Author Archives: David La Puma

Departure Day 12/8/15 – Getting to the Lodge at Pico Bonito

Sunrise finally arrived and it was beautiful

A 5:30am international flight meant a departure from cape may just after midnight. Sure I could have pushed it, but who can sleep before such an adventure anyway? Podcasts and wawa coffee got me through and I made it to the gate before it opened, along with a Mexican couple and soon a family from Guatemala. Just hearing Spanish again got me excited for the journey ahead. But first I would have to contort into a pretzel for a three hour flight to Houston. Continue reading

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Back…to the TROPICS!

All's quiet on the United front

I’m heading to the Tropics! Join me and an intrepid group of birders, naturalists and writers (some are all three!) for some serious fun in Honduras as we put the new Leica Trinovid HD through its paces. The Lodge at Pico Bonito will be home base for the next week! But first I need to get there… Continue reading

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The future of woodcreeper.com

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To radar, or not to radar, that might be the question. What will the future bring for woodcreeper.com? Read on for some thoughts. Continue reading

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Front overtakes the migrants over Lake Erie shoreline – possible fallout conditions today at Magee Marsh

Base Reflectivity from 7:30pm on 5/6 - 5:30am on 5/7. Frontal storms overtake migrants in the early morning hours.

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More birds moving through the Central US

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BOOM! There they go again! Heavy migration behind the latest fronts from the Mid-Atlantic to the West Coast. The heaviest migration was smack dab in the middle of the country, owing to the great movements of birds out of the Upper Midwest over the last few nights. Migration was lighter south of the fronts, and minimal along the New England coast (where I am right now!) due to the southerly flow… but that should change as these fronts move farther south and east today and tomorrow. In the meantime, fallout potential exists along the frontal boundaries and good birding conditions should be apparent at migrant traps throughout the Central US. Continue reading

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