News - February 2015
Setophaga pitiayumi© J. Simón Tagtachian
© Cora Rimoldi
The photo is for illustrative purposes
A limpkin eating snails attract the attention of a great kiskadee and a common gallinule, which are tempted.
This grebe is smaller than the White-tufted Grebe Rollandia rolland as shown by Claudia y Tito in the video. The yellow eye distinguishes from the other grebes among other things.
This Least Grebe is out of the area of distribution. In Argentina it covers an area in the north part of the country from the mountains to the east and reaches the south to the provinces of Santa Fe, Córdoba and Entre Ríos though not completely.
In this pochard family there are two fulvous whistling-duck chicks. The Fulvous Whistling-Duck may dump eggs in other birds' nests of its same species or not. This is not the first time we witness this event. There is a previous record of December 2009. On that occasion also a Rosy-billed Pochard was seen with a Fulvous Whistling-Duck chick among her ducklings.
|And now the final results of the Birding Challenge. Only one data: 118 bird species registered during the whole event. The winners of all categories and the detail of what was spotted by whom is on ecoregistros.org|
|More than 110 bird species observed (heard, photographed and/or seen) during the event. Wednesday is the deadline to hand over the material. So by that time we will know the exact number of species. Anyway follow the provisional results
And now some gems of the event
Cairina moschata domestica© Nicolás Giorgio
| Neotropical Waterbird Census at RECS
On Saturday 7th the count of waterbirds was carried out. This event is organized by Wetlands International and coordinated by Aves Argentinas in our country.
As expected most waterbirds were registered early in the morning along the Coypu Pond. The Black-necked Stilt and the Roseate Spoonbills were the outstanding ones.
Cairina moschata domestica © Sergio Cusano