Monthly Archives: February 2014

Villa De Leyva and the Instituto Alexander Von Humboldt.

Green-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania fannyi specimens, a photo by Alexanderson01 on Flickr. It is with heavy heart that I left Villa de Leyva yesterday.  My home for the last month, Villa de Leyva is a colonial jem. Chosen by the conquistadores … Continue reading

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Montezuma’s gold

Colombia-Risaralda-Montezuma, a set on Flickr. It hardly seemed possible, but if anything the abundance and diversity of the avifauna increased at our next destination. The second of three landscapes in the system under study as part of our project, Montezuma … Continue reading

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Colombia-Risaralda-Otún Quimbaya

Colombia-Risaralda-Otún Quimbaya, a set on Flickr. Otún Quimbaya After four nights and days of intense birding, frogging and trekking through the primary and secondary forests of La Mesenia, we returned to El Jardin and headed for Montezuma in Risaralda, another … Continue reading

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Colombia-Reserva La Mesenia

Colombia-Reserva La Mesenia, a set on Flickr. From a sacred Andean Lake to the wettest place in the world, almost…  Perched at 1600 m altitude in the western cordillera of the Colombian Andes, Fundacion Colibri’s “Reserva La Mesenia” is only … Continue reading

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El Jardin, Passos Firmes and Gallinas de la Roca

Passo Firme 1, a photo by Alexanderson01 on Flickr. Perhaps it was the massive cathedral, lit in ever-changing colour, or the plaza filled with christmas lights and busy market stalls, or maybe the constant clatter of hooves as locals strutted … Continue reading

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