Birding Argentina – Salto Encantado and Yaguarundy Reserve

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As it is all across the world, the human pressure has destroyed most of the pristine habitat in this region and this 400 hectares reserve still hold a tiny portion of the Atlantic Forest and is a good place to see some of these exotic birds and mamals. Trips Argentina birding misiones salto encantado yaguarundy reserve Continued from. Birding Chaco at JV Gonzales.

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.

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Birding Argentina – Araucaria Provintial Park | Cruce del Calballero | Piñalito

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This tree is of the coniferous family and this bird has made its life around the southern temperate forest where this tree has been constantly destroyed to clear for farmland development. Although this special forest is home for more specialized birds, this patchy forest did not have many more active bird species so having seen this near-threaten bird was very lucky and completed our goal for this park. continued from: Birding Argentinga – Salto Encantado | Yaguarundy.

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.

Potrero de Yala – Lakes – Yungas Forest and Birds

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This is an important conservation area declared a Biosphere by UNESCO for its unique cloud forest ecosystem. Took lots of pictures while following the small flock of three guans hiding in the forest trees and trying not get noticed by us! 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.

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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. 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.

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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. Considering its preferred habitat, there was a proposal that they be included in a family known as “forest flickers” using the generic Chrysoptilus. 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.

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Birding Cuesta del Obispo and Los Cardones National Park

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We drove to Salta for a meeting and later we drove to Yala where lush vegetation of the Yungas forest would give us a birding treat. 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.

Preserve Parent: Raising Kids at Silver Creek

Conservancy Talk

I recall when I was little making forts out of old logs and exploring the forest looking for flowers and moss. 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.

Sweden's Treehotel adds 2 more eco-suites

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Sweden’s Treehotel adds 2 more eco-suites 22 September 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | O ne of the world’s most unique eco lodgings, in a forest in Swedish Lapland , has added The UFO and Room With A View to its guest experiences. This pine-panelled tree cabin offers 3 unique perspectives on the forest environment.

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The Squirrel Cuckoo in Photos

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The Squirrel Cuckoo is more often seen as it flies from tree to tree or across a clearing in the forest. It is found mature humid forest in Amazonia, the humid foothill of the Andes, dry and deciduous forests, second growth, coffee plantations, and just about any type of standing forest from Mexico to Argentina. Seeing one fly across a clearing in the forest is an image to remember!

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Kathmandu: hunt for the green heart

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A winding road climbs into the 700-acre forest of ancient trees that was once the private hunting grounds of the royal family. There awaits Gokarna Forest Resort , a welcome escape that blends its lodges and sanctuaries (inspired by Malla- and Rana-period Nepalese royal palaces) harmoniously with nature. It must be a hoot watching monkeys scamper across fairways bounded by this magnificent forest.

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Treehotel: Sweden's new ways to sleep up a tree

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Treehotel: Sweden’s new ways to sleep up a tree 29 January 11 · 1 comment | Green Travel News | O ne of the world’s most unique eco lodgings, in a forest in Swedish Lapland , has added The UFO and Room With A View to its guest experiences. This pine-panelled tree cabin offers 3 unique perspectives on the forest environment.

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Sweetgrass Productions’ New Film is Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding and Telemark with a Cowboy Twist

Wend Magazine

Shot on location in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia, Sweetgrass Productions ‘ new film, Solitaire , takes the story line of a traditional American Western film and sets within it a backcountry skiing, snowboarding and telemark production. Born in the spires of Argentina’s legendary Las Lenas, a lonely two-year journey begins through an abandoned world, wandering the length of a continent from Peru’s Cordillera Blanca to Chilean Patagonia.

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What Flies Over Costa Rica in the Night?

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If the last stop from the Yucatan happens to be Costa Rica, warblers, cuckoos, and thrushes come down to rest and with so much habitat available in such a small area, they can have their pick of cloud forest, rainforest and riparian zones.

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

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Its main objective is saving lush lowland forest, over 30,000 ha of it. Argentina 1046 19. Kenya (Masai Mara, Lakes Nakuru and Baringo, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest) and northern Tanzania (Ngorongoro, Serengeti) combined are the birding staple of East Africa.

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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

Argentina. Argentina is derived from the Latin word argentums which means silver, coined by Spanish settlers amidst rumors of silver filled mountains of which there were none. Serbia, signed a declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, and “signed the Protocol on Sustainable Forest Management—protecting Europe’s largest areas of old growth forests outside of Russia”.

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Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

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We are learning that felling a forest of trees and replanting it with a monoculture of trees does not regenerate the soil life or support a community capable of resisting stresses like disease. The mountain range extends from Venezuela, through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and the norther tropical portion within Argentina and Chile. Southwest Australia, Southwest tip of Australia Forest of East Australia, Eastern Coast of Australia.

Nightingale-Thrushes

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Catharus Thrushes are small forest-dwelling Thrushes, and the Nightingale-Thrushes are the members of this group that have never become migratory. There are Nightingale-Thrushes all the way from central Mexico to Argentina, although the range maps for all these species show only narrow strips following mountain ranges. But since I always see it on the ground, in dense and dark forest, this mark is difficult to perceive reliably.

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Pope Francis: Destroying The Rainforest Is A Sin

Green (Living) Review

When I look at America, also my own homeland (South America), so many forests, all cut, that have become land … that can longer give life (sic). Francis, who hails from Argentina, is developing something of a reputation as a faith-based environmentalist. Pope Francis spoke out against the destruction of the rainforest this past weekend, calling deforestation a “sin” and asking his fellow Catholics to respect God’s Creation.

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Red-legged Seriema

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Pastures and meadows have been developed on the de-forested slopes of the mountains and these are the favoured habitat of Red-legged Seriemas. Red-legged Seriema, Cariama cristata , can be seen in Brazil and Uruguay and overlap with the Black-legged Seriema in Northern Argentina and Paraguay. The first time I saw a Red-legged Seriema , I had no idea what it was. What family is it from? Where does it come from? How do I get to see one in the wild? I didn’t even know where to start.

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Birding Chaco at JV Gonzles – Trip Report

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We had been birding the north-west side of Argentina for 7 days and drove more than 3,000 km. This was the first part of our birding trip to Argentina and it was coming to an end. Two days of birding in the yungas forest of Calilegua National Park. Continued from: Calilegua National Park Birding Trip Report. We started our drive towards J.V Gonzales and decided to follow the locals advice and took the shorter route going through secondary roads.

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Why Red-ruffed Fruitcrow?

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The Red-ruffed Fruitcrow ( Pyroderus scutatus ) is a big, beautiful omnivore distributed across five distinct subspecies found in specific locales ranging from the humid western cordilleras of Colombia and Ecuador to the forests of northeastern Argentina. Tropical birding demands tropical birds, those families and genera unique to their latitudes rather than shared via migration across various climate zones.

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Brazil’s Pantanal: A Birding Spectacle

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The Pantanal hosts a mosaic of forest islands and riverside forest which is home to an interesting assemblage of regional endemics such as Mato Grosso Antbird , White-lored Spinetail , and Pale-crested Woodpecker. Once the birds settled down for the morning, I explored the forest interior, consistently practicing my Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl imitation to draw in flocks containing Rufous Casiornis , Masked Gnatcatcher , and more.

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Shining a light on #EarthHour2016

Green Prophet

According to the event website, the movement has racked up some tangible achievements: WWF Uganda started the world’s first Earth Hour Forest. More than 250,000 Russians voiced support for better protection of their country’s seas and forests. Argentina used its 2013 Earth Hour campaign to help pass a Senate bill for a 3.4 Earth Hour is upon us. It comes every year on Saturday 19 March, as the clock strikes 8:30 PM around the globe.

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Megan McSherry

Nature Conservancy - Science

When it comes to carbon storage to help mitigate climate change, forests pretty much get all the glory (and the carbon credits). Samburu child with goats at West Gate Conservancy in Northern Kenya.

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10 reasons to go green starting NOW

Green (Living) Review

So toys made in China can affect the quality of life in Europe, pesticides used in Argentina can affect the health of people in the U.S., But embracing a greener lifestyle isn''t just about helping to preserve equatorial rain forests, it can also mean improving your health, padding your bank account, and, ultimately, improving your overall quality of life. You''ve probably noticed that green is everywhere these days--in the news, politics, fashion, and even technology.

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Hawaii's best farm-to-fork tour

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In conjunction with tour operator Hawai‘i Forest & Trail , this icon of fine dining offers the state’s very best farm-to-fork experience. Make reservations on the website of Hawaii Forest &Trail, or by phone at (808) 331–8505. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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How The Bird Got Its Beak

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Giant tyrannosaur like dinosaurs had systems for efficient breathing that modern birds use to facilitate the aerobically demanding task of flight, but those dinosaurs did not fly (see: Aerosteon riocoloradensis : A Very Cool Dinosaur from Argentina. Birds are a subset of dinosaurs (See: Honey, I Shrunk the Dinosaurs.

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Upcoming Potential ABA-countable Exotics from Florida

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Mitred Parakeet ( Aratinga mitrata ), a large and lively Aratinga parakeet from Andean forests in Peru, Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina, is a familiar exotic to both birders in Miami-Dade and southern California where large populations reside.

The Last Resort: true eco-adventure in Nepal

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These are now used locally in place of harvested trees—a dwindling natural resource even in lush, forested Nepal. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Hawaii: where to stay at the volcano

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The forest has inspired us,” says Kathleen Golden , who, with husband Peter , has created a green haven of casual, intimate luxury. The Sanctuary is a cedar hexagon with 360-degree forest views and its own o’furo and outdoor shower. Volcano Village Lodge: forest luxury But doing the right thing is just the start of this property’s story, for in this truly delightful setting you feel enveloped by nature yet thoroughly civilized.

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For Migratory Red Knots, It’s a Small World After All

Nature Conservancy - Science

It was banded in Argentina sometime before 2007 and been seen at TNC’s Virginia Coast Reserve and the Delaware Bay. For other types of birds, such as small forest songbirds, a clear understanding of migratory routes and linkages between sites has been more difficult to achieve. Recently, a red knot and I crossed paths three times within a single year – in winter, spring and fall.

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Where to See Kiwi (and other birds) During the Rugby World Cup

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Sadly the great gannet colonies during the July to October period to protect the birds, but if you head up to Boundary Stream you’ll find a good mix of lowland and mountain forest where active management is keeping forest birds going. Invercargill The bottom of New Zealand and you’d be forgiven for thinking the end of the world is where you’ll be heading if you’re following Argentina, Scotland, Romania or Georgia.

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Green safari, Kenya: luxury under canvas

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And then there’s the new latrine, paid for by the foundation and built by the ladies of tribe, that will take the place of the forest in their routine of daily hygiene. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Down the Ivory Road | Wend Magazine - iWend

Wend Magazine

She’s now in her tenth year studying bonobos, an ape found only in the DRC, in a 25,000-square mile block of forest known as TL2. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition! Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe iWend What is iWend? Submissions Share this: Tweet Share Down the Ivory Road Kyle Dickman March 22nd, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @EPFilmsTV It’s been a fortunate few days.

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Global Agriculture Trends: Are We Actually Using Less Land?

Nature Conservancy - Science

For example, in the Eastern United States, significantly more agricultural lands are being converted to forest than vice versa (Loveland and Acevedo 2006.). ? So while agricultural area is down for the United States and Poland, it’s up for Argentina, Indonesia and Vietnam (see the map below for more). New Zealand, Mongolia, and Poland) hides significant agricultural expansion elsewhere (like Vietnam, Indonesia, and Argentina), as shown below. © Bridget Besaw.

Travelers prefer green hotels

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And to date, Travelocity and its customers have helped The Conservation Fund plant more than 24 thousand trees across 5 national wildlife refuges that will trap an estimated 25,400 metric tons of CO2 over the life of those forests. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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The Cactus Smuggler: Are Desert Plants Being Loved to Extinction?

Nature Conservancy - Science

And contrary to popular belief, they grow across the continent from east to west, as far north as Canada and down to Argentina. They can now only be seen in private gardens that encompass one or two trees from the forest where the species used to grow. The smugglers carried their tiny prizes tucked away in suitcases of jalapenos and dirty laundry. The spicy fruit was supposed to deflect inspections. Perhaps they thought the dirty laundry would do the same.

Science for Nature & People (SNAP) Accepting Proposals for New Working Groups

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Pablo Borelli, grasslands scientist, grazing expert and founder of Ovis XXI inspects improvements to the grass cover and regeneration of the grass quality in Argentina. There is growing concern over how to best manage fire-prone landscapes in the face of an uncertain future climate, as well as an increasingly contentious scientific debate over how much high-severity fire should be considered “natural” in dry conifer forests across the Western U.S.

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

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Against the backdrop of its own 100-acre private nature reserve called Tzantizotz (in local Kaqchikel, Point of Bats), which ranges from the lake front to high altitude tropical dry forest. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

I and the Bird: What is a Wren?

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While plain, House Wrens are frequently seen , and even more frequently heard, across much of the hemisphere from Canada to Argentina , and in the eastern United States there are few birds as well known as the Carolina Wren , whose propensity for nesting in just about any covered spot, from barbeque grills to unused outhouses to mailboxes, makes them both an endearing and occasionally frustrating co-tenant.

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Surpassing 300 Species in Costa Rica on Global Big Day, 2019

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From India to Argentina, they also want show how well their local birding communities can do. The dawn chorus can make or break a Big Day, you have to make absolutely sure that you are in the best possible spot; one that features the vocalizations of as many species as possible, especially forest birds. Mottled , then Black-and-white Owls from the forested hills! Tarcoles Waterbirds and Deep Forest Species at Carara National Park.

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