Archive for August, 2008

Harpy Eagle Photo – Caraj√°s National Forest.

August 29, 2008

Hello!

First of all: My Fight against the pneumonia is NOT being easy! ūüė¶

I still have some cought…

Any how, today, I’m feeling better & for the very first time, I’m adding a photo at my BLOG, which was a request from one of my readers.

This picture was taken, early this August in Caraj√°s National Forest. It is a young Harpy Eagle. The tree is right by the road – Very Convenient!

Enjoy the Weekend!

Yours,

Paulo Boute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Birthday!!!

August 27, 2008

Hello!

Today is my Birthday!!!

I already got a gift from my wife & son.

But, I quoted as a gift the Southern House Wren that was singing at our back yard for about 30 minutes!

Cheerio!

Paulo Boute.

Road to the Pantanal”: Cuiab√° / Pocon√©.

August 25, 2008

Hello!

Last Saturday, I made a quick bird ride to the Pantanal. My guest was in need of Greater Rhea & Hyacinth

Macaws. Since he had a afternoon flight, we only could spend the morning birding.

We left his hotel near the airport by 7:00 AM. We drove toward Pocon√© but, we made a quick stop by the Bento Gomes River to watch a parrot : What a surprise – It was a Yellow-faced Parrot. Never ever seen on this area! Only in Chapada dos Guimar√£es National Park. Then, it got joined by another parrot: A Orange-winged Parrot. Also not common on the area – Double Surprise. Then, we had a very good views of a Red-bileed Scythbill.¬† Soon after, passing the bridge, we stop to look a Savanna Hawk – Another surprise: A Greater Rhea was right behind it!¬† Well, with no more ” pressure in my shouleders” we made a few more stops for birds:¬† Chotoy Spinetail, Chesnut-bellied Seedeater…We arrived at the Pantanal by 08:30 – In time to have wonderful views of the Hyacinth Macaws! We returned to his hotel by 12:30 pm, where we celebrated our tour with a very nice meal – A Brazilian “Feijoada” ( Beans soup with Pork).

Cheerio!

Paulo Boute.

Araripe Manakin – Good News!

August 23, 2008

Hello!

Araripe Manakin – Very Good News!!!

Sir David Attenborough is supporting , the preservation of the Araripe Manakin.

Link:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiKmbwvgad8

Isn’t that Great?

Cheerio!

Paulo Boute.

 

 

 

AM x PM…

August 22, 2008

Hello!

The pneumonia made a sort of “come back”…which was holding me of my daily basis postings in my BLOG…

Today, I’m feeling better & have great news:

Yesterday, AFTERNOON, I had an impressive good birding in CHAPADA DOS GUIMAR√ÉES…Usually, the afternoons¬† “NEVER” beat the mornings but, having on the SAME afternoon: Ruby-Topaz, Horned Sungeam, Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle & Pheasant Cuckoo made me to reavaliate such “statement”…

That was an afternoon that shall not be forgotten!!!

Best Wishes,

Paulo Boute.

Double Potoos & More!!!

August 19, 2008

Hello!

I’m at the Piuval Lodge ( www.pousadapiuval.com.br)

Yesterday, I had a birding walk, when I had the chance of seeing Two Potoos, almost side by side!

It NEVER happened before!!!

Then, soon later two Ferruginous Pigmy Owls, also almost side by side – One on the Gray and another on the brown fase!

It NEVER happened before – Either!!!

Best Wishes,

Paulo Boute.

Agami Heron & Xenopsaris!

August 18, 2008

Agami Heron & Xenopsaris!

What a wonderful combination! Me and the couple, I’m guiding saw those marvellous creatures at the Pantanal, yesterday!!!

 

Cheerio!

 

Paulo Boute.

I’m in my way to Mato Grosso.

August 15, 2008

Hello!

Yesterday, I went, again, to the Doctor & he said I may “survive” to a flight ride…

So, I’m taking a flight tonight to Mato Grosso, whre for a week, I will guide a couple of Brazilian that live in USA…

Cheerio!

Paulo.

Good News!!!

August 14, 2008

Hello!

Good News: If, there is anyone planning a trip to Itatiaia National Park, near to Rio. There is a couple of Swallow-tailed Cotingas, building a nest near the restaurant. The nest is located on  a group of medium sized trees on the left side of it.

Canastra:¬† No visitors are allowed into the NP on Tuesday. It’s also recommended to hire a local guide for getting early into the Park. ( It’s R$70,00 day/fee about USD43,00).

Enjoy the Weekend!

Yours,

Paulo Boute.

Having some problems…

August 12, 2008

Hello!

I fell very sorry for not being able to post at my blog, recently…

I’m having a pneumonia…It’s quite tough…I’m still guiding…for areas that I think are too cold & windy, I’m hiring a local guide…

At the moment, we are at CANASTRA NATIONAL PARK. This morning we saw four Brazilian Mergansers…

I hope , by next week to be better…

 

Cheerio!

 

Paulo Boute.

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