Thursday, March 31, 2016

Book Review: Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast

The Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast is a must have for anyone that is participating in whale watching or pelagic birding trip into the Atlantic. This guide is a wonderful reference for all of the wildlife that you may encounter while on one of these trips. There is information about many of the various birds, mammals, fish, turtles, seaweeds, and more that you might encounter. Even though the book is compact, the composite images allow you to see each species from a variety of angles and in different plumages. This allows the book to remain small while still providing wonderful information for the reader.

There is also a West Coast edition available for those of you taking trips into the Pacific.

Title: Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast
Author: Steve N.G. Howell and Brian L. Small
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: January 6, 2016

We received a copy of this book from the publisher to review on The links are to our Amazon Affiliate account.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Back to Blogging

Rob writes: The last few months have been extremely busy and unfortunately, I've let my blogging slip. I am planning on keeping up a bit better with all of the fun and exciting birding that I've been doing and will be doing over the next few months.

Since my last post in January, I've traveled to Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala. On my January tour to Honduras, our participants had a great time and one of them found over 100 lifers! Here are a few photo highlights from the trip.

Black-headed Trogon
Collared Plover
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Green Heron
Olive-backed Euphonia
Owl Butterfly
Red-billed Pigeon
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Although my trip to Mexico was mostly a family vacation, I managed to sneak out for a day of birding with my friends Gabor and Andrea from Hungary. They live in the Yucatan for half of the year and run tours all over the world. They know the Yucatan well and helped me find some great birds like Rose-throated Tanager and Orange Oriole!

Look for another post or two soon about my incredible trip to Guatemala!