Pacific Biodiversity Institute Research Expedition

Pacific Biodiversity Institute Research Expedition

February 13, 2014 by  
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Pacific Biodiversity Institute invites avid birders to join a research expedition March 2 – 14, 2014, in the provinces of Salta and Jujuy in northwestern Argentina…

The Plight of the Red Knot

January 21, 2014 by  
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Breeding in the Canadian Artic and wintering in Argentina and Chile, red knots undertake an epic migration journey of around 9,300 miles (15,000 km) twice every year. In order to complete the voyage successfully, red knots (Calidris canutus) require top quality food sources…

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is approximately 17 inches in length, with both sexes looking similar. They are predominantly white in color, with short, dull orange, pointed bills. In some rare instances, some adult birds might have deep red legs and bills, opposed to the dull yellow or orange that is generally found. Today, these [...]

Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris) is commonly found throughout the year in Mexico, Northern Argentina and central Chile, with a few being recorded in Guatemala. They are both coastal and inland birds, and frequent beaches, wetland areas, rivers and even ponds. Adult Collared Plovers are white on their bellies, with a black band across their [...]

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)

February 9, 2009 by  
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The impressively large and passive Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is a waterbird that was formerly called the Wood Ibis, with the name change coming about because it is not actually an ibis at all. Wood Storks are the only stork native to North America and the only stork that breeds in this country, though they [...]