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Birding for conservation

ACR Boshumi - Golden back mountain Tanager

Boshumi, a conservation area with new birds for San Martin, Peru

The expedition to the Regional Conservation Area – ACR Boshumi surprised by the high record of endemic birds, in some cases new to the San Martin department. Regional Conservation Area – ACR Boshumi (Bosques de Shunté y Mishollo) Boshumi is the second ACR in the department of San Martin, with an area of 191 thousand …

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Colibrí cola de espátula

Marvelous Spatuletail, the iconic bird of Peru

Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) is without a doubt the most representative bird of Peru, due to its endemism and particular beauty, as well as the great interest of birdwatchers and nature lovers from all over the world in recording it. Marvelous Spatuletail, a hidden hummingbird in northern Peru The Marvelous Spatuletail is only found in …

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Birding for conservation

Birding for conservation Program

Birding for conservation is an environmental education program that aims to raise public awareness about the importance of conserving nature, using bird watching as the main tool, a fun activity that seeks to connect people with the birds in their natural environment and turn them into local conservation leaders. Advances of “Birding for conservation” Until …

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Hummingbirds of Arena Blanca Reserve, Alto Mayo Protected Forest, San Martin, Peru

Hummingbirds of Arena Blanca Reserve, Alto Mayo Protected Forest, San Martin, Peru

Hummingbirds are very representative birds of Arena Blanca Reserve because a few years ago the reserve has been offering to birdwatchers a hummingbird observatory that includes a large garden with different species of flowers and feeders which allows observing and photographing several hummingbird species. The Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are a family that only inhabits the Americas, …

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santa eulalia birding

Santa Eulalia Birding Expedition, Lima, Peru

The Santa Eulalia basin is located east of the Lima city after Chosica and has well-preserved mountain ecosystems that are home to a large number of endemic and restricted birds. This article is about an expedition conducted by Alex Gimenez and Ikam Expeditions team to observe the main birds of Santa Eulalia and their associated …

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peru and birdwatching

Peru and birdwatching as a national hobby

Peru has registered 1877 birds (Plenge, 2020), so it is one of the countries with the largest number of birds in the world. For this reason, between others that are presented in this article, bird watching is an activity with a big potential to become a national hobby. The importance of birds in ancient Peru …

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Trips to the Amazon rainforest, well-being and health

Connecting with nature is essential to improve our health and happiness; in this article, we present the benefits and tips to connect with the Amazon rainforest and wildlife in your next trips. Benefits of nature travel to our well-being According to Richard Louv, the connection with nature should be a human right, due to the …

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Progress in participatory urban bird monitoring in Moyobamba, Peru

The need to bring people closer to nature and, in the case of the San Martin region, to bring the community closer to the forests and the incredible species that live there, has motivated the Ikam Expeditions team to lead bird monitoring activities with the participation of local people. In that sense, these activities involved …

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