Category Archives: seabirds

A Florida Stopover..

Just a throwback video that I thought I’d rehash while I’m back in Florida for a spell before heading back south to the tropics. I’m officially going to be working in the Bocas del Toro region of Panama at an … Continue reading

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Siesta Key Beach: Seabirds at Sunset

Siesta Key, just off Florida’s west coast, is a barrier island protecting mainland Sarasota. These naturally formed islands protect the mainland from disasters like the onslaught we’ve very recently just seen. While the Key is home to a constant influx … Continue reading

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The Skimmers of Lido Beach

“Yip, yip, yip!” The sound of seabirds greeted me as I crossed a strip of grassy dunes and was met by the sandy expanse of Lido Beach and the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The sands were dotted … Continue reading

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The Project Puffin Story: A Review

View this post, as well as other writings, podcasts and short films focusing on wildlife and environmental conservation at wildlensinc.org. The book is Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock by Stephen W. Kress … Continue reading

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So, about gulls..

First off, I’m going to ruin your childhood surety. Are you ready? Brace yourself: There’s no such thing as a seagull. The very word makes any birder shudder. In fact, no such creature exists. Except, that is, in the common-yet-false … Continue reading

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Fisherbirds and their humans

Welcome to my tropical wintering grounds, Sarasota, Florida! A far cry from frosty Seal Island, where I spent this past summer, helping for a third season a 40+ year project under Audubon that monitors reintroduced seabirds, the charismatic Atlantic Puffin … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Sands: Florida Birds

Wintering seabirds and shorebirds in Sarasota, Florida share the pristine white sands of Siesta Key with human snowbirds like me. Continue reading

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