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Podocarpus National Park

ECUADOR | Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Views [36]

White-breasted Parakeet perched

White-breasted Parakeet perched

THE JOCOTOCO RUN LODGE AT COPALINGA is a gem.  Secluded on a forested hillside, you can easily forget you are only minutes from town.  The cabins are clean, well-lighted and have plenty of hot water.  Maria and her staff make wonderful meals and keep the hummingbird feeders well stocked.  The big draw here is a hide often visited by the Gray Tinamou and the lodge’s proximity to the lower part of Podocarpus National Park.

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   Eating dirt!  White-breasted Parakeet

It rained all night long forcing Dusan to reluctantly postpone our hike into the park.  When we finally started up the trail, the river below was a raging torrent of chocolate milk while flocks of tanagers, warblers and flycatchers flitted in the trees.  The highlight of the 3 mile walk was a group of eight white-breasted parakeets who alternately perched and pecked at the hillside for minerals essential to their diet.

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   Gray Tinamou (Connie's photo)

I played sloth while Connie joined the others in the rain to look for the tinamou and nightjars.  Birding in the rain for semi-domesticated fowl isn’t exactly my cup of chai and as Maria quipped, “Tinamou is just forest pollo!”

 

 

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