Two weeks into January, most birders cannot help but have new birds on their new year list. Lucky are those, though, who have added new birds to their life list since 2017 began. New birds early in new years set an excellent tone for what is to come.
But maybe that’s just my lifer buzz talking. Corey and I just spent our first day blitzing Puerto Rico and pulled some sweet sightings. Anyone who makes the effort will likely find–and fall for–the Puerto Rican Tody, a dazzling member of a charismatic Caribbean genus. Pardon the picture above, which will look much better when we find a better wifi signal!
But our toughest won victory had to be Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo, which almost went down as heard-only until we worked our way into a highly satisfying sighting. Wish us luck with the rest!
How about you? What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us in the comments section about the rarest, loveliest, or most fascinating bird you observed. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.
I made the trip over to Guadalajara, Mexico for my first winter time trip to Parque Bosque de Coloma. This added 6 new Lifers for me, but with out a doubt my favorite is the Black-throated Gray Warbler!
The Mew Gulls landing and sliding on our frozen lagoon here on the Olympic Peninsula!