The Thing About Colombia

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The nation of Colombia has been the victim of some bad press over the last few decades, not all of this is entirely unjustified. The government of Colombia was involved in a long-simmering and occasionally boiling war with guerilla groups in the rural parts of the country. The result being that Colombia was not on the top of many traveler’s lists of places to visit, and was a rather difficult place to make a living for much of the populace as well.

Cerulean Warbler Gets a Boost in Colombia

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Cerulean Warbler Gets a Boost in Colombia Cerulean Warbler Gets a Boost in Colombia By Corey • March 3, 2011 • 1 comment Tweet Share Good news for one of my favorite wood-warblers : American Bird Conservancy and Fundación ProAves, the leading bird conservation organizations in the U.S.

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Urgent Funds Needed to Help Colombia’s Only Animal Sanctuary

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Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary, the only no-kill animal sanctuary in Colombia, is asking for donations through its new crowd funding campaign. Compassion for animals in Colombia is hard to come by. From Read More The post Urgent Funds Needed to Help Colombia’s Only Animal Sanctuary appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Colombia Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

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Following in the footsteps of other South American countries (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay), Colombia today announced a ban on the use of wild animals in any traveling or stationary circuses. The Read More The post Colombia Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses appeared first on Ecorazzi.

“It’s Okay to take Care of Ourselves” & 4 more Colombia-Inspired Lessons for a Meaningful Life.

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Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Travel colombia colorful homes learning Spanish lessons life path slow down take care of yourself teaching abroadBasically, if you paint your exterior doors purple, you will get fined. In contrast, the Colombian towns of Guatapé, Salamina, and Salento, look like a giant package of.

World birding from a Schrödinger’s house

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Colombia 1959 bird species 2. Having more species than any other country in the world, combined with restored peace and returning stability, Colombia with its Andean ranges and valleys, the lowland forests of the Amazon and Orinoco regions and the isolated Santa Marta Mountains is a mouth-watering ecotourism star. Destinations birding tips Bolivia Brazil Colombia Ecuador India Indonesia Peru Thailand Uganda world birdwatch

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Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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15%: Colombia, New Guinea (irrespective of the part/country). Colombia was praised for its “amazing people, topography and biodiversity”. Trips Africa Australia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador New Guinea Panama Peru world birdwatchI had no intention of making a questionnaire or analysing the results.

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Rare Tanagers, Antpittas and Bearded Helmetcrests

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Colombia is not only home to nearly 20% of all avian life on the planet but this birding mecca also accommodates an incredibly high percentage of highly sought after species. Moreover, Colombia remains the best destination to see many species that are very tough to find elsewhere in South America. On a recent filming excursion to Colombia, we focused on the tanagers and hummingbirds of this bountiful country.

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Spectacular Birding on Cerro Montezuma

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How else can I describe two days at Cerro Montezuma in Colombia. Cerro Montezuma or Montezuma Peak lies within Tatama National Park in Colombia’s Western Cordillera. This last trait can be attributed both to the terrific verticality of this humid cloud forest and also to its location in the Chocó bioregion , an Endemic Bird Area that encompasses much of western Colombia and Ecuador. Trips Cerro Montezuma Choco Region Colombia South America

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Mystery Rogitama Hummingbird Captured

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Yesterday I posted a blog about the mystery hummingbird located in Rogitama, Colombia. Birding Birds colombia hummingbirds Worldwide Birding AdventuresI am pleased to share some photographs of the bird that was captured by a team of Colombian ornithologists for DNA analysis. Many thanks to Roberto Chavarro, owner of Rogitama Private Nature Reserve, for keeping us updated on the progress of this important project.

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Keep Your Eyes on the Trail: Mad Cow Edition

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I made exactly this mistake when I was in Colombia this summer, yet the most shameful part was that the hazard wasn’t technically wild. In fact, Juan Pablo Gaviria Muñoz, our fun-loving friend from Proexport Colombia, thoughtfully created a reenactment of the encounter from the perspective of the cow: As they say, all’s well that ends well, at least as far as we were concerned. Trips Colombia cows danger South America

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Tremendous Torrent Ducks

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On a recent filming trip to Colombia with Aderman (my notorious/nefarious videographer), Birding Tours Colombia and Richard Crossley, I was fortunate enough to see some of this death-wish behavior first-hand. Torrent Ducks share their habitat in Colombia with another striking and highly unusual species, the White-capped Dipper. Colombia is a land chock-full of avian treasures. Birding colombia ducks Worldwide Birding Adventures

2012 209

6 Lessons in Happiness from One of the Happiest Countries in the World.

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Adventure Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness colombia expat family happiest country happiness life-lessons mindful travel South America wanderlustI knew there was a different way to live. In my early 20s, I backpacked through Asia for a year and glimpsed a life of joy, discovery, and freedom from.

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Grayish Piculet – Diminutive Endemic

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This week I find myself writing about Colombia again. Woodpeckers are phenomenally well-represented in Colombia and the country holds anything from 42 to 44 of the world’s woodpecker species, depending on which list you follow. v=89MHMMP7PfY This brief video features one of the most beautiful woodpeckers in Colombia, the Crimson-mantled Woodpecker and one of the larger species, the Powerful Woodpecker.

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Bogota Sunangel or Not!

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Whist filming three TV shows for ProExport Colombia , we received the news that the bird had been rediscovered and I prolonged my trip for a few days to try and film the mysterious bird, whist the rest of the crew, including Richard Crossley (who, besides being the author of the Crossley Guide , happens to be a REALLY good table-tennis player!), Birding Birds bogota sunangel colombia hummingbirds South America Worldwide Birding Adventures

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7 Practices to Start Borrowing from Latin American Culture.

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Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) advice colombia culture family fresh fruit guatemala hugs Latin American latinxs mexico mindfulness slow down tipsI love Mexicans. My mom’s side of the family is Tex-Mex. They are a fun-loving, big-hearted, fierce and fabulous bunch of people.

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This Very Moment is the Perfect Teacher: Honeymoon at the Hospital.

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Travel WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Yoga Yoga Wisdom buddhist teachings civil disobedience colombia Dharma honeymoon hospital mania meditation Mental Illness parenting Pema Chodron sick baby sick child when things fall apart

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Soccer Player Kicks Owl on Field?

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By Mike • March 2, 2011 • 3 comments Tweet Share During a soccer game in Colombia, a player kicked an owl that was on the field. home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Soccer Player Kicks Owl on Field? Soccer Player Kicks Owl on Field? The bird, which looked like a Barn Owl , was the mascot for the opposing team and died from its injuries. Video and desultory apology here.

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Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

These are just three examples among many that The Nature Conservancy is pioneering in Indonesia, China, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Mexico, all 50 U.S. Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today. As we race to solve the climate challenge with technology—innovating clean energy solutions that lessen our reliance on fossil fuels—we often overlook the fact that nature has worked as a carbon store for hundreds of millions of years.

Ecological unequal exchange is helping Europe maintain its leading role, greenhouse gases and overconsumption

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Colombia in Latin America imports every year around 10 million tons but their exports are about 70 million tons. “To secure future oil imports USA is now using “force to reassert dominance” via “state terror and coercion” in Afghanistan and Iraq.&#.

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Seven Things We Learned by Listening to Those That Make Water Funds Happen

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Leah Bremer and Kelly Meza Prado report back from a mission to listen to the people and communities that make up the multi-layered social-ecological fabric of Colombia's water funds. Ideas Agriculture Human Well-Being Nature + People Sustainability Top 10 Water

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of August 2014?

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The sun shines on Colombia’s brilliant coffee-growing regions and abundant avifauna. I just returned from a brief but exciting trip to Colombia and will take this weekend to catch my breath. The first weekend of August signals a psychological shift in temperate countries north of the equator. July is the time to forget about school and celebrate summer. August is the time to start worrying about the imminent return to routine.

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I will Sing your Song, Even if I Don’t Know the Words.

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I was 16 when I feel in love with a boy who had immigrated from Colombia. I spent my next year attending church with them, singing hymns that I did not. Arts Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) first love Johnny Cash Language of love music Sam Cook your song

He Never Said That

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I spoke to him on corners, near Colombia, second story; Upper West Side, Indian food cart, chilies and curry. He never said I should … spend a month in New York City, he absolutely never said that. He never said “If you go, go there for a month…” I absolutely imagined that. He sent me […].

ATTN: Naomi: Why we need the wisdom of our older sisters

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On a recent trip to Colombia, I had the privilege of meeting and working with the Kogi women of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Why we need the wisdom of our older sisters. The women have long been ignored, as researchers and tourists alike, see the men as more important. This is a pattern […].

Why every Woman should Travel Alone.

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I’ve filled my passport with visas and stamps from the jungles of Colombia, to the castles of Slovenia, to the mystical temples of Cambodia. Since then, I haven’t stopped traveling alone. I've experienced the shamans of Peru, the geysers of Iceland, and the national parks of the United States. Adventure Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Travel female traveler healing solo travel strong independent women transformation

Jelly Doughnuts in Medellin.

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My favorite has been guiding flash-mob-guerrilla-impromptu-style yoga classes in city parks of Medellin, Colombia and where better than a place of passionate, smiling and. Yoga Yoga Practice Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today fear internship JFK Medellin overcoming fear sanskrit yoga practice

Since we can't figure out the answer to scientific questions.we don't need to fund scientific research

Environmental Economics

But in Colombia, a recent study of nearly 12,000 pregnant women infected with Zika found zero microcephaly cases. According to a new report by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), the number of missing cases in Colombia and elsewhere raises serious questions about the assumed connection between Zika and microcephaly.

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Results of the 2015 Global Big Day

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The onset of the competitive spirit came the evening of May 9th as many watched the number of species per country switching places between Colombia, Brazil and Peru. Colombia and Brazil hold the world’s largest bird list and lots of passionate birders. Cusco Birders. in-country Champions. Photo: Nestor Ccacya Baca. Ebird has hit something big.

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Black-backed Bush Tanager in Ecuador

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Also known as Black-backed Bush Finch is only found in the montane forests of Ecuador and Colombia. Black-backed Bush Tanager. The only place where I can see it regularly is the on the eastern side of the Cayambe Coca Reserve. The most accessible place near Quito is the access road to the reserve that begins at the luxurious hot springs of Papallacta. If you are into R&R then you must stop at the hot springs and dip for a few hours before you move on to the next birding site.

12 countries with the greatest bird species density

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While Colombia may have almost 2000 bird species, it is a huge country with, still, complicated long-distance travel logistics. The Species per Square Mile Approach. On the other hand, small countries with relatively long bird lists offer higher species densities per square mile.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2014)

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For once, I was pleased to see our omnipresent local Ring-billed Gulls this weekend, since I realized I didn’t see a single larid while in Colombia. Summer weather ain’t what it used to be around these parts. An ill-timed polar vortex has sucked all the heat– and fun – out of mid-summer. At least the birds seem to appreciate the clement weather!

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Barbets of Costa Rica- Clowns of the Cloud Forest

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The Prong-billed Barbet is in the Semnornithidae, a family shared with the Toucan Barbet of western Colombia and Ecuador. Barbets are odd, chunky birds with large beaks. There’s so much more that can be said about this group of birds but that’s the first description that comes to mind. They also tend to be colorful, one plays a role in Rudyard Kipling’s “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”, and they only occur in places with lots of other cool, tropical birds.

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of July 2014?

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Thanks to my new best friends at Proexport Colombia, I’ll be birding this weekend in the birdiest country on Earth. We all have invasive species on our minds this week, which should serve as an inspiration to those of us interested in expanding our personal range. Being a resident in an ecosystem certainly has its advantages, as does being a breeder (sometimes), but, every once in a while, you should visit someplace where you’re considered an exotic!

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But is it safe?

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I’m sure this rule is as true in Borneo, Colombia, central Africa, or even Central Park, as it is in Mexico. Last week I went downhill to Paso Ancho, as I always do at some point each January. I go there to add all those Tierra Caliente (Hot Country) specialties to my year list.

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Voices for Biodiversity Funding New Articles for #GivingTuesday

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In the past, V4B has published stories about avian field work in Colombia , counting shorebirds along the Florida coast, and so much more (over 200 in all!). Hi all! In addition to birding as much as I can and my full-time job in Okaloosa County, I also work part-time for Voices for Biodiversity , an online magazine.

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SaveOneLife boot sole detects land mines within a 6.5 foot radius

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Colombia and Egypt share at least one unfortunate plague: land mines. Nearly 20 percent of the world’s land mines are strewn throughout Egypt’s western desert and the Sinai peninsula , while in Colombia, they have killed 2,000 people over the last two decades. Lemur Studio designed a life-saving solution – SaveOneLife.

Road to La Union for Choco Endemics

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The AWAS, as well as the Choco Endemics, reside both in Ecuador and Colombia. Emerald Tanager. The north-western slopes of Ecuador are home of many Choco Endemics such as Choco Warbler, Stripped-billed Aracari, Black-tipped Cotinga, Emerald Tanager, Scarlet-browed Tanager, Scarlet-and-white-Tanager, Gray-mantled-Wren, and many other. Most of these birds can only be seen in this northern region of Ecuador.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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1601-1800 sp : Colombia, Brazil, Peru (Looking for smaller areas of these huge countries? Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least. Birders follow different patterns of bird migration and their local activities and travel accordingly. But – where?

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Fall Migration on Facebook

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Later come photos of American Redstarts, Black and White Warblers and Swainson’s Thrushes from Colombia a sign these birds started to show up in that country. It was fun to see that folks in Colombia had some kind of migratory bird photo challenge where they would try to outdo on better and better shots of Neotropical migrant birds. Fall migration comes and goes, in Florida, a little too fast.

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Rusty-breasted Antpitta in Ecuador

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It is a very small antpitta that lives in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia. This antpitta is found in southern Ecuador (near Peru) and curiously also inside the Puluahua Crater which is my residence near Quito in northern Ecuador.

The Dracula Bird

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Its historical year-round range stretches from extreme northwestern Colombia to northern Mexico, with migration into the southwestern United States in the summer. I hope you will forgive my rather lurid title. No, I am not going to tell you about some blood-sucking bird with hypnotic powers. I am only responding to my subjective impression of a single species’ appearance here; specifically, that of the Bronzed Cowbird.

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WWF Calls for Substantial Conservation Measures for Tuna and Sharks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

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The members of the IATTC are: Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, France, Guatemala, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Chinese Taipei, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela.