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A new chapter for this Baja birder.

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As most of you know by now, my darling wife Debbie, and I lost her 12 year struggle with cancer in September.  Diagnosed with Ovarian cancer with a prognosis of living six months, we decided right away to stop working … Continue reading

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Wading birds we see in Baja

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The weather is looking stormy today so I thought I’d pull up some photos of estuary birds to take a look at.  We all know  the golden slippers and dark beaks of the Snowy Egret sets it apart from the … Continue reading

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Sharing a few Baja birds with you today.

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Birded some of the west-side of the lagoons today.  Very quiet.  Judging from the amount of the trash left on the beach, there were a lot of people out here over the week-end (errrrh!!!).  How can people be like this. … Continue reading

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What a great Baja birding day!

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Drove down to La Ribera today.  The weather was so nice, just a breeze, warm and kosey.  Ran into some other people on a guided birding trip and the leader asked me if “I’d seen anything special today”.  Told him … Continue reading

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Baja birders are back!

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We’re getting emails from all over the world asking “where are the blogs”.  Well, to put it simply Debbie and I were in a car that was struck from behind on a highway while in the states.  Injuries have kept … Continue reading

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This Baja birder says “he’s back!”

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Yes, maybe some of you remember from a post a few years ago when my darling Debbie was stalked by a big cat out at the LaGoons?  Well, the cat is still there (or back if he ever left).  We … Continue reading

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Rare birds we have seen in Baja.

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Over the years, Debbie and I have had the pleasure of photographing a number of birds that are considered rare to see in Baja Sur.  Following are shots of a few of these- This bird was with a flock of … Continue reading

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Chris and Debbie are here for more Baja birds!

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These Baja birders just got back from a 3 month, 8,000 mile RV trip birding the Western U.S.  That was great fun, adding 59 new birds to our photo-list, but now it’s that time of year to focus on our … Continue reading

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Birds we see in Mission, Texas.

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My darling Debbie and I spent some time in the Mission, Texas area birding the World Birding Centers.  We have 704 birds in our Western Hemisphere collection and we’re looking for more to add.  Most of our days used searching … Continue reading

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These Baja birders visit Chiapas, Mx.

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My darling Debbie and I birded Chiapas (the southern-most state in Mexico) for about 10 days in February.  We flew from San Jose, Baja Sur to Mexico City, overnighted and continued on to Pelenque, Chiapas the next day.  We were … Continue reading

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Baja birders visit Rancho Encinalito.

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After hearing about our experience with a grumpy (to say the least) rancher up San Antonio Road a few weeks ago, our new friends Scott and Kathleen, invited us up to their paradise, Rancho Encinalito, which is also near San … Continue reading

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What a day can bring for these Baja birders.

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My darling Debbie and I took a ride in the car up San Antonio road the other day.  This road turns south off the highway at the bridge “Agua Blanca”, maybe 5 or 10 miles east of San Bartolo.  The … Continue reading

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Baja birders find this interesting!

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Off to the lagoons with my sweetheart we go.  I’m thinking there must have been a lot of people out here over the weekend as there are few birds to be seen and tire tracks all over the beach.  I do … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Birding, chemo style

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September, 2015 Should I laugh? Should I cry? I didn’t know which. The true experience of mixed emotion slaps me right in the face, hard. “Do you want to go birding?” my wonderful husband Chris asks. It used to be a … Continue reading

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Birds We See around the water in Baja Sur.

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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-

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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