Rich Hoyer

The Biggest Day.

Thumbnail image for The Biggest Day. by Gunnar 9 December 2011

Tribute to Ted Parker. It is soon 30 years since legendary neotropical superbirder Ted Parker set the amazing record of 331 species in 24h at Cocha Cashu together with Scott Robinson. The year was 1982. Scott has later told me that they had around 300 species already by 11 AM, and that they from then […]

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Cristalino Montage – Row 6

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Montage –  Row 6 by Rich Hoyer 6 December 2011

This week reveals the identities of the photos from Row 6 in Rich Hoyer’s Cristalino Montage.

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Cristalino Montage – Row 5

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Montage – Row 5 by Rich Hoyer 29 November 2011

This week reveals the identities of the photos from Row 5 in Rich Hoyer’s Cristalino Montage.

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Cristalino Montage – Row 4

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Montage – Row 4 by Rich Hoyer 22 November 2011

This week reveals the identities of the photos from Row 4 in Rich Hoyer’s Cristalino Montage.

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Cristalino Montage – Row 3

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Montage – Row 3 by Rich Hoyer 15 November 2011

This week reveals the identities of the photos from Row 3 in Rich Hoyer’s Cristalino Montage.

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Cristalino Montage – Row 2

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Montage – Row 2 by Rich Hoyer 8 November 2011

This week reveals the identities of the photos from Row 2 in Rich Hoyer’s Cristalino Montage

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That Cristalino Montage – Row 1

Thumbnail image for That Cristalino Montage – Row 1 by Rich Hoyer 1 November 2011

The answers to the Cristalino Photo Montage are slowly revealed with some additional photos.

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Searching Among Saguaros and Shindaggers for Skippers

Thumbnail image for Searching Among Saguaros and Shindaggers for Skippers by Rich Hoyer 25 October 2011

Rich Hoyer finds some nice birds and bugs while searching for a rare skipper back home in Arizona.

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge – Rich Hoyer’s Last Days and Bird List Totals

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Lodge – Rich Hoyer’s Last Days and Bird List Totals by Rich Hoyer 18 October 2011

Rich Hoyer summarizes his last days and the bird list total from two months at the amazing Cristalino Jungle Lodge

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: October 5-11, 2011

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: October 5-11, 2011 by Rich Hoyer 11 October 2011

This weeks highlights from Rich Hoyer’s stay at Cristalino Lodge include a Great Dusky Swift and Hook-billed Kite from the tower, as well as some nice finds on night walks.

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: Sep 29-Oct 5, 2011

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: Sep 29-Oct 5, 2011 by Rich Hoyer 4 October 2011

Rich Hoyer tackles the never-ending challenge of getting the perfect in-flight shot of Sunbittern.

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: Sep 22-28, 2011

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: Sep 22-28, 2011 by Rich Hoyer 27 September 2011

Bad photos of some great birds equals great times at Cristalino Jungle Lodge for Rich Hoyer

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: September 14-20, 2011

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: September 14-20, 2011 by Rich Hoyer 20 September 2011

Rich Hoyer shares some tips on ID and photography of swifts in the Amazonian rainforest of Cristalino Jungle Lodge.

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: September 7-13, 2011

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report: September 7-13, 2011 by Rich Hoyer 15 September 2011

Rich Hoyer guides some non-birders at Cristalino Jungle Lodge, looking for monkeys and trying to entertain with the flashiest birds such as Spangled Cotinga and Sunbittern.

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report – August 31-September 6, 2011

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report – August 31-September 6, 2011 by Rich Hoyer 6 September 2011

Rich Hoyer makes a smelly but rich discovery while photographing butterflies, damselflies, and manakins at Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Brazil

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Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report – August 24-30, 2011

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Lodge Report – August 24-30, 2011 by Rich Hoyer 30 August 2011

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 […]

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Cristalino Jungle Report – August 16-23, 2011

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Report – August 16-23, 2011 by Rich Hoyer 23 August 2011

There are now two 50-meter towers here at Cristalino Jungle Lodge, making it the best place to view the Amazon Rainforest canopy anywhere. It’s about a kilometer walk in either direction to reach the towers (one is across the river), and along the way it’s easy to become distracted by the biodiversity, such as this […]

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Cristalino Jungle Report – August 8-15, 2011

Thumbnail image for Cristalino Jungle Report – August 8-15, 2011 by Rich Hoyer 16 August 2011

Birding and wildlife observation here at Cristalino Jungle Lodge has been fastastic during my first week here.  We’re nearing the end of the dry season, which means days are sunny and hot (but mornings refreshingly cool) and surface water is becoming a scarce resource. Usually we travel the Rio Cristalino to get to more distant […]

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Costa Rica in July

Thumbnail image for Costa Rica in July by Rich Hoyer 9 August 2011

Rich Hoyer is happy to be back and posting, and this time to share just a few photo highlights from the Costa Rica tour he just completed.

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Rich Hoyer’s Scouting Trip to Peru’s Satipo Road

Thumbnail image for Rich Hoyer’s Scouting Trip to Peru’s Satipo Road by Rich Hoyer 12 July 2011

Rich Hoyer reports from Peru’s Satipo River Valley – The Colibri Trail – with photos of the endemic Eye-ringed Thistletail and several other species from the cloud forest.

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