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Richard C. Hoyer
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Attended Oregon State University
Lives in Tucson, Arizona
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Northern Peru Hummingbirds #4
On my
northern Peru tour this past February, one of the target birds that everyone
knew about and really wanted to see was this Marvelous Spatuletail. It really is
one of the most amazing hummingbirds. It’s now quite easy to see at the Huembo Center feeders...
On my northern Peru tour this past February, one of the target birds that everyone knew about and really wanted to see was this Marvelous Spatuletail. It really is one of the most amazing hummingbirds. It’s now quite easy to ...
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Northern Peru Hummingbirds #2
Our main
base for the Northern Peru tour is the five-year-old Owlet Lodge at the pass
long known to ornithologists at Abra Patricia. It’s owned by ECOAN, a
non-profit organization for which we’re very grateful, as they purchased the
surrounding large tract ...
Our main base for the Northern Peru tour is the five-year-old Owlet Lodge at the pass long known to ornithologists at Abra Patricia. It’s owned by ECOAN, a non-profit organization for which we’re very grateful, as they purcha...
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The Crocodile Watchman
My burgeoning backlog of bloggable booty is growing daily, and I may soon get to it all. But first I must share today's exciting find. Mich took me to a site in south-central Togo where he found Egyptian Plover a couple months ago, and this was my most-want...
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Sage, Sagebrush,or Saltbush? Sparrow or...?
This last week I birded the Santa Cruz Flats of Pinal County with my close friends and birding guides Keith Kamper, Jake Mohlmann, and Gavin Bieber. We tallied 67 species of birds, including Bendire's Thrasher, Ferruginous Hawk, American Pipit, and Horned L...
This last week I birded the Santa Cruz Flats of Pinal County with my close friends and birding guides Keith Kamper, Jake Mohlmann, and Gavin Bieber. We tallied 67 species of birds, including Bendire's Thrasher, Ferruginous Ha...
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It was a memorable CBC in Tucson.
Harris's Hawk – A declining species in Tucson? This was a Christmas Bird Count to remember. A record number of 164 species – tying what seems to be the all-time state high – was well beyond expectations while at the same t...
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The Sword-bearer Sword-bearer
One species I left out of my last post from the Owlet Lodge was this marvelous bird, the Sword-billed Hummingbird. It has always been a very scarce bird in this area, or at least very scarcely seen by birders, and even then only very briefly amongst the lus...
One species I left out of my last post from the Owlet Lodge was this marvelous bird, the Sword-billed Hummingbird. It has always been a very scarce bird in this area, or at least very scarcely seen by birders, and even then o...
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Northern Peru Hummingbirds #1
Even though
I’m nearing the end of my six weeks of “vacation” in West Africa (Ghana, Togo,
and Benin), and have lots of great photos to share, I’m going to catch up on
some photos from my Northern Peru tour last month. One of the
most striking changes in So...
Even though I’m nearing the end of my six weeks of “vacation” in West Africa (Ghana, Togo, and Benin), and have lots of great photos to share, I’m going to catch up on some photos from my Northern Peru tour last month. One...
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From Hummingbirds to Sunbirds
I will will will write something substantial here soon. I've just come home from a successful Northern Peru tour, where everyone got multiple lifebirds (including me – I think I had four, some had over 200). Hummingbirds were a huge part of the trip, with f...
I will will will write something substantial here soon. I've just come home from a successful Northern Peru tour, where everyone got multiple lifebirds (including me – I think I had four, some had over 200). Hummingbirds were...
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A Gnatcatcher Big Day
Southeastern Arizona is the only place in the United States one can see three species of gnatcatcher (genus Polioptila, family Polioptilidae), though I have a hard time of thinking of any other area in the entire world where one can do this. There are more ...
Southeastern Arizona is the only place in the United States one can see three species of gnatcatcher (genus Polioptila, family Polioptilidae), though I have a hard time of thinking of any other area in the entire world where ...
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Birding and Natural History Tour Leader
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    Birding and Natural History Tour Leader, present
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Senior Leader forWINGS, Inc., leading birding and natural history tours to the western United States, Jamaica, and all throughout Latin America, specializing in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia.
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  • Oregon State University
    German, Zoology
  • Universität Freiburg
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