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.

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.

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.

“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.

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

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. On a recent filming excursion to Colombia, we focused on the tanagers and hummingbirds of this bountiful country.

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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.

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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.

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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. Colombia is a land chock-full of avian treasures.

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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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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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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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Bogota Sunangel or Not!

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Many thanks to Rogitama Private Nature Reserve , Roberto Chavarro and his gracious family, ProExport Colombia and Daniel Uribe and Sergio Ocampo from Birdwatching Tours Colombia. Birding Birds bogota sunangel colombia hummingbirds South America Worldwide Birding Adventures

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

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This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are. Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart I planned a pretty ambitious summer vacation this year. First, I took the baby to Texas for two weeks.

Nature’s Climate Solutions

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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.

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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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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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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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.

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

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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

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.

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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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

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!

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

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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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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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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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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.

What is the National Bird of Venezuela?

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The Venezuelan Troupial has a large range, and can be found in Venezuela (obviously), Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, and a number of Caribbean Islands. I remember the very first time I saw the national bird of Venezuela.

Experts Say Change In Diet Is Instrumental In Ending Hunger

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"Sustainable and healthy diets will require a move towards a mostly plant-based diet," Colin Khoury, a biologist at the Colombia-based International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, told Reuters. The U.N.

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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.

Global Big Day in Costa Rica

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Although we don’t really have a chance to top the numbers of birds identified in mega birdy places like Peru, Colombia, or even Mexico, we still do our best to make it into the top ten and at least see if we can beat the record from the previous year.

Black Solitare-Entomodestes coracinus-in Ecuador

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This bird, of the Turdus family, can be found on the western slopes of Ecuador and Colombia. Another great reason to visit the 23 de Junio besides the Long-wattled Umbrellabird is the Black Solitare ( Entomodestes coracinus ).

Twenty Hummingbirds To See Before You Die

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These high-flyers from the montane grasslands of Ecuador, Peru and Colombia should not be missed on a trip to these countries. Found in the foothills of northern Ecuador and Colombia, these stunning hummingbirds hold down the no. You are wandering through a tropical rainforest.

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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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SaveOneLife boot sole detects land mines within a 6.5 foot radius

Green Prophet

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.

Spot-flanked Gallinule

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It is common on freshwater in the lowlands and can be found above 7000 feet in Colombia. 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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FAIR TRADE IN A WORLD OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Green (Living) Review

Fair trade producers from Mexico and Colombia to Ghana and Indonesia experienced a record number of climate change influenced disasters, including landslides, severe floods and crop failure.

Birding in Costa Rica, Birding in Guatemala

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Finally, I made it to the main gap in my birding life north of Colombia! Central America is much smaller than the land encompassed within the borders of Canada and the USA.

The American Birding Expo, Philly-Style

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Aisles of exhibitors tempted visitors with birding trips to such far-flung locations as Colombia, Kenya, and Sri Lanka, and grown men and women got all kid-in-a-candy-store at the optics booths. Obsessive. Strange. Inscrutable. Yes, birders of every stripe came out in droves (flocks?)

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The Swallow-tailed Kites in Florida Are Now Heading South…

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Then, they keep flying south overland to western Colombia. At some point in western Colombia the kites will fly over the Andes at a point where the Andes are not as high. I am sure you know how it goes…when you are a birder, your friends (non-birders) will tell bird stories, anecdotes or ask questions about birds they have seen. A friend of mine told me, she has been seeing small groups of Swallow-tailed Kites ( Elanoides furficatus ) in the general area; in south Florida.