Beaches and Birds

A Blogging Forum for those who love both.

Mercedes A. Martishius, Photographer


We are Michael and Mercedes. We met online in 2012 and knew we had a lot in common, after all, the website personality data forms said so!  We got married in April of 2013 and guess where... on a beach! Central Florida is our home and we are literally surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We also found we had something else in common, our love of nature and birding.

Our first birding expedition was finding Black Point Drive, a birding trail in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, in Titusville in January of 2014. We were quickly "hooked" on finding, observing and photographing some of the most beautiful and elusive creatures on this planet. We want to share our experiences, our photographs and our new-found wisdom with you. So welcome to our Beaches and Birds Blog, a place for those who love both.