Arctic Terns

Arctic Terns

In honor of World Migratory Bird Day, let’s celebrate the Arctic Tern; the world record holder for migration. Learn fascinating facts about these birds in the story below.               Watch my time-lapse video from a workshop on sketching and painting terns...
Migratory Bird Day

Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day World Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It is celebrated twice each year, at the height of the migratory seasons, on the second Saturday...
Identifying Warblers

Identifying Warblers

By Christine Elder  (Includes tips, videos, resources, and downloadable guides for warbler identification) Identifying Those Troublesome Warblers! One of the more challenging bird families to identify is the Parulidae; or New World Wood Warblers. Many, like the common...
Egyptian Vultures and How to Sketch Them

Egyptian Vultures and How to Sketch Them

International Vulture Awareness Day is observed annually on the first Saturday of September. In honor of the occasion, I’m sharing this presentation in which you’ll learn fascinating facts about the two families of the world’s vultures, including the...
In Celebration of Vultures

In Celebration of Vultures

International Vulture Awareness Day The first Saturday in September is set aside annually to observe International Vulture Awareness Day. So I’d like to share some fascinating facts about these much-maligned but vitally important birds and showcase some of my...
Whooping Cranes

Whooping Cranes

Facts About Whooping Crane The Whooping Crane; Grus americana, of North America is among the rarest birds in the world. These majestic birds nearly went extinct in the early 1900’s due to hunting and habitat loss. Back in 1973, when the Endangered Species Act was...
Neotropical Birds

Neotropical Birds

I love observing and filming birds in the wild and below you can find information and short videos of exceptional species native to the Neotropics. King Vulture painting by Christine Elder Montserrat Oriole Ornate Hawk-Eagle Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan Purple Carib...

Global Big Day at Rancho Naturalista

Celebrate Global Big Day with me as I go birdwatching at Rancho Naturalista; Costa Rica’s premier birding lodge, which boasts a bird list of over 400 species! MORE RANCHO NATURALISTA BIRDLIFE Check out more videos I shot of the incredible birdlife one can find...
John James Audubon

John James Audubon

John James Audubon John James Audubon was one of the world’s most acclaimed ornithologists and bird artists, known best for his studies and illustrations of North American birds in their natural habitat. As a bird artist myself, I’ve always been fascinated...

Neotropical Woodpeckers

Discover and Sketch Woodpeckers in a Video Workshop Woodpeckers are a global and diverse family of over 230 species. Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, everyone’s got an opinion about woodpeckers and finds them a raucous and intriguing group of birds!...