After our time in the jungle we ascended up to the pine-oak woods in the Chiapas highlands (2300m) around the town of San Cristobal de las Casas. We had very little time left for the day, with just an hours light to check out some pines for Pink-headed Warblers, which we did not find. Although, we did get another Blue-throated Motmot, and several Rufous-collared Robins. However, what we were really there for were some ‘creatures of the night’, and one of these performed to perfection (after the expected period of chasing it around for a while first of course). The photo above should show just how well the Bearded Screech-owl “showboated” for us (see photo).
I've been birding since I was 11, since I saw a pair of tits in a Royal London park. This was a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Since 2005 I have been living in Ecuador, for my job as a guide for Tropical Birding and Tandayapa Bird Lodge. This has taken me to many corners of the planet in my unwavering pursuit of birds. Birds and birding, that's what I'm all about, and what this site is all about. Nothing more, nothing less.