Category Archives: wildlife

Seabirds of Christmas Island

On a recent visit to Christmas Island, Kiribati I was lucky enough to spend a short time with the local wildlife official on a rat-free island in the lagoon reserved for seabirds. Christmas Island is an important breeding area for several … Continue reading

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Loons in Winter

My first Winter in Boston – although it is cold – birding in Boston Harbor is excellent! This evening I watched two loons in winter plumage feeding next to Central Wharf by the New England Aquarium. I stood on the packed … Continue reading

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Morning Walk in the Baja Desert behind Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo is known for it’s wonderful marine preserve  – a very special place teeming with ocean life. What is not so well known is that the desert behind the village is also amazing. I was lucky enough to go … Continue reading

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Some Spring Birds at Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, San Diego

          Every Spring I try to visit Silverwood wildlife Sanctuary run by San Diego Audubon.  This is a very species reserve of over 750 acres near Lakeside.  There is an observation area close to the entrance … Continue reading

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August Birds in Boston Public Garden

Sometimes I walk to work through the wonderful Boston Public Garden admiring the trees, the flowers, and the lake.  I also keep an eye out for the birds – the bright red flash of a cardinal or the iridescent flash … Continue reading

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Wildlife at the Airport

I made a quick trip to Missoula this week – no time for hiking and wildlife watching in this beautiful area but  I spotted a Grizzly Bear at the airport when I arrived  – plus a Moose! There is one … Continue reading

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Celebrating Marine Life

I love penguins and it is a joy to watch them at the New England aquarium – they are at the base of the giant ocean tank that is such a signature feature at the aquarium. This a truly magnificent … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake waits for Prey

I have always been fascinated by snakes and so I was delighted to see a Speckled (I think) Rattlesnake move across from one resting place to another when I visited Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary in San Diego County in May. The … Continue reading

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Southern Elephant Seals in the South Shetlands

On the way back from the Antarctic Peninsula we stopped at Livington Island in the South Shetland Islands.  It was a very cold day with bitter winds but worth every second on land.  It is bleak landscape but there are … Continue reading

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Humpback Whales in the Sea of Cortez

I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Cabo Pulmo on the Sea of Cortez, Baja Peninsula in Mexico. I was on the ocean near the coast on small boats a lot of the time – and in … Continue reading

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