Tag: pacific

  • Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

    The Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica) is of medium size, between 56 – 71 centimeters in length, with the male and female being similar in plumage. The males are just slightly larger than the females. The Arctic Loon has gray coloring on its head and nape, and its back is black with white spots. The neck […]

  • Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

    The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a small sea bird which spends most of its life living on the open ocean. It is also known as the Common Puffin and it is the only puffin species which occurs in the Atlantic Ocean. All three other puffin species are found in the Pacific. When they are […]

  • Emperor Goose (Chen canagica)

    The Emperor Goose (Chen canagica) is a beautiful bird species that can be found in Alaska as well as certain areas in Russia. Whilst it breeds in Alaska and Russia, the geese spend winter in the Aleutian Islands and occasionally a few end up on the Pacific Coast. When in the area, you certainly will […]

  • Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)

    The Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) moves in large flocks and is found across the American western region and Mexico in the summer, migrating towards the Pacific Coast and Southwestern waters for winter. Both the males and females look similar, with black crowns, back, wings, nape and face. They have white plumage on their necks, throats […]

  • Migration Flights Test Bird Stamina

    It has long been known that migrating birds embark on particularly long and grueling journeys when they cross the oceans. What hasn’t been known for sure is whether or not they somehow ...

  • Bird Watching Galore in Panama

    As the southernmost country of Central America, connecting the North American and South American continents, the Republic of Panama is located on an isthmus with the Caribbean Sea to the north ...

  • Stunning Scenery and Marvelous Birdlife in Hawaii

    Hawaii is the southern most state in the USA and consists of a series of islands, reefs and shoals located in the central Pacific Ocean. The eight main islands of Hawaii cover an area of 6,425 ...