Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Huaorani Ecolodge Bird Survey 2012
WAO! or WAORANI AMAZING - Our 2012 Life Net bird survey and banding team pulled it off. Twelve days (June11-22) of intensive fieldwork towards developing a bird list for ecotourism along the Shiripuno River at the Huaorani Ecolodge (www.huaorani.com). What did we find? We logged 220 species using birding and mist-netting - laughed daily with the Great Potoo, enjoyed views of White Hawks, and a Black Caracara family. We sunk in the mud for a glipse of a Sunbittern, slouthed for murders of Purple-throated Fruitcrows, and canoed by Spectacled Owls along the river. Thanks for all the hard work everyone.