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Responsible Birding in Colombia with Jaguarundi Travel

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I have a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and after I graduated from university, I became a researcher in nature and cultural affairs, working with renowned experts and contributing to their projects. Destinations Birding Tourism Colombia South America

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15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

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I live in the southeast of Europe, for a while lived in the south of Africa and also have extensively birded western and central India. I am thinking of a relatively stable/prosperous bird-paradise where one may be able to find a job in ecotourism or wildlife research… or, to begin with, as a resident environmental scientist / nature blogger in some wildlife lodge? South Africa (755 / 842). Trips Africa Asia I Am Birder South America world birdwatch

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Photo Essay: Green-rumped Parrotlets from Egg to Adult

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Getting intimate with a species over the course of the breeding cycle is one of the more rewarding aspects of birding, and field research too. Color markings on the legs and head are to identify individuals for research purposes). The behavior of the happy Forpus family after they leave the nest is still a relatively unknown subject, and is currently a subject of the Forpus project’s research. Birds baby birds features parrots South America

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Licking Clay: the Macaws of Tambopata, Peru

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Found throughout South America in ever-dwindling numbers these extremely beautiful birds – threatened by habitat destruction and collection for the wild bird trade – are often difficult to see and hard to find. UNLESS that is you get yourself down to the internationally-renowned Tambopata Research Centre in southern Peru where literally hundreds of macaws (and other parrots) congregate around a 50 meter high clay bank. in south-eastern Peru.

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Hilty’s Birds of Colombia field guide review

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The author, Steve Hilty, received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Arizona and is currently a Research Associate in Ornithology at the Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas.

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Potpourri of Amazing Bird Science

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If this was America, we might not be concerned because starlings are an invasive species, at least in North America. Researchers are wondering if the die-off might spread to other birds or even fish. This is not something I needed to tell you but there is some new research. From Science Daily : Crows have the brain power to solve higher-order, relational-matching tasks, and they can do so spontaneously, according to new research.

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The Blackbird that is a Meadowlark – Red-breasted Blackbird in Trinidad

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It was on the island of Trinidad, at the Aripo Agricultural Research Station, where all of these photographs were taken. Trinidad is the northern limit of the range of the Red-breasted Blackbird , though it is unclear if the occasional birds that show up in Tobago are wanderers from Trinidad or northern South America or are breeding there. You can also find Red-breasted Blackbirds in Costa Rica and Panama and south to Peru and Brazil. Blackbirds are blackbirds.

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Red-necked Phalarope, Globetrotter Extraordinaire

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Scientists who attached tracking devices to 10 of the birds in 2012 were shocked to discover that one had flown west across the Atlantic Ocean, and eventually settled down on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in South America. Now, the results may have prompted more questions than answers, and suggest that the Phalaropes could be affected by South Pacific phenomena such as El Nino.

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Warblers that Warble

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Like the Common Yellowthroat , the Yellow Warbler breeds no further south than the central Mexican highlands. But as I started to research this post, I was reminded that I actually live in the center of this Warbler’s range.

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Watch for Shorebirds with Colored Flags!

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As I write this note, probably hundreds if not thousands of shorebirds are heading south to the wintering grounds. Some make stopovers along Florida’s coast, others fly straight from stopovers in the northern states to the coast of South America. Eveling Tavera, a research associate with CORBIDI is Peru’s national coordinator for the banding program.

2013 81
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Rice Ain’t Necessarily Nice for Wintering Bobolinks

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A new study published in The Condor analyzed the feathers of Bobolinks to determine what they eat after they leave their North American breeding grounds and fly south for the winter. The research suggests that rice emerges as an important food source late in the winter, just as harvesting time—and northern migration time—are at hand. With this latest research in hand, advocacy organizations can work to reduce rice-related threats to Bobolinks wintering in South America.

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Not enough Woodpeckers

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The Bearded Woodpecker (Mkuze, South Africa) does not really look any more bearded than many other woodpeckers. The name of the Cardinal Woodpecker (Letaba, South Africa) is misleading, as not all of them are Catholic or even cardinals.

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The origins of tanagers, warblers, and sparrows are coming into focus

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Importantly, the paper offers support for the hypothesis that the ancestor of the entire clade came to North America by way of Beringia — the land bridge between Siberia and Alaska exposed at various times through Earth’s history. An early pioneer, however, made it to South America early on and founded the tanager lineage, which has gone on to diversify into nearly 400 species. The paper is by leading researchers F.

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Searching for the Elusive and Less-Colorful: The Sinaloa Martin

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They packed up in June of 2013 and headed south from San Diego with the southern tip of South America as their destination. En route they will be “birding in nearly every country in mainland North and South America,” and, as they say on their excellent blog , “Our journey is about collecting valuable data on bird species, their status and distribution, current conservation issues, and more along the way.

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Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

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–especially when reviewing books like A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia or Far from Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds. The travel information for South America, other than the Galapagos, is briefer and more limited than for the other areas. Penguins!

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Birds of Chile – A Photo Guide

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Guiding aside, Howell is a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences and the author of many books, including Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America (Princeton). If you want to write a bird guide, you should have guided people yourself.

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How Birds Evolve: What Science Reveals about Their Origin, Lives, and Diversity: A Book Review by a Non-Science Person

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Futuyma is a synthesis of theory and research about evolution and birds. In Chapter 11, simply entitled “A World of Birds,” Doug explores tough questions about bird diversity around the world: Why are hummingbirds in tropical America and sunbirds in Africa, Asia and Australasia?

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A Guide to Some Possible Bird Species Splits in Costa Rica

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Taxa that could end up being split into one species occurring north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and one south of the isthmus. (2). A species that lives in both Costa Rica and South America but might be two separate species. (3). Bird species that require further research. However, the paper didn’t deal with birds from southern Central America. Check out recordings of Clapper Rail from North America and Costa Rica. from Mexico south to Costa Rica.

2015 81
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“Peacocks and Picathartes: Reflections on Africa’s Birdlife”

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I did that with Peacocks & Picathartes – Reflections on Africa’s birdlife (published by Penguin Random House South Africa ). And apart from local people, primate researchers sometimes spot it, but it is a species seen by fewer than ten living birders.

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Arizona, or Central Mexico?

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A quick study as I researched this post revealed that fully 37 Arizonan “specialties” are common birds right here where I live. So the only Patagonia I would choose to visit in the future, is the Patagonia to be found at the southern end of South America.

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Antpittas and Gnateaters: A Book Review

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Species Accounts vary greatly in length, from nine pages for Undulated Antpitta to two pages for Alta Floresta Antpitta, length depending not only on how much we know about the bird but also Greeney’s tendency to thoroughly discuss, even argue, any kind of confusion in documentation, taxonomy, or research results. Many of these accounts include unpublished information from Greeney’s own research. Antpittas and Gnateaters by Harry F.

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Turtles of the World: A Guide To Every Family–A Book Review by a Turtle Lover

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Lovich and Whit Gibbons bring decades of research and experience to this book. Dr. Lovich is a government scientist, Research Ecologist and Co-Deputy Chief, Terrestrial Ecosystems Drylands Branch, Southwest Biological Science Center, U.S. Turtles are the reptile everybody loves.

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How to Help Cerulean Warblers, Other Migrant Species, and Resident Birds in Costa Rica

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Whatever the reason may be, we do know that Las Brisas provides a lot of food and shelter for Cerulean Warblers as they migrate south. With that in mind, Ernesto and fellow researchers are working on figuring out which plant species might be most important for Ceruleans and other migrants so areas in and near Las Brisas can be more efficiently recuperated and restored. How will you help Cerulean Warblers and other migrants flying to and from South America?

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Tremendous Torrent Ducks

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Very few birds – or animals for that matter – would plunge head-first into the churning cauldrons of some of South America’s most treacherous rivers. Although Torrent Ducks are fairly widespread throughout much of South America they are a declining species in most places due to hydroelectric schemes, introduced trout, pollution and erosion of riverside habitat. Torrent Ducks are the thrill-seekers of the avian world.

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The New Neotropical Companion: A Book Review by a Lover of the Neotropics

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And, the next time I travel south (and, there’s an excellent chance that will happen within the next year), I will definitely once more read The New Neotropical Companion , by John Kricher, the latest version of this nature classic. An enlarged version was published in 1997, with color photographs and more coverage of South America. The text still focuses on Central and South America, though the Caribbean is also considered to be part of the Neotropics.

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The “Rufa” Red Knot is now protected under the Endangered Species Act

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One of the two sub-species of Red Knot occurring in North America, the Rufa subspecies breeds in the Canadian Artic Region and migrates along the east or Atlantic coast of the United States. migration corridors from Argentina in the Southern tip of South America to Canada. From North Carolina south to Texas, just under half of beaches are developed. The U.S.

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Remotest Endemic Birds

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Additionally, each of Antarctica’s so-called endemic species ( Emperor Penguin, Antarctic Petrel and South Polar Skua ) actually wander more widely in the southern oceans and have been known to turn up in other locations. Two of the remotest islands in the world are Easter Island in the South-eastern Pacific and Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic.

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“The Birder’s Guide to Africa” by Michael Mills

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Starting in the mid-1990s, there was a “where to watch birds in…” series of five site guides written by Nigel Wheatley and covering South America (1994), Africa (1995), Asia (1996), Europe & Russia (2000) and Central America & the Caribbean (2001). Leventis is a businessman from London involved in wildlife conservation in Africa, including the establishment of an avian research institute in Nigeria and an amateur photographer.

2017 72
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The Birds of Trinidad and Tobago: Two Guides, One Book Review

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A little bit of research when I got home unraveled the ways of publishers here and in Great Britain. The accounts aim for specificity and authority; dates and locations of rarity sightings are given, and research articles on nesting and behavior are cited. ffrench’s descriptions are delightfully uneven, reflecting his personal experiences with the birds, his research, and his personality.

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Birds of Bolivia: Field Guide–A Book Review

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One of these days, Jeopardy will feature a category called “Field Guides” and the first clue will be: “This landlocked South American country finally got its own bird field guide in 2016, but it wasn’t available in the United State until 2019.”

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National Audubon Society Birds of North America: A Guide Review

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And now we have the third iteration in Audubon’s guide book history: National Audubon Society Birds of North America. The National Audubon Society Birds of North America covers all species seen in mainland United States, Canada and Baja California. Rare Birds of North America.

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The Horned Guan in Chiapas

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They packed up in June of 2013 and headed south from San Diego with the southern tip of South America as their destination. En route they will be “birding in nearly every country in mainland North and South America,” and, as they say on their excellent blog , “Our journey is about collecting valuable data on bird species, their status and distribution, current conservation issues, and more along the way.

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Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

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It actually makes a lot of sense, the geographic features of the isthmus between North America (including Mexico, because Mexico is part of North America) and South America cut across political lines, as do birds. Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rican, and Panama , just published in October, is a field guide that was ten years in the making. Some features to consider: Birds of Central America is a big book.

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Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

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Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation by Paul J. Barker, and Carroll Henderson is a well-researched, copiously illustrated, engaging study of bird feeding practices, personalities, inventions marketing, and companies that developed in the United States from the late 19th century to the present day, with a little bit of Canada, Europe, and South America thrown in. CEO and found of Wild Bird Centers of America.

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Will parrots and falcons soon be moved around in your field guide?

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Ringer Proposition 491, recently submitted to the American Ornithologists’ Union South American Classification Committee (SACC), bears the esoteric title “ Change linear sequence of orders for Falconiformes, Psittaciformes, and Cariamiformes.&# If you’re not familiar with the South American seriemas, here’s a great image. I think this proposal has a good shot at passing, at least in South America.

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Selling Birds Short: A Heretical View Of Avian Intelligence

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crossing the Carribean and winding up in South America? But many people who live closely with animals, whether as some of the more open-minded researchers or your average pet owners, have always been well aware that this simply isn’t true. I look forward to more research being done in this field. Recent research has proved time and time again that this image of the dumb, unthinking and unfeeling bird simply isn’t true.

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Rare Birds of North America: A Book Review

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Where did the Coney Island Gray-hooded Gull come from, Africa or South America? I kept wishing I had Rare Birds of North America , by Steve N. In this book, rare birds are species “for which, on average, only 5 or fewer individuals have been found annually in North America since around 1950.” Rare Birds of North America covers 265 species within these parameters. There is a plate for each species, depicting plumages likely to be seen in North America.

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Bird Banding the Dry Tortugas

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For decades researchers have made annual trips out to the Tortugas to catch Sooty Terns, attach tiny silver bands to their legs with unique identification numbers, and then set them free again. Erika is a first year graduate student studying Ecosystem Science and Conservation at Duke. In her free time she travels near and far to find birds to continue building her life list, though many of her favorites can still be found right in her own backyard.

2014 74
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Here’s the new bird family tree. It’s amazing.

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Several recent studies have found that tinamous are embedded within the ratites, which means that either they regained the ability to fly or (as many researchers feel is more likely) that flightlessness and large body size arose multiple times within the paleognaths, a topic discussed in detail at Tetrapod Zoology. Follow him on Twitter — he’s regularly tweeting great highlights from the research project.

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The Compact Australian Bird Guide: A Field Guide Review

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I think most birders from North America traveling to Australia will find The Compact Bird Guide an excellent traveling companion, though I know there are birders out there who won’t be happy with anything less than the big book. Australia has a lot of birds.

2017 91
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Frogs and Toads of the World: A Book Review by a Fairy Tale Junkie

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And, I started daydreaming about encountering something a little different, maybe a Horned Frog, Ceratophrys cornuta, a large, squat green and brown frog of South America, with a wide mouth large enough to eat other frogs as well as reptiles. Or, one of the 145 species of Glass frogs living in the Cental and South American rainforests, I could look through the transparent skin on their undersides and see their internal organs. “Peek!” Plunk.

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The Feathery Tribe: A Book Review

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That’s a photo of Ridgway’s office on the right, fifth floor of the South Tower. He wrote about birds in North America, Central America, and parts of South America, including the Galapagos. Early issues of The Auk and The Condor, the ornithological bulletin of the Cooper Ornithological Club, are available free online through SORA (Searchable Ornithological Research Archive) and copies of Ornithologist and Oologist are available free through Google Books.

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The Amazing Exploding Dove Meets Montana

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Originally from India and the vicinity, it is believed that they had already undergone two major expansions – through Asia Minor in the 1600s, and then across Europe in the 1900s – when they first appeared in North America. • Explore These Related Posts Windy Roads, Next 99 Miles – The Heavy Haul Through the Rockies Many Happy Returns to the Owl Research Institute Steller’s Jay – Mysteries of the Common Birds Clean and Healthful Winter Finch Wonderland.Or

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