Into the Wilds of Panama’s Darién

July 30, 2018

Google Darién Gap and first page results include article titles like “Untamed Wilderness”, “Beware the Darién Gap”, “A Terrifying Journey Through the World’s Most Dangerous Jungle”, and “Walking Among the Supernatural Beasts of the Darién Gap”. Why, then, would we ever want to feature this region in our portfolio of destinations? In short – epic wildlife […]

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Top 5 Wildlife Sightings in Panama

July 27, 2018

Last month, we took a small group of travelers to Panama. We started and ended in Panama City with four nights in the Darien Province in between. Panama is a hotbed of biodiversity. It prime geographic location makes it a biological corridor. The Darien region in the far south of the country is the most […]

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Puffins of Machias Seal Island

July 31, 2017

Machias Seal Island lies 10 miles offshore from Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy. At low tide, Machias Seal is one mile long and a few hundred feet wide. Yet up to 5000 pairs of Atlantic puffins, 1000 pairs of razorbills and 500 pairs of common murres congregate on the island during their […]

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Trip Recap – Fall Wildlife Expedition to Yellowstone

October 15, 2016

Last month, we traveled to Yellowstone National Park with a small group from Denver, a trip offered in coordination with Audubon Society of Greater Denver. Dates were chosen to correspond with several fall highlights at Yellowstone including elk rut, bird migration, bear hyperphagy (a state of overeating prior to winter hibernation), cooler temperatures, and smaller […]

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Ecuador – Hummingbird Paradise

July 6, 2015

Although Ecuador only covers 0.2% of the world’s surface, it ranks as the country with the largest biodiversity per kilometer in the world. About the size of Colorado, Ecuador is home to 124 species of hummingbirds, a true hummingbird paradise. By comparison, only 12 species of hummingbirds have been recorded in Colorado. Hummingbirds account for […]

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Costa Rica Trip Report – Tortuguero

June 25, 2015

Though Tortuguero, Costa Rica is primarily known for its turtle season, it offers an abundance of other wildlife watching opportunities. Tortuguero (the name of both the town and the national park) is on a spit of land on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, and is accessible by boat via a network of canals. […]

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Two Reasons to Think About Travel to Colombia

April 15, 2015

Earlier this year, Colombia announced plans to lead a project that would result in the creation of the world’s largest protected area. The ecological corridor across northern South America is an initiative to fight global climate change and to protect the region’s biodiversity. The reserve would cover approximately 135 million hectares (more than 520,000 square […]

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Belize Trip Report – Birding at Caves Branch and Chaa Creek

December 17, 2014

Located at the southeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America. Unlike countries nearby (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras), Belize lacks a history of Spanish conquest and high population densities. About a third of Belize lies in national parks and nature reserves and there are less than […]

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Costa Rica Bird Festival – September 26-28, 2014

July 14, 2014

The second Costa Rica International Bird Festival will be held at Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve from September 26-28, 2014. Selva Verde protects over 500 acres of primary and secondary rainforest and is home to more than 370 species of birds, including the endangered great green macaw. Located in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí in […]

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Birding Life List – Alaska Magazine (June 2014)

May 30, 2014

Reefs to Rockies Co-founder Sheridan Samano, an avid birder, recently wrote an article for Alaska Magazine. The Last Frontier provides ample birding opportunities. The complete article is posted below. Don’t forget to pick up an issue of Alaska Magazine to read about one of the nation’s premier wildlife destinations. AKMMG_140600_00048 AKMMG_140600_00049

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