The Scarlet-banded Barbet quest: Plataforma, Peru.

Here’s another installment from our recent tour of Peru which happened to be the first leg of our tour. When my wife was communicating with Saturnino, our guide, prior to our tour, Satu suggested adding Plataforma to go see the Scarlet-banded Barbet, an endemic barbet. The Scarlet-banded Barbet was only just recently discovered and officially…… Continue reading The Scarlet-banded Barbet quest: Plataforma, Peru.

Parrots of the Collpa Guacamayo de Blanquillo (Clay Lick) in Peru.

Here’s another installment from our recent tour from Peru. We booked through Amazon Birding Peru and went with Saturnino¬†Llactahuaman, a superb guide and owner of the Manu Birding Lodge. The Manu Birding Lodge is located on the Rio Madre de Dios and is only about a 30 minute boat-ride to the clay lick. I recently…… Continue reading Parrots of the Collpa Guacamayo de Blanquillo (Clay Lick) in Peru.

Suburban Mississippi kites

Last year I was thrilled to discover a pair of Mississippi kites conducting courtship in the neighbor’s tree right across the street. The tree was literally 50 yards from my front door. I’m a raptor freak. Most of my early background in the wildlife field was spent studying or counting raptors. I’m always trying to…… Continue reading Suburban Mississippi kites