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2022 - 23 Christmas Bird Counts


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I got back on Saturday from doing 3 CBC's in the Estación Biológica las Guacamayas in Petén, around Cobán, Alta Verapaz, and the Corredor del Quetzal in Baja Verapaz. Aside from a long and tedious bus trip (17 hours when it should have been 8 ) to Petén it was great. I got lifers in two counts, including the much-longed-for Agami Heron. Also Ferringinous Pygmy Owl and Gray-Collared Becard. We saw so many Golden-Cheeked Warblers in Alta Verapaz it got boring! Two rarities in Baja Verapaz, Peregrine Falcon and Wood Stork. I was team leader for Alta Verapaz, which was fun. Lots of fun company and new friends, as well as encounters with old friends I hadn't seen for 3 years. Also lots of crocodiles, monkeys, and lizards. 

I have two more the first week of January, much closer to home this time.

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54 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

They do CBCs into the new year?

Yep this one is always usually the 1st or 2nd.  There is another on the 4th I wanted to do, but that day won’t work…because of work.  Not sure I could get away with calling it a “volunteer day”.  

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