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A Most Remarkable Book

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Immediately at the start of the book, Meiburg infects the reader with his delight in one caracara species, the Striated, a resident of the Falkland Islands and Tierra del Fuego, and the southernmost bird of prey in the world. Birding Reviews book review Guyana South America

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GUYANA–Simply Delicious Birding!

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That’s because this fascinating part-Caribbean, part-south American country holds well over 800 species of avifauna making it without doubt one of my top three countries in all of the continent to visit. Peru, with a few less bird species than Colombia, is 6 times larger than Guyana.

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Responsible Birding in Colombia with Jaguarundi Travel

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Destinations Birding Tourism Colombia South America10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

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A Growing List of Hummingbirds

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Trinidad and Tobago has historically had seventeen species on record, sixteen on Trinidad and six on Tobago. Oftentimes even the uncommon to scarce residents play nice, one can easily view fifteen species on a single visit to the twin island republic.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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And what does it tell us, other than the obvious “head for South America” or perhaps Indonesia? It divides countries into categories, where the next category has 200 more species. In some cases the data are outdated, e.g. Costa Rica has 900 and not 800 species, but I made no corrections, remaining faithful to the original map data. Shown as a list, it looks like this: Less than 200 bird species: Antarctica; oceanic islands.

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A review of the birdcentric novel “Accidentals” (the title of which is in the plural for a reason)

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In the marshes of the estancia , he discovers what he comes to believe is a new species of rail – one of the “accidentals” of the title. Birding Birds Reviews book review Novels South America

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The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

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America) or westbound (from Europe). Reachable by direct flights from Portugal, the island country of Sao Tome and Principe lying in the Gulf of Guinea, in the armpit of Africa, has about 140 bird species and 28 endemics – more endemics per square mile than anywhere else on Earth. The main island of Sao Tome has about 100 species and 17 endemics among them. On the eastern side of the continent lies Rwanda with its 700 species, about 250 of them birdable within a week.

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Peru is Calling – Win a Birdwatching Adventure!

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If you read our earlier post , you know that the national tourism office of Peru is giving away a 7-day bird watching adventure for two in Peru, home to over 1,700 species of bird. Spend the afternoon exploring the hotel’s Orchid Garden, which boasts over 372 orchid species in their natural habitat. … Birding contest Peru South America

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Win a Birdwatching Adventure in Peru!

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Your trip will take you from the Amazon rainforest into the peaks of the Andes—with plenty of opportunities to take in Peru’s over 1,700 species of bird (the second most of any country) along the way. A half-hour hike takes you to the lake, where you’ll glide in a wooden canoe across a beautiful, mirror-like, oxbow lake that is home to many endangered species. Be on the lookout for toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, among many other species.

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15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

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This map shows the distribution of the World’s bird species, based on overlying the breeding and wintering ranges of all known species. 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 used to live in Botswana, where there are about 450 bird species in an area a few dozen miles from the capital; then somewhat naively moved back to Serbia with mere 250 species around the capital.

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Golden-crowned Warbler

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It is a common bird of humid, lowland forest in Central and South America where it is usually found in the lower storey. cabanisi group is found in southwest South America and the birds seen in Central America will be from the B.c.cucillivorus group. They can frequently be seen in mixed flocks and each group has its own favourite species with which they like to associate. This is a Golden-crowned Warbler , Basileuterus cucilivorus.

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Why Red-ruffed Fruitcrow?

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Sometimes, they even have the same species… I’m looking at you, House Wren ! While this low-density species may be declining across its wide range, BirdLife International still considers it of Least Concern. Santuario de Flora y Fauna Otún Quimbaya is an exquisite national park in Risaralda, Colombia that is home to more than 300 bird species along with tons of butterflies and amazing mammals like Spectacled Bears , Red Howler Monkeys , Two-toed Sloths , and Tapirs.

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Spectacular Birding on Cerro Montezuma

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What happens when you visit one of the best birdwatching sites in the region with the highest number of endemic bird species in the Americas in the world’s birdiest country? The afternoon we arrived, we explored the low portion and picked up nearly 50 species in four fly-bitten hours… word to the wise, don’t wear shorts! We spied 11 tanager species including the highly coveted Black-and-gold Tanager.

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Be Careful What You Wish For: A Punter’s Guide to the World Birding Rally

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Eight days with 20 of the world’s top birding guides looking for some 1,000 species and three dozen endemics. You can see as many hummingbird species as the folks at Magee Marsh are seeing warbler species—during 25 minutes on a Sunday afternoon. Also left out: that horneros, canasteros, and cinclodes are not underappreciated South American musical instruments, they are birds that one should be familiar with before entering the country.

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Shorebirds and Gulls of Florida’s Treasure Coast: Where the Tropics Begin

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Alfredo, an experienced birder in Peru and well-rounded naturalist, founded a birding and nature eco-travel company , known as Surbound Expeditions (Sur=Spanish for south). Florida’s coast is not within their regular wintering ground, but this year apparently Tropical Storm Sandy disrupted the normal ocean current pattern in the weeks leading to the winter, resulting in unexpected changes in food availability, which forced these birds further south in desperation.

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Hummingbirds of Trinidad

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Between them, Trinidad and Tobago boast 17 species, of which several of which are extremely rare or accidental and one — the endangered White-tailed Sabrewing — can only be found in Tobago and. White-chested Emerald One comely but common species at Asa Wright and everywhere I visited in T&T is the White-necked Jacobin , a stunner in royal blue, grass green, and snow white. Birds Caribbean features hummingbirds South America trinidad

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Asa Wright? Absolutely!

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A cherished handful of Central and South American locations enjoy international renown as absolutely mandatory destinations for adventurous bird watchers and nature lovers. The dichotomous republic of Trinidad and Tobago may be something of a cipher to anyone unfamiliar with the point where the Caribbean ends and South America begins. I actually turned down an opportunity years ago to see this species in Ecuador because I wanted the Dunston Cave birds to be my first.

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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. stuffing the chicks full of delicious seeds, most commonly including seeds from species of Croton and Hyptus. Birds baby birds features parrots South America

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Crimson-rumped Toucanet

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And while I’ve seen a number of different toucan species, every one is a thrill, even the toucanets! Aulacorhynchus species are considered the green toucanets , which suits this bird pretty well besides its blue-tinged breast and ruby-red rump. Birds Ecuador features South America toucansThere’s something about a toucan, isn’t there? Toucans tell you that you aren’t in Kansas anymore.

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The Birds of Peru’s Coastal Desert

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Alfredo, an experienced birder in Peru and well-rounded naturalist, founded a birding and nature eco-travel company , known as Surbound Expeditions (Sur=Spanish for south). These are the characteristics that generally elevate a species higher in a birder’s wish list, but often times this is not the case. Southern Beardless Tyrannulet is a staple species along the coast of Peru where it can be easily detected by its sweet whistling song. Birds desert Peru South America

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Bogota Sunangel or Not!

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Founded by Roberto Chavarro and his family in the early eighties, this little reserve has been dropped slap-bang into the birding spotlight by the recent claims of the rediscovery of the Bogota Sunangel Heliangelus zusii , a species that is known from one record – a skin from 1909! I believe the bird to be one of the following: A dark violet color morph of Long-tailed Sylph , a new species of sylph, a new sub-species of Long-tailed Sylph or a hybrid sylph.

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Awesome Birding at Aripo Savannah

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Have you ever enjoyed one of those brilliant birding expeditions, the outing where every target species takes its cue with machine precision? But ranches, as you may know, can offer extremely benevolent birding, especially when it comes to grassland species. So were an abundance of waders, from the typical Cattle Egrets to more exotic but equally common Southern Lapwing to even more interesting species like Striated Heron and Wattled Jacana.

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POOP WARS

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Recognising the economic and strategic importance of controlling the resources such as saltpetre, copper, silver and guano, the super powers of Britain, America and Spain lent their support. The poop produced by the guano species (which includes pelicans and boobies as well as the cormorants) is rich in phosphoros and nitrates which would have been leached out by the rain in any other environment. Politics History Poop Week 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. The field site I am assigned to is located in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and home to a particularly rich avifauna that numbers well over 500 species. in south-eastern Peru.

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Manky Muscovy Ducks

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Manky Muscovy Ducks Manky Muscovy Ducks By Mike • March 2, 2011 • 6 comments Tweet Share The Muscovy Duck ( Cairina moschata ) attracts more attention than most ducks, at least in North America. When this native of Mesoamerica and South America is spied in the wild, usually in some corner of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, it elicits admiring oohs and ahs.

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

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A wonderful variety of bird species are waiting to be seen and among them are many a birder’s favorite avian group, the wood-warblers. Among the most desired bird species during May migration, brightly colored, beautiful and boldly patterned, how can a birder not get hooked on spring warblers? Threatened by loss of habitat both on breeding as well as wintering grounds, a few species have even become endangered or at least on a perilous track towards that worrisome designation.

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Clapper and King rails may represent four or five species

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elegans ) are the largest rails in the Americas. Their taxonomic status long has been unclear due to their overall similarity and the fact that in eastern North America and Cuba, they hybridize. Clapper Rails , as currently defined by the AOU, occur along the coasts of North and South America and Caribbean islands, and inland in southern California and Arizona. King Rails occur widely in eastern North America, in eastern and central Mexico, and in Cuba.

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A Guide to Some Possible Bird Species Splits in Costa Rica

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These and several other species might end up being armchair ticks if and when we take a closer look at their evolutionary history. 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). Two subspecies of the same species that differ within Costa Rica. (4).

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

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Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the “Rufa” population of Red Knot ( Calidris canutus rufa ) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). 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. This means the species is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future throughout its range. The U.S.

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The Parakeet of City Streets, the Monk Parakeet

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There is another area of the Queens County CBC where a team will also likely see Monk Parakeets , Myipsitta monachus , but I am seriously determined to count that bird for my area, Coastal Flushing, a section of northeast Queens, New York, that includes Whitestone, home of one of the loudest invasive bird species in the U.S. The origin story of this invasive species in New York City is uncertain. Monk Parakeet is the only parrot species that builds its own nest.

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Woodpeckers and Woodcreepers of Tobago

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The exploration of triads within the avifauna of Trinidad and Tobago has taken me through various families and species groups on this blog. The Red-crowned Woodpecker is one of several species that are found throughout northern South America and Tobago but are absent from Trinidad.

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Enjoy Innovative Electronic Music = Help Endangered Birds

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Produced by the Shika Shika label, A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean aims to promote birds and musicians from this region while raising funds for bird conservation. Do you want to help endangered birds?

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Hilty’s Birds of Colombia field guide review

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Having that in mind, it is no small miracle that Colombia still has 1965 bird species left to be covered by this guide – more than any other country in the world. Among them are 94 endemics and 101 near-endemics, 4 introduced species and only 42 vagrants.

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Does Choco Screech-Owl Occur in Costa Rica?

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More than 20 species are recognized, many look similar and to throw a bit more challenging flavored sauce into the Megascops mix, there might be a few more species awaiting description. One of the more recently, officially recognized screech-owl species is the Choco Screech-Owl.

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Becards

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There are 17 species of Becard. Eight occur only in South America, three spill over from there just into Panama, and one reaches from South America through much of Central America. Two reach from South America all the way to southeastern Mexico.

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Recently Received

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Although we have been seeing shorebirds for a while now (and an infuriating Northern Waterthrush near to where we are staying who refuses to have its picture taken), the uptick in uncommonly seen species began in late October with three Bobolinks.

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The Cattle Egret Expansion

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Other species have certainly expanded their ranges, but never in such a rapid and global scale. For reasons that are not quite clear, this species underwent a massive range expansion. The species spread north to the Mediterranean, reaching parts of Spain and southern Europe, spread along the Atlantic coast of France and, at times, even reaching Britain and Ireland. S ome authors have argued they are two separate species though most still consider them conspecific.

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The Truth Is Out There

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Recently a Fork-tailed Flycatcher was reported from a park in San Francisco, a long ways away from its home in Central and South America. Superficially similar to Fork-tailed Flycatcher, especially if you don’t know that this species exists! So unprepared were local birders for Pin-tailed Whydah, some of them openly questioned the species’ very existence on the local listserv. Birds I Am Birder identification invasive species

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What Flies Over Costa Rica in the Night?

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but there are other birds, many stopping to stay, many others moving to South America. Latin America tends to be loud and Costa Rica is no exception. This fall, I have had the fortune of listening to both species calling at the same time from the back balcony.

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Very Special Birds

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When I got back into birding about six years ago, I would not have predicted the personal bonds a birder can form with certain species. While all birds bring us joy, and we certainly want to see as many as we can, some species just seem more… special.

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A few hours of birding on Mauritius Island

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I spent a few hours on Mauritius flying from Shanghai to Cape Town, South Africa, and decided to use this time for a short trip to a nature reserve on Mauritius, the Black River Gorges National Park. The Red Fody is an introduced species, though from nearby, sort of (Madagascar).

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Migrants are on the Move in Costa Rica

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It’s also a big time for bird movements, a period punctuated by waves of migrants, first the early ones, then a time of many species, and finally, those last “late” migrants moving north. Some of those migrants don’t have far to go but the majority of species are winging their way in from Mexico, Central America, and South America. Spring is happening!

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Say Hello to my Little Friend

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Wood-Wrens , birds of the family Henicorhina , are very small wrens of Central and South America that like to live very close to the ground, in dense forest underbrush or elfin forests. I was not disappointed, as four FOY (First Of Year) species turned up.