Oct 062014

As part of the project “Crossing the Caribbean” and with a view to promoting birdwatching tourism as a mechanism to conserve the natural habitats of the Darién and Urabá regions in north-west Colombia, the ebook “Where to watch birds in the Darién and Urabá” was launched this week. The book covers six key lowland sites where over 350 species have been recorded, including specialties like the Sooty-capped Puffbird and Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird. As well as having a remarkable resident avifauna, the region is also a migration hotspot. Over half a million migratory raptors are recorded annually between mid-October and mid-November, as well as tens of thousands of swallows and Eastern Kingbirds. You can download your free copy here.

The production of this book was funded by the Rufford Small Grants Fund and the field work was carried out with the assistance of the Reserva Tacarcuna, Ecohuellas and the Consejos Comunitarios of Sapzurro, Capurganá, San Francisco and Bocas del Atrato.