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Like the color of the soil on which they live: The birds of Peru’s coastal Desert

Like the color of the soil on which they live: The birds of Peru’s coastal Desert. When thinking of birding overseas, Peru is in almost everyone’s to-do list. The mention of birding in Peru evokes a vision of lots of brightly colored and bizarre tropical birds. Parrots and macaws on a clay lick, cotingas, manakins, …

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Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, Then and Now

The Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve The Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve has come a long way. From the time it was just a parcel along the Iquitos–Nauta Road to becoming a must-visit for birdwatchers and eco-travelers. I remember visiting with my friend Jose (Pepe) Alvarez every time I was in Iquitos. We would spend whole afternoons talking about Allpahuayo-Mishana’s unique birds, …

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First International Birding Challenge in Peru: The Results are In!

The results are in! The winner of the world’s first birding competition – The Birding Rally Challenge – was the LSU-Louisiana Tigrisomas Team from USA, with 493 birds observed. It was followed by UK’s Forest Falcons (490 species), USA’s eBirders Cornell (413 species) and Brazil’s Ararajuba Team (396 birds). The species recorded by each team …

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Peru 2012 Birding Rally Challenge

Twenty-four globally recognized birding experts representing the United States, South Africa, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain will compete in the first edition of “Birding Rally Challenge Peru 2012”, a unique competition in South America. The world’s first birding competition got underway in Peru last Thursday in the Amazon Jungle Region of Tambopata. This epic …

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Birdwatching or Birding

Caught on Camera Birdwatching has always been around. By some accounts, it had been in the last 20 years that birdwatching or Birding exploded in popularity. In fact, today, birding, is the second fastest growing hobby in North America, bested only by gardening. A whole new language has emerged along with it. Those in the know …

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