News - June 2014

What birds are expected to arrive? More birds have been added to the list. Clic on Winter birds to see the list


Grayish Saltator
Saltator coerulescens
Grayish Saltator
28-06-14 © Sergio Cusano
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove
28-06-14 © Sergio Cusano
Rock Pigeon
Columba livia
Rock Pigeon
28-06-14 © Sergio Cusano

Diego Bastías brings some great news. He saw a pair of White-barred Piculet. Till now only the female has been seen. Moreover, Hugo photographed the female on the day of the survey. We hope they will breed here. He also saw three Suiriri Flycatchers and three Grey-throated Warbling-Finches

Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Yellow-browed Tyrant
28-06-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
28-06-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Five species: Along with the coscoroba swan, ringed teal Callonetta leucophrys, Brazilian teal Amazonetta brasiliensis, Sirirí pampa Dendrocygna viduata and red-fronted coot Fulica rufifrons

Cocoi Heron
Ardea cocoi
Cocoi Heron
28-06-14 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida
Cocoi Heron
28-06-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule
28-06-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Spot-flanked Gallinule
Gallinula melanops
Spot-flanked Gallinule
28-06-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
28-06-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Eared Dove
Zenaida auriculata
Eared Dove
28-06-14 © Sergio Cusano
Southern Caracara
Caracara plancus
Southern Caracara
28-06-14 © Sergio Cusano

Preening another adult

White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling-Duck
28-06-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Result of the Bird Survey organized by the COARECS - 28th of June On a pleasant Saturday the 6th Bird Survey took place. The result was 103 species. See the report
ruteros1 2 EYG 6 14 Grupo 5 (2)Some participants

Sharp-billed Canastero
Asthenes pyrrholeuca
Sharp-billed Canastero
28-06-14 © Francisco González Táboas
White-barred Piculet
Picumnus cirratus
White-barred Piculet
28-06-14 © Hugo Hulsberg
Black-necked Swan
Cygnus melancoryphus
Black-necked Swan
28-06-14 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida
Rufous-sided Crake
Laterallus melanophaius
Rufous-sided Crake
28-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Solitary Black Cacique
Cacicus solitarius
Solitary Black Cacique
28-06-14 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
Poospiza melanoleuca
Black-capped Warbling-Finch
20-06-14 © Ignacio Agudelo
Variable Oriole
Icterus pyrrhopterus
Variable Oriole
28-06-14 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida
White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland
White-tufted Grebe
28-06-14 © Hugo Hulsberg
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
Tropical Parula
28-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
Aramides cajaneus
Gray-necked Wood-Rail
28-06-14 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida
White-lined Tanager
Tachyphonus rufus
White-lined Tanager
28-06-14 © Francisco González Táboas
Spix's Spinetail
Synallaxis spixi
Spix's Spinetail
28-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Chimango Caracara
Milvago chimango
Chimango Caracara
28-06-14 © Hugo Hulsberg
Cattle Tyrant
Machetornis rixosa
Cattle Tyrant
28-06-14 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal
28-06-14 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida



Vulture
Cathartes sp.
Jote/Vulture

Jote/VultureIgnacio also saw this vulture. Unluckily it is very far and flying away. It is very difficult to know if this is a Turkey Vulture or a Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture. They are quite alike. Each has only one photographic record. Though the Turkey Vulture is more likely to happen in this area. © Ignacio Agudelo

Green-backed Becard
Pachyramphus viridis
Green-backed Becard
03-05-14 © Ignacio Agudelo

This is a previous record of green-backed becard taken by Ignacio in the same area, Canal Viamonte in May

Green-backed Becard
21-06-14 © Ignacio Agudelo
Green-backed Becard
21-06-14 © Ignacio Agudelo
Grey-throated Warbling-Finch
Poospiza cabanisi
Grey-throated Warbling-Finch
20-06-14 © Ignacio Agudelo
Snail Kite
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Snail Kite
20-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-tipped Dove
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove
20-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Rufous Hornero
Furnarius rufus
Rufous Hornero
15-06-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
20-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
Mimus saturninus
Chalk-browed Mockingbird
15-06-14 © Gustavo F. Brahamian

Butterflies of June
Syma sister
Adelpha syma
Almirante menor/Syma sister© Victoria Mansilla
Syma sister
Adelpha symaAlmirante Menor 3 VIM 6 14
© Victoria Mansilla
Banded Longwing
Heliconius erato phyllis
Almendra común/Banded Longwing© Victoria Mansilla
Ghost yellow
Eurema albula sinoe
Blanquita/Ghost yellow© Sergio Cusano
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon bazochii
Frotadora enana/Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak© Victoria Mansilla
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon bazochii
Frotadora enana/Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak© Victoria Mansilla
Bella Mapwing
Hypanartia bella
Bellísima común/Bella Mapwing© Favio Gustavo Belotto
Julia
Dryas iulia alcionea
Julia/Julia© Nicolás Giorgio
Remus Greenstreak
Cyanophrys remus
Frotadora esmeralda coluda/Remus Greenstreak© Victoria Mansilla
Mexican Silverspot
Dione moneta
Moneta/Mexican Silverspot© Victoria Mansilla
Common Lazy
Actinote pellenea
Perezosa común/Common Lazy© Victoria Mansilla
Ithra Crescent
Oritlia ithra
Bataraza/Ithra Crescent© Victoria Mansilla
Southern Monarch
Danaus erippus
Monarca/Southern Monarch© Victoria Mansilla
Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae maculosa
Espejitos/Gulf Fritillary© Victoria Mansilla
In memory of Horacio Reinaudo We received the sad news about his death

No doubt Horacio was a pioneer. This site was among the first to be on the internet. At that time building a site was not as easy as it is now. Codes were not meant for everybody. But his tenacity and energy were stronger and beat the dream imagined along with other observers during their walks around the RECS. Already in Sweden on 10th of January 2006 the site www.costanera.se was inaugurated. Who would imagine that this small reserve in Buenos Aires would be lodged in a server 14000km away! And rumor had it. "Have you seen the site of the reserve? Visit costanera.se" and people looked somewhat puzzled ".se?"

Do you remember the first version where all birds were piled on the left bar? A long list which did not last long. He reorganized it in a much more accesible way divided into families, and then came the English version and later the alphabetical order for those who were not acquainted with families. And each photo had to be processed. It was cut, and compressed so that it could be downloaded quickly because "not everybody has a quick conection" he said, and made the file with all the links. And then checking that those links worked correctly was a must!

All this patience, perseverance, generosity and selflessness is your legacy. Thanks to you, we have now all this information available. And personally I feel very grateful you entrusted me with the continuation of your work.

Cora


Horacio Reinaudo RECS  22-02-2004Horacio Reinaudo along with observers at RECS

Horacio ReinaudoHoracio Reinaudo at a farewell dinner before going back to Sweden in 2004. I thank Diego Caiafa for the photos.

Blue-and-white Swallow
Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Blue-and-white Swallow
13-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Great Grebe
17-06-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Great Grebe
17-06-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Yellow-browed Tyrant
Satrapa icterophrys
Yellow-browed Tyrant
13-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
Pipraeidea bonariensis
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
18-06-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Blue-and-yellow Tanager
14-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Saffron Finch
Sicalis flaveola
Saffron Finch
17-06-14 © Nicolás Giorgio

Meter ruler metro de profundidad/meter ruleDepth of water on 14th of June, 67 cm © J. Simón Tagtachian

White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling-Duck
07-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

18 individuals (not all of them in the photo)

Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
07-06-14 © Victoria Mansilla

Catching insects

Wattled Jacana
07-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Several birds, among them a juvenile jacana (top) and a kiskadee (below), flew onto the buckets to see what insects they could find and only jumped off when the content of the bucket was about to be emptied into the truck
Great Kiskadee
07-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Some waterbirds
Red-gartered Coot
Fulica armillata
Red-gartered Coot
07-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

With common gallinule Gallinula galeata (right) and 2 spot-flanked gallinules Porphyrio melanops.

Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys
Ringed Teal
07-06-14 © Victoria Mansilla

With common gallinule Gallinula galeata.

Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule
07-06-14 © Victoria Mansilla

With red-fronted coot Fulica rufifrons (back)

Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana
07-06-14 © Victoria Mansilla

With Brazilian teal Amazonetta brasiliensis on the left and silver teal Spatula versicolor on the right


New bird species
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle
Geranoaetus melanoleucus
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle
31-05-14 © Elsa y Guillermo Marcaida



Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Great Grebe
01-06-14 © Fabio Gustavo Belotto

It was eating fish very near the coast

Great Grebe
01-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
American Kestrel
01-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Wattled Jacana
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana
01-06-14 © Rodolfo Pani
01-06-14 © Rodolfo Pani

Juvenile searching food

Great Egret
Ardea alba
Great Egret
03-06-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Masked Gnatcatcher
Polioptila dumicola
Masked Gnatcatcher
01-06-14 © Fabio Gustavo Belotto
Coscoroba Swan
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swan
01-06-14 © Rodolfo Pani

With white-faced whistling-duck and cattle tyrant.

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
07-06-14 © Victoria Mansilla
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
01-06-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
White-faced Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling-Duck
03-06-14 © Nicolás Giorgio
Straneck's Tyrannulet
Serpophaga griseicapilla
Straneck's Tyrannulet
01-06-14 © Fabio Gustavo Belotto



June 5th - 28th anniversary of Reserva Costanera Sur and World Environment Day This 5th of June the reserve is turning 28. To celebrate the occasion different activities have been organized throught the week.

On June 5th World Environment Day is also celebrated. It focuses on raising awareness and encouraging people on environmental issues, taking part in activities such as talks, recycling campaigns, tree plantations, etc. The theme of this year is "Raise your voice, not the sea level".

New butterfly species: Ghost Yellow
Eurema albula sinoe
Blanquita/Ghost Yellow© Victoria Mansilla

Caterpillar of Halysidota ruscheweyhi Halysidota ruscheweyhi© Victoria Mansilla