We begin this month's gallery on our recent Ethiopia tour with guide Terry Stevenson where participant Becky Hansen photographed these fine Kori Bustards.
We see the impressive Black-billed Barbet on many days. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
Landing's a thorny issue for this Lilac-breasted Roller by participant Becky Hansen...
African Fish-Eagle is a regular sight near water along our route. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
A fine portrait of a Gelada, endemic to the Ethiopian Highlands. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
Bruce's Green-Pigeons are drawn to fruiting figs. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
The view from Awash Falls Lodge, a productive birding stay along our route. Photo by participant John Geale.
The awesome Lammergeier is widespread but local in mountains of the Old World, including Ethiopia. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
An elegant and highly endangered Ethiopian Wolf is a thrill to see on every tour. Photo by participant John Geale.
The sharply dressed White-throated Bee-eater is a migrant within tropical areas in Africa. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
Tacazze Sunbird is fairly common in the Ethiopian Highlands. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
Broad-ringed White-eye has various isolated populations that may be split. The birds in Ethiopia belong to the Montane group. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
Let's jump to our Alta Floresta & Northern Pantanal, Brazil, tour with Marcelo Padua. This Curl-crested Jay, a cerrado endemic, gave us some great looks! Photo by participant Bill Fraser.
A full-frame Jabiru gives but a suggestion of the massive size of this bird. Photo by participant Bill Fraser.
We had great luck with Jaguar again on this year's trip, as this image by participant Bill Fraser attests!
The bizarrely beautiful Roseate Spoonbill is among myriad waterbirds possible in the Pantanal. Photo by participant Bill Fraser.
This Red-legged Seriema strode out of the grasses to our group's delight. Photo by participant Bill Fraser.
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker (a Red-bellied cousin) is widespread and fairly common in tropical South America. Photo by participant Bill Fraser.
The tiny, unusual, and monotypic Zigzag Heron, a species of flooded woodlands, isn't usually out in the open like this! Photo by participant Bill Fraser.
Let's run up to our Spring in Cape May tour: here's Reed’s Beach, photographed by participant Tatiana Neumann and duly famous for...
...Horseshoe Crab eggs and Red Knots feasting on them. Laughing Gulls get in on the action, too. Photo by participant Tatiana Neumann.
Our group, with guides Tom Johnson and Doug Gochfeld pointing out something of interest. Photo by participant Tatiana Neumann.
An Osprey carrying a stick back to its nest on Jarvis Sound by participant Tatiana Neumann.
There's lots of great shorebirding on the tour: here's a mixed flock, mostly dowitchers, by participant Tatiana Neumann.
This Black-crowned Night-Heron was nesting by a highway bridge near Ocean City. Photo by participant Tatiana Neumann.
Guide Doug Gochfeld on Nummy Island, photographed by participant Tatiana Neumann.
A Snowy Egret caught in a Reddish Egret pose by participant Tatiana Neumann.
Westward now to our Montana: Yellowstone to Glacier tour, where our birding includes grand open vistas, too. Photo by guide Terry McEneaney.
Part of the Rocky Mountain Front in Glacier National Park. Photo by guide Terry McEneaney.
Beautiful Harlequin Ducks adorn several of the rushing rivers in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Photo by participant Sheran Clark.
All images and video clips are copyrighted and may not be used without written permission of the photographer or videographer.