Barred Parakeet

Sierra de las Minas – Guatemala’s hidden cloud forest gem

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18-19 March 2014 We first heard about Las Minas while we were volunteering at El Triunfo in Chiapas. The park guard, Ismael, told us that Las Minas is incredible, the best birding in Guatemala, and one of his favorite places outside of El Triunfo. With such high recommendations our curiosity was sparked. Where is this Las Minas place? The [...]

El Triunfo

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Nov 11 – Nov 18 Kathi and I had the terrific fortune to visit El Triunfo for a week in November as volunteers for a Horned Guan, Highland Guan and Resplendent Quetzal monitoring project conducted by INECOL (Instituto de Ecología) and ECOSUR (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur).  Researchers at INECOL and ECOSUR have been monitoring these species [...]