Thursday, October 11, 2012

196 species on an unplanned Big Day

It's my last day in Peru, in the middle of a furious tropical storm. Yesterday was quite different at the CICRA station at Los Amigos reserve. I started the day at 4:00 am with a South American Tapir walking across the soccer field. After breakfast Sam Woods and I continued birding trails and finished the day -- all on foot, and within about 1 mile of the station -- with 196 species. Had we not taken time for meals, some very common birds in the open areas would have easily put us over 200.

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