Every summer many millions of Sooty Shearwaters arrive off the Californian coast, their huge flocks astonishing observers who often have trouble grasping that the dark swirling clouds over the water consist of seabirds. Scientists have long known that Sooty Shearwaters breed in New Zealand and Chile and migrate to feeding grounds in the Northern Hemisphere. […]
The first critically endangered Spoon-billed sandpiper to hatch in captivity in the world was always going to be a spectacular sight, but when a Heritage Expeditions boat docked in Anadyr last night not one, not two, but an incredible 17 tiny, hatched Spoon-billed sandpiper chicks emerged. The incredibly ambitious mission to collect eggs from the […]
The seabird capital of the world, home to kiwis, Yellow-eyed Penguins and the Kea, the world’s only alpine parrot.
Photos from the Northern Argentina 2011 Tour
In February 2012, nine members of Madrone Audubon traveled to Panama with Talon Tours for a birding and nature adventure. The birding and wildlife was first class and we saw birds such as Blue Cotinga and White-whiskered Puffbird. We were all very impressed; Talon Tours will offer this tour again in March 2013.
From the Thayer’s Gull to the Island Scrub Jay, we found all the birds on our list plus some on this early March trip along the California coast from Monterey to Los Angeles.
Our thanks and gratitude go out to all the guides, drivers and staff of Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge for taking such good care of us.
The unique climate, scenery and cuisine in California provide the best of Pacific Coast birding.
A land of giants, anteaters, river otters, armadillos, Harpy eagles and the world’s tallest, single-drop waterfall.
A bridge between two continents with a bird list of 978 species, all within close reach of Panama City.