Mediterranean House Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)

When I was a child in the 80’s, every now and then we’d get a glimpse of a “gecko” and it was a real treat because they were so rare.  Yesterday, I counted eight of these Mediterranean House Geckos on…

Mouton Cove Rice Field Roost at Sunset

One of my favorite places for birding in the oppressive heat of summer is the community of Mouton Cove, Louisiana.  The working wetlands are in a period of transition from summer rice and the flooded fields are drained which coincides…

King Rail

I was working down in Southwest Louisiana in Cameron Parish and we’d been hearing this loud cackling from the roadside marsh all week.  After one such bit of cackling, someone spotted a chicken-sized bird running across the road. I knew…

As I posted back in late 2013, I decided to pursue a birding “Big Year” for 2014 to learn the ins and outs of bird identification.  Although I was relatively new to birding and hadn’t been keeping a “life list”,…

American Crocodile

  Is it weird to put seeing certain species on your vacation plans?  Well, despite the lack of birds in my late November trip to the Everglades (with some notable exceptions), I did get to see something I’ve always wanted…

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Fall Afternoon Wildlife Photos

Bayou Sauvage is one of my favorite places in the New Orleans area to get away from the city but still be within a half hour drive.  It was a perfect fall afternoon for hanging out on the Madere Marsh…

Chuck-will's-widow Rescue in New Orleans Business District

This afternoon, I was walking out of my building in the heart of the New Orleans Central Business District when I saw two people kneeling down around a large bird that had flown into the side of the glass building….

Lake Martin Sunset

Taken November 2013 at Lake Martin, Louisiana.