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Black Collared Hawk of the Amazon Rainforest, Preservation and Conservation, Peru

As we idle along the Amazon basin creek in our skiff, we see a variety of birds.  Sometimes we see different species of hawks than we find at home.  I take this photograph of a black collared hawk which is native to much of South and Central America, but not found elsewhere in the wild.… Continue reading Black Collared Hawk of the Amazon Rainforest, Preservation and Conservation, Peru

Capped Heron of the Amazon Rainforest, Preservation and Conservation, Peru

This morning we board the skiffs to explore a winding creek in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.  Shortly after we enter the creek from the larger tributary of the Amazon River, it begins to drizzle.  Although we visit the region toward the end of the dry season, it rains year-round in the Amazon basin.  We… Continue reading Capped Heron of the Amazon Rainforest, Preservation and Conservation, Peru