Wednesday, December 28, 2011

El Jaguar CBC sets new record!

The third annual El Jaguar Christmas Bird Count this year tallied 197 species, setting a new record and adding 36 new species to the count circle checklist.  With teams covering several new sites, including part of Lago Apanas by boat, this year's count also racked up an incredible 6,342 individual birds. 

Among the most noteworthy birds recorded were Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus), Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata), Olive-throated Parakeet (Aratinga nana), Emerald-chinned Hummingbird (Abeillia abeillei), Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird (Tilmatura dupontii), Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda), Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia variegaticeps), Black-crowned Tityra (Tityra inquisitor), and Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea).

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