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la guajira

  1. Collared Plover

    Collared Plover

    Widely distributed across central & South America but generally uncommon, small plover of beaches, coastal lagoons, lakeshores, gravel bars, and sandbars along rivers. This the only individual we saw on this trip gave good views as it fed along the shore of the main lagoon at SFF Los Flamencos...
  2. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Large, coastal tern - by far the most dominant tern numerically at this site. Many loafing on the shore/mudbanks while others commuting to the nearby ocean to feed. (Additional flight shots of this species as requested by Barney!)
  3. Orinocan Saltator

    Orinocan Saltator

    Another restricted range (NW Venezuela & NE Colombia) species typically found in dry, arid coastal scrub.
  4. Vermilion Cardinal

    Vermilion Cardinal

    Restricted range (NW Venezuela & NE Colombia) species typically found in dry, arid coastal scrub.
  5. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    By far the most common tern species at this tidal, coastal site with many roosting on the part exposed mud with other smaller tern species and skimmers.
  6. Black Skimmer

    Black Skimmer

    Bizarre looking tern-like bird with oversized bill—lower mandible is much longer than upper mandible. Feeds by flying close to surface of water and dipping its lower mandible into the water "skimming" for small fish. There were over 100 of these roosting on a sand bank with many terns (mainly...
  7. Orinocan Saltator.jpeg

    Orinocan Saltator.jpeg

    Orinocan Saltator coming to a fruit feeder near Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia