While this site incorporates a lot of other fun aspects of where life has led me, feathersawry focuses in on my greatest passion: Las aves.
There, you can read all about my adventures in past field jobs working with all manner of bird species with plenty of accompanying photography of my feathered comrades. I also write a lot about what I'm seeing wherever I happen to be, which changes pretty regularly (I take the "bird" in @stacebird to a more literal degree than some might expect..I flit all over this wonderful world, always following the birds). There are also instances where I've had the chance to check out conservation efforts going on, like with my introduction this past summer to a black skimmer nesting colony managed by Sarasota Audubon.
Costa Rica. So begins stacebird's extended migration south.
A month ago I witnessed the arrival of migrating songbirds to Seal Island, a remote, uninhabited island under the auspices of Audubon's Project Puffin which manages the island situated off Maine's coast for the health and productivity of various nesting seabird colonies that exist there every summer. I already knew I'd be joining the millions of feathered kind on a southward journey (assuming it'd end back in Sarasota) but it was in while I was in Maine that I learned that my southward journey had suddenly grown longer than first anticipated, what with Costa Rica now on the docket. Hence, I've therefore officially joined the ranks of neotropical migrants as I follow the birds that have finished out their nesting season in our temperate north and are now headed to the new tropics, or neotropics of Central and South America, to find sufficient food, shelter and an agreeable climate in the rich, sunny south for the winter months.
I'm beyond thrilled.
I'll continue to post on feathersawry as the next adventure develops, as I'm now updating the blog on a weekly basis. Here on my "main" site, I'll send reminders of blog updates as well as continue to post about whatever strikes me as worthy of posting (as you can see I go on activist tangents..). But please come on over to feathersawry and hit the "follow" button on the top right hand column to get emails alerting of new feather-filled posts.
And here's (a bit of) the latest one! Click image for more and thanks, always so much thanks, to all of ya'll for reading!