Peru Friday – Long-whiskered Owlet

Imagine the surprise of John O’Neill and Gary Graves of Louisiana State University when they mist-netted a strange little owl in the cloud forest of northern Peru in 1976. A strange, small creature with wispy feathers flaring out from its facial disk and peculiar...

On the way up to Glacier

We took off for Glacier National Park, and we drove the back roads and had a quick and productive stop at Freezout Lake.   After Freezout, we headed towards Browning and Glacier, when we encountered a really good thunderstorm.   We stayed the night at the...

Looking back at Rio Tarcoles

I was reviewing some photos from this summer and I came across this image from my last day along the Rio Tarcoles. What the hell was I thinking? Walking along a river where I had just seen a 15 foot crocodile. Oh yeah, there were birds to see and what was the worst...

Laid back morning

Wake up this morning, scraped my teeth and out the door I went. Wandering along the beach and the town of Jaco, I managed to turn a couple of great birds. Outside of the clinic, a huge line of folks was queued up for doctoring. A young lady feeding a tiny infant with...

Adventure Level 10

Today was what I call a level 10 adventure. What makes it a level 10? Well, a couple of near-death experiences, several great birds, and no plan other than visit the highest waterfall in Costa Rica and see some outstanding birds and herps. We started out the day by...