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Sep 22, 2014 - Not Everything Goes Well

Not Everything Goes Well The group took a long bird walk this morning through various habitats.. Highlights were the Golden-Green Woodpecker, the Green-backed Becard, and a very patient Helmeted Manakin. The afternoon, by contrast, was a string of lowlights! What started as a trip to two nearby lodges where feeders were often visited by species usually seen silhouetted while streaking above, turned into a five-hour round trip on the very rough Transpantaneira Highway. The only stop was in Poconé for gas and no feeders were visited. All of...

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Sep 21, 2014 - Another Full Day

Another Full Day Last night we met a young lady from Germany. She is a recent high school graduate and is traveling around the world by herself for a year before starting university as an engineering student. Marilyn invited Madelaine to join us for dinner. The entire group immediately "adopted" her, inviting her to join us on several of our planned activities, She was a great sport to go birding for her very first time and to be doing it with people old enough to be her grandparents! At seven we were loading a boat to again look for...

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Sep 20, 2014 - Moving back north

Moving Back North Today was the most relaxed day of our tour so far. We met for a walk at 6:35, finding new trip birds every so often. The Barred Antshrike was the most entertaining of these finds. The bird is white with black barring everywhere and was putting his entire body into his calls. A bristly looking black "Mohawk" was also raised with each call. At the end of the bird walk, we drove into a small family fish bait operation and living quarters. The bait fish being raised and sold was unusual, but the real fascination came in seeing...

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