Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Field Guide Now On Sale in U.S.

A Guide to the Birds of Nicaragua - Una Guia de Aves is now available for purchase in the United States and Canada from Buteo Books | ABA Sales.  Click here to order your copy today!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

White Hawk & Other Goodies Along RSJ

Janelle Freshman submits the following report and photos from a recent trip to southeastern Nicaragua, which included a close encounter with a soaring White Hawk (Pseudastur albicollis) near the town of Buena Vista:

White Hawk

My husband Howard and I were in the Sabalos area of Rio San Juan Feb 15-25, 2015. We saw a male Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) at Sabalos Lodge. That was the highlight of the trip!

Cerulean Warbler

We also saw a Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) feeding her fledgling outside a house in the town of Sabalos.

Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds

Other birds seen on the grounds of Sabalos Lodge: Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Bay Wren (Cantorchilus nigricapillus), Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra), Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica), White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei), Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus), Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius), Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus), Black-striped Sparrow (Arremonops conirostris), Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus), and Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata).

Cinnamon Becard

Lineated Woodpecker

Bay Wren

Golden-hooded Tanager