|Variable Hawk, Buteo polysoma, Pacora, Peru, 2011|
Monday, February 20, 2012
Off to Peru
Later today I am off to Pacora, Peru for another season studying the most interesting bird in the world: the Tumbes Swallow (Tachycineta stolzmanni) and examining the natural history of the Tumbes Region. The Tumbes ecoregion occurs in the northwest of Peru and extreme southwest of Ecuador and features dry forests dominated by Acacia and Prosopis trees and tons of endemic plants/insects/birds/etc...
I'll leave Jimmy in charge of the New England reporting and Julia is off in New Zealand, so expect some great stuff when she returns. I am not sure how readily I will be able to access the blog, but I will do my best.