Sat.Apr 24, 2021 - Fri.Apr 30, 2021

Shearwater Chase in Costa Rica

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“That bird! Get it! That bird, chase it! Chase it!” ” In a flash, our small deep sea fishing boat went from casually bobbing on gentle waves to flying over the waters of the Pacific.

Heat in the Tropics

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As the boreal migrants head north, breeding season for the residents and austral migrants is beginning to pick up. A friend of mine has been begging me to come over to document a nesting pair of Plumbeous Kites in her property but life has gotten in the way thus far.

Colorful birds (premium version)

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Birds can be wonderfully colorful. Here are some prime examples. Two Black-rumped Flamebacks with their distinct red crown and crest. A Blue-throated Barbet – the blue looks even better due to the contrast with the red on the top of the bird’s head.

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What Happened This Winter

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Here it is, the end of April, and things are slowing down in the south. As I mention each year at this time, the beginning of the birding year, up north, is the end of Mexico’s peak birding season.

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Colorful birds (free version)

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Birds can be wonderfully colorful. Here are some prime examples. Two Black-rumped Flamebacks with their distinct red crown and crest. A Blue-throated Barbet – the blue looks even better due to the contrast with the red on the top of the bird’s head.

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Roebuck Bay is emptying out

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Migration is in full swing here in Broome and Roebuck Bay is starting to empty out. Each evening the shorebirds head off on their migration to breed in the Northern hemisphere.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of April 2021)

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Weekends like these tend to fill those of us closer to the poles with envy for our birding friends even the slightest bit closer to the equator. Where is the justice when so many American birders are enjoying fancy warblers when I’m finally spotting Ruby-crowned Kinglets ?