Monthly Archives: March 2012

Some Baja birds are adorable.

  I suppose the word “adorable” is fitting for Teddy Bears, kittens and some babies but just look at this face.  What other word could I use?  This is the face of an Ash–throated Flycatcher.     For birders Ash-throated Flycatchers … Continue reading

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Baja Birding up an arroyo

  Haven’t been up the San Bartolo arroyo in several years.  Funny how we can become creatures of habit, possibly missing so many opportunities to experience different species and how they live their lives at the same time we are living ours … Continue reading

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Birding Baja’s San Bartolo arroyo.

  The San Bartolo arroyo offers up some spectacular scenery.  It starts at the sea and runs up nearly along side the road from Los Barriles towards the little town of San Bartolo. I don’t know who did it, but the trash … Continue reading

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A Baja buzzard that’s not really a buzzard.

  Most all of us know this is a buzzard.  This Turkey Vulture is in a family of birds some people seem to look down on.  To some, they’re ugly.  Like I always say “everyone has a mother”.  Maybe a … Continue reading

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Some reminders about Baja Bird disease.

  Today I’m going to show  some photos of diseased birds.  It isn’t pretty so skip over the unpleasant photos if you want to. Gila Woodpeckers should look like this one pictured to the left and not like the one … Continue reading

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Birding a Baja Lagoon.

  Off to the lagoons in La Rivera yesterday.  Debbie and I packed some water, munchies, cameras and mom.  Mom, (Debbie’s mom, Edith) has become quite the birder.  She’s into the routine of always having water and binos in hand wherever … Continue reading

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One of the funnest things about birding in Baja Sur.

  Discovering new places to bird often gives us chances of identifying birds new to us.  Debbie and I took a quad ride up the hill the other day.  We were trying to find a little micro-habitat that may hold … Continue reading

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A little spring in the Baja Sur air.

    The weather warmed up early this morning.  Debbie and I knew our morning bird-walk wouldn’t last too long because of this.  So, the idea today was to focus  more on quality and less on quantity.  We’d (there’s that … Continue reading

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When we hear the Ladder-Backed Woodpecker.

  It’s call sounds to me like a quick pik followed by a high-pitched whinny.  In Baja Sur there’s no other sound like it. When Debbie and I are out birding, listening can be as important as watching but nobody … Continue reading

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We finally did it in Baja…part 2

  If you remember back to my last post, I was finally able to photograph my birding nemesis, the male Varied Bunting sitting on a bush by our pool. Before that fateful day, Debbie and I had been returning time and time … Continue reading

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After birding Baja for years, we finally did it.

  I remember back a few years ago, Debbie and I sprang up out of bed one day.  We were pretty excited about the day we had planned so our normal morning momentum had a little more umph than usual. … Continue reading

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