BRRI Hawkwatch: November 22, 2014

Anna FasoliBirding, General News and InfoLeave a Comment

Migration seems to be slowing down at the BRRI Cattle Landing Hawkwatch run by Belize Raptor Research Institute, but we still managed to get a few good migrants today. We counted a handful of Broad-winged hawks, seventeen Hook-billed Kites, and we also broke our record for latest Mississippi Kite in Belize (another juvenile). Around 1:30 pm while things were slow, Isael and … Read More

Birding Aruba – Part 3

Tim SchreckengostBirding1 Comment

See also Part 1 | Part 2 I started out Saturday morning sea watching from Eagle Beach (eBird Checklist), where Brown Pelicans and Magnificent Frigatebirds were plentiful. I scanned the beach and noticed four Common Terns to the east, my first for the island. More people were showing up on the beach and the avian activity slowed, so I decided to … Read More

Magnificent Frigatebirds – Determining Age and Sex

Alex LamoreauxIdentification1 Comment

The Magnificent Frigatebird is one of the most well-known seabirds throughout the American tropics. Most recognize this species for the inflatable red gular sac shown on adult males but their remarkably long wings, forked tail, and piratical lifestyle make this species an incredible sight no matter what age or sex. In fact, frigatebirds have the longest wings compared to body … Read More