Andy Frank

Monday, August 31, 2015

Birds from pelagic trip August 30

Long-tailed Jaeger.  We saw several both with and without long tails.
Black-footed Albatross.  14 showed up at our chum spot.

Northern Fulmar

Several Fork-tailed Storm-Petrels came fairly close during our chum stop.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

American Avocet, Horned Lark

The incredible run of good birds at Broughton Beach continues, with 2 American Avocets being there today.

There was also one first year Horned Lark slowly growing into adult plumage.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Monday, August 17, 2015

Pacific Golden-Plover

Birds of Peru

According to our guide, this Harpy Eagle had hatched about 7 months earlier.  It was seen at Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

White-winged Guans are easy to find at Chaparri Nature Reserve in Northern Peru. 

Great Black Hawk, seen in the Amazon.

One of 3 King Vultures in the same tree in the Amazon along the Tambopata River.  Note the very full crop.

Also near Tambopata Research Center, Blue-and-Yellow Macaws were common.

And Scarlet Macaws were regular visitors at Tambopata Research Center.  In years past some were hand raised there and they regularly return and often try to steal food during meal times.  During one memorable lunch, one dove down to the table and grabbed a packet of butter.  It later came back and grabbed a roll to go with it.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Common Tern

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Baird's Sandpiper, Long-billed Curlew