Moustached Antpitta

Life Listing


Depending on your taxonomic viewpoint, there are 10,404 (Clements) or 10,534 (IOC) living bird species recognized. No one human has seen them all. Many have tried. Most birders have life lists. A simple list of birds you’ve seen. But the really intense life listers try to see every bird on the planet. Hard core life listing…

Greater Rhea, Pantanal, Brazil

Let’s Get Rheal


Among the terrific birds WC was privileged to see on a recent to trip to Brazil was the Western Hemisphere’s biggest bird, the Greater Rhea. WC has written about the Greater Rhea before, but a bird this extraordinary deserves additional attention. The Greater Rhea isn’t a Big Bird; it’s a huge bird. They weight 45-60 pounds,…