Los Tarrales Reserve, Volcán Atitlán

7-10 February 2017

On the slopes of Volcán Atitlán, Los Tarrales Reserve ranges in altitude from 750 to 3,500 meters (2,300 – 11,500 feet). This provides fabulous altitudinal birding across a variety of habitats, including coffee and ornamental flower plantations, humid broadleaf forest, and cloud forest. The reserve protects the watershed for a number of communities. It also provides work and income for the community, which includes the excellent birding guides and brothers, Josué, Léster, and Aaron de León Lux. Following are some favorite images from my time at Los Tarrales.

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Lesson’s Motmot (Momotus lessonii)
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Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutile) with a crown of yellow flower pollen.
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Harvest Moon Over Los Tarrales
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White Hawk (Pseudastur albicollis)
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White Hawk (Pseudastur albicollis)
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White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens)
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Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)
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Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)
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Crimson-patched Longwing (Heliconius erato petiverana)
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Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis)
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Fan-tailed Warbler (Basileuterus lachrymosus)

 

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