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Gunnar Engblom
Works at Kolibri Expeditions
Attended Stockholms universitet
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I cut 44 minutes on my Marathon Master PR time in two years and qualified to Boston. Here are my "secrets".  They are not really secrets, but things I wished I knew before. 
There are no shortcuts. You have to to do the hard work. Put in the miles and do your hard workouts. The last two years for me have been amazing. From being barely a sub 4 hour Marathoner two years
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The lunge matrix. A great warm up. Do you do it?
 
Matt, enjoyed your Runners Connect interview today. I was wondering is that 10 on each leg or 5 on each leg (totalling 10) of each exersice. 
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Matt, enjoyed your Runners Connect interview today. I was wondering is that 10 on each leg or 5 on each leg (totalling 10) of each exersice. 
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Hi Gunnar. Glad you enjoyed my podcast on Runners Connect! In the video I generally recommend at least 10 lunges in total (5 each leg) but it will obviously depend on weather conditions, how you are feeling, what activity you are preparing for, etc. Most important is always do a few 'baby lunge' versions first to avoid suddenly forcing large range of movements.
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Endangered Long-whiskered Owlet Xenoglaux lowery was filmed on our tour at Fundo Alta Nieva close to Abra Patricia in North Peru, March 2014.
The endemic Owlet is almost mythical. For many years no one had seen it in the wild. It was discovered in 1976. It took over 30 years from when it was first discovered to get a observation in the wild. Since 2010-11 it has been regularily seen at a "hard-to-get-to" primate reserve including a muddy 5 hour trekk - or from the comfortable lodge at Abra Patricia (The Owlet Lodge) on a 1 km quite steep trail (which was a bit too steep for some birders). Since 2013 it has been regularily seen at Fundo Alta Nieva where trails are far less difficult to walk. 
#Peru #AbraPatricia #Owls
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Wonderful video and great story line. Thanks for sharing 
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Endangered Long-whiskered Owlet Xenoglaux lowery was filmed on a Kolibri Expeditions tour at Fundo Alta Nieva close to Abra Patricia in North Peru, March 2014.
The endemic Owlet is almost mythical. For many years no one had seen it in the wild. It was discovered in 1976. It took over 30 years from when it was first discovered to get a observation in the wild. Since 2010-11 it has been regularily seen at a "hard-to-get-to" primate reserve including a muddy 5 hour trekk - or from the comfortable lodge at Abra Patricia (The Owlet Lodge) on a 1 km quite steep trail (which was a bit too steep for some birders). Since 2013 it has been regularily seen at Fundo Alta Nieva where trails are far less difficult to walk. 
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The rise of the "selfie stick" - a handy tool? Or a narcissistic menace to our streets? http://bbc.in/1AhHyp0
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Hi everyone
I'm new to the community. I've had two fantastic years, after I did some changes in my running and marathon approach. Last year I finally qualified for Boston Marathon. Hope you like this blogpost. The picture below is a my vision of a successful Boston Marathon in about a month. 
Did you qualify for Boston? If so, what is your secret? And if not, what are your struggles?
#Marathon   #Running   #Sub3h  
There are no shortcuts. You have to to do the hard work. Put in the miles and do your hard workouts. The last two years for me have been amazing. From being barely a sub 4 hour Marathoner two years
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Thanks +Jake Spencer. Thank you +Andrej Ricnik I corrected some typos. 
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Not sure I introduced myself. I am a Swedish birder who lives in Peru since 16 years. In Peru I work as a bird guide and bird tour operator.  

I am passionate about bird conservation through involvement of local communities. I also love to promote birding to a wider audience. I believe that the combination of digital photography, especially with megazoom point and shoot cameras, and Social Media is taking birding to a new level. Never before has it been easier to start birding. To begin, one does not need to join a club, buy a field guide or even binoculars. The point and shoot camera and Social Media on the internet is a good start.
Later of course binoculars and a field guide will be a nice addition. 

I don't use Google+ that much. I spend far more time on Facebook. But I do like the Google+ format and the possibilities for conversations. Hope to take more part in some of the communities in the future.

Some time ago I started two communities on Google+ 
One "Birds of South America" you see below and the other is "Birding 101" for beginner birders principally in North America.  
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109504046223685594369
Feel free to check the out. 

Gunnar
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10 best birds of Peruvian Pelagics. 
#Pelagics   #Peru   #Lima  
 
I am redoing my blog. Here is a blast from the past about pelagic birds in Lima, since we are doing a pelagic next weekend. 
Hope you like it. #birds   #birding   #pelagics   #Lima  
Pelagic birdwatching in Peru. I have arranged pelagics in Lima since 2000. We usually run around 10-12 pelagics per year. Sometimes, we do special trips to look for cetaceans, but more often we encounter whales or dolphins regularly on our birding pelagics (see this recent whale-watching ...
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+Gunnar Engblom Yes, if you post privately without referring to Kolibri Expedition Blog or any kind of tour arrangements you are welcome back 
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Boppy version of a classic. Feels just right to get into the Xmas spirit. 
 
Alright, just because you haven't had enough Christmas songs yet, starting today until the 24th, I will post one of my favourite Christmas songs of all time. Today, it's Bubble's turn...

Turn it up high, and get with the rhythm. It's the perfect present wrapping song...
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Long-whiskered Owlet
Xenoglaux loweryi.
Filmed on a Kolibri Expeditions tour at Fundo Alta Nieva close to Abra Patricia in North Peru, March 2014.
Long-whiskered Owlet is almost mythical. For many years no one had seen it in the wild. It was discovered in 1976. It took over 30 years from when it was first discovered to get a observation in the wild. Since 2010-11 it has been regularily seen at a "hard-to-get-to" primate reserve including a muddy 3-4 hour trekk - or from the comfortable lodge at Abra Patricia (The Owlet Lodge) on a quite 1 km steep trail (which was a bit too steep for some birders). Since 2013 it has been regularily seen at Fundo Alta Nieva where trails are far less difficult to walk. Thanks for +ing and sharing, if you Like.
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Sweet owl!!!
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Long-whiskered Owlet filmed at Fundo Alta Nieva, March 2014. More info reagrding tours on http://bit.ly/NPeru
Long-whiskered Owlet is almost mythical. For many years no one had seen it in the wild. It was discovered in 1976. It took over 30 years from when it was first discovered to get a observation in the wild. Since 2010-11 it has been regularily seen at a "hard-to-get-to" primate reserve including a muddy 5 hour trekk - or from the comfortable lodge at Abra Patricia (The Owlet Lodge) on a quite steep 1 km trail (which was a bit too steep for some birders). Since 2013 it has been regularily seen nearby at Fundo Alto Nieva where trails are far less difficult to walk.
Share with your circles if you like! Thanks. 
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Currently doing my second life.
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Birder, biologist, runner, post-punkrocker, owner, manager and guide of Kolibri Expeditions based in Lima, Peru. Blogging about birding, threatened birds, conservation, eco-tourism, Social media for birders, and lots of photos.
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Bird Tour Operator Birdwatching guide
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  • Kolibri Expeditions
    Bird Tour Operator Birdwatching guide, 1998 - present
  • Posten deltid, lördagar
    brevbärare, sorterare, 1975 - 1986
  • Temaresor
    reseledare, guide, 1987 - 2000
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Lima, Peru
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Solna, Sweden - Tensta
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