Audubon Staff Return American Oystercatcher Chick to Rooftop Nesting Area

It was a hot and steamy day atop a rooftop seabird colony in Pinellas County. Least Tern, Black Skimmer, and American Oystercatcher chicks sought refuge from the sun’s glare beneath their parents or in the fragments of shade they could find on the gravel roof. While this unorthodox habitat may seem like a strange place…

Audubon – March 1 Marks the Beginning of Beach Nesting Bird Season

Spring brings nesting sea and shorebirds to Florida’s coastlines. Making scoop nests right on the sand, the plovers, terns, and American Oystercatchers must overcome storm surges, algal blooms, and human disturbance to successfully fledge chicks each year. So far, the first reported nests have come from Dog Island, with three Snowy Plover pairs successfully laying…

10000 Birds – Birds of Washington, DC

There are a lot of birds in Washington, DC. Oh sure, you can go to Rock Creek Park or the Tidal Basin to seek out living avian species, or visitors can head to the Smithsonian museums for a dose of past and present bird lore from all over the world. In early June, I took note of…

Duke Nicholas School – Summer Plover Chicks

We approached the nest slowly, watching where we stepped on the white sand of the Emerald Coast dunes. There had been three eggs the day before, but only one chick and egg remained. The team of wildlife specialists explained that the other baby was probably already running around, so we had to be extra careful!…

January 25, 2015 I spent the weekend in coastal Georgia, performing field work in a mixed timber and natural stand forest. The two of us performing the work had the whole 1000+ acre forest to ourselves, following the roads and trails around the property. Unsurprisingly, the roads were the easiest to follow. Lined with pines…

January 5, 2014 Happy New Year! I ended 2014 and began 2015 in Maine, where temperatures shifted from the warm mid-forties to the bitterly cold single digits. Regardless of the weather however, Maine is always beautiful, and I was lucky enough to spend some time on the rocky coastline. Biddeford Pool is a well-known birding…

December 23, 2014 On our birding trip last week, from our first stop at Lake Pocosin we drove 45 minutes to Lake Mattamuskeet, an absolute favorite for any birder. Formed relatively recently, the lake is large but shallow. Though there are always birds around throughout the year, winter is an especially good time to view…

ZambelloPhotography provides beautiful nature and travel photos for an affordable price, perfect for digital publications, blogs, or eNewsletters. Click on the categories above or peruse the blog below to find the perfect photos for your needs. November 11, 2014 I spent the weekend in coastal Georgia, doing field work at a local forest. Part natural…

.November 4, 2014 It’s autumn here in the Triangle! I have been experimenting with a new camera, an old rebel model that my boss at work gave me. Even though some of the features are not as good as in modern cameras, I love the way it captures light. Since I wanted to practice with…

ZambelloPhotography provides beautiful nature and travel photos for an affordable price, perfect for digital publications, blogs, or eNewsletters. Click on the categories above or peruse the blog below to find the perfect photos for your needs. October 30, 2014 Birds, birds, birds everywhere! That’s how I feel every time I visit Florida. They wade along…

  October 21, 2014 I always love my trips to Florida. I usually avoid the tourist areas, and visit friends and family in the more rural areas outside of Tampa. Picture patches of forests with giant live oaks, Spanish moss dangling from outstretched limbs; flat fields of green grass and grazing cattle; water  everywhere; and…