If ever there existed an ultimate symbol of the beauty embodied by birds, the Resplendent Quetzal would certainly qualify
Rare, stunningly beautiful, elusive, and limited to the remote and mist-draped cloud forests of Central America, this bird, with its shimmering golden green and blood-red feathers.
I had a project in mind at the start of this year to get some nice images of the elusive highlands cats of Costa Rica, like the Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) and the Margay (Leopardus wiedii).
But before setting up the “high-end” camera traps, I needed to know where to put them, where the animals where walking at night, how where they moving, etc. So I decided to found this out this year by setting up game cameras in the highlands of Costa Rica
Nice to see my image of a White-collared Manakins (Manacus candei) on the cover of Oecologia.
In this issue, Wolfe et al. show that dry El Niño events were associated with strikingly low manakin survival in young forests, while El Niño events had little effect on survival in mature forests. These results suggest that mature forests may serve as refugia for fruit-eating birds during periods of climatic instability.
A little more info can be found at here
It’s always nice to see my images put to good use. Tom it’s using my “Free to use for education” license for a poster in the annual Fellows Symposium at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City for The rates of avian community development in forest canopy and understory.
Very interesting poster!
If you want to learn more about my “Education and conversation licenses” you can follow this link
The Cloud Forest… the cold breeze, great landscapes, and the amazing birding. It’s probably one of my favorite places in the world.
I’m frequently asked if I can recommend any bird photography destination in Costa Rica.
I don’t always have the opportunity to give an answer as precise as I would like, so I thought a series of post describing some places that have work for me would be helpful for all you guys.