Lazuli Buntings In The San Rafael Swell

Appropriately named after the blue gemstone lapis lazuli, the Lazuli Bunting is one of our most colorful western birds. The persistent and conspicuous song of the male throughout the breeding season has been likened to an “acoustic barcode” that is unique to that individual bird. […]

Lazuli Buntings of the San Rafael Swell

For me Lazuli Buntings have long been an elusive subject. Though they’re common in the western U.S. I rarely see them near my home and when I’ve found them in my travels they either won’t let me get close or they’re buried in thickets where I can’t get clean shots of them. All that changed […]