Cartagena and a bit of local birding

April 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

We landed in Cartagena Sunday morning and are completely smitten with the old city. For us, it has the charm and history of Trinidad (Cuba) and Granada (Nicaragua) with a great mix of music, culture, good food, and it is simply as picturesque as could be. We have enjoyed a couple days just strolling around town, taking in the sights and the like, [...]

Ready for Colombia

March 20, 2015 // 7 Comments

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. We finally finished working on the van and it looks awesome, in our unbiased opinion. We are really happy with how it turned out (check out the birding mobile page for more photos and updates) and we cannot wait to be in Colombia. In other exciting news Josh’s article is out in The American Birding [...]

The Birding Mobile is almost ready to hit the road

February 23, 2015 // 3 Comments

What we thought would be a couple month project turned into nearly a 7 month van building adventure, but we are pretty excited about what we created and we are almost ready to hit the road. Since our last post we painted the pop-top with a bed-liner type paint (Raptor liner), installed solar panels, completed the insanely awesome electrical [...]

The new birding mobile

January 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

We have not posted stories from the field in awhile because we have been busy creating the new and improved birding mobile. We got a little tired of traveling in a cramped Toyota Tacoma and decided to upgrade our vehicle after we finished birding in Panamá. We have been in the San Diego, California area since August turning a bare metal box into [...]

Pipeline Road

December 4, 2014 // 3 Comments

1 and 3 August 2014 No trip to Panamá is complete without a visit to Pipeline Road. Pipeline Road is one of the most famous birding destinations in Panamá and perhaps even in Middle America. Located in Soberanía National Park, this dirt road offers some seriously excellent birding along a 17 km stretch that passes through mature tropical forest [...]
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