Neotropics Posts

Hummingbirds
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This is an awesome coffee table book with truly spectacular photos of a wide variety of the world’s hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are remarkably diverse, .........

Field guides of neotropics
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Birds of Mexico and northern Central America (Steve N.G. Howell and Sophie Webb). Though this book is almost twenty years old, it still stands up .........

Ecuadorian Amazon birding
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Andy Walker outlines some of the best moments from his 2019 Amazonian birding adventure in Ecuador. After spending an awesome time .........

Southern Ecuador birding
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Andy Walker provides some highlights from his 2019 birding trip in southern Ecuador. After my time birding around the fantastic north of .........

Northern Ecuador birding
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Andy Walker provides some highlights from his 2019 northern Ecuador birding trip.I have been lucky to live and bird (and lead birdwatching tours and guide at lo...

Napo wildlife center
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Yasuní National Park, located in the Amazonian region of northeastern Ecuador spans over 1,022,000 hectares/ 2,527,000 acres of pristine Amazonian rainforest. ...

Brazil mammal blog
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Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country and proudly holds the title as the most biodiverse country on the planet. It has the most known species of plants....

Neotropical birding tours
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Peru has an incredible bird list of 1890 species, only 103 fewer than similarly sized Colombia which is famous for boasting more.........

Ecuador birding
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What time of the year is best for visiting Ecuador (both the mainland and the Galapagos Islands) to see and photograph birds and other wildlife?.........

Guyana birding
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Early this year I had the privilege to visit Guyana for the first time, and I fell in love with this spectacular country. Flying above the Guyanese jungle watch...

nectar-feeding birds
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We run our set departure birding tours to Costa Rica between January and March each year. Some of the reasons for this are as follows.........

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The Bay of Pigs is an area located in the inlet of the Gulf of Cazones, part of the Zapata Peninsula, on the south-western coast of Cuba. This bay is the exact ...

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This April, after his very successful Neotropical Bird Club Costa Rica fundraising tour (click here for trip report), Andy Walker had a busman’s holiday and...

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In May 2017 Andy Walker conducted a scouting trip to Peru to meet up with Birding Ecotours colleague and resident Peruvian tour leader and expert guide, Edua...

Manu Road birding tours
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Birding is amazing, no matter where you go and what kind of birds you prefer. For me, highlights are walking down a .........

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Diademed Plover This is definitely my favorite bird in South America. What can I say? Strangely, I cannot explain why I feel so attracted to this bird, as many ...

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The weather in Guatemala can change from hot and humid on the Pacific coast to cool and damp in the cloud forest. The best time to visit is from December to Mar...

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A birding tour is made largely by the guide. A good birding tour leader is the single element that can make a bird tour completely and utterly brilliant, rather...

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Guatemala may not be high on every traveler’s radar when planning a birdwatching trip, but the country holds fantastic birding highlights and is shrouded in a...

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Birding Ecotours, was one of five teams that were invited to participate in the World Birding Rally, to be held in southern Peru over December 2013. It .........