Archive | “April, 2017

Cuban Solitaire near Viñales

Published April 15, 2017 in Field Notes

One of my favorite endemics from Cuba is the plain-colored and shy Cuban Solitaire. As all solitaires, it has an otherworldly, mesmerizing song, which makes up for its rather dull appearance. It posed beautifully in flowering trees thanks to Nils Navarro abilities. Nils gave an introduction about Cuban endemics and his work in the country to our Whitehawk’s group, which was a real highlight for everyone. Thanks Nils! To all those visiting Cuba, I can recommend Nils’ book on Cuban bird endemics. You can read more about his book here: http://www.birdscaribbean.org/…/groundbreaking-endemic-bir…/ And for those interested in visiting the country, you […]

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Next Cuba Tour in February 2018

Published April 9, 2017 in Field Notes

The Cuban Pygmy Owl is one of the endemics you can find in Cuba and definitely among my favorites. There are good chances to see it this well during the next tour to Cuba, that I will be leading. If you always wanted to visit Cuba and have some days available next February, there are still a few spaces available! You can find all the information you need here: http://whitehawkbirding.com/en/cuba.html

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First tests with new Canon equipment

Published April 8, 2017 in Field Notes

It was probably the worst day to test the new photography equipment, with gusts of wind higher than 40mph and dust blowing all around, but I got close to a kestrel that was covering from the wind. I definitely can see the potential of the new gear and it’s going to be a lot of fun to use it in the field… except for the heavy lifting.

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New book on Raptors of Mexico and Central America

Published April 7, 2017 in Field Notes

I just got a copy of the new “Raptors of Mexico and Central America” by Bill Clark and John Schmitt. The book looks great and it’s a major accomplishment. I’m happy to have contributed with some pictures, like the Black and White Eagle or the Orange-breasted Falcon. Recommended to all raptor fanatics and Neotropical addicts!

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