South American Birding

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Subject: South American Birding
From: nick leseberg <>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 01:35:50 +0000
Ladies and Gents,

I have been lucky to have spent most of the
last few months backpacking and birding in South America, including
Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. I still have a couple of
months left in which I'll be going to Bolivia and Brazil before
finishing up with some more birding in Ecuador.

Having birded
almost exclusively in Australia prior to this I have found it to be a
daunting, challenging, frustrating but ultimately exhilarating
experience. As a first timer in the neotropics it is impossible not to
be overwhelmed by the sheer number and diversity of species in front of

I am slowly getting around to doing trip reports for select
areas I birded, and have completed the first; it covers my four days
spent in Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Argentina. Magellanic
and Gentoo Penguins, Andean Condors and Magellanic Woodpeckers were the
highlights, not to mention the unforgettable scenery. The trip is aimed
at Australian birders, and includes introductions to the locations, some
 commentary on the places visited and species seen, photos of both the
birds and scenery as well as a trip list. If I had a website I'd put it
on that (maybe one day), but in the mean time if anyone is interested,
please email me at  and I'll be happy to
send you a copy.

In the mean time, I am studying up for Bolivia
and my first trip to the Amazon basin. Only about 1700 species to learn!

 and good birding!

Nick Leseberg
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