Birding Travels http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/ Birding Travels Northern Saw-Whet Owl Oberlin, OH Lifer! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197633598 197633598 Ladder-backed Woodpecker Harlingen, TX http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803825 190803825 Northern Saw-Whet Owl Oberlin, OH Lifer! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197633599 197633599 Great Kiskadee Harlingen, TX http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803826 190803826 Green Kingfisher Harlingen, TX http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803827 190803827 White-collared Seedeater (Female) Zapata County, TX (South of Laredo) http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803828 190803828 Ringed Kingfisher In Tamaulipas near Reynosa, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from McAllen, TX http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803829 190803829 Great Kiskadee Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, TX http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803830 190803830 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, TX http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803831 190803831 Harris's Hawk Estero Llano Grande State Park, Weslaco, TX http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803835 190803835 White-tailed Kite Old Port Isabel Road, between Harlingen and Brownsville/South Padre Island, TX. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803838 190803838 Long-billed Curlew Old Port Isabel Road, between Harlingen and Brownsville/South Padre Island, TX. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803839 190803839 Aplomado Falcon Old Port Isabel Road, between Harlingen and Brownsville/South Padre Island, TX. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803840 190803840 Red-fronted Parrot Harlingen, TX http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803841 190803841 Altamira Oriole National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803842 190803842 Marbled Godwit Laguna Madre near South Padre Island, TX. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803843 190803843 Black-crowned Night-heron, adult The pictures I'm posting are from our South Florida trip and Italy trips from last summer! Enjoy! This BCNH was stone-still, trying to hunt. We met another birder on the trail (and it was HOT) who had found a juvenile and was trying to ID it. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835216 190835216 Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk This guy was at the Shark Valley parking lot, being attacked by a mockingbird. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835217 190835217 Limpkin I've told this story before, here it is again! We were walking back when this large bird walks out from the forest in front of us. I thought it was a juvenile White Ibis, but right at that time a tram (for tours) came by. I told the guide what I had seen, and luckily it had wandered back out! Then he ID'ed it as a Limpkin (which I had 0 knowledge of at the time). http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835218 190835218 Eastern Meadowlark http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835219 190835219 Monk/Quaker Parakeet http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835220 190835220 Osprey with Fish http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835221 190835221 Little Blue Heron http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835222 190835222 Anhinga http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835223 190835223 Purple Gallinule http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835224 190835224 Swallow-tailed Kite http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835225 190835225 Common Swifts-Italy Here starts the Italy part of the pictures! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835226 190835226 Western Jackdaw http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835227 190835227 Female Black Redstart http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835228 190835228 Chaffinch http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835229 190835229 Mount Blanc Just to give you a taste of were I was for one week out of the three I stayed. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835230 190835230 European Goldfinch http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835231 190835231 White Wagtail The Italians call these guys 'ballerinas'! They are related to pipits and do wag their tails! Walk a lot like plovers, though. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835232 190835232 Carrion Crow http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835233 190835233 Eurasian Coot http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835234 190835234 Grey Heron http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835235 190835235 Blue Tit http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835236 190835236 Little Ringed Plover http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835237 190835237 Egyptian Goose http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835238 190835238 Newfoundland Once again, not birds, but it was the first time I was on a plane for 10 years! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835239 190835239 European Magpie http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835240 190835240 Grey Wagtail http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835241 190835241 Lago d' Arpy This is where I *may* have seen a pair of Golden Eagles and a few Chaffinches. Also, maybe a chough. Really a pain to hike up to, but worth it! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835242 190835242 Hooded Crow http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190835243 190835243 Tufted Titmouse- Arkansas http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477200 193477200 White-eyed Vireo Singing http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477201 193477201 Bald Eagle http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477202 193477202 Tree Swallows http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477203 193477203 Barn Swallow http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477204 193477204 Northern Rough-winged Swallow http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477205 193477205 Late Horned Grebe http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477206 193477206 Horned Grebe http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477207 193477207 Yellow-throated Warbler http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477208 193477208 Yellow-throated Warbler http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477209 193477209 Yellow-throated Warbler http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477210 193477210 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477211 193477211 Eastern Kingsnake http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477212 193477212 Carolina Chickadee http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477213 193477213 Carolina Chickadee http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477214 193477214 Orange-crowned Warbler http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477215 193477215 Orange-crowned Warbler http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477216 193477216 Violets http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477217 193477217 Nashville Warbler http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477218 193477218 http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477219 193477219 Eastern Fence Lizard http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477220 193477220 Ruby-throated Hummingbird- FOY http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477221 193477221 Broad-winged Hawk http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477222 193477222 Broadhead (?) Skink http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477223 193477223 Summer Tanager http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477224 193477224 Fluffy Blue Jay http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477225 193477225 Great Crested Flycatcher http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477226 193477226 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477227 193477227 Proth- er, Golden Swamp-Warbler http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477228 193477228 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477229 193477229 Swainson's Hawk & Western Kingbird Kingbirds are ferocious fighters and defend their territory at all costs http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736109 194736109 Western Willets Barr Lake SP http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736110 194736110 House Wren One of the most numerous and successful North American birds, the House Wren can be found in a wide variety of habitats across the continent. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736111 194736111 Western Kingbird Barr Lake SP http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736112 194736112 American Dipper Wild Basin, Rocky Mtn. NP http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736113 194736113 Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736114 194736114 Gray-headed Junco Currently considered a race of Dark-eyed, not a full species http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736115 194736115 Black-billed Magpie Common in the west http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736116 194736116 Pygmy Nuthatch This curious little fledgling got all tangled up in some nesting material while exploring a Violet-green Swallow nest and was dangling from this Ponderosa Pine; thankfully a rehabilitator captured and cared for the bird. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736117 194736117 Broad-tailed Hummingbird Montane species looking somewhat reminiscent of our Ruby-throated Hummingbird http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736118 194736118 Comparison House vs Cassin's Finch One of the trickiest North American bird identification challenges is that between the House and Cassin's Finch. House is a cosmopolitan species found continent-wide after it's introduction to the east; Cassin's Finch is a Western specialty. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736119 194736119 Comparison House vs Cassin's Finch House Finch on Left, Cassin's Finch on Right. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736120 194736120 Female Black-headed Grosbeak Banding http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736121 194736121 Male Broad-tailed Hummingbird Banded http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736122 194736122 Male Rufous Hummingbird Banded http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736123 194736123 Never Summer Mountains Rather appropriately named with all that snow in July! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736124 194736124 White-tailed Ptarmigan http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736125 194736125 White-tailed Ptarmigan http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736126 194736126 Brown-capped Rosy-finch http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736127 194736127 Mountain Bluebird http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736128 194736128 Elk Elk are overabundant in Rocky Mountain National Park thanks to a lack of predators and have become a major problem in recent years. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736129 194736129 Golden Eagle Lava Cliffs, RMNP http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736131 194736131 Pika Related to the rabbits and hares http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736132 194736132 Pika The Pika is variable in fur color; this one has coppery tones whereas the previous individual is more grayish overall http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736133 194736133 Rocky Mountain Scenery http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736134 194736134 Clark's Nutcracker http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736135 194736135 Red-naped Sapsucker http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736236 194736236 Western Wood-Pewee http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736237 194736237 Western Tanager One of North America's most striking birds. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736238 194736238 Horned Lark Larks by the hundreds on the prairie! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736239 194736239 Western Meadowlark The quintessential American Prairie bird http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736240 194736240 Lark Bunting This sparrow is Colorado's state bird; Pawnee National Grasslands, CO http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736241 194736241 Short Horned Lizard http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736242 194736242 McCown's Longspur The Pawnee's most common longspur http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736243 194736243 McCown's Longspur http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736244 194736244 Common Nighthawk Crow Valley Campground, Briggsdale, CO http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736245 194736245 Prairie Rattlesnake Lyons, CO http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736246 194736246 Violet-green Swallow Estes Park, CO http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736247 194736247 Grand Manan Scenery Located off southern New Brunswick Grand Manan is the Canadian jumping-off point for Machias Seal Island, a large alcid colony with over 4,000 puffins http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736248 194736248 Machias Seal Island Lightstation Uninhabited except for the lightkeepers, Machias Seal Island is still disputed territory between the U.S. and Canada from a feud dating from unsettled claims stemming from the War of 1812. Some things never change... http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736249 194736249 Razorbill http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736250 194736250 Razorbill http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736251 194736251 Grey Seal http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736252 194736252 Tufted Puffin Yes, there is a Tufted Puffin in there! look to the left of the prominent blind. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736253 194736253 Common Murre Machias Seal Island is there southernmost breeding colony http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736254 194736254 Black Guillemot Unlike the other alcids, one needs not to venture to isolated rocky outcrops to spot the common Black Guillemot. Mainland harbors and islets are just fine for breeding spots for this non-colonial bird. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736255 194736255 Harbor Seals North Rock, New Brunswick, Canada http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736256 194736256 Attempting to Land, Machias Seal Island Landing on Machias Seal Island is a completely different experience than circling the island by boat. Huddled in a blind, it's just you and the puffins. One of the few puffin colonies where you can actually walk among the puffins, it's still not easy getting on the island. After the 1.5 hr boat ride from the harbor on Grand Manan you risk life and limb transferring to the island on a small dinghy. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736257 194736257 Machias Seal Island The Canadian government manages the island as a Bird Sanctuary and Coast Guard outpost http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736258 194736258 Atlantic Puffin http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736259 194736259 Atlantic Puffin http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736260 194736260 Atlantic Puffin One of the world's best-loved and most characteristic birds. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736261 194736261 Feeding the Young Puffins rely on the vagaries of baitfish populations for reproductive success. It is believed global warming is affecting the distribution of Puffin food-fish such as capelin, herring, and sandlance. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736262 194736262 Pair of Atlantic Puffins Puffins are gregarious birds, gathering by the thousands to nest at traditional colonies. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736263 194736263 Common Murre, Bridled Morph The Bridled Morph is uncommon and is identified by the stripe behind the eye. For unknown reasons Bridled Murres are found only in the Atlantic and Alaska but not in the rest of the Common Murre's large Pacific range. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736264 194736264 An Indecision of Puffins There is some debate over what a group of puffins is to be called. Suggestions include "burrow", "circus", and my favorite, an "indecision". http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736265 194736265 Arctic Tern Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Black Terns formerly bred on Machias Seal Island by the thousands. After several years of mysterious disappearance, possibly caused by gull predation, a few hundred Arctic Terns nested on Machias Seal Island in 2014. The other terns however have not returned. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194736266 194736266 Bouvardia ternifolia The "firecrackerbush" is limited to southeastern Arizona in the U.S. it is one of the flowering plants that attracts hummingbirds from Mexico north during the monsoon season in July & August. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753708 194753708 Mexican Jay Ash Canyon B&B, Hereford, AZ http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753709 194753709 Curve-billed Thrasher Juvenile at Ash Canyon http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753710 194753710 Broad-billed Hummingbird Ash Canyon B&B http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753711 194753711 Anna's Hummingbird Ash Canyon B&B. Anna's Hummingbird has spread throughout the west in recent years and now stays longer, too. Hummingbird feeders can be given most of the credit for their expansion. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753712 194753712 Black-chinned Hummingbird Closely related to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, geography alone is the best way to distinguish female/juvenile types between the two similar species. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753713 194753713 Lucifer Hummingbird On the left at Ash Canyon B&B http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753714 194753714 Summer Tanager Female at San Pedro National Riparian Area. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753715 194753715 Barrel Cactus Flowering at Patagonia Lake State Park http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753716 194753716 Rufous-winged Sparrow One of the most localized sparrows in the United States. Patagonia Lake SP http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753717 194753717 Rufous-winged Sparrow Patagonia Lake SP http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753718 194753718 Warbling Vireo More common in the west, the Warbling Vireo is declining in the East but the Eastern and Western subspecies may be split in the near future. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753719 194753719 Bridled Titmouse Paton's Hummingbird Haven, Patagonia, AZ http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753720 194753720 Gila Woodpecker Woodpeckers are very fond of hummingbird feeders, especially the common Gila and Ladder-backeds. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753721 194753721 Northern Cardinal The Southwestern subspecies of Cardinal is brighter and bigger-crested than their eastern cousins. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753722 194753722 Inca Dove Paton's Hummingbird Haven, with Brown-headed Cowbirds. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753723 194753723 Broad-billed Hummingbird (imm. male) The female types of this species might be mistaken for a White-eared Hummingbird by over-enthusiastic birders but upon seeing the female White-eared the crisper colors and greater contrast on the White-eared are readily identifiable from the much more abundant Broad-billed. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753724 194753724 White-eared Hummingbird (female) Beatty's Ranch, Miller Canyon, AZ. Premier place in the United States to see White-eared Hummingbird. Notice the snowy white supercilium and the black malar stripe which are more vibrant than the other Broad-billed Hummingbird. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753725 194753725 White-eared Hummingbird (male) Notice the iridescent violet fore-crown on the male. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753726 194753726 White-eared Hummingbird http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753727 194753727 Beetle Huachuca Canyon http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753728 194753728 Arizona Woodpecker Huachuca Canyon http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753729 194753729 Plain-capped Starthroat A Group of these rare hummingbirds, Mexican vagrants, showed up at Santa Rita lodge in Madera Canyon July-August 2014. The incomplete gorget suggests juvenile; unlike most North American hummingbirds the adults are not sexually dimorphic. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753730 194753730 Plain-capped Starthroat. Madera Canyon, AZ http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753731 194753731 Lesser Goldfinch Madera Canyon http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753732 194753732 Wild Turkey Gould's Race, Madera Canyon http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753733 194753733 Black-throated Gray Warbler Madera Canyon http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753734 194753734 Black-headed Grosbeak Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753735 194753735 San Xavier del Bac Mission Tohono O'odham Nation. The historic mission, completed in 1797, forms a backdrop to a Gila Woodpecker hole in a Saguaro http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753936 194753936 Gila Woodpecker On Saguaro. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum grounds. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753937 194753937 Verdin Playing hide-and-seek in a Paloverde at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753938 194753938 Cactus Wren In a yucca at AZ-Sonora Desert Museum http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194753939 194753939 Blackcap http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194813596 194813596 Curlew Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plovers http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194813597 194813597 Eurasian Coot http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194813598 194813598 European Blackbird http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194813599 194813599 Common Pochard http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194813600 194813600 Egyptian Goose http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194813601 194813601 Ruff http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194813602 194813602 Black-headed Gull http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194813603 194813603 Greenfinch http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=194813604 194813604 Reddish Egret Port Orange Causeway Park, Volusia County, FL. This bird was a lifer. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755458 196755458 Snowy Egret Port Orange Causeway Park, Volusia County, FL. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755459 196755459 Distant Black-bellied Plover and American Oystercatcher Both were lifers! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755460 196755460 Brown Pelicans and American Oystercatcher The AMOY was a lifer. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755461 196755461 Pale Florida Red-shouldered Hawk http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755462 196755462 Zebra Longwing http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755463 196755463 Red-bellied Woodpecker, Female Merritt Island NWR, Florida http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755464 196755464 Common Ground-Dove Lifer for me. Merritt Island NWR http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755466 196755466 Florida Scrub-Jay Merritt Island NWR, Florida. Lifer! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755467 196755467 Florida Scrub-Jay http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755468 196755468 Great Horned Owl Merritt Island NWR, FL. This was a life bird. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755469 196755469 Sanderling Daytona Beach, FL http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755470 196755470 Herring Gull stealing a fish from a Laughing Gull http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755471 196755471 Herring vs. Laughing http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755472 196755472 Willet http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755473 196755473 Willet http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755474 196755474 Willets http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755475 196755475 Sandwich Terns Lifers. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755476 196755476 Royal Tern Takeoff http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755477 196755477 Clean Ruddy Turnstone http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755478 196755478 Royal and Common Terns Daytona Beach, FL. Common was a lifer. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755479 196755479 Black Skimmer Life bird! http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755480 196755480 Black Skimmer Bill http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755481 196755481 Royal Tern http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755482 196755482 Sanderling http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755483 196755483 Paynes Prairie State Park http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755484 196755484 Snowy Egret http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755485 196755485 Young Pelicans http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755486 196755486 Bottlenose Dolphins http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755487 196755487 American White Pelicans Port Orange Causeway Park, Volusia County, FL. Lifer for me. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755488 196755488 Snowy Egret http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755489 196755489 Swallow-tailed Kite http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755490 196755490 Loggerhead Shrike http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755491 196755491 Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196755492 196755492 Sandhill Crane Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479041 199479041 Moose Denali Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479042 199479042 White-crowned Sparrow Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479043 199479043 Willow Ptarmigan Denali Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479044 199479044 Arctic Tern Nome Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479045 199479045 Lapland Longspur Nome Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479046 199479046 Spectacled Eider Nome Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479047 199479047 Spectacled Eider Nome Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479048 199479048 Rough-legged Hawk Nome Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479049 199479049 Short-eared Owl Nome Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479050 199479050 Tufted Puffin Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479060 199479060 Common Murre Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479061 199479061 Townsend's Warbler Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199479062 199479062