Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Where in the World is Calgary Birder? - Clue #1

I'm heading off on an exciting trip this summer: a family vacation with lots of opportunities to see many new birds, as well as other cool wildlife.  Rather than just telling you where I'm headed, I figured it might be fun to post a few clues in the form of photos of birds that could/should turn up on this trip.

The first one should narrow down the hemisphere and continent, assuming that Alberta readers realize that this is not the bird they likely first think it is!  Feel free to post your ID's and destination guesses in the comments.

All of the images used in this series of posts are from the Internet Bird Collection, links will be posted to the original image and species pages when the big reveal is made.


  1. It looks like a Roufous or Nankeen Night Heron. Not that I have ever seen one, but I just took this opportunity to learn about the herons of the world. Seems like you are going to Australia or at least somewhere on the southern hemisphere in that area. I hope you see a lot!

  2. Thanks for joining in! It is indeed a Nankeen Night-Heron, found in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and assorted islands in that region. Stay tuned....