Beautiful Costa Rica Rainforest Lodge

Just a few iPhone shots from our awesome 3-night stay at the Arenal Observatory Lodge in Costa Rica ūüá®ūüá∑. Many thanks to our terrific guide, Christian, for teaching us so much – and for taking several shots with my phone through his spotting scope!

‘A distinctive, whining pzzzz’

iBird Plus describes the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher’s vocalization as “a distinctive, whining ‘pzzzz’ with a nasal quality”,¬†and that’s exactly how I knew this little fellow was nearby.I was looking the other way when I heard that unmistakable squeaky call. I turned around was treated to the sight of this diminutive¬†Gnatcatcher¬†hopping about in full view!Gnatcatchers¬†are non-stop foragers, […]

A few ‘Percolation pond’ residents

The Wakodahatchee¬†Wetlands¬†is a unique “constructed wetlands” in Delray Beach, Florida, and one of the places I go birding and blog about most often. “Each day, the Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility pumps approximately two million gallons of highly treated wastewater into the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, which in turn acts as a percolation pond, returning billions of […]

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat

One of my favorite places to bird – or just walk – is a beautiful preserve with a very long name:  The Wellington Environmental Preserve at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat. A lush, marshy wetland, with scenic views in every direction! Even on this very windy day, the Terns loved it (I think these […]