Birding Argentina – Planning Stage

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At the early stages of our planning we were aiming to spend a few days in Santiago de Chile and then move to the North-west Argentina where we planned to spend most of our time and then to finish near Buenos Aires. To give you some idea of our crazy birding ambitions our plan was stretched to 20 days with 15 different lodging reservations, two overnight bus trips, two internal Argentina airline reservations, and three rental car reservations. Plush-crested Jay.

Birding Argentina – Salto Encantado and Yaguarundy Reserve

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Trips Argentina birding misiones salto encantado yaguarundy reserve Continued from. Birding Chaco at JV Gonzales. Our original plan was to fly from Salta to Buenos Aires and then to rent a car for 7 days birding from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls, and then to fly back to Buenos Aires. This plan was scratched when we arrived at Buenos Aires and were told by the rental car company that our car reservation was cancelled since the car return trip (driven by them) was too risky!

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Birding Argentina – Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires

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Trips Argentina Buenos Aires Costanera Sur After our first leg of this birding trip we took a couple of days to visit Buenos Aires and to soak-in some of the local culture; BA is a beautiful city and our stay was very memorable. Costanera Sur was an old riverside resort which was restored to and Ecological Reserve back in the 1970.

Birding Mendoza and Tafi del Valle Argentina

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A great way to travel in Chile and Argentina is by bus. We took two overnight buses to get us from Santiago de Chile to San Miguel de Tucuman in northern Argentina. On our first night-travel we reached Mendoza in Argentina by 6 am and we spent the day visiting wineries (yum!) The second night we slept really well and woke early to prepare for the next adventure in Northern Argentina beginning is San Miguel the Tucuman.

Birding Calchaqui Valleys in Northern Argentina

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Continued from Birding Mendoza and Tafi del Valle Argentina. A great combination for any birder wanting a richer experience of northern Argentina and it birds. The special attraction in the Calchaqui valleys are the outstanding sceneries created by color contrasting mountains, deserts, and clear blue skies.

Orangutan Declared ‘Non-Human Person’ In Argentina


21 Read More The post Orangutan Declared ‘Non-Human Person’ In Argentina appeared first on Ecorazzi. In a landmark ruling, an orangutan named Sandra held in an Argentine zoo has been recognized as a “non-human” person with basic legal rights. Local media reported on Dec. Animals Causes News Top News

Soybeans Causing Devastation in Argentina

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Learn more about how soy growing companies are ruining the ecology and economy of Argentina, in pursuit of cheaper meat. Soybeans: Factory Farming and the Destruction of Lands and Lives in Argentina (via [link] ). Jonty Whittleton in Argentina Jonty Whittleton, campaigner at Compassion in World Farming, recounts the time he spent with communities in Argentina, where the ‘Big Soy’ boom is ruining lands and lives – and it’s all in the pursuit of cheaper….

Birding Humauaca and Abra Pampa – Northern Argentina Trip Report

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Continued from: Potrero de Yala – Yungas forest and birds. As we headed north of the Yala Biosphere the lush forest quickly disappeared and the dry valleys returned as we started climbing through the countryside toward Abra Pampa. On the way up we had chosen a couple of good birding areas to stop but as always our limited time did not allow for proper exploration.

Another Reason to Re-Think Soy: Monsanto Brings Cancer to Argentina.

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Argentina is the world''s third largest soybean producer since Monsanto arrived in 1996; and while yields have gone up, so have birth defects and cancer.

Arturo the Polar Bear Is World’s Saddest Animal at Argentina Zoo


Read More The post Arturo the Polar Bear Is World’s Saddest Animal at Argentina Zoo appeared first on Ecorazzi. Arturo, a polar bear at the Mendoza Zoo, has been called the “world’s saddest animal” as he wastes away depressed and overheated in his enclosure. Animals Causes Featured News Video cher

From Idaho to Argentina: A Conservation Manager’s Perspective

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Today, as I sit in Bariloche, Argentina, trying to understand the landscape and the community of conservation, I feel very much the same as I did first starting at Silver Creek. However, this time around I do feel an even stronger sense of excitement and opportunity because the the Conservancy’s Argentina chapter is teetering on a development nearby similar to Silver Creek — and this time, I am here at the beginning.

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Gulls to be Shot to Protect Whales in Argentina


Not only are cetaceans intelligent, socially complex, and sentient beings but they are also important to the balance and health of Read More The post Gulls to be Shot to Protect Whales in Argentina appeared first on Ecorazzi. Believe me, I am all for saving the whales.

Real Life Blinky The Three Eyed Fish From ‘The Simpsons’ Surfaces In Argentina


A three eyed wolf fish was caught in a reservoir neighboring a nuclear power plant in Córdoba, Argentina. ‘The Simpsons’ has pushed the boundaries for decades, but now, much to the dismay of environmentalists, one of their most memorable characters, Blinky the Fish, has become a reality. The fisherman who caught him said, “We were [.]. Environment News

Top 10 ethical destinations in the developing world

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Argentina Bahamas Central America Chile Costa Rica Dominica Europe Latvia Mauritius News Palau Serbia South Pacific Islands Uruguay Ethical Traveler Green Travel NewsEvery year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world's developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

Golden-crowned Warbler

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This individual was seen in Costanera Sur, Argentina and found a gentle pish to be simply irresistible. Birding Argentina Central America Golden-crowned Warbler New World Warbler South AmericaThis is a Golden-crowned Warbler , Basileuterus cucilivorus. It is a common bird of humid, lowland forest in Central and South America where it is usually found in the lower storey. It belongs to the Parulidae family, but along with the rest of the Basileuterus genus is non-migratory.

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Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

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Amazon Argentina Bahia Bolivia Brazil Buenos Aires Caracas Ecuador Galapagos Islands Georgetown Guyana Machu Picchu Madidi Mato Grosso Pernambuco Peru Puerto Moldonado South America Venezuela YasuniWorld Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." The hotel's commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

The world is getting smaller

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Our range of destinations is reduced as required and this week I said a fond farewell to Buenos Aires , Argentina. Adios Argentina. Birding Argentina Buenos Aires Costanera SurYou may know by now that my beat as international birder is being pinched by re-allocation of routes from our DMARDS-dependent fleet to our cost-effective colleagues. This post will be a reflection on how much pleasure the city has given me and the posts that it has inspired.

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TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

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Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News.

White-tufted Grebe

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Usually I see these birds in ones and twos, but a trip to Argentina in the southern spring brought much greater numbers. Birds Argentina Costanera Sur White-tufted GrebeIt is quite possible that I might have overlooked the White-tufted Grebe on my first sighting if I had not been primed to look for it. In silhouette it is very similar to the more familiar Eared Grebe.

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Green-barred Woodpecker?

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The individuals in this gallery were found at Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Birds Argentina Green-barred Woodpecker woodpeckersThis is a Green-barred Woodpecker , common and widespread throughout South America to the south of the Amazon River and to the east of the Andes. In the southern part of their range, they sport a golden yellow on breast and belly.

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Great Great Grebe.

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From southern Brazil on the east coast, it extends down through Uruguay and Argentina as far as the cape. Birds Argentina Great Grebe grebes Despite having only revealed 6 pictures on my Kylie Minogue calender so far, I may already have a candidate for Best Bird of the Year. The Great Grebe , Podiceps major , is a bird of South America where it frequents large waters and coastline on both sides of the continent.

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Guira Cuckoo

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Birds Argentina Buenos Aires Costanera Sur Guira CuckooYou could be forgiven for thinking that I only ever post about birds from Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires. The Guira Cuckoo will make an even dozen galleries from the reserve, but I surprise myself that it has taken this long. They are common and confiding birds that form small flocks and roost together in a cuckoo knot.

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Chalk-browed Mockingbirds; Feeding time.

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It is spring in Argentina. Birds Argentina Buenos Aires Chalk-browed Mockingbird Costanera SurThis brood of three Chalk-browed Mockingbirds were waiting for a parent to return with food in the Costanera Sur Reserve by the Rio Plata in Buenos Aires. I concentrated my camera on the chick on the right which was best placed, but not best pleased when an adult delivered a food parcel to one of the other siblings.

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Double-collared Seedeater

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This week my birdy buddy, Martin, joined me for a trip to Argentina and one of our first birds from the Costanera Sur Reserve was a male Double-collared Seedeater. Birds Argentina Buenos Aires Costanera Sur Double-collared SeedeaterMost of you will either know or have guessed, that I am in a privileged position that allows me to bird around the world and pass it off as work.

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Spot-flanked Gallinule

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Birds Argentina Spot-flanked Gallinule The Spot-flanked Gallinule Gallinula melanops is a common rallid of southern South America. It is easily seen and can be very approachable. These birds were seen as part of a 5-rallid morning on the promenade at Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires with this picture featuring 3 of them. The common name is self-explanatory while the latin name describes the dark marking of the head.

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Cafayete to Cachi – Fantastic scenery but few birds

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Continued from: Birding Calchaqui valleys in northern Argentina. Trips Birding Argentina Cachi Cafeyete Quebrada de Las Flechas We began our next leg with our final destination the mountain town of Cachi. Not far from Cafayete the road changed to a dirt road with lots of dust and almost no vehicles. Soon we picked up on the side of the road a female Ultramarine Grosebeak and what appear to be a juvenile Lesser Seed-Finch. Ultramarine Grosebeak Female. Lesser Seed-Finch.

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Calilegua National Park Birding – Trip Report

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Trips Birding Argentina birding Calilegua Calilegua National Park Cream-backed Woodpecker Yellow-collared Macaw Calilegua National Park Birding – Trip Report. … continued from: Bird Watching Laguna del los Pozuelos. Driving to Calilegua National Park was not very difficult, apart from one wrong highway exit, we did not have any other troubles. From La Quiaca, near the border with Bolivia, to Calilegua it takes six hours so we arrived to Libertador General San Martin by 7 pm.

Whale Turbo Boost! Kayakers get a Lift they won’t forget.

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Adventure Green Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Green Featured Today argentina canoe ecotourism exploration kayak kayaking SouthernRight travel whales To boat-launch your weekend, and charge you up for adventure, we wanted to share with you the experience of two kayakers who had a Southern right whale surface under their boat, and give them a boost. They caught the moment on their GoPro!

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Birding Santiago de Chile – Trip Report

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This is a continuation of Birding Argentina – Planning Stage. To be continued… Trips Argentina Santiago de Chile South America Farellones – Santiago de Chile. Since we could get cheaper air tickets going through Santiago de Chile we started at this location to pick up some specialties that can be picked up rather easily.

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Birdwatching Laguna de los Pozuelos – Trip Report

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Continued from: Birding Humauca and Abra Pampa – Northern Argentina Trip Report. After a goodnight sleep in a simple and clean hostal in Abra Pampa, we got up early so we could reach Laguna de Los Pozuelos at sunrise for a full day birding at one of the iconic places in Northern Argentina. It was one of the first lakes in Argentina to be included in the Ramsar list since 1992.

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Potrero de Yala – Lakes – Yungas Forest and Birds

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Trips Biridng Nortwest Argentina Potrero de Yala Provincial Park Red-faced Guan Rufous-throated Dipper Continued from: Birding Cuesta del Obispo and Los Cardones National Park. This is an important conservation area declared a Biosphere by UNESCO for its unique cloud forest ecosystem. This is a must stop by all birders interested in local specialties like Red-faced Guan and Rufous-throated Dipper. Getting to Yala turned out more difficult than we planned.

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Birding Cuesta del Obispo and Los Cardones National Park

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Trips Argentina Cuesta del Obispo Los Cardones National Park South America Continued from: Cafayete to Cachi fantastic scenery but few birds. The morning arrived without a cloud in the sky and birds in our minds. After returning to the town of Cachi to get our patched tire, we drove east toward Los Cardones National Park. After driving for half and hour we arrived at Los Cardones and we still could see the Cachi Mountains on the west. Road to Los Cardones National Park.

What I Learned From Moving to Buenos Aires Alone.

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Waste for Life: Alleviating Poverty with Waste

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The group has been working in Lesotho, South Africa, and Argentina to transform discarded materials, chiefly non-recycled plastic waste, into both domestic products and building materials. Tags: News and Events argentina cartoneros Lesotho paper waste plastic bags Recycling resources waste Waste for Life Waste Reduction Turning trash into resources and helping to alleviate poverty at the same time is an audacious goal, but an organization called Waste for Life has taken it on.

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Preserve Parent: Raising Kids at Silver Creek

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Recently, we spent a month in Bariloche, Argentina as part of exchange program with the Conservancy. Kids Argentina family Idaho kids kids in nature nature preserves outdoor recreation Silver Creek Growing up on the preserve. Photo: Sara Sheehy/TNC. By Dayna Gross. Few people come to our birthday parties. We rarely go out to dinner. I am trying to put off organized sports for at least a couple more years. . The over-scheduled child?

Farm to Closet: The Art of Spinning

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Then I received an innocent little package from Ricardo Fenton, manager of the Estancia Monte Dinero, one of the Ovis XXI partner ranches in Argentina that The Nature Conservancy is working with to develop sustainable grazing practices. Editor’s Note : This is the second post in our ongoing “Farm to Closet” series where we’re following the journey of a sheep’s wool from a sustainably managed ranch in Patagonia as it’s spun, dyed, and knit into a finished beautiful piece.

Teaching Yoga to the Toughest Alpine Climbers in the World. ~ Chellis Ying

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The climbers drawn to El Chaltén, Argentina are, to say the least, unique creatures. Adventure Yoga alpine climbing breathe facing fears

Seasons iPhone App Makes Sure You Don’t Buy Strawberries in December

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But now that we get blueberries from Argentina in January and peaches from Brazil in March, few people can tell the difference. Tags: Cell Phones Fruits and Vegetables argentina Brazil fruit iphone locavore seasons vegetable Once upon a time, everyone knew when certain fruits and vegetables were in season. That’s where the Seasons iPhone application comes in. The $1.99 application contains information about which fruits, vegetables, [.]

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Leapin’ Grassquits, Sandy!

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Blue-black Grassquits are tiny birds, only four inches long, that are very common in subtropical savannah habitats from Mexico to Argentina.

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Save the Whales! Kill Some Gulls?

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Gulls in Argentina have learned to land on Southern Right Whales as the whales come to the surface to breathe. The gulls then peck at the whales’ backs, causing wounds from which the gulls feed. The solution? Kill the gulls. There has to be a better way to deal with this, no? Asides

Willingness to pay to win the World Cup

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Argentina is willing to sacrifice the highest sum of money if it meant their team would win. Adjusted for GDP to facilitate a like for like comparison, Argentina rises to the top.  Better late than never: On 12 June the FIFA World Cup kicks off. 32 of the best football teams in the world will start vying for the title of being the best at the biggest sport in the world.

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Stella McCartney to Stop Using Patagonian Wool Over Animal Welfare Concerns


Stella McCartney is no longer having the wool pulled over her eyes when it comes to the treatment of sheep in Argentina. The animal activist and designer will no longer Read More The post Stella McCartney to Stop Using Patagonian Wool Over Animal Welfare Concerns appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Fashion Lifestyle News Top News stella mccartney

Rigidity vs. Chaos & My Journey in Vegetarianism. ~ Paula Vital

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Originally from Argentina, I was brought up with meat at every meal and taught that we cannot survive without it. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Health & Wellness ethics food meat vegetarian