10 Basic Birdwatching Tips

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 2 minutos By Jonathan Vargas and Claudia Guzmán This article was translated by Oscar Gómez 1) Binoculars Choose the one that fulfill your requirements. The most recommendable measures are 8×42, 10×42 or 10×50. 2) Bird field guides Choose the guide that covers the region where you live or want to watch birds, preferably that includes distribution maps.Continue reading “10 Basic Birdwatching Tips”

Coastal Solutions Project in Bahia de Todos Santos

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 8 minutos By Jonathan Vargas  Photo by Bryan Gerardo and Jonathan Vargas Translated by Óscar Gómez and Antonieta Valenzuela Bahía de Todos Santos Shorebird Reserve Bahía de Todos Santos, located in Ensenada, Baja California, is a site of ecological importance on which thousands of migratory shorebirds depend throughout the year, including species of worldwide conservation interest, suchContinue reading “Coastal Solutions Project in Bahia de Todos Santos”

Rescue and Release of a Snowy Plover in Ensenada

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 4 minutos By Jonathan Vargas  This article was translated by Oscar Gómez On Friday, August 2nd of 2019, during the monitoring of snowy plover and least tern at the Punta Banda sandbar, our friend Álvaro San Jose, as well as Aurelio Álvarez, and Jorge Sánchez of the San Diego Zoo, found a male snowy plover in seriousContinue reading “Rescue and Release of a Snowy Plover in Ensenada”

Salt-Marsh Bird’s Beak

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 7 minutos Text by Margie Mulligan Photos by Jon Rebman and Margie Mulligan Amongst the salt marsh plants not far from the water’s edge grows an unassuming plant that doesn’t exclusively use chlorophyll to make food. In addition to photosynthesis, this special plant employs a unique strategy of parasitizing its companion plants by extending a slender projectionContinue reading “Salt-Marsh Bird’s Beak”

Understanding and Protecting the Rare Beach Spectaclepod

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 8 minutos By Heather Schneider and Matt Guilliams Situated high atop coastal dunes on the southern end of the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve grows a diminutive plant with a curious common name: the beach spectaclepod. Known to botanists as Dithyrea maritima, this member of the mustard family (Brassicaceae) gets its colloquial name from the unusual shape ofContinue reading “Understanding and Protecting the Rare Beach Spectaclepod”