Bird of the Month April: American Kestler

April American Kestler Scientific name: Falco sparverius Spanish name: Cernícalo Americano Status: Least Concern (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: Rare to locally fairly common but widespread in open country in dry to humid lowlands and highlands including towns and cities. Especially atracted to manmade hunting perches such as powerlines,…

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Bird of the Month June: Black-bellied Whistling Duck

June Black-bellied Whistling Duck Scientific name: Dendrocygna autumnalis Spanish name: Pato Silbón Vientre Negro Status: Least Concern (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: Fairly common to common in lowland marshes, ponds, lakes, and seasonally flooded savanna like the habitats of Barba Azul Nature Reserve. Also to be found in agicultural…

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Nest boxes: a lifeline for the Blue-throated Macaw

 2017 was an important year for the conservation of the Blue Throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis).  A record number of nine macaws fledged from our artificial nest boxes, we discovered new nesting sites for the species and we put into protection one of the most critical nesting sites for the Blue…

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Bird of the Month December: Horned Curassow

  December   Horned Curassow Scientific name: Pauxi unicornis Spanish name: Paujil Copete de Piedra/ Pilisto Status: Critically Endangered (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: Elusive bird species present in wet lower Yungas ecoregion and foothill forests. Mostly solitary and very difficult to detect when not singing. Sings…

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Bird of the Month October: Andean Goose

October   Andean Goose Scientific name: Oressochen meanopterus Spanish name: Ganso Andino (waćhwa – Quechua) Status: Least Concern (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: Uncommon to common along borders of lakes and wetlands in high Andes, well above 3000 meters. Mostly to be seen in pairs, or…

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Bird of the Month March: Blue-throated Macaw

March   Blue-throated Macaw Scientific name: Ara glaucogularis Spanish name: Paraba Barba Azul Status: Critically Endangered (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behaviour: The Blue-throated Macaw is endemic to the Bolivian Beni savanna ecoregion, also known as Los Llanos de Moxos. This Macaw is Critically Endangered and only 250-300…

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