Photos by Rick Wright
Latest uploads 2/9/21
Rufous-bellied chachalacaA 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.
Brewer duckPresumed hybrid or backcross, mallard x gadwall. First described by Audubon in 1838. This individual was at DeKorte Park in January.
American bittern, New JerseyOnce common, this big brown heron is now a very scarce migrant and winterer in the NJ Meadowlands.
Northern parulaThe smallest and one of the commonest wood warblers over much of eastern North America.
Ovenbird, New JerseyThis 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).