The Bananaquit is fascinating! A book I found at the butterfly garden states: Until recently, the Bananaquit belonged to the monotoysic family Coerebidae. Its taxonomic placement is now uncertain. This small bird is quite active and warbler like; it is closely related to the wood-warblers. Bananaquits however, build globular nests - quite unlike the warblers.
Monteverde: hummingbirds, orchids and butterflies December 27th 2018 We started our trip up in the mountains, in the cloud forest at Monteverde. I had heard I could see nine species of hummingbirds in the cloud forest, and that was enough for me. Mom has never objected to a birding trip. There are a couple different roads up to Monteverde, which I didn’t bother to research. I grew up driving old logging roads in Washington and Idaho. However, I will say that part ... read more
I live in Seattle, Washington and recently have been traveling most in the Americas. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other summer travels. ... full info