Tag Archives: birds

Exploring a small mountain chain

When we decided to visit southeastern Arizona, we discovered the Huachuca Mountains. We stayed in a little house south of Sierra Vista – elevation 4,600’. Many bird species prefer the higher, forested mountains. So, if we were going to see … Continue reading

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153 different birds

We took pills for seasickness at 5 AM, and we arrived at the San Diego Birding Festival to grab a bite to eat before we headed out to sea. Joe doesn’t do well on the water, but this was a … Continue reading

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Pursuing a hobby as we travel

We keep looking and listening for birds. In the sky, perched in a bush, hopping on the ground. Our enjoyment doesn’t mean we are particularly good at any of it. Still we love to search for birds. Our philosophy goes … Continue reading

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Nice to finally meet you

As we travel we love to see new animals and birds. Generally we keep our expectations low and that seems to guarantee great happiness when we are lucky enough to actually spot something new. What were our expectations when coming … Continue reading

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Every day we take a walk

We set off from our apartment in Buenos Aires every day to take a walk. The joy of being outside and exploring the neighborhood, always on the lookout for some marvels to see and maybe photograph, became the center point … Continue reading

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It couldn’t have been easier

Cities satisfy our needs to visit interesting museums; choose between great restaurants we can actually afford; and window shop along tree-lined avenues. But that’s not quite enough for us. We require parks, water, and birds as well – which doesn’t … Continue reading

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Arranging our own trip to see birds in Ecuador

If you enjoy seeing birds then Ecuador is a very good place to go. It’s a relatively small country (the size of the state of Colorado) and has 1,663 bird species (compared to 990 in the United States). Per square … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin’s finches

Somehow, many millions of years ago, a finch arrived on the Galapagos Islands. Did it float on a raft of greenery and logs from the mainland? This was long before a boat would have carried it across the thousand miles … Continue reading

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Procreation is in the air

It’s time to get on with it: do a little courtship, select a mate, fix up the nest, and reproduce. What’s true in other places is amplified in the Galapagos where so many birds make frantic efforts to mate in … Continue reading

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The 1,000th

We had not been chasing numbers, only delighted to see new birds and record them on our list. Before we arrived in Ecuador, we had seen 970 birds on our travels across North America, Asia, Africa and Europe.   There are … Continue reading

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