Raptor Wednesday

Originally posted on Backyard and Beyond:
American Kestrel male with prey. Grasshopper, I think. American Kestrel female bossing a Red-tailed Hawk. It was a chilly morning. The small falcon’s cry pulled my eyes skyward. The big buteo was were actually being harried by two kestrels. This female was probably one of them. Several minutes later, I came across her hunting from funeral monument to funeral… Continue reading Raptor Wednesday

Chile’s Blue Coast

Originally posted on Will Travel For Birds:
Just an hour away from the chaos of Santiago, is Valparaíso.  A dingy and dirty bohemian city flooded with bright and beautiful street art.  It has become a must-see for most travelers, and a real highlight for Central Chile.  Exploring the steep and narrow streets drenched in art, one can get lost (literally and figuratively) and wonder if… Continue reading Chile’s Blue Coast

La Campana National Park

Originally posted on Will Travel For Birds:
Parque Nacional La Campana lies just east of Valparaíso by about an hour, and northwest of Santiago by about the same.  It is 80 square kilometers (30 sq miles) of beautiful natural beech forests in the valleys and semi-desert scrub and cactus hillsides.  The last natural stand of Chilean Palms can be found in the park as well;… Continue reading La Campana National Park