What is the National Bird of Nicaragua?

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / What is the National Bird of Nicaragua? What is the National Bird of Nicaragua? By Corey • March 11, 2011 • 6 comments Tweet Share The national bird of Nicaragua is the Turquoise-browed Motmot. Nicaragua is not the only country to have the Turquoise-browed Motmot as its national bird.

Low Impact Natural Building in Nicaragua

Green (Living) Review

Liz Johndrow from Earthen Endeavors Natural Building is teaching communities in Nicaragua how to build sustainable and natural homes that have low carbon footprints whilst also working to empower local women. Teaching new skills with age old materials, Nicaragua Pueblo Project is the latest venture from earth builder Liz Johndrow. Nicaragua is one of the world''s more natural disaster-prone countries.


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Beach Yoga in Nicaragua. {Video} ~ Sasha Friess

Elephant Journal

Nicaragua gives me the option to unplug from the outside world and to grow closer to my highest self. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Apoyo Lodge beach highest self Nicaragua paradise practice travel vacation

The Green Economy Reports: Nicaragua: From Blackouts to Powerhouse

Green (Living) Review

Nicaragua’s thriving, renewable energy program is one of the most ambitious in the world, despite being the second poorest in Latin America, according to The Green Economy. Princeton, New Jersey : Nicaragua’s ambitious renewable energy program promotes foreign business investment through tax incentives for foreign investors. Attractive investment opportunities, continued growth in the renewables market and prospects of decreased oil dependency make Nicaragua’s future bright.

New England Patriots Head to Nicaragua

Eco Friendly Daily

Through a partnership between the NFL and World Vision, however, the incorrectly titled, losing team’s licensed Reebok apparel is recycled by being sent to children in Nicaragua, Romania, and several other countries.

Nicaragua Yoga & Surf Retreat with MacKenzie Miller & Jack Dufour. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Nicaragua Yoga and Surf Retreat: September 7th to 15th. With thanks to our longtime elephriend Alex and sponsor, Seek Retreat, for sharing this adventure with elephant and our readers. We wish we could will go! ~ eds Guests will fall in love with the Maderas Village, a sustainably-minded Surf Village in the midst of a hillside jungle and [.]. Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga green jack dufour mackenzie miller mindful travel retreat seek retreat surf

How to Pack for a 30 Day Yoga Teacher Training Trip.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Yoga nicaragua wanderlust yoga teacher trainingTruth be told, I don't know if I have ever been this excited about anything in my entire life!

Living with Nothing taught me Everything.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green Right Livelihood enough happiness live simply nicaragua real happiness what is enoughWhen we look at happiness from our internal-selves and become independent of our social environment, everything becomes a lot simpler. Happiness is.

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Breaking Free of Fences & Chains.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Family, Youth, Enlightened Education animal animal rights animals are people too dog fences freedom freedom for all nicaragua Dogs are loyal and appreciative animals, so Esperanza is embarrassingly grateful.

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6 Eco-Friendly Resorts Around the World For Travelers With a Conscience

Eco Chic

A trip to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is a must this season, where you could be staying at the rustic and very state-of-the-art Morgan’s Rock’s bungalows. Escapes eco destinations eco lodges eco resorts eco tourism Eco Travel Grenada India Nicaragua responsible travel Tanzania travel Vietnam wanderlustIf you’re anything like us, your wanderlust knows no bounds. A perfect escape is immersion in nature, packed with a balanced mix of adventure and tranquility.

Enjoy Innovative Electronic Music = Help Endangered Birds

10,000 Birds

However, even if songs of the avian kind are more your musical thing, you will still find them in ten innovative, unique tracks that pay homage to endangered birds from Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, and seven other countries. Do you want to help endangered birds?

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Millions of Red-eyed Vireos, Eastern Kingbirds, Chimney Swifts in Costa Rica- All Heading North

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I’m sure quite a number just keep on going through the tropical night sky, find their way to woods in Nicaragua or further north but a good number do indeed stop in Costa Rica, go birding there now and you will see them.

Quick Study: Do REDD+ Projects Benefit People as Well as Forests?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The projects range from dry, degraded grasslands to intact tropical forests, and from the tiny (the just 42 hectares Plan Vivo project in Nicaragua) to the enormous Noel Kempff project in Bolivia , which covers nearly 2,500 square miles. A field trip to Reserva Natural El Hatico, familia Molina Durán, near Palmira, Colombia, to take carbon measurements in an area of tropical forest, as part of a CIAT-hosted workshop on REDD+.

Check out Birding Experiences in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Actively birding in Costa Rica as well as Nicaragua and Panama as well as the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. 10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations.

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

Some 18,000 people were on hand, including, scientists, intellectuals, lawyers and official representatives from 94 countries, among them the presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay and Nicaragua. Business & Politics Bolivia climate summit Cop15 Copenhagen Cuba Ecuador environment summit Evo Morales Hugo Chavez Nicaragua Paraguay people summit VenezuelaPresident of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Photo by Simon Wedege.

15 Hummingbirds that Can Only Be Seen in or Near Costa Rica

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One of the original true endemics of Costa Rica became a very near endemic when a small population was found in Nicaragua. Although this beauty also lives in the forests of Honduras, Nicaragua, and western Panama, it is most accessible in Costa Rica. A couple of the biggest of bird families are restricted to the Americas.

I Want, She Says. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

I want to be on a beach in Nicaragua to be hiking the West Coast Trail of BC my home renovations to be finished all my bills to be paid to be more patient to apologize less to have more time. I want, she says. I want, she says, to be a better lover to […]. Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Yoga dreams goals grace hiking love manifesting our destiny parenting time patience travel universe

The Conspicuous Steller’s Jay

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They are a non-migratory species found in western coniferous and mixed-coniferous forests, breeding from Alaska, western Canada, and the United States south through western Mexico to Nicaragua. The Steller’s Jay ( Cyanocitta stelleri ) is one of the ubiquitous birds seen at Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.

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The First Bird Tracking Station Is Up and Running in Costa Rica

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Part of a series of coordinated radio telemetry arrays, this station is found between other MOTUS stations in Nicaragua and Panama that automatically log data from radio transmitters attached to Alder Flycatchers, Cerulean Warblers , and other species. Bird migration! In October, it’s what’s happening in Costa Rica.

Stairway to Heaven

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The Masked Tityra is a tropical bird found from Mexico to Nicaragua. Last week, I told you about my second visit to the roads on the way to the tiny Mexican town of La Escalera (the Stairway).

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Green Earth Journey

Name: Marlon Obando Solano and Amy Shelton Shop Name: naturalezanica Shop Link: [link] Location: Louisville, Kentucky (by way of Nicaragua) Ships To : everywhere What materials do you use for your ECO friendly products? Marlon began collecting and experimenting with different natural materials at a young age in the woods and mountains surrounding his family's farm in Nicaragua.

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Birds of Central America: A Field Guide Review

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Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rican, and Panama , just published in October, is a field guide that was ten years in the making. Press, 1989); A Guide to the Birds to the Birds of Panama, with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras, 2nd ed. , Birds of Nicaragua: A Field Guide by Liliana Chavarría-Duriaux, David C Hille, and Robert Dean has recently been published by Cornell Univ. One field guide, seven countries.

2018 176

Flat Tire Sutra.

Elephant Journal

But, the sky is shifting darker each minute and the October rains in the mountains of Nicaragua can last for hours, days, lifetimes. Waiting for the rain to pass would have been a great option on a lazy Sunday. I see a fleeting image of me, the coffee shop around the corner, a book, a perpetually steaming cup of coffee.but unfortunately not on a Tuesday afternoon.

Poor Countries Tap Renewables at Twice the Pace of Rich

Green (Living) Review

Similarly, wind power in Nicaragua may be half as expensive as traditional energy. Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded. A study of 55 nations -- including China, Brazil, South Africa , Uruguay and Kenya -- found that they’ve installed a combined 142 gigawatts from 2008 to 2013.

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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9 Nicaragua (6.8 % – 781 sp. / 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? I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website. It illustrates the bird richness per country. And what does it tell us, other than the obvious “head for South America” or perhaps Indonesia?

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Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

A friend rang to say that ranchers had attacked a group of Mayangna Indians in a forest near Musawas in Nicaragua, killing one of the Indians and injuring several others. The study highlights the story of Brazil, where increasing indigenous rights to the rainforest helped cut carbon emissions by 3.2 billion tons. This article originally appeared at Equals Change , the staff blog of the Ford Foundation. The author is the director of sustainable development at the Ford Foundation.

What do forest rights have to do with climate change?

Green (Living) Review

A friend rang to say that ranchers had attacked a group of Mayangna Indians in a forest near Musawas in Nicaragua, killing one of the Indians and injuring several others. The first time I heard about Charlie Taylor was the day he died. Charlie—a forty-year old father of seven who farmed locally and panned for gold in nearby rivers—was the one who died.

Easy, Bonus Birding at Cano Negro, Costa Rica

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Nicaraguan Grackle only lives in marshes around Lake Nicaragua. I guess that isn’t too surprising since a quick 30 minute float down the river goes right into Nicaragua. There are lots of great birding sites in Costa Rica. In fact, go anywhere with a good amount of natural forest and the birding is gonna be good.

Things I Learned While Birding at Laguna del Lagarto, Costa Rica

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The “who knows what else” comes from this site being situated among good-sized tracts of lowland forest connected to the big forest block in Nicaragua. Last weekend, I guided a trip to Laguna del Lagarto for the Birding Club of Costa Rica. Since all sorts of rare species are possible at this remote lowland rainforest site, I was looking forward to this trip for a while.

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


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.

Easy Endemics and Photography at Myriam’s Quetzals, Costa Rica

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Quetzal is THE beloved, sacred bird of Guatemala and they do live there (and in southern Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama) BUT are more accessible in Costa Rica. Myriam’s Quetzales ! Are they her’s? Can there be a more enticing name than for a place that that? To be honest, quetzals aren’t seen that often right at Myriam’s but they are seen just down the road.

The Top 25 Target Birds to Look for in Costa Rica

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Endangered and awesome, it’s pretty easy to experience this big parrot in the Pacific lowlands of Costa Rica from Tarcoles north to near Nicaragua. “Target birds” The term can foster excitement but is easily contentious. It would be uber cool to lay eyes on a rare lifer, on species that only seem to live on the pages of a field guide but isn’t that somewhat discriminatory? Aren’t all birds worth watching?

Ten High Mountain Specialties from Costa Rica

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Quetzal also lives in cloud forests in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mountains are a boon for birding. Although marching up and down and up and down can be a literal pain, the feathered rewards come in the form of super cool local species that rarely or never make it down to lower elevations. At least that’s the case for Costa Rica.

The Blackbird that is a Meadowlark – Red-breasted Blackbird in Trinidad

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Considering that they only recently colonized Costa Rica and have since been spotted in Nicaragua, it seems that there will be Red-breasted Blackbirds for a long time to come, good news for fans of brilliant birds! Blackbirds are blackbirds. Meadowlarks are meadowlarks. In the new world all meadowlarks and blackbirds, along with grackles, cowbirds, orioles, oropendulas, and some others, are members of the family Icteridae , the New World Blackbirds.

47mph Volcano Board Wipeout is Hot Molten Pain

Wend Magazine

It was an opportunity to check out the medical care in Nicaragua (clean but not very thorough). Click here to view the embedded video.

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Developing countries doing more to save climate – Developed country leadership missing

Green (Living) Review

As an example, Nicaragua, a member of the LMDC, intends to have 94% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2017 from a share of 20% in 2007. Bonn, Germany, May 3, 2013 – The Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) group, today, reminded developed countries that developing countries are doing more than their fair share to save the climate at the close of the first round of climate talks.

Elephants and Water Opossums and Wildebeests, Oh My

Nature Conservancy - Science

Get up close and personal with a water opossum and other wild critters of Nicaragua. How would a canal across Nicaragua impact the environment and the people who live there? There are so many reasons to love the flamboyant wildebeest. Photo credit: John Schinker through a Creative Commons License 2.0.

The Most Birds

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The checklist is from 2005 in Nicaragua and the observer who wrote the notes, David Fraser, one of three observers named on the checklist, freely acknowledged that the number is an estimate: Actual counts difficult to do given the numbers, for the commonest species (Neotropical Cormorant; Great and Snowy Egrets, Little Blue and Green Herons, Laughing Gull, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Northern Jacana) the numbers here are estimates.

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Gulls Simplified: A Gull Book Review

10,000 Birds

We talk about Gulls Simplified, Birds of Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, The Feather Thief, and some books I have not had a chance to review yet, like Daniel Lewis’s Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai‘i and Birds of Nicaragua: A Field Guide. I’m not a larophile*, but some of my favorite birders are. It’s hard to escape the mystic pull of wanting to excel at gull identification.

2018 176

Repairing Damaged Soil for Sustainable Farming


And this is not an isolated pattern: Nicaragua, Bolivia and Romania all saw rainfall and flooding reach levels of severity the likes of which had not been known for almost 100 years. It’s undeniable that there’s a worrying trend of more. frequent flooding across the world, and more severe flooding when it occurs.

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Caffé Nero reports coffee-waste-to-biofuel success, plans expansion

Green (Living) Review

Last year, edie reported that Nero was building on its work with the Rainforest Alliance to “move beyond certification” and train-up coffee farmers across South America, having launched a farming community support initiative in Nicaragua in 2015. Italian-style coffee shop chain Caffé Nero is looking to extend an innovative coffee-to-biofuel recycling scheme beyond greater London after a successful partnership with recycling company First Mile and technology firm Bio-Bean.

How Clay Jugs Make Polluted Water Safe

Green Prophet

Originally based in Nicaragua, the project has expanded to other underdeveloped countries. Cool, fresh drinking water. Westerners turn the faucet on and take it for granted that good water will flow out, but in many countries fresh water is a treasure, gained by hard work. In rural villages all over the globe, people – usually women and children – fill buckets and jerry cans from a communal faucet or from a natural source that may be over an hour’s walk away.

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Expectations and Suggestions for Caribbean Lowland Birding in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

But, if you want to go further afield, fear not, there is some wonderful lowland forest birding up near Nicaragua and down south by Panama as well. Costa Rica is situated right between two oceans. To the north of this mountainous isthmus, we have the Atlantic. In the other direction, the Pacific. The pair of seas are close enough for the occasional adventurous frigatebird to just soar way up and right over to the other salty basin.