Posts by birdmeister

Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

Alberta trip (5/30-6/6/2017)

Just back from a fabulous week-long trip to eastern Alberta. I found 172 species, with almost all of the prairie and eastern songbird species to be expected.

Canada Warbler

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Connecticut Warbler along Primrose Lake Rd near Cold Lake

Philadelphia Vireo

Trip report:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EcwjdB53fBBKtfhNJxb4KOKkIkdoAOa421XCzius33o/edit?usp=sharing

Pictures (only about 20): 

https://goo.gl/photos/Hj63XT69h4LCvaHRA

Enjoy!!!

A Harpy Eagle trip to Panama (11/20-11/27/2016)

I finally was able to do this after thinking about the Harpy Eagle for years. The experience did not disappoint: It was a long day trip from the Canopy Camp where we got up at 4am, took the van for about 9omin, then went on a 3 hr boat ride and finally hiked about 45min to get to the nest. We got excellent looks including fabulous photo ops.

Harpy Eagle near Sinai

Harpy Eagle near Sinai

Perched (!) King Vulture at Aligandi

Perched (!) King Vulture at Aligandi

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird at Torti

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird at Torti

Spot-breasted Woodpecker at Aligandi

Spot-breasted Woodpecker at Aligandi

A brief trip report with species list is here.

Pictures are here.

Enjoy!