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birding in Colombia, by the numbers…

90: The number of days spent in Colombia on this last trip. 162: The (estimated) number of lifers (new birds) seen by me on the trip. 290: The number of species I personally measured while collecting morphological data for the … Continue reading

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Páramo las Delicias and Puracé

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) I have to admit that after a month falling in love with Villa de Leyva, Popayán, another of Colombia’s famously colonial cities was a little under-whelming.  Her cobbled streets had been paved over in the 1930s, … Continue reading

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Colombia- Valle del Cauca- Dapa and El Dieceocho

Colombia-Cauca-Dapa and El Dieceocho, a set on Flickr. Dapa and El Dieceocho Despite having lived or traveled in some of the biggest cities in the world (Rio De janeiro, Mexico City) and some of the most livable (Brisbane, Oslo?) and … Continue reading

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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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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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typhoons, leopards and point counts…

As in montane rainforests world-wide, climate change threatens Thailand’s avian biodiversity with rapid increase in rates of extinction if anthropogenic CO2 emissions remain unchecked.  I have just had the privilege to join Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change researcher … Continue reading

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Birdlife Nepal and the publication of “Birds Of Ghoda-Ghodi Lake”

Booklet Cover, a photo by complicado on Flickr. Greetings again from Sauraha, Chitwan National Park, Nepal. I began this blog last time I was here in April this year, and now I am back again… Volunteering (also again) at the … Continue reading

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