Black-tailed Gnatcatcher for Baja birders.

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It’s a pretty neat thing to happen.  Didn’t have any adventures planned for today so I decided to go for a walk in the neighborhood.  I go over to an area just to the north, an open space left between … Continue reading

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Baja Birders find Agua Blanca white-hot for birding.

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But before I start with this adventure, I’d like to ask our readers about this cactus.  As you can see, this Beaver-tail like plant is red or pink.  Most all the other cacti in the same area were green so … Continue reading

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Baja Birder finds the Baird’s Junco.

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Our contractor and good friend Jose and I were talking together one day.  I mentioned to him how important it would be to me to hike way up the Sierra de LaGuna mountains to look for a particular bird.  “A … Continue reading

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These Baja Birders having fun with Baja Birds.

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How can we not?  Even though we have to look a little closer and search a little further thanks to Hurricane Odile, there are many birds around the East Cape area.  Like this Gray Thrasher, a Baja endemic.  Being a … Continue reading

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Baja Birders confirm Eurasian Collard Dove.

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Well folks, they’re  here.  Yes, the dreaded Eurasian Collard-Dove.  I’ve seen a few in Baja over the last few years even as close to us as La Ribera so I guess it was inevitable.  Now they are in my back … Continue reading

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Baja birding the lagoons.

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My darling Debbie and I drove down to the lagoons in La Ribera.  Didn’t know what we would find on our first trip there after you-know-what (yes, Hurricane Odile) and we were a little surprised to find the sand dunes … Continue reading

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Know your Baja neighborhood birds.

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  I quaded down to Can Doo Quad service in Buenos Aries yesterday to have some new tires installed.  “This will take an hour” I was told (I’m thinking a Mexican hour, which is whenever it’s ready) so I took … Continue reading

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This Cactus Wren was watching this Baja Birder

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watch a bird hopping around in our Pistachio tree off the south patio.  A few weeks ago I was still in Oregon so I would have had to look twice to I.D. this little beauty.  The bird pictured below has … Continue reading

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A little “notification of a new post” trouble!

Hello everyone, We had a little problem with sending out out new posts.  We hope it is fixed now.  You might want to view our website as Oly has posted a few before working again.  Enjoy!

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More woodpeckers from the west.

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Baja people know this bird.  Noisy and full of charm.  The Gila Woodpecker. The Gila woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) is a medium-sized woodpecker of the desert regions of the southwestern United States. They range through southeastern California, southernNevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. … Continue reading

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Woodpeckers of Baja and more.

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Debbie and I travel the world photographing birds.  We have quite a collection of woodpecker pics we would like to share with you. Reminiscent of a troupe of wide-eyed clowns, Acorn Woodpeckers live in large groups in western oak woodlands. Their … Continue reading

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Baja birders, hey it’s good to be back home!

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This Zoned-tailed Hawk says hey, “where you guys been”?  Y’all know we’ve traveled all over the western U.S. including a lot of time birding that great Ol’ state of Texas.  I think I’m getting over a Texas way of pronouncing … Continue reading

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Odile #6

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Courtesy Ventana View: A bit more hurricane info…. a La Paz radio interview .. a calmer voice: http://pforadio.com/listen-cabo-san-lucas-la-paz-deteriorating-people-missing-food-running-looting/ ======================================== https://www.facebook.com/groups/TalkBaja/ ============================== Courtesy of the Gringo Gazette:  September 17, 2014  (Thx to Pony Express) President Peña Nieto is in La Paz with … Continue reading

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Odile Update #5

We just spoke with our caretakers (Vista de las Brisas area).  Land phone lines were restored last night.  There is not much food in town or propane available.  The road to La Paz is open but there is looting at … Continue reading

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Odile Update #4

Mexico Airlifts Tourists After Hurricane Odile CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Sep 16, 2014, 10:58 PM ET By ALBA MORA ROCA Associated Press Mexican and foreign tourists arrive at an Air Force hangar in Mexico City after being airlifted out … Continue reading

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Odile Update #3 La Ventana

  Amigos, This is the only specific report received from our area….probably for lack of power or internet.  R. “(Monday) Odile blew in for about 7 hours at hurricane force winds which did major damage to plants. Everything is still green but … Continue reading

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Odile Update #2

  Storm Update September 16, 2014 Cabo San Lucas took a direct hit from Hurricane Odile which swept ashore as a category 3 125 mph wallop. Because windows were blowing out, resorts walked tourists into basement maintenance areas and into … Continue reading

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Odile Update #1

  In This Issue: Featured Events This Week  Local Services Directory  Rides or Caravans Available/Wanted  The Pet Corner – Lost and Found  Police / Fire Department       Tuesday, September 16, 2014 — Hurricane Odile Storm Reports  On The Web Site: Submit … Continue reading

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Birding at low tide.

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Birding at low tide can offer opportunities to see birds we might miss at other stages of the tide.  That’s because we can get closer to the rocky areas some seabirds occupy while feeding, resting or even nesting.  My darling … Continue reading

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I’ll start today’s bird blog with

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a photo I’m kinda proud of.  This is a Common Nighthawk.  Like it’s name suggest, it is a bird that flys around looking for insects to feed on late in the evening into early night.  I saw this one after the … Continue reading

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