Saffron-headed Parrot

RNA Titi Cabeciblanco, Cottontop Tamarin Reserve

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14-22 July 2015. We have had the great fortune to volunteer for ProAves at a couple of their newest reserves, conducting bird surveys and searching for rare and key species. First we spent eight fantastic days in the Perijá Mountains, in the amazing new Reserva Chamicero del Perijá (Perija Thistletail Reserve). Most recently we spent a bit over [...]

A tour of the ProAves Reserves in Colombia’s Eastern Andes – Recurve-billed Bushbird Reserve, Cerulean Warbler Reserve, and Northern Helmeted Curassow Reserve

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7-14 May 2015. Most people visit these reserves on guided trips, but it is possible to visit the reserves on your own, whether it be by car, bus, or moto taxi. However, one thing that you quickly learn about driving around Colombia is that it can take forever to get anywhere. Generally speaking, the roads are in great condition compared to some [...]

At the end of the road and into the jungle

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13 – 22 July 2014 The Pan-American Highway starts to deteriorate in the town of Aguafría as you cross from Eastern Panamá Province into Darién Province. From the provincial border east you dodge pot holes, speed bumps and sleeping dogs for another hour or two. These are not just any ordinary pot holes though; some of them consume half the [...]