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Birds We See around the water in Baja Sur.

Manual told me the other day (and he’s lived here all of his life), that all the birds on the shore look the same to him.  “The big ones are older and the little ones are babies”.  I asked him … Continue reading

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Baja birders don’t have to go far-

Don’t have to go to far to find something special, something really cool to see, almost any day.  Had a few hours open so I took a ride up the Buenos Aires Arroyo yesterday.  I’m still searching for that very … Continue reading

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These Baja Birders and a few small birds.

My darling Debbie and I took advantage of a windless morning yesterday and took the quads up back, behind the casa a mile or so.  I check the oil, gas and air-pressure in the machines—all good. “Grab the binos and … Continue reading

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Baja Birder at the San Bartolo Arroyo.

Took a short quad ride up the arroyo to see what birds might be hiding out in the desert scrub.  I parked the rig under a bush for shade and looked around.  Not a thing in sight, so I decided … Continue reading

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Another day for this Baja Birder at La Ribera lagoons.

This amazing day began, as I walked the lagoons, with spotting a strange bird swimming with a bunch of American Coots.  In a way,  looking similar to a coot ( is related), this bird took off before I could be … Continue reading

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Baja birders at high altitudes.

High up in the Sierra de Laguna mountains of Baja Sur. The trail at the bottom of this mountain, we would find out later, was just the beginning of our 3 day, 2 night outing.  Debbie couldn’t make this hike.  She … Continue reading

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My Baja birding buddy, J.B. emailed a shot

of a bird he’d seen south of La Ribera.  He thought it might be a Grove-billed Ani.  He had seen them in Costa Rica but they sure don’t belong here in Baja Sur!  So, following his directions, I found the … Continue reading

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The wind won’t stop blowing but I’ve got to do some Baja birding!

Birding is pretty tough when the weather is windy and cloudy.  I decided to check out the LaGoons today, just had to get out of the casa.  Am I ever glad I did because I found one more bird that … Continue reading

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We did it! Baja’s “Big 6”.

Baja has it’s own “Big 6″ when referring to birds.  Just a day ago, Debbie and I completed our mission to photograph all 6 birds endemic to Baja Sur. After stopping while driving up the San Antonio road, using my … Continue reading

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So good to have Debbie to bird with.

She couldn’t make it to the lagoons last time, but she was there with me yesterday.  It’s a good thing she was because, like usual, she gets the best shots.  While I’m out scooting around here and there, blazing trails … Continue reading

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Baja birders at the lagoons again

Drove south today.  South of Los Barriles to the lagoons near La Ribera.  Exiting the car, the first thing I notice is the warm, soft breeze blowin’ and a Reddish Egret staring at me with this look like “where ya … Continue reading

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This Baja birder is checking out the desert.

Really warm and humid, the weather is.  I decided to take a short walk after dinner to see my friends-of-the-desert.  Canon 7D Mark 2 in hand, mounted on my mono-pod, I leave Casa Esplendida at 6:00PM.  I like to use … Continue reading

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New bird at the La Ribera Lagoons

At the end of this post I will show you a photo of a bird I shot at the La Ribera Lagoons yesterday. I headed out towards the lagoons at 7:30 yesterday.  The weather was hazy, already 85 degrees and muggy. … Continue reading

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Baja birders in the land of The Oregon Coast

We look forward to spending some time in Oregon and seeing our friends and family.  Here is our super-friend, Germie.  Debbie and Germ (nickname just between the two of them) go all the way back to their early school years. … Continue reading

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Baja birders say goodbye to Oaxaca

Oaxaca Mexico is a land of high mountains, ocean front and valleys.  A wide range of habitats.  We found this river and decided to stop and take a look. I’m so glad we did because it was there that I … Continue reading

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Oaxaca 3-Birds We See, Flycatchers and more.

Flycatchers are a group of birds that, usually, can be seen all day long.  Unlike many birds that feed on seeds and flower nectars, flycatchers are often most active after the day warms up a bit.  That’s when many insects … Continue reading

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Oaxaca 2. Our guide, Benito, knew these Baja birders were serious

about seeing our goal of at least 50 new birds.  However, he was always keen to point out interesting sights.  We passed this World Heritage Petroglyph situated off one of the main roads in Oaxaca.  (Just above the “BirdsWeSee.com” copyright … Continue reading

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Baja birders in Oaxaca, 1.

At the beginning of this year, a member of one of the birding forums I belong to encouraged  other members to make a list.  A list of 5 birds to become a goal for any one member to photograph in 2015. … Continue reading

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Just a quick reminder—

Always keep your eyes and EARS ready for action!  After having the opportunity to discover and photograph the first-ever Yellow-throated Warbler reported in Baja Sur I am so looking forward to “what’s next”.  People are always asking me “how did … Continue reading

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Today, this Baja Birder saddles up Big Red

and heads up the San Bartolo arroyo, solo.  My sweetheart, Debbie, has things to do here at the casa this morning so I go. Our place is near the beach and as I leave the driveway this Royal (maybe Caspian) Tern flies … Continue reading

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