“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.

You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”

Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Thursday, January 27, 2011






The bird life in Southwest Florida is superb.  Today I enjoyed taking photos of this feisty snowy egret and a great egret. They were uncommonly together for this photo. The photo of the birds over the water are willit's. They went by the dock twice as I was leaving . I  turned back around and took over 20 shots of this large group of willit's. Some time you need to just look right in front of you for the best photos. Today was one of those days. Watching the willits fly low on the water,  I was reminded of an old Willie Nelson song," Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground."