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Nature We've Seen

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  1. Keel Billed Toucan
    Costa Rica: Road from San Jose to Puntarenas
  2. White Winged Dove
    Costa Rica: Road from San Jose to Puntarenas
  3. Black Vulture
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
  4. Great Tailed Grackle
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
  5. Yellow Naped Parrot
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
    in flight only
  6. Double Toothed Kite
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    following a group of monkeys to eat the bugs they shook out
  7. Chestnut Sided Warbler
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  8. Buff Throated Saltator
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  9. Turkey Vulture
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  10. Black Billed Wren
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    call only
  11. Boat Billed Heron
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
    funny loud call; funny face
  12. Great Blue Heron
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  13. Rough Winged Swallow
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  14. Great Egret
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  15. Snowy Egret
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  16. Northern Jacana
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  17. Tropical Kingbird
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park: Lagoon
  18. Lesser Nighthawk
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    asleep during the day
  19. Wood Stork
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  20. Chestnut Billed Toucan
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
  21. Ruddy Quail Dove
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
  22. Scarlet Macaw
    Costa Rica: Carrera National Park
    in flight only
  23. Purple Crowned Fairy Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Canopy Tour near Carrera NP
  24. White Ibis
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
  25. Snowy Egret
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  26. Parakeet
    Costa Rica: Driving along Pacific Coast
    in flight
  27. Yellow Crowned Night Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    adult and juvinile
  28. Cattle Egret
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  29. Anhinga
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  30. Neotropical Cormorant
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  31. Great Blue Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  32. Little Blue Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  33. Tri-Colored Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  34. Bare Throated Tiger Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  35. Green Backed Heron
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    spectacular
  36. Northern Jackana
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    spectacular
  37. Black Necked Stilt
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  38. Spotted Sandpiper
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  39. Mangrove Black Hawk
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  40. Osprey
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  41. Scarlet Macaw
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    in flight only
  42. Yellow Naped Parrot
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
    in flight only
  43. Mangrove Swallow
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  44. Ringed Kingfisher
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  45. Amazon Kingfisher
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  46. Red Winged Blackbird
    Costa Rica: Rio Tarcoles
  47. Brown Jay
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  48. Red Start
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  49. Common Bush Tanager
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  50. Prong Billed Barbet
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  51. Spotted Barbtail
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
    covered the whole tree from bottom to top hopping upward… very cool
  52. Three Striped Warbler
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  53. Ochraceous Wren
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  54. Buff Throated Foliage Cleaner
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
  55. Blue Crested Mott Mott
    Costa Rica: Monteverde Cloud Forrest
    beautiful… strange tail
  56. Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Hummingbird Garden at Monteverde
  57. Purple Throated Mountain Gem Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Hummingbird Garden at Monteverde
    male and female
  58. Long Billed Starthroat Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Hummingbird Garden at Monteverde
  59. Green Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird
    Costa Rica: Hummingbird Garden at Monteverde
    male and female
  60. Anna's Hummingbird
    Arboreatum Winter Garden
    male w/very dark head and red irridescent front of head
  61. Townsend's Warbler
    Arboreatum Winter Garden
  62. Black Scoter
    Arboreatum Near Water
    3 (2 males and a female) swimming in water near reeds
  63. Bald Eagle
    Padilla Bay
    2 clusters of adults with juviniles; pair of adults flying low over water in the morning
  64. Dunlin
    Padilla Bay
    single by water's edge among small rocks
  65. Sanderling
    Padilla Bay
    several large flocks
  66. Great Blue Heron
    Padilla Bay
    flew from bay over path into farm field and had low flight for a good long way before landing
  67. Brandt's Cormorant
    Padilla Bay
    Several in flight and taking off from water.
  68. Common Goldeneye
    Padilla Bay
    1st winter male
  69. Bufflehead
    Padilla Bay
    "Tiny little duck
  70. Song Sparrow
    Padilla Bay
    deep red coloring
  71. Magnificent Frigatebird
    Costa Rica: Coast at Resort
  72. Oregon Dark Eyed Junco
    Home
    Several at bird feeder in front yard
  73. American Coot
    Montlake Fill
    hundreds on lake washington and in ponds
  74. Red Winged Blackbird
    Montlake Fill
    "20 or so around the field calling to eachother
  75. American Widgeon
    Montlake Fill
  76. Wood Duck
    Montlake Fill
    1 breeding pair in marsh off of lake washington
  77. Canada Goose
    Montlake Fill
    Several flocks of 5-10 each; nice views of flock in flight
  78. Bufflehead
    Montlake Fill
    "Mixed in with ducks and geese
  79. Hooded Merganser
    Montlake Fill
    2 sightings: 1 of a male with a few females (male flew away early); another of a solitary female
  80. Great Blue Heron
    Montlake Fill
    1 on log off on shore of lake washington
  81. Black Capped Chickadees
    Home
    4 around bird feeder with Juncos
  82. Red Shouldered Hawk
    Fir Island
    rare… perched on top of barn
  83. Snowy Owl
    Fir Island
    6 all perched on logs across the river
  84. Northern Harrier
    Fir Island
    hunting over prarie
  85. Northern Harrier
    Padilla Bay
  86. Red tailed Hawk
    Mom & Dad's
    tree near mom & dad's house
  87. Northern Pygmy-Owl
    Skagit River
    saw during bald eagle festival
  88. Red tailed Hawk
    Skagit River
    drying his tail in a distant tree through the spotting scope. saw during bald eagle festival
  89. Beweick's Wren
    Home
    saw in brush near feeder
  90. red necked grebe
    Puget Sound
    on whale watching trip around the islands -- beautiful
  91. Pelagic Cormorant
    Puget Sound
    on whale watching trip
  92. Flamingo
  93. Northern Pintail
    Padilla Bay
    in groups with lots of american widgeon in the farm fields
  94. American Widgeon
    Padilla Bay
  95. Nothern Shoveler
    Montlake Fill
    mucking through the mud
  96. Green Winged Teal
    Montlake Fill
    large flocks of these and widgeons
  97. Black Scoter
    Mom & Dad's
    in distance on sound seen through spotting scope
  98. Common Murre
    Puget Sound
    on whale watch
  99. Pigeon Guillemot
    Puget Sound
    on whale watch
  100. Rhinoceros Auklet
    Puget Sound
    on whale watch
  101. Northern Flicker
    Washington Park
    distinctive call and black chest patch; on top of tree
  102. Hutton's Vireo
    Fir Island
  103. Hutton's Vireo
    Skagit River
  104. Steller's Jay
    Arboreatum
    through binoculars at the edge of the arboreatum near house
  105. Barn Swallow
    Zoo
    In the wild at the zoo
  106. Common Grackle
    Austin
    musical songs… all through the trees in austin
  107. House Finch
    Home
    in a pair
  108. Cinnamon Teal
    Montlake Fill
    2 different males. No females. Beautiful
  109. Gadwall
    Montlake Fill
    6 or so couples on the ponds.
  110. Osprey
    Montlake Fill
    both an osprey and a bald eagle were circling overhead. A crow came and actually chased the osprey away from what I'm sure was his nest. Amazing.
  111. Red Winged Blackbird
    Montlake Fill
    "first time I saw a female red winged blackbird. They were frequently close to the male red-winged blackbirds. Lots of activity between the males
  112. Bald Eagle
    Montlake Fill
    circling overhead
  113. Great Blue Heron
    Montlake Fill
    several different herons -- most were flying or feeding on lake washington. One was sitting on a branch above one of the ponds. A blackbird harrassed it repeatedly and finally it flew to the other side of the pond
  114. Pie Billed Grebe
    Arboreatum
    we were canoeing and saw several different individuals swimming on the water. Beautiful birds. I got one to coo to me. It's a very distinctive call.
  115. Tree Swallow
    Montlake Fill
    tons of tree swallows (and a few barn swallows) were doing gymnastics in the air. I believe it was to keep others away from their nests.
  116. Tri-Colored Heron
    Arboreatum
    on a log above the water from a canoe
  117. Lesser Scaup
    Yellowstone
  118. Teal
    Yellowstone
  119. Pink Sided Dark Eyed Junco
    Yellowstone
    around picnic grounds
  120. Barrow's Goldeneye
    Yellowstone
  121. Clark's Nuthatch
    Shields Valley
  122. Black Billed Magpie
    Shields Valley
  123. Bald Eagle
    Yellowstone
    adult and juvinile soaring
  124. White Pelican
    Yellowstone
    a pair kept flying up the yellowstone river and floating down
  125. Harlequin Ducks
    Yellowstone
    3 sitting on a clump of rocks in the yellowstone river fishing
  126. Violet Green Swallow
    Yellowstone
    flying around the lodge at Yellowstone Lake
  127. Raven
    Yellowstone
    in flight
  128. Western Meadowlark
    Shields Valley
    singing on fencepost
  129. Osprey
    Rafting Trip in Gardiner
    2 in tree above yellowstone river during rafting trip
  130. Kestrel
    Shields Valley
    several different sitings around rental house
  131. Osprey
    Shields Valley
    3 kiting around a cliff on the edge of a big storm
  132. Morning Dove
    Shields Valley
  133. Say's Pheobe
    Shields Valley
  134. Red Tailed hawk
    Shields Valley
    in forested area around shields river. Gave many loud cries.
  135. Robin
    Shields Valley
  136. Canada Goose
    Shields Valley
  137. Eastern Kingbird
    Shields Valley
  138. Killdeer
    Shields Valley
    beautiful!
  139. Blue Grouse
    Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness
    with baby chicks crossing the road
  140. Golden Eagle
    Shields Valley
    mom eagle was on the ground drying her wings on one side of the road. Dad spotted 2 babies in a huge nest high up in a tree near the river on the other side of the road
  141. Red Winged Blackbird
    Shields Valley
  142. Chirping Sparrow
    Shields Valley
    down by the creek on the property of the rental house
  143. Northern Cardinal
    "Youngstown
    NY"
  144. Willow Flycatcher
    Nisqually Wildlife Preserve
    In willow grove on the water.
  145. Marsh Wren
    Nisqually Wildlife Preserve
  146. Turkey Vulture
    Nisqually Wildlife Preserve
  147. Whimbrel
    Ocean Shores
    15 or so fishing in the surf. Beautiful curved beak. Larger than the other sandpipers
  148. Sanderling
    Ocean Shores
    "100s on the shore
  149. Short-billed Dowitcher
    Ocean Shores
    Manically probing in the sand. Much more active searchers than the other 2 sandpipers.
  150. Caspian Tern
    Ocean Shores
    Beautiful orange beak and sleek black head.
  151. Swainson's Thrush
    Bowerman Basin
  152. Cedar Waxwing
    Bowerman Basin
    peeping out of tree. Really interesting looking bird.
  153. Common Yellowthroat
    Bowerman Basin
    A few different sitings. Looks like female yellowthroats.
  154. Violet Green Swallow
    Bowerman Basin
    100s
  155. Turkey Vulture
    Bowerman Basin
  156. Killdeer
    Fir Island
    2 different birds. One had a weird behavior where he dug his chest into the mudflat and put his butt into the air.
  157. Northern Harrier
    Fir Island
    2 birds sitting on same clump of land and hunting low in the farm fields.
  158. Great Blue Heron
    Fir Island
    3 different herons sitting on stumps in the marsh sunning themselves
  159. Cedar Waxwing
    Fir Island
    5 or 6 perching in tree and then flying around
  160. Swainson's Thrush
    Fir Island
  161. Robin
    Fir Island
  162. Barn Swallow
    Fir Island
  163. Tree Swallow
    Fir Island
  164. Ringed Kingfisher
    Fir Island
    around channel that follows the path
  165. American Goldfinch
    Fir Island
  166. Red Winged Blackbird
    Fir Island
  167. California Quail
    Cranberry Lake
    On a branch 15 feet high on a walk up anacopper road. It cood then finally jumped into the brush under the tree.
  168. Pigeon Guillemot
    Puget Sound
    Off of the ferry
  169. Ringed Kingfisher
    Puget Sound
    2 birds chasing eachother as they skim along the island… off of the ferry
  170. Great Kiskadee
    Reserva Costana Sur
  171. Gray Breasted Martin
    Buenos Aires
    outside the school in san telmo
  172. Rufous Hornero
    Reserva Costana Sur
  173. Monk Parakeet
    Reserva Costana Sur
    in pairs collecting twigs for giant nests in the park
  174. Chalk Browed Mockingbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "pretty quiet call
  175. Rufous Capped Antshrike
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "in tree
  176. White Rumped Swallow
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "20-30 flying around bridge
  177. Guira Cukoo
    Reserva Costana Sur
    funky looking! Pair
  178. Shiney Cowbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "several mixed with pigeons
  179. Picazuro Pigeon
    Reserva Costana Sur
    beautiful teal scales on back of neck
  180. Short Eared Dove
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "many
  181. South American Stilt
    Reserva Costana Sur
    Very pretty and graceful
  182. Black and Rufous Warbling Finch
    Reserva Costana Sur
    in shrub
  183. Hepatic Tanager
    Reserva Costana Sur
    sitting on a stalk of pampas grass. Male
  184. Yellow Browed Tyrant
    Reserva Costana Sur
    bright yellow
  185. Brown Hooded Gull
    Reserva Costana Sur
    in flight. Pretty
  186. Rosy Billed Pochard
    Reserva Costana Sur
    hot pink bill with knob
  187. Fulvous Whistling Duck
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "not totally sure of id. Alex has good photo. Bluish bill
  188. White Winged Coot
    Reserva Costana Sur
    very orange
  189. Great Egret
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "black feet
  190. Wattled Jackana
    Reserva Costana Sur
    Beautiful yellow wings spread out
  191. Neotropical Cormorant
    Reserva Costana Sur
  192. Yellow Winged Blackbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
  193. South American Stilt
    Reserva Costana Sur
  194. Great Egret
    Reserva Costana Sur
  195. Coscoroba Swan
    Reserva Costana Sur
  196. Yellow Billed Pintail
    Reserva Costana Sur
    pretty pair with cinnamon heads
  197. Speckled Teal
    Reserva Costana Sur
    5 or so; beautiful beak coloring
  198. Cinnamon Teal
    Reserva Costana Sur
    fabulous color
  199. Greater Yellowlegs
    Reserva Costana Sur
    seemed bigger than 23cm
  200. Brown Hooded Gull
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "large flock on the water
  201. Monk Parakeet
    Reserva Costana Sur
    5 or so in flight
  202. Rufous Hornero
    Reserva Costana Sur
  203. Great Kiskadee
    Reserva Costana Sur
    hunting for food in water by swooping down
  204. Silver Teal
    Reserva Costana Sur
    neat blue and yellow beak
  205. White Faced Ibis
    Reserva Costana Sur
    couldn't see white face but definitely an irredescent scarlet black
  206. Pico de Plata
    Reserva Costana Sur
    So cute. Amazing. Tiny Yellow Eye ring; quick agile movements
  207. White Branded Mockingbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
    striking white marking in flight
  208. Hooded Siskin
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "Male; bright yellow parts
  209. Red Eyed Vireo
    Reserva Costana Sur
    Really pronounced white eyebrow; shiny olive back; view was fast so I'm not positive on the ID.
  210. Saffron Yellow Finch
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "rosy forehead
  211. Small Billed Eleana
    Reserva Costana Sur
    sp
  212. Masked Gnatcatcher
    Reserva Costana Sur
    pretty black mask w/blue head
  213. Black and Rufous Warbling Finch
    Reserva Costana Sur
    2 fighting mid air
  214. Giant Wood Rail
    Reserva Costana Sur
    pretty cinnamon
  215. Double Collared Seed Eater
    Reserva Costana Sur
    on ground pecking
  216. Rufous Collared Sparrow
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "very pretty for a sparrow
  217. Chimango Caracara
    Reserva Costana Sur
    very think elegant head for a raptor; white wing pattern. I'm not certain in this id.
  218. Vermillion Flycatcher
    Reserva Costana Sur
    Hot red!
  219. Screaming cowbird
    Reserva Costana Sur
    "it was screaming

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