S/V Exit Strategy

06 March 2013
16 December 2011 | Sausalito, CA
21 July 2011 | San Rafael, CA
13 April 2011 | Oakland, CA
16 March 2011 | Unfortunately not in San Blas where I last wrote about bells
29 January 2011 | San Anselmo near San Francisco
27 June 2010 | Turtle Bay, Baja
14 June 2010 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
16 May 2010 | La Cruz anchorage
04 May 2010 | La Cruz anchorage
28 April 2010 | the rolly anchorage known as La Cruz
18 April 2010 | Marina Riviera de Nayarit
11 April 2010 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
02 April 2010 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
28 March 2010 | the pleasant village of La Cruz
24 March 2010 | La Cruz, Nayarit, Mexico
22 March 2010 | La Cruz

Bird Watching Log

14 February 2010
Here's a list of the birds we've seen during our travels and remembered to add to the log. We'll update photos as we get better ones.

Magnificent Frigate Bird

Brown Pelican

Brown Booby (Eastern and Western types)
From Birds we've seen in Mexico

This Eastern Brown Booby is just one of many who decided to catch a ride on the boat for the night while we were sailing. Interestingly, only the Eastern type has displayed this activity.

Blue-footed Booby

From Birds we've seen in Mexico

Anhinga sunning itself.

Olivaceous Cormorant

Black-crowned Night Heron

Green-backed Heron

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron searching for grubs in a mangrove forest

Tiger Heron
Tiger Heron
We didn't find a Tiger Heron listed onour bird book, but the locals tell us this is what these birds are called. Looking at its stripes, that makes sense!

Tricolored Heron

Great Blue Heron

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egrets
Cattle Egrets grazing alongside their namesake.

Great Egret
Great Egret
This Great Egret appears to be a juvenile.

Snowy Egret

Wood Stork

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks are very awkward when they takeoff, dragging their feet below them.

Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
This Purple Gallinule is the most exotic looking bird we've seen so far.

American Oystercatcher

Semipalmated Plover

Short-billed Dowitcher

Heermann's Gull

Bonaparte's Gull

Royal Tern
Royal Tern
We were inundated by Royal Terns while visiting Mantanchen Bay. This one laid claim to the top of the BBQ grill and kept returning as soon as we shoo'd him away. We finally gave up...

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
I know most everybody has seen Turkey Vultures, but I like this pic.

Black-shouldered Kite

Common Black-Hawk
Common Black-Hawk (mature)
Common Black-Hawk.
Common Black-Hawk (immature)
Immature Common Black-Hawk.

Crested Caracara

This osprey delighted us by swooping down into the estuary and catching a fish just moments after this photo was taken.

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher

Great Kiskadee

Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
It was great fun to watch the Dusky-capped Flycatcher zoom away from its perch, catch a bug mid-air and return to its place.

Vermillion Flycatcher

Tree Swallow

Gray Vireo

Scott's Oriole

Vessel Name: Exit Strategy
Vessel Make/Model: Amel Maramu
Hailing Port: San Francisco
Crew: Dave and Jean

Adventures aboard Exit Strategy

Who: Dave and Jean
Port: San Francisco