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February 24th 2007
Published: February 24th 2007
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A male on its favorite branch, during the morning display.

Dear friends,


Shiripuno Amazon Lodge and Shiripuno Research Center, whose mission in the Huaorani Reserve is to promote ecotourism and tropical ecological studies, invite you to the very first bird survey of the Shiripuno area.
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May 7-13, 2007 (Monday to Sunday)


From Coca, the Shiripuno Amazon Lodge is seven hours from Coca (three hours by car and four hours by motorized canoe)
The Shiripuno River is located about 75 km southeast of Coca and just outside the Yasuni National Park boundaries, has a wide variety of habitats, such as terra firme, old vàrzea, riparian forest, small oxbow lakes, clay licks, moriche swamps, and small streams.

A check of the “Birds of Ecuador” by Robert S.Ridgely and Paul J. Greenfield reveals that the avifauna of this area is little studied and poorly known.


Our Goal: To document the status of the bird species in our area.

Our trail network consists of 20 km of well-maintained trails, covering the majority of local habitats and making it likely that a great many of the birds and other wildlife will be found.


Cost: $10 per day/person for food, board and transportation from
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A typical position for capturing flying insects.
Coca-Shiripuno-Coca. There is also a one-time entrance fee of $20 to the Huaorani Reserve.

Join us to find out where our birds are living or forward this invitation to other professionals, who may be interested in participating.





Contact: Jarol Fernando Vaca
Shiripuno Tour Operator
Av. Amazonas 853 y Veintimilla
2 527 668, 2 523 072, 2 271 094
E-mail: shiripuno2004@yahoo.com


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