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Interview: Willy Pérez
After growing up in Ecuador and working several jobs before becoming involved with Spectacled Bear conservation and birding, Willy Pérez joined Field Guides as a tour leader in 2011. In this wide-ranging conversation, Jesse Fagan talks with Willy about growing up in Ecuador, birds, bears, conservation, and Willy’s current life at home with his family in England. Willy’s life story is a great study in the transformative powers of conservation and ecotourism.
Franklin’s Gull – On the Move
During late autumn in the northern hemisphere, hundreds of thousands of Franklin’s Gulls arrive on their wintering grounds along the Pacific Coast of South America. In this Bonus Birds video, Jesse Fagan talks about the long-distance migration of the “prairie dove” and shares video of the large flocks that recently descended upon the coastline near his home...
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Camp Kitchen: Evolution of the Field Guides Picnic
Picnics in the field have been a hallmark of Field Guides birding tours since our beginning in 1985. On this edition of the Camp Kitchen, John Coons and Dave Stejskal create one of their famous chicken salads while out in northern Arizona. Along the way, they share some great stories of eventful picnic meals from tours past.
Northern Wheatear Migration Bonus
Northern Wheatears are rare fall migrants in the eastern United States, so one that appeared at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey in Fall 2020 caused quite a stir among local birders. Doug Gochfeld shares some lovely imagery of this wayward traveler and demonstrates how wheatears from different parts of the expansive breeding range migrate to their African wintering grounds.