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Old 01-04-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Birds in Mexico and Central America

So, is anybody else out there into birding and wildlife photography? After missing some once in a lifetime shots during our trip through Belize, Rob bought me some excellent camera equipment. I've started taking pictures of some of the birds that frequent our yard and identifying them as I go along.
Has anyone else out there taken any good photos of birds in this area of the world? Let's see them!

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My sister is an avid birder and has traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Ecuador for birds. Kind of like scuba diving, as a hobby, birding can take you to some awesome places. I'll see if I can find her Costa Rica pics. I think she has them on Snapfish.
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My sister is an avid birder and has traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Ecuador for birds. Kind of like scuba diving, as a hobby, birding can take you to some awesome places. I'll see if I can find her Costa Rica pics. I think she has them on Snapfish.
That's very cool. I don't think my family would be up for an "all birding" holiday but they have been very patient with me so far. Lots of pulling off to the side of the road etc... I should have plenty of good birding opportunities when we go through Guatemala in April!!
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I love birding. The bulky Olympus camera I have was bought for taking wildlife pictures.

I haven't had that many opportunities other than here locally, but someday...
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I love birding. The bulky Olympus camera I have was bought for taking wildlife pictures.

I haven't had that many opportunities other than here locally, but someday...
It gets tiring after awhile! I was shooting yesterday with a Nikon D60 with a big old 70-300 lens. HEAVY!
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Wow! It's so....lifelike! That's what I'll be looking for in Guate.
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Birds of Quintana Roo

I got some more good bird shots today around our house. Maybe some of you experienced birders can help me identify one of the newcomers.

Click here for more photos.



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Wow Michele, those are some really great pics. I am curious though, is it not a great shot to get that Oriole and the woodpecker in the same shot that close together?? confused:
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Wow Michele, those are some really great pics. I am curious though, is it not a great shot to get that Oriole and the woodpecker in the same shot that close together?? confused:
Yes, that was pretty unusual and lucky!
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Those are some beautiful bird shots Michele! While in Playa last week I would walk down to the wooded area in Playacar with hopes to get some bird shots but the weather was lousy and it was too dark for qaulity images. I did see some beautiful birds though. We will be going to Costa Rica at the end of the year and I am really excited adout the potential photo opportunities.

These are not your area birds but I did some bird shooting in Florida last spring.Images by Bruce- powered by SmugMug
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The birds, (thinking of Alfred Hitchcock)

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Thansk for the pics Bruce. You will be in birder heaven in Costa Rica! We are off to Guatemala in April, and I am hoping for good luck there.

Jesus - That reminds me of eating lunch on the intercoastal in Fort Lauderdale where the birds would swoop in and take the food out of your mouth!
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Hello fellow twitchers ............ every morning / night we have a psittacosis of green parrots doing a couple of loops around our house . Thay are so noisey .... I will try and snap them ...if not I'll get a 12 bore
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yesterday morning I opened the door and there was a dead green parrots head on the floor...with a few very coloured wings... can't have been a cat, the head was too big. must have been a mapache. sorry for the sad note to this beautiful thread for beautiful animals.

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