Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide–A Book Review

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” The answer, as discerning Neotropical birders know, is: “What is Bolivia?” ” The book in question is Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide , edited and written by Sebastian K. Bolivia doesn’t come up much in discussions of birding travel.

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

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Supporting indigenous communities and conservation, Sadiri Lodge (above) is located in the Madidi National Park in Bolivia. Bolivia 1433 7. As the least accessible, Bolivia unjustly attracts less attention in this group.

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15 New Reasons to Bird the Amazon

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The new birds inhabit the southern portion of the Amazon, some only in Brazil but others in Bolivia and Peru as well. Maybe the name of this blog should be 10,015 birds. That would reflect the number of new species discovered in the Amazon rainforest over the past five years or so, according to scientists.

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The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds–A Hummer Book Review

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More dramatically memorable is Dunn’s experience in Bolivia, where he hoped to travel to Chalalan Lodge, an eco-lodge run by the local indigenous population, but ends up facing the 2019 election protests with blockades and a threat of violence at every road leaving the city.

The Andean Gull

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This gull inhabits the high Andean plateau of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina at elevations ranging from 3300 to 4400 m (10827 to 14436 feet). On the series “North American birds with Neotropical Counterparts”, this time I introduce the Andean Gull. Gulls are often referred as “seagulls” due to their general association to the sea or sea shores. The Andean Gull could not be further from this general association. It normally lives as far from the sea as can be.

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The poorly defined borders of the region were disputed by Chile and Bolivia. Subsequently, Bolivia tried to levy tax on Chilean guano harvesters on its assumed territory along the Pacific coastline. Bolivia found support from Peru, but this alliance was ultimately defeated by Chile after a four-year naval and land campaign. The northen section of the Atacama desert along the Pacific coast was annexed from Bolivia, which remains landlocked to this day.

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Rusty-breasted Antpitta in Ecuador

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It is a very small antpitta that lives in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia. This antpitta is found in southern Ecuador (near Peru) and curiously also inside the Puluahua Crater which is my residence near Quito in northern Ecuador.

White-necked Jacobin at Asa Wright Nature Center

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Florisuga mellivora , as the White-necked Jacobin is known to Latin enthusiasts, is found from Mexico to Bolivia, and its huge range and population make it a Species of Least Concern to BirdLife International. The veranda at the Asa Wright Nature Center, one of the most storied and highly-lauded birding ecolodge destinations in the world, is a simply marvelous place.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Several countries, including Austria, Bolivia, Colombia, Greece, Peru, Britain and Paraguay, have already imposed or approved bans. To the Editor: Re “ Worry Under the Big Top as Mexico City Moves to Ban Circus Animals ” (news article, June 15): Mexico City joins the growing list of cities that have banned the exploitation of animals in circuses. Why is the United States lagging so far behind?

What Flies Over Costa Rica in the Night?

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On the northern birding calendar, October is a time for sparrows, cool weather, and tired fall leaves. It’s when Orange-crowned Warblers share the Goldenrod with lisping and chirping sparrows, when hardy Yellow-rumped Warblers dominate the Parulid scene.

Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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Some of those “statistical errors” came as surprises to me, e.g. Cuba, Bolivia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Thailand (this is also a clear message to their tourism boards to invest more into promoting avitourism). I had no intention of making a questionnaire or analysing the results. I was just curious what the US birders dream about, so I posted a question in the ABA’s FB group: a) what are the most popular foreign destinations and b) where would you go with unlimited funds?

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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1401-1600 sp: Ecuador, Bolivia; Indonesia. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website. It illustrates the bird richness per country. And what does it tell us, other than the obvious “head for South America” or perhaps Indonesia?

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Scanning the skies for Zone-tailed hawks

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There is a small population in Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and northern Argentina. Last week I wrote about the interesting hunting habits of our local Harris’s Hawks. Today I will cover another one of Mexico’s Baja Peninsulas characters, the Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo Albonotatus. Very similar in size and shape to the very common Turkey Vulture , the Zone-tailed Hawk is quite often found circling on the wind currents with those very vultures.

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Avian Quiz – April 15, 2011

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In descending order, the list starts with those countries with more than 1,000 bird species, so the country is NOT one of these: - Colombia - Peru - Brazil - Indonesia - Ecuador - Bolivia - Venezuela - China - India - Congo, Dem Rep - Kenya - Tanzania - Myanmar - Argentina - Mexico - Uganda 7. Two oceans ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Determine the country, but do not name it. This week’s quiz is geographically GLOBAL in nature.

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Upcoming Potential ABA-countable Exotics from Florida

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Mitred Parakeet ( Aratinga mitrata ), a large and lively Aratinga parakeet from Andean forests in Peru, Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina, is a familiar exotic to both birders in Miami-Dade and southern California where large populations reside.

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Sword-billed Hummingbird

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Male Sword-billed Hummingbird at Yanacocha Reserve The Sword-billed Hummingbird ( Ensifera ensifera ) is a South American hummingbird found at high elevations (1700-3600m) in the Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia. Not all bird species are equally spectacular. Just as we malign the little brown jobs nature churns out with such fiendish facility, we exalt the birds that bring something new and unusual to the table.

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A lesson on Banding

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I just got my report off to PASP, so I really don’t know a whole lot about my bird yet, but I do know that it is bird #055, and that its new “Bird Bling” was added in either Bolivia, Ecuador or Peru! Like all of the esteemed writers and loyal followers of this site, I spend nearly every available moment out in the field birding. We all have our reasons, whatever they may be, that drives us in our pursuit of these avian beauties.

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Protecting the Hyacinth Macaw and the Cerrado

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The three major strongholds of the Hyacinth Macaw are Pantanal region encompassing parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, the Cerrado in interior, and Brazil’s eastern Amazon Basin region. Who doesn’t love a macaw? Big, bold, beautiful parrots full of character and charm, macaws make us long for some of the world’s wildest places and assure us that, as long as they fly free, those magical wild places are still intact.

Getting Lucky with a Ground-Dove in Costa Rica

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Bird as much as you want from Mexico to Bolivia, and you could easily never see or hear one for years. Doves tend to get a bad rap when it comes to birding.

The Everglade Snail Kite Is Making a Comeback

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Finally, the exotic Island snail occurs in Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia where they are consumed by Snail Kites there (the Snail Kite occur throughout South America, the Everglade Snail Kite is a sub-species). Exotic apple snail (left) and native apple snail (right) Photo: The Pomacea Project.

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Calilegua National Park Birding – Trip Report

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From La Quiaca, near the border with Bolivia, to Calilegua it takes six hours so we arrived to Libertador General San Martin by 7 pm. Calilegua National Park Birding – Trip Report. … continued from: Bird Watching Laguna del los Pozuelos. Driving to Calilegua National Park was not very difficult, apart from one wrong highway exit, we did not have any other troubles.

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Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls

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These wily and diminutive owls occur from Bolivia and Argentina northward through Central America (check out this post on Pico Bonito ) and only just occur in the United States in Arizona and south Texas. “Do they have owls?” ” was the first question I asked Mike Freiberg. Mike had just invited me to Nikon’s Prostaffer Retreat that was to be held at a ranch in south Texas.

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Flight to Freedom

4 The Love Of Animals

Pat Derby, President and Founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, said, “Animal Defenders International contacted PAWS last year about providing a permanent home for the African lions remaining in Bolivia. Derby said, “We congratulate ADI for their tireless efforts to rescue these animals and we applaud the government of Bolivia and its good citizens for banning the cruel exploitation of animals used in circuses.

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Alto del Carmen Pisco Reservado

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As an avian national symbol, the Andean Condor belongs to all four countries that make up the long, mountainous Pacific coast of South America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile – as well as neighboring but landlocked Bolivia.

Twenty Hummingbirds To See Before You Die

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As it streaks across the Andean skies of Bolivia and Argentina with its flashy tail, its not hard to see how this bird got the name “comet&#. One of the largest species of hummingbird with a very unique and un-hummingbird-like tail, it is found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay where it can actually be remarkably common. The Sword-billed Hummingbird , like our number 4 candidate, is a high altitude hummer and can be found in Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela.

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