Birding

This page could be a part of the “Photographer” page because the primary focus of my photography has been birds (more than 300 in Costa Rica now) – though as you will see in my Gallery I also love to photograph other parts of nature, landscapes, sunsets/sunrises, waterfalls, culture and other fun things.   🙂

And to see where it all started, go to my Birding Gambia page and of course I have a Birding Costa Rica page too, which tells you which field guides and other information sources I use. But all my bird photos are in the BIRDS gallery!  My pride and joy with over 500 birds photographed worldwide!    🙂

Another way to see where I am in birding is with My eBird Page which by exploring you can find my bird lists here in Costa Rica and other countries. At this writing I am still catching up on eBird lists before 2015, but will soon record all I have photos of. Unlike some birders, I do not record a bird on my “life list” unless I get a photo of it. And all my photos on eBird are filed in their library, used in research, reports and free for eBird users.

That of course means my favorite source of bird information is The Cornell Lab of Ornithology which also sponsors eBird and has much information on every bird in the world there, plus video classes to help me (or you) learn more about birds. And for bird ID on the field I use their free app in my cell phone called Merlin which can often give me a quick Identification of a bird. A great organization and website! I recommend it!   🙂

If interested in birds, you might also try following my blog where you get the bird photos as I make them, posting photos every day while on birding trips.

With David, my photo guide at Danta Corcovado Lodge on Osa Peninsula, 2018.

 

On Pipeline Road in Panama in January 2014 with Jose, my Panama birding guide.

 

“I think the most important quality in a birdwatcher is a willingness to stand quietly and see what comes. Our everyday lives obscure a truth about existence – that at the heart of everything there lies a stillness and a light.”
― Lynn Thomson, Birding with Yeats: A Mother’s Memoir

¡Pura Vida!

 

Me with Johnny & Javier, birding guides at Rincón de la Vieja National Park.