Finch Bay named South America’s leading green hotel

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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

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. Hoatzins are no longer exclusively South American and once crossed an ocean. Birds africa Folivore fossils South America taxonomy and systematics

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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.

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). While in captivity, Read More The post 33 Circus Lions Rescued In South America Will Fly Home to Africa appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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. The Akawaio penak, a thin, eel-like electric fish, was discovered in the shallow, murky waters of the upper Mazaruni River is northern Guyana.

A Growing List of Hummingbirds

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Ridiculously common in its home range of northern South America, no-one had ever seen a Glittering-throated Emerald here before, and I was determined to be among those who laid eyes on it. Birds hummingbirds South America Trinidad and TobagoMost of us are already familiar with hummingbirds, whether in the flesh or in glorious, birdy dreams of lush tropical rainforests. They are one of the most famous families of birds, and for good reason.

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Challenge in Sao Paulo: Overcoming Water Scarcity in South America’s Largest City

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The largest city in South America and home to 12 million people. Though this emergency step expanded the available water level to around 27% of the capacity of the system, the largest city in South America is still at risk. Sao Paulo. Scott Warren. Last March, one of Brazil’s most important newspapers, O Estado de S. Paulo , published a version of the article below, which summarizes the Conservancy’s efforts to help secure Sao Paulo’s water supply.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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And what does it tell us, other than the obvious “head for South America” or perhaps Indonesia? 601-800 sp: Canada, Costa Rica, Panama; Russia; Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa; Laos, New Guinea (PNG); Australia. Trips Africa Asia Central America South America world birdwatch

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A review of the birdcentric novel “Accidentals” (the title of which is in the plural for a reason)

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Gaines, notwithstanding that the story (1) takes place in the Uruguay of 1999, with plenty of commentary on the Uruguayan political scene of that time, (2) is narrated by a bird illustrator who identifies the birds he sees only by their common Spanish names, and (3) flashes back to the use of torture by South American juntas in the 1970’s. Birding Birds Reviews book review Novels South America

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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. After two days in the Amazon rainforest, you (assuming you’re the Grand Prize winner) will fly to Cusco, and make your way to your home for the next two nights, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

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Birdwatching in Peru and You

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… Birding contest Peru South AmericaFor two blog posts now, we’ve been telling you about how you could win an amazing, 7-day bird watching trip for two to Peru. The Grand Prize not only includes roundtrip flights from anywhere in the US on LATAM Airlines, but also accommodations at three fascinating Inkaterra properties. Assuming you’re the Grand Prize winner, your trip to Peru wraps up with two days in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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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. There’s even a new Lima Bio Mapa (Green Map) that calls out venues for organic fairs and farmers markets, “conscious shopping,” and wellness offerings. But for the […].

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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. Your trip will take you from the Amazon rainforest into the peaks of the Andes—with plenty of opportunities to take in Peru’s over 1,700 species of bird (the second most of any country) along the way. During your trip, you’ll stay at three spectacular properties run by Inkaterra.

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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. cabanisi group is found in southwest South America and the birds seen in Central America will be from the B.c.cucillivorus group. Birding Argentina Central America Golden-crowned Warbler New World Warbler South AmericaThis is a Golden-crowned Warbler , Basileuterus cucilivorus.

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

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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. Chile Cusco Lake Llanquihue Machu Picchu Peru South America The Americas Chile green travel Chile sustainable tourism eco friendly Cusco eco friendly Lake Llanquihue eco friendly Machu Picchu Green Travel News Peru green travel Peru sustainable tourism Reuters

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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.

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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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.

7 eco-eateries in São Paulo

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| 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. On your next visit, be sure to check out these restaurants and cafés! Apfel The clue is in the name: this German-inspired restaurant […] 7 eco-eateries in São Paulo is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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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.

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.

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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What Kicking a Ball on the Beach in Peru Taught me about Letting Life Unfold.

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Adventure Family Health & Wellness Travel beach in peru freedom how to kick a ball letting life unfold life-lessons Peru seize the moment south america travel story traveling writer woman travelingLast week, I arrived in Peru. After I got some work done, I set off to the beach.

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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. My focus during my June 2012 visit was obviously on the hummingbirds. Visitors to Trinidad can scarcely help encountering stunning hummers just about everywhere.

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

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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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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. The dichotomous republic of Trinidad and Tobago may be something of a cipher to anyone unfamiliar with the point where the Caribbean ends and South America begins. Trips asa wright Caribbean eco-lodge features South America trinidad

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Photo Essay: Green-rumped Parrotlets from Egg to Adult

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Birds baby birds features parrots South AmericaNick Sly, a friend of 10,000 Birds who writes intermittently at the thoroughly-recommended Biological Ramblings , is an ornithologist who graduated not so long ago from Cornell only to be cast out into the real world where he keeps a wry eye on all things biological!

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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. Thanks to a childhood steeped in sugary cereal, I’ve always had a soft spot for Toucan Sam and his ilk. And while I’ve seen a number of different toucan species, every one is a thrill, even the toucanets!

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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 AmericaAlfredo Begazo grew up with Peruvian Meadowlarks and Marvelous Spatuletails, and was used to waking up to the morning choruses of Pacific Doves in Lima, Peru. He now wakes up to the choruses of Northern Cardinals and Northern Mockingbirds in sunny Vero Beach, Florida.

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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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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? Of course we’ve all experienced the excruciating opposite of such an excursion, but when waves of new birds practically clamor for attention in quick succession, the feeling is exhilarating. Such was my introduction to Aripo Savannah in Trinidad.

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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. Since we could get cheaper air tickets going through Santiago de Chile we started at this location to pick up some specialties that can be picked up rather easily.

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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. America had already recognised the potential of guano and had passed the Guano Islands Act in 1856, enabling US citizens to take “peaceful possession&# of any islands or unclaimed land that held colonies of guano producing sea-birds. Politics History Poop Week South America

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Birding Cuesta del Obispo and Los Cardones National Park

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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. After driving for half and hour we arrived at Los Cardones and we still could see the Cachi Mountains on the west. Road to Los Cardones National Park.

Traveling Naturalist: Spotting Wild Jaguars

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Sure, they are found widely in Central and South America (and sometimes even show up in Arizona ), but they don’t often show themselves. It’s undoubtedly the best spot in South America to see large wildlife. Traveling Naturalist Brazil ecotourism jaguars mammals natural history Pantanal South America wildlife watching Want to see a wild jaguar? Put the northern Pantanal on your bucket list. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC.

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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. The Northern Range serves to stabilize the country’s freshwater supply and shelters a terrific diversity of both Caribbean and South American flora and fauna. Trips Caribbean features guans South America trinidad

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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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