Photos by Rick Wright

Latest uploads 2/9/21

Violet sabrewing, Honduras
Violet sabrewing, Honduras
Rufous-bellied chachalaca
Rufous-bellied chachalaca

A common but very local specialty of northwestern Mexico, the rufous-belled chachalaca's memorably loud choruses are the highlight of a morning in Sonora's thorn scrub.

Berylline hummingbird, Guatemala
Berylline hummingbird, Guatemala
Brewer duck
Brewer duck

Presumed hybrid or backcross, mallard x gadwall. First described by Audubon in 1838. This individual was at DeKorte Park in January.

Black-capped chickadee
Black-capped chickadee

A black-capped chickadee feeding from a liquidambar capsule.

American bittern, New Jersey
American bittern, New Jersey

Once common, this big brown heron is now a very scarce migrant and winterer in the NJ Meadowlands.

Northern parula
Northern parula

The smallest and one of the commonest wood warblers over much of eastern North America.

Ovenbird, New Jersey
Ovenbird, New Jersey

This common warbler is named for the shape of its nest, resembling a tiny kiln or bread oven (and not, as is often said, a Dutch oven).

Dunnock, Spain
Dunnock, Spain

A dunnock sings in the Spanish Pyrenees.