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A Little Kleptoparasitism

brown pelican gulp


The fun thing about Florida is you can see both American white pelicans and brown pelicans (the above bird). This bird was hanging out near a boat launch in Titusville. Some of the brown pelicans can be quite “tame” around there. And I’ve heard different theories that some brown pelicans learn to beg [...]

Dang Limpkin

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Sometimes, I feel like birds are just toying with me. Birds are not the most cooperative photo objects. I am fully aware that when you are tracking down a bird with a spotting scope (or large camera lens) that a bird’s instinct is to wonder if the thing staring at it is trying to eat [...]

Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Delete Key


First. I have to say: Wow! THANK YOU!

It is amazeballs that what people have pledged so far! Holy crap! I had no idea what to expect donation wise for my Big Half Year, but I thought $1000 should be doable over 6 months, but I wasn’t sure. Well, here it’s the end of [...]

Will I See You At The Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival?


As I hunker in for a day of sub zero weather with windchill set to surpass -30 tonight, I’m so looking forward to going to Titusville, Florida for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival this week with Non Birding Bill.

What are we doing there? Well, Non Birding Bill is now freelancing as a [...]

Pelagic Birding Off The Florida Coast

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NOTE: I just noticed on the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival that they have some items that attendees left behind. If you attended the festival, check it out.

My final day at the Space Coast Bird Festival in Florida involved a 12 hour pelagic birding trip with the Explorer Fishing Charters. Above is a [...]

Laughing Gulls

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Heads up: I’m going to Guatemala at the end of February. Mike from 10,000 Birds and Patrick from Hawk Owl’s Nest should be there too. Since it sounds like internet access might be iffy while I’m there, Swarovski is going to help me hold a guest blog contest! More details are coming but if you [...]

The Gulls At Daytona Beach

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I got to debut one of my favorite new birding shirts while at the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival. Can I say how much I love the shirts at Magnificent Frigatebird? I blogged about some of these shirts around the holidays. I love the sense of humor that the company has and I love [...]

More Birding Fun At Viera Wetlands

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We take a small break from gulls to talk about a few other species.

I have a few more birds to share from our second field trip that we led to Viera Wetlands while at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. One of the funny things was after I got my lifer limpkin earlier [...]

I Digiscoped A Famous Lesser Black-backed Gull!

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While doing some gull watching at Daytona beach during the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, some of the more experienced gull watchers were super excited about a lesser black-backed gull. It’s not so much that it was there, it’s not out of the realm of possibility for a lesser black-backed gull to show up, [...]

Alvaro Jaramillo On Learning Love Gull Watching

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Alvaro Jaramillo one of the field trip leaders at the Space Coast Birding and Nature Festival speaks on learning to love watchin’ the larids (aka gulls):