Male American Redstart

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The forest at Bosque Pomac is even more parched than at Laquipampa, but it is home to endemics like the Peruvian Plantcutter. Photo by Alfredo Fernandez.

Days 1 and 2 of the World Birding Rally took us into tropical forest, in nearly full sun beneath the thin shade of dusty trees and cacti. It was a stark introduction to the unique Tumbesian region, where an unusual climate has helped create a birder’s wish list of endemic species.

Trip Report: Texas Whooping Cranes & The Lower Rio Grande

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Birding trip report for the Rio Grande valley in Texas, February 24 – March 3, 2012 (High Lonesome BirdTours)