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Golden-rumped Euphonia (Euphonia cyanocephala)

Welcome to my BirdSite

As a young child I was already interested in photography. On the age of seven I got my first plastic camera and I remember that I felt very proud. When I got older I started to use a Canon and until now I still do. Nowadays we can speak about “me and my Canon” because I never leave the house without it.

Several years ago birds began to have a great fascination for me and to observe and photograph these beautiful creatures became my great passion. With this site I would like to inspire people to feel the same that I feel and to increase their interest in birds. Of course during the years of work some people have been generous with their time and expertise and I owe them a debt of gratitude.

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I did making them.

Anneray Westerling 

Publications in:

Delta del Ebro -  La Guía TotParc -  Magazín Parcs, S.L. 2009 - Spain

Delta de l´Ébre - La Guia TotParc -  Magazín Parcs, S.L. 2010 - Spain

Benesit 2007 - Eduardo Soler y Perez (Relleu) - “Nuestras Aves” - Spain

Benesit 2010 - III Centenari de la Mare de Déu del Miracle - Relleu (Spain)

www.rarebirdspain.net  - july 2009 news - Photos of presumed Hybrid Western Reef Heron x Little Egret (Egretta gularis x Egretta garzetta)

Weekblad “Hallo” Costa Blanca Spain -  from march 2010 till april 2011

TotParc - Magazin Parcs, S.L. - Spain (Editions in 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014)

www.skyscraperlife.com - "biodiversidad Venezuela" - photo from the Golden-tailed Strafrontlet  (Coeligena eos) - is an endemic bird

Filmfragment broadcasted on Dutch TV - RTL4 "Het zijn net mensen" of the Black Heron - April 2014 and also on the Belgian TV Kanaal Vier - May 2015

Journal "Conservación Colombiana" - Fundación ProAves -  numero 21  Octubre 2014 - Photo of the Moustached Brush Finch (Atlapetes albofrenatus) - www.proaves.org

"Atlas de las aves nidificantes de la provincia de Alicante" - Edited by Seo Birdife and the University of Alicante April in 2015 - a masterpiece with several of my photos. 

Filmfragments of the Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) in "Wondering the World" by Edu-Sign BV - 2015 teaching material for pupils from group 5.

Journal "Conservación Colombiana" - Fundación ProAves - numero 23  Octubre 2015 - Photo of the Mérida Sunangel (Heliangelus spencei) - www.proaves.org





This Website will be updated regularly

Last Update 8-4'15

Added: Baillons Crake and Wood Warbler.


Update "Birds of Gambia" 25-3'16

Added: New species among others under the link: New images 2016


Update "Birds of Gambia" 15-12' 16

Added: New species also again under the link:  New images 2016


Added to website " Birds of Costa Rica"  23-2'19

Images of my visit in November/December 2018


Update "Birds of Costa Rica" 2-4'20

Added: New species from my trip December/January 2019-2020


Update "Birds of Costa Rica" 27-11'22

Added: New species photographed during my stay September/October 2022


Update " Birds of Costa Rica" 24-07'23

AddedNew species photographed during my stay January/May 2023



All images - © Copyright Anthonette Raymonde Westerling

Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher ( Terpsiphone rufiventer ) in the spotlights!

For bird lovers Gambia is an ideal country. The landscape consists of Savannah, grass landscapes with some bushes and trees. The south consists of fertile forests including citrus trees. The banks along the Gambia River are swampy.

A preview of the photos that I made this year in The Gambia on the West-African coast. Go to "Birds of Gambia" to see the rest. 

My first visit was in 2013 and I went back in 2016 when I was able to photograph more birds again and I hope to go more often because it is still a small paradise for bird watchers.