Sam Woods and Keith Barnes know a thing or two about traveling to the far reaches of the earth in search of obscure bird species such as Przewalski’s Pinktail, Ground-roller, and Hypocolius. And they put that knowledge to use every day as directors and guides for the international bird tour company, Tropical Birding.
In this [read more…]
Catch up with Part 1 here.
We crossed Semichi Pass overnight and were back in Casco Cove at sunrise. We started birding with high hopes, and after just a few minutes we flushed an Eyebrowed Thrush from a willow on the west side of the cove. We also flushed a snipe from alongside a small [read more…]
You know the scene in a TV show in which a character says, “What more could possibly go wrong?” and then it cuts to something else going wrong? That’s how I felt at times on this year’s Attu tour. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying it was a disaster. In fact, it was [read more…]
The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community is at the printers. American Birding Association members should find it in their mailboxes in the next couple weeks. But you don’t have to wait until then to see what’s inside. You can see the entirety of this issue of Birder’s Guide right now. [read more…]
A review by Julia Zarankin
On a Wing and a Prayer: One Woman’s Adventure Into the Heart of the Rain Forest, by Sarah Woods
272 pages, $27—hardcover
ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14556
The problem with falling in love with wildlife, and with birds in particular, is the distressing accompanying narrative about the [read more…]
The Northern Colombia Birding Trail
It has been said of our Northern Cardinal (was it Scott Weidensaul?), that if it only occurred on a single exotic, remote mountaintop, that birders from around the world would make pilgrimages to behold its beauty. As it stands, however, the Northern Cardinal is one of the most common [read more…]
The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel features an article written by Cameron Carver called “Texas’s Sky Islands“. Within, Cameron details the birds that make three isolated west Texas mountain ranges special. Explicit directions and detailed maps of the Chisos, Davis, and Guadalupe mountains will help you find the region’s most-desired birds should you [read more…]
In last year’s Birder’s Guide to Gear, Kathi Borgmann offered some great advice on what to pack on a birding trip to Neotropics in “Gearing Up for a Neotropical Adventure“. In her follow-up article appearing in the 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel–“Bird Like a Neotropical Pro“–she outlines how to prepare for the trip [read more…]
The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel contains the ABA’s highly-praised Pelagic Directory. Here (on page 52) you’ll find a comprehensive list of the ABA Area’s pelagic trips, arranged by geography and date. You might also want to check out articles by Diana Doyle and Debi Shearwater from prior issues; they both offer [read more…]
At the Mic: Alexander Alvarado
Alexander Alvarado with his daughter, Debby
August 2006 and I was seated at reservations office of a Hotel in Copan, my office was facing the parking lot where many orioles, motmots, tanagers, euphonias, jays and robins were jumping around in the gardens everyday.
I would be distracted by their [read more…]