I don’t have much time for a full report of this week at Brazil’s Cristalino Jungle Lodge, but it’s been amazing every day.
Yesterday morning, the first Zigzag Heron of the season (resident but rather silent and very hard to find during the dry season) flushed from under my feet while I was on my way to nourish the butterfly mineral lick on the beach (see the title photo). Everyone at the lodge got to see it.
Just a few days ago, word came over the radios of a Harpy Eagle perched next to the river just a few hundred meters upriver from the lodge. Most people got to see it during its 2 hour stay, including yours truly.
Here are a few other photo highlights:
Even rarer here than the Harpy Eagle, at the exact same spot, was this Turkey Vulture. Strangely, no one else was excited about it.
Photo at top: Zigzag Heron at Cristalino Jungle Lodge.
Gunnar: Tsingy Wood-Rail – New species of Rail.: A new species of Rail from Madagascar has been described in the scientific journal Zootaxa (click fo
Grrlscientist: Journal Club: Scarlet macaw genome sequenced: SUMMARY: The newly-sequenced scarlet macaw genome will provide many important insights into avian an
GregLaden: Where the abyss touches the sky: a Booby and Noddy ecosystem: The earth is made of two parts: Continent and ocean. And the bottom of the ocean … the deep part,
Rich Hoyer:Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: Sep 22-28, 2011: OK, cutting to the chase, this past week’s top bird was definitely the CRESTED EAGLE that I spotted
Rich Hoyer:Cristalino Jungle Lodge – Rich Hoyer’s Last Days and Bird List Totals: My last days of this two-month stay at Cristalino were anything but relaxing. But who wants to relax
Rich Hoyer:Cristalino By Night: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Nightlife Yes, another blog about Cristalino Jungle Lodge – sorry! I just lo
Rich Hoyer:Another Two Months at Cristalino Jungle Lodge: I’ve written about Brazil’s Cristalino Jungle Lodge before here, and I’ll be writing about it some m
Rich Hoyer:Cristalino Jungle Report – August 8-15, 2011: Birding and wildlife observation here at Cristalino Jungle Lodge has been fastastic during my first