CAYAYA BIRDING - Birdwatching in Guatemala

Newletter #2
31 October 2005

Rufous-tailed Jacamar300+ species Tour
More than 300 species have been observed during a 17 days tour in February, see a trip report by Kirsten Geertz-Hansen
www.cayaya-birding.com/tripreports/

Our 2006 spring 300+ species tour is scheduled for 9-30 March. Itinerary at
www.cayaya-birding.com/5dtour_spring.htm


bird recordsBird records

Have you been birding in Guatemala and seen something noteworthy? Report it online and send your observations to the Ornithological Society of Guatemala at
www.avesdeguatemala.org/reportsengl.htm


Orange-breasted FalconNEWS FROM OUR BIRDING HOTSPOTS

Tikal
The Orange-breasted Falcon (Falco deiroleucus) was present in Tikal also in 2005. During a birding tour we saw a pair handing over prey and flying in a cavity on temple IV on 15 and 16 February 2005. The Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) was observed on Temple VI.
Photo at
www.cayaya-birding.com/birdphotos/raptors.htm

Los Tarrales
Breeding of the Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus) in the Los Tarrales Reserve has been confirmed in 2005 by observations of Gerardo López and Andy Burge. An adult was seen during a tour in March
www.cayaya-birding.com/birdphotos/chachalacas.htm


Maya Cloud Forest Lodge NEWS FROM THE PROJECTS WE ARE SUPPORTING

Chelemhá cloud forest reserve The Maya Cloud Forest Lodge is ready to welcome 4 guests.

Bird monitoring in Alta Verapaz
The Slate-colored Seedeater (Sporophila schistacea) has been reported for the first time in Guatemala during the PROEVAL RAXMU bird monitoring in Rocjá Pomtilá. Noteworthy records from the monitoring program are reported in the Central America section of NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS, a quarterly journal for bird records.

Ornithological Society of Guatemala
Cayaya Birding is sponsoring the website of the Ornithological Society of Guatemala (Sociedad Guatemalteca de Ornitología)
Visit www.avesdeguatemala.org


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