Tag: Birds

Rufous Tailed Hummingbird

Costa Rica, the land of the hummingbirds. The wide variety of hummingbirds seen throughout the country is spectacular, and the opportunity to have close views of them are bountiful. This week will is hummingbird week. A bird a day, that’s what 2016 will bring. This Rufous Tailed Hummingbird […]

Herons & Egrets

Some of my favorite birds to watch are in the Heron and Egret family. With their elegant long necks, they are fascinating to watch as they use such stealth while they fish. As a fishing bird, they are quite skittish. They have the eye of an eagle, and […]

Sandwich Tern

The Sandwich Tern can be found along the southeastern coast of the United States, Brazil and in the Caribbean. A rather unusual tern with its bill heralding a yellow tip. This was the first time I had set eyes on one. Laying on the sand at St. Augustine […]

Brown Pelicans

An odd looking bird that seems to part of the natural landscape along the seashore is the Brown Pelican. Living along the eastern and western coasts of America, they are seen from southern California to Ecuador, and Maryland to Venezuela. A large stocky bird with a stretchy scoop […]

Royal Tern

In the wintering months along the beaches of Florida, a large shore bird with a brilliant orange beak can be found. The Royal Tern enjoys the warmer beaches of Southern California as well during the winter, and travels to the Northeastern coast of the United States during the […]

On the Beach

From the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica to the powder soft sand of St. Augustine Beach, Florida it’s been quite the whirlwind. The birds here are just as wonderful as Costa Rica, although not nearly as many species. Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to get […]