2013 has been another great year for bird photography. I had a pretty busy workshop schedule this year and found that I did not do much domestic shooting this year as I needed a break between the trips. This year I took 5 trips to Ecuador, Costa Rica, Arizona, Peru and Brazil and managed to come home with a few keepers.

2013 has also been a great year for publishing my work. I came out with 3 new books. The first was the Ebook "The Guide to Tropical Nature Photography" that is an instructional guide to photography in the challenging tropical environment. The second was "Birds of British Columbia" a coffee table book that I am very proud of. The third book was "Post Processing: A Guide for Nature Photographers" which is also an Ebook and discusses the way in which I process my digital images. Please check them out at the links below.

  • The Guide to Tropical Nature Photography
  • Birds of British Columbia
  • Post Processing: A Guide for Nature Photographers

I hope you enjoy this gallery of the best of 2013!


Banded Ground-Cuckoo

Booted Racket-tail

Long-tailed Sylph

Rufous-banded Owl

Many-banded Aracari

Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan

Hooded Mountain Tanager

Ladder-tailed Nightjar

Bare-necked Fruitcrow

Blue and Black Tanager

Blue-backed Conebill

American Pygmy Kingfisher

Booted Racket-tail

Many-banded Aracari

Masked Crimson Tanager

Masked Flowerpiercer

Masked Trogon

Opal-rumped Tanager

Rufous Antpitta

Saffron-crowned Tanager

Scale-breasted woodpecker

Sword-billed Hummingbird

Tourmaline Sunangel

Turquoise Tanager

Yellow-tufted Woodpecker


Red-legged Honeycreeper

Violet Sabrewings

Bicolored Antbird

Black-necked Stilt

Chestnut-headed Oropendola

Common Potoo

Common Tody Flycatcher

Golden-browed Chlorophonia

Green Hermit

Montezuma Oropendola

Orange-billed Sparrow

Pale-billed Woodpecker

Ringed Kingfisher

Rose-throated Becard

Rufous-naped Wren

Scarlet Macaw

Southern Lapwing

Spangled-cheeked Tanager

Spotted Antbird

Three-toed Sloth

Turquoise Motmot

Yellow-thighed Finch


Gambel's Quail

Red-faced Warbler

Varied Bunting

Mexican Whip-poor-will

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Arizona Woodpecker

Black-throated Sparrow

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Buff-breasted Flycatcher

Common Poorwill

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Gambel's Quail

Gila Woodpecker

Grace's Warbler

Greater Roadrunner

Hepatic Tanager

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Mexican Jay

Painted Redstart

Plumbeous Vireo

Varied Bunting

Whiskered Screech Owl

White-winged Dove

Yellow-eyed Junco


Orange-eared Tanager

Rufous-crested Coquette

Blue-headed Parrot

Gray-necked Wood Rail

Andean Cock of the Rock

Wire-crested Thorntail

Blue-naped Chlorophonia

Tawny-bellied Screech Owl

Andean Cock of the Rock

Scarlet Macaw

Bay-headed Tanager

Black-collared Hawk

Blue-capped Tanager

Blue-necked Tanager

Buff-throated Saltator


Red and Green Macaw

Rufous-crested Coquette

Blue-headed Parrot

Common Potoo

Squirrel Monkey

Masked Crimson Tanager

Muscovy Duck

Andean Cock of the Rock

Purus Jacamar

Red and Green Macaw

Red-capped Cardinal

Russet-backed Oropendola

Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager

Southern Chestnut-tailed Antbird

Spotted Tanager



Violaceous Jay

Wattled Jacana

White-throated Toucan

Wire-crested Thorntail


Red-necked Tanager

Spot-billed Toucanet

Stygian Owl

Violoaceous Euphonia

Yellow-fronted Woodpecker

Black Jacobin

Black-cheeked Gnateater

Blue Manakin

Festive Coquette

Frilled Coquette

Buff-necked Ibis

Burnished-buff Tanager

Chestnut-backed Tanager

Chestnut-bellied Euphonia

Chestnut-capped Blackbird

Cock-tailed Tyrant

Festive Coquette

Frilled Coquette

Frilled Coquette

Giant Antshrike

Golden-chevroned Tanager

Gray-throated Warbing Finch

Green-headed Tanager

Hyacinth Visorbearer

Maroon-bellied Parakeet

Olive-green Tanager

Plain Parakeet


Red-breasted Toucan

Red-breasted Toucan

Red-legged Seriema

Rufous-capped Antthrush

Rusty-barred Owl

Saffron Toucanet

Saphire-spangled Emerald

Sharp-tailed Tyrant

Slaty-breasted Wood Rail

Streaked Xenops

Streamer-tailed Tyrant

Stripe-breasted Starthroat

Striped Owl

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird

Tawny-browed Owl

Toco Toucan

White-barred Piculet

White-bearded Manakin

White-spotted Woodpecker

White-throated Hummingbird

Yellow-billed Blue-Finch (Blue Finch)

Brassy-breasted Tanager

Brazilian Merganser


2013 has been another great year of bird photography!

I'm not sure what 2014 has in store as for as personal travel plans. But I'm sure I'll be in the field chasing around beautiful birds somewhere.

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