Articles by Josh

Amazonian Birding at Sacha Kawsay

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3-6 February 2016.  We made plans to visit Shiripuno Lodge in Western Amazonia. Shiripuno is one of the best sites for remote and intact rainforest where there is little hunting pressure; hence you can still find a lot of mammals, Curassows, and Tinamous. Unfortunately, a week before our scheduled visit, one of the uncontacted tribes that still [...]

Mashpi Amagusa Rerserve and Mashpi Artisanal Chocolate Farm

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1-3 November 2015. After Bellavista, we headed to the Mashpi/Guayabillas/Las Delicias area. The name Masphi applies to two different locations that are reasonably close on a map but are not connected directly by road. What is known among birders as the “Mashpi road” is actually the Las Delicias–Guayabillas Road, where the birding area [...]

Best of Colombia

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Adios Colombia! We used every day of the 180 days Colombia allows on a tourist visa and we would have happily stayed another month, or perhaps the rest of our lives, in this marvelous country. We sadly left huge parts of the country unvisited – we only made it to one Amazonian destination, we completely missed the Llanos, we barely birded Cauca [...]

Birding Putumayo – Colombia’s birding frontier

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16 – 21 September 2015.  We really ran short of time in southern Colombia, unfortunately. We had hoped to visit PNN Cueva de los Guacharos, the Mocoa area, the Sibundoy area, and the Junin area (RNA Pangan and Rio Ñambi) but we only had a few days left on our Colombian visas so we decided to check out the Mocoa and Sibundoy areas as there [...]