lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011

Looking for the Tricolored Munia

Today i was back on the Caño Tiburones. In search of the Tricolored Munia (Lonchura malacca). A Finch that for a long time have not been seen in Puerto Rico, and we found a group last week, me and some friends. I had the luck to find them again today, and in the same place where we saw last week. I think they are nesting in the grassland because they did not move far from the area. Although I could see 8, i could not photograph them because they hide a lot and they are a bit sneaky. I will keep going this week to get a clear picture, but I photographed a female Orange Bishop.

miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2011

Great Day at Caño Tiburones

Today I had a great day in the Caño Tiburones. I see 2 new species for my list, the Yellow-breasted Crake and Tricolored Munia. The Tricolored Munia is not common in Puerto Rico. For some years that this species were not observed in the island. I could not take pictures but tomorrow will come back to the same place where we saw and I will do everything possible to take pictures without disturbing them of course.

domingo, 8 de mayo de 2011

Cueva del Indio!

Cueva del Indio is a historic site located on the north coast of Puerto Rico, in the town of Arecibo. As its name Indian Cave (cueva del indio)  is a small cave in which we find hieroglyphics made ​​by the Taino Indians who once inhabited the island. But besides their historical value, also has a natural intervals.

There are two enormous cliffs that serve as nesting grounds for Bridle Tern and the White-tailed Tropicbird. Only a few weeks ago they started to arrive to this place. But today I counted a group of 17 Bridle Tern and 6 White-tailed Tropicbird.

martes, 3 de mayo de 2011

Nice Birding in the afternoon

Today in the afternoon, after a cloudy day, I decided to go for a small birding. I thought I would not see muchbut the birds give you surprises. I counted 26 species. Visit the mouth of the river Manatí, and found a largenumber of shorebirds. But the best of the day was a group of 11 Roseate Tern. This species is listed it by thefederal goverment as a Threatened species in Puerto Rico. Roseate Terns banded as far north as Mine Have Been Recovered in Puerto Rico. Let up a group photo of 11 across the river, on the side a photo of 2 who came tothe shore where I was.