During one of my birding trips we stumbled upon a Lowland tapir. Tapirs are huge mammals weighing at least 500 pounds. You would think that it is impossible for them to stay under the radar, but they proved me wrong.
It was a beautiful and sunny day, a perfect day to continue with their bucket list. For this day: trying to spot as many birds as possible.
Another day of birding to check on the 'wish list' or 'bucket list'. On this day: in search of the Lowland tapir.
Usually during a birding trip we try to spot as many birds as we can. But this time I also got a 'wish list' for what to look for and they gave me 3 days to complete the task. On day 1: in search of the Harpy Eagle.
Just recently I discovered something amazing inside the Fauna paradise: butterflies and moths. An unfamiliar ground for me as the insect world is much larger than the bird world. But curiosity brought me so far to also study and observe these wonderful tiny creatures. One of the first butterflies that actually 'triggered' my enthusiasm is the Olive wing butterfly (Nessaea obrinus)
The Blue-crowned Motmot is a secretive bird, but also a resident of Kabalebo. Even though it is a common bird, it is also almost impossible to 'immortalize' it. After years of waiting patiently, I was finally able to succeed.
Since 2013 we are feeding ocelots close to the Kabalebo resort, giving visitors the chance of a lifetime to see these wild cats up close and personal. Slender wild cats of mid height who are completely used to everything and everybody near the resort. But still they are being confused and are seen as a jaguar (?!) In this post we take a closer look at the 'profiles' of both the ocelot and the jaguar.
Since 2013 I am anxiously waiting for this fellow to pay us a visit: the Green-bellied Hummingbird. He pays us a visit between February and May every year since 2013. And for this year he officially arrived at Kabalebo on March 14, 2015.
When you think of the undisturbed Amazon, you often associate it with exotic birds. Colorful and loud birds that is. Toucans can be seen as one of them; colorful, agile and loud. Here in Kabalebo we have 2 different toucans: the Channel-billed (left) and the Red-billed toucan (right). At first glance they look similar to each other. So it often occurs that these two can be easily mixed up or it can sometimes be confusing to tell them apart. Here are some simple clues to know them a bit better …..
During my leave of absence I also seek the flora and fauna outside Kabalebo. In this journal I take a look back when I traveled to the Galapagos islands.
It often happens that during a birding trip we spot more than we bargain for. In this journal it is all about a birding day in Kabalebo and more …..