Target Birds of Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico has 349 species of birds, approximately 120 of which are resident breeders. There are 18 endemic species, many accidentals, and 42 known introductions. Puerto Rican avifauna, as a group, has received more attention from the conservation community than other faunal groups. According to the IUCN Red Data List, 14 of the endemic bird… Read more »

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Woodpecker courtesy of Erick Xavier Pérez Guzmán 1000Puerto Rican Woodpecker Erick Xavier Pérez Guzmán 1000

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Birding J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

White Ibis at J.N, 'Ding' Darling NWR by Steve Hillebrand

'Ding' Darling is a much-visited refuge on Sanibel Island best known for its spectacular populations of colorful wading birds, such as Roseate Spoonbills, Brown and American White Pelicans, Wood Storks, White Ibis and Snowy Egrets.

Birding Chile: Birders At Large in the Atacama

Chilean Woodstar - photo by Keith Betton

Keith Betton and friends travel around Arica, between the Atacama Desert and the Pacific Ocean, in search of the endangered Chilean Hillstar and other star birds. A vagrant Curlew Sandpiper (second on record for Chile) also makes appearances.

Common Tern Chick by Melissa Groo

Nickerson Beach Park is a favorite destination for bird photographers due to its concentration of nesting seabirds.

American Dipper by Harry Fuller

Expert guide Harry Fuller provides pointers for anyone about to go birdwatching in the Pacific Coast states of California, Oregon, Washington.

Trip Report: Texas Whooping Cranes & The Lower Rio Grande

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Birding trip report for the Rio Grande valley in Texas, February 24 – March 3, 2012 (High Lonesome BirdTours)