Hoatzins invaded South America from Africa … by raft

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And which is also why it’s virtually impossible to find a description of the spectacular South American Hoatzin ( Opisthocomus hoazin ) that doesn’t in the first breath mention the bird’s highly enigmatic taxonomic status.

7 of the Coolest Eco-Lodges in South America.

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Adventure Green Travel backpacking eco-lodge hostels hotels lodging mindful travel South America sustainable lodgingWith all of the options for lodging, being mindful and supporting hostels and hotels that are ecologically and socially responsible.

Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

Green Traveler Guides

World Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as "South America's leading green hotel." Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. 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 Yasuni

33 Circus Lions Rescued In South America Will Fly Home to Africa

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After years of being confined to tiny cages and forced to perform, 33 lions from from ten circuses in South America were finally rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI).

New Electric Fish Discovered in South America

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A previously unknown genus of electric fish has been identified in a remote region of South America by a team of international researchers including University of Toronto Scarborough professor Nathan Lovejoy.

Peru is Calling – Win a Birdwatching Adventure!

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… Birding contest Peru South AmericaIf you read our earlier post , you know that the national tourism office of Peru is giving away a 7-day bird watching adventure for two in Peru, home to over 1,700 species of bird.

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Win a Birdwatching Adventure in Peru!

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… Birding contest Peru South AmericaThe people at the Peru national tourist office are giving you the chance to win a 7-day birdwatching adventure for two in Peru.

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Lima, Peru: organic (plus vegan and artisan) in the hip Barranco

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| Awesome Eco Scene | In the past few years, Lima’s renowned food scene has grown to include an ever-increasing array of organic, vegetarian and artisan restaurants, cafés and craftsmen.

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

Elephant Journal

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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Hot reason to visit Cusco & Machu Picchu, Peru: sustainability

Green Traveler Guides

The Cusco region—including Machu Picchu—joins the Chile''s Lake Llanquihue as the first South American destinations to get on the eco-friendly bandwagon of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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7 eco-eateries in São Paulo

Green Traveler Guides

| Greening, Brazilian Style | Here in São Paulo, Brazil—Latin America’s largest megacity (nearly 22 million inhabitants in the greater metro)—the local Paulistanos have an appetite for organic, local and sustainably produced food.

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World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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Africa Bahamas Barbados Cape Verde Caribbean Cuba Dominica Egypt Europe Iran Latvia Lithuania Middle East Namibia Oceania Palau South America Uruguay Chile ethical travel Ethical Traveler Green Travel News Mauritius Philippines Reuters

World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

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Africa Cape Verde Chile Cuba Dominica Ghana Grenada Lithuania Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Palau Samoa South America The Americas Tonga Vanuatu best developing nations to visit ethical travel ethical travel 2015 Ethical Traveler

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There’s Wisdom in Salsa that can help heal Heartbreak.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Love Travel ballroom dancing break up broken heart cali columbia Heart broken salsa classes salsa dance South AmericaIt was fate and a mutual, yet painful, breakup that led me to the arms of the gritty, lively city of Cali as I sought to repair my broken heart and find my passion for life once again by.

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15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

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I live in the southeast of Europe, for a while lived in the south of Africa and also have extensively birded western and central India. South Africa (755 / 842). Trips Africa Asia I Am Birder South America world birdwatchWhat are the best countries for a passionate birder to move to? And why? I discovered this map a while ago, hidden somewhere at the not so easy to navigate BirdLife International’s website, and I have used it as my computer wallpaper ever since.

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Keep Your Eyes on the Trail: Mad Cow Edition

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Plus, this cow, which was apparently going to be lunch at the military base atop Montezuma Peak, was one of those lean, long-horned Criollo types so common in Central and South America. Trips Colombia cows danger South America One reason so many of us love birding is that the activity engages all of our senses. Getting out into a wild space and locking in on a special bird can, when all goes well, elicit a moment of total absorption that both energizes and calms us.

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Why Red-ruffed Fruitcrow?

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Encountering this stunner, one of the largest passerines in South America, raises a number of questions. Birds Colombia cotinga fruitcrows South America 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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Hummingbirds of Trinidad

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Birds Caribbean features hummingbirds South America trinidadThe Republic of Trinidad and Tobago may share equal billing in the dichotomous nation’s name, but Trinidad boasts the lion’s share of the land mass, population, and hummingbirds.

The Birds of Peru’s Coastal Desert

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Alfredo, an experienced birder in Peru and well-rounded naturalist, founded a birding and nature eco-travel company , known as Surbound Expeditions (Sur=Spanish for south). Birds desert Peru South America

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Crimson-rumped Toucanet

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Birds Ecuador features South America toucansThere’s something about a toucan, isn’t there? Toucans tell you that you aren’t in Kansas anymore. They affirm that the tropics are true, not just myths manufactured to make those of us with winter jealous.

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Asa Wright? Absolutely!

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A cherished handful of Central and South American locations enjoy international renown as absolutely mandatory destinations for adventurous bird watchers and nature lovers. Trips asa wright Caribbean eco-lodge features South America trinidad

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New Year’s resolutions for green travelers

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Africa Alaska Australia Chile Costa Rica Croatia Europe Kenya Masai Mara North America Osa Peninsula Peru South America Sweden United States Croatia truffles Great Ocean Road Green Travel News Kenai Fjords Masai Kuku Group Ranch Reuters River Klaralven Tambopata Torres del Paine PatagoniaTis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year's resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler.

How to Create Intimacy with Our Partners Through the South American Practice of 4 Rivers.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Sexy connecting culture enlightened relationships intimacy lover mindful communication partner questions relationship South AmericaEleditor’s Note: This is one author’s personal story and experience.

Spectacular Birding on Cerro Montezuma

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What happens when you visit one of the best birdwatching sites in the region with the highest number of endemic bird species in the Americas in the world’s birdiest country? Trips Cerro Montezuma Choco Region Colombia South America Your mind gets blown. 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. Xeno-canto has a helpful map.)

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Greater Rheas: Germany’s new Big Bird

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Birding Birds Germany Invasive Species Week South America Germany is underrated as a birding destination. Nestled right in the middle of Europe, we have a little bit of everything, a nice cross section of Europe’s avifauna. We have, for instance, very beautiful birds, like European Bee-eater , Blue Tit , and Kingfisher. Then of course, we have amazing birds such as Wallcreeper , Hoopoe , and Black Woodpecker.

Birding Santiago de Chile – Trip Report

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To be continued… Trips Argentina Santiago de Chile South America Farellones – Santiago de Chile. This is a continuation of Birding Argentina – Planning Stage.

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

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The program, which ranks hotels and B&Bs on their eco-friendly features, encompasses more than 8,000 properties in 67 countries (including 170 new entrants in Australia and New Zealand)—making it […] TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Photo Essay: Green-rumped Parrotlets from Egg to Adult

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Be Careful What You Wish For: A Punter’s Guide to the World Birding Rally

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Also left out: that horneros, canasteros, and cinclodes are not underappreciated South American musical instruments, they are birds that one should be familiar with before entering the country. Meet the teams: The World Birding Rally teams are composed of tour leaders from four companies: Birding Ecotours (South Africa, led by Duan Biggs); Wings/Sunbird (U.K./U.S., Birding bird race Birding Rally Peru South America

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Awesome Birding at Aripo Savannah

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Trips aripo savannah Caribbean South America trinidadHave you ever enjoyed one of those brilliant birding expeditions, the outing where every target species takes its cue with machine precision?

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Shorebirds and Gulls of Florida’s Treasure Coast: Where the Tropics Begin

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Alfredo, an experienced birder in Peru and well-rounded naturalist, founded a birding and nature eco-travel company , known as Surbound Expeditions (Sur=Spanish for south). Florida’s coast is not within their regular wintering ground, but this year apparently Tropical Storm Sandy disrupted the normal ocean current pattern in the weeks leading to the winter, resulting in unexpected changes in food availability, which forced these birds further south in desperation.

Bogota Sunangel or Not!

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Birding Birds bogota sunangel colombia hummingbirds South America Worldwide Birding AdventuresBogota Sunangel or not, Rogitama Private Nature Reserve, about 3 hours drive north of Bogota, is a true success story.

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POOP WARS

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Recognising the economic and strategic importance of controlling the resources such as saltpetre, copper, silver and guano, the super powers of Britain, America and Spain lent their support. Politics History Poop Week South America

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Getting the Guan (Pawi Edition)

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From south to north, these imaginitively named geological features increase in width, breadth, and height from the punty Southern Range to the moderate Central Range to the mighty Northern Range. Trips Caribbean features guans South America trinidad

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This Is Why We Travel. ~ Katie Stephens

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Travel Amazon River community Lonely Planet South America Southern hemisphere travel Traveling is not always rainbows and butterflies.

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How Nature Can Improve China’s Water Quality

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. Air quality is often top of mind in conversations about China’s pollution challenges.

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Can Healthy Rivers and Hydropower Co-exist?

Conservancy Talk

Experts predict that we will be 9 billion people sharing one planet by 2050. Where will we find enough energy to power our growing population?

8 Ridiculously Simple Lessons in Unconditional Love. ~ Samantha Sweetwater

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Arts & Culture Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) central america chill culture emotional wellness emotions Equador espanol language love patience Peru romance south america tranquility travel

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Galapagos cruise earns double green certification

Green Traveler Guides

Website for certified green tourism in Latin America, Caribbean Macao: world’s biggest casino to be certified green Middle East: green hotels spiking upward Green Destination Orlando launches. Cruise Ecuador Galapagos Islands News South America Ecoventura Green Travel News

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Manky Muscovy Ducks

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Manky Muscovy Ducks Manky Muscovy Ducks By Mike • March 2, 2011 • 6 comments Tweet Share The Muscovy Duck ( Cairina moschata ) attracts more attention than most ducks, at least in North America. When this native of Mesoamerica and South America is spied in the wild, usually in some corner of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, it elicits admiring oohs and ahs.

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