag Archive: wildlife

Aloha to the Pacific Golden Plover

When you travel over 6000 miles non stop, of course you want your own patch of grass. Actually, you deserve it. This deserving avian wonder is the Pacific Golden Plover (or Hawai’ian Kolea)—a petite… Continue reading

This is what Antelope Island looks like in October

It was quiet and the Great Salt Lake was as still as glass. I may have counted about four cyclists on the whole island, and there weren’t a whole lot of cars. Most… Continue reading

It’s nesting season for the birds.

When I stumble upon a bird’s nest I’m always fascinated by how it’s constructed. Today, in fact, when Steve and I were out running errands we saw loads of barn swallows building nests… Continue reading

A Barn Owl and a Porcupine walked into a bar…

I was all prepared to post about nests. In fact, I was mostly done writing, but as I was transferring photos from the Nikon to the computer this morning–photos Steve took a couple… Continue reading

Tanagers of Panama. It’s like having a closet full of shoes.

When telling friends I was going to Panama to go birding, most of them thought Steve and I were going to be chasing down exotic birds like Toucans and Parrots. Of course, I… Continue reading

Another day of 100+ birds in Panama

Last night after we finished dinner I could hardly drag myself back to the suite, as I was so tired. We had another wonderful day birding, this time at Lagunas and then Barillas… Continue reading

My first birding century! I got over 100 birds today in Panama.

HUGE day birding today. We’re still in the Chiriqui province near Cerro Punta. Ito took us to Hartman’s Coffee Farm in the area where there are loads of trees. The plantation is the… Continue reading

First full day birding Panama: Loads of birds! Tons of lifers!

It was a big day of birding today. We had breakfast at 6:30 then met our guide, Ito, and headed just up the road past where we are staying to the cabins, also… Continue reading

Birding in Cerro Punta, Panama: Seven Lifers in Seven Minutes

We’ve been in Panama for six days now. The first day was a city tour in Panama City with our private tour guide, Fernando. (See my other blog for details on that day.)… Continue reading

Resources for our Panama Birding Adventure

Before when I would vacation, the only resources I would need were travel guides. You don’t have to do a lot of research when you just want to hang out at a pool… Continue reading