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Richard C. Hoyer
Works at WINGS
Attended Oregon State University
Lives in Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson Moths in February
We've had a very mild, if unusually
moist, winter in Tucson, and while the mothing at the porch light has
been not been anything like during the monsoon, I still am checking
it every evening. This moth is Idaea bonifata ,
given the English name Fortunate Id...
We've had a very mild, if unusually moist, winter in Tucson, and while the mothing at the porch light has been not been anything like during the monsoon, I still am checking it every evening. This moth is Idaea bonifata, g...
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Of Sinaloa Wrens and Neotropic Cormorants
A short visit from one of my oldest
friends from Oregon, Alan Contreras, was a perfect excuse to go
birding. We planned to go birding a bit Thursday morning, followed by
a small homemade pizza and wine party with a few friends of mine, but
a howling gale ki...
A short visit from one of my oldest friends from Oregon, Alan Contreras, was a perfect excuse to go birding. We planned to go birding a bit Thursday morning, followed by a small homemade pizza and wine party with a few friend...
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Day 13 in SE Peru: Parasitic Fungi Everywhere, or Invasion of the Arthropod Body Snatchers
This is my blog from the 13th day from
a private tour I led down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre de Dios
River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. We're at Los Amigos
Biological Station for our last full day, and this morning a low,
heavy overcast seems...
This is my blog from the 13th day from a private tour I led down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre de Dios River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. We're at Los Amigos Biological Station for our last full day, and this mor...
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Day 10 in SE Peru: Travel Downstream to Los Amigos
This is the 10th in a series of blogs
covering a private tour I led down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre
de Dios River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. Today was a
travel day – eight and a half hours of motoring down the Upper
Madre de Dios then the ...
This is the 10th in a series of blogs covering a private tour I led down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre de Dios River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. Today was a travel day – eight and a half hours of motoring down t...
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A Quick Oaxaca Summary
Before I get
back to my series of daily blogs from the SE Peru private tour, here’s a quick update from the Oaxaca at Christmastime tour I just finished. It was a
really great group of 8 participants, and the birding, scenery, holiday
festivities, and fabul...
Before I get back to my series of daily blogs from the SE Peru private tour, here’s a quick update from the Oaxaca at Christmastime tour I just finished. It was a really great group of 8 participants, and the birding, scen...
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We had a great CBC this year. Looking forward to next year already.
Our 12 Cassin's Vireos broke an eleven-year-old record national high count. If you missed the Tucson Valley CBC this past December 14, or if you did participate and missed the countdown and potluck, you missed an exciting ti...
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Day 14 in SE Peru: Farewell Travel Day
November 7, 2014: Both of us sorry to leave so soon,
Susanne and I are ready for a 6:30 a.m. departure by boat for our
day-long ride to Cusco, from where we have a flight to Lima. Once in
Lima, I will have a layover plenty long enough for us to have a
farew...
November 7, 2014: Both of us sorry to leave so soon, Susanne and I are ready for a 6:30 a.m. departure by boat for our day-long ride to Cusco, from where we have a flight to Lima. Once in Lima, I will have a layover plenty...
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Day 12 in SE Peru: Big Rain at Los Amigos
This is my blog from the 12th day from
a private tour I led down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre de Dios
River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. We'd had surprisingly
beautiful weather so far, with only one day of rain, but we wanted
rain. It brings m...
This is my blog from the 12th day from a private tour I led down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre de Dios River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. We'd had surprisingly beautiful weather so far, with only one day of rain,...
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Day 9 in SE Peru: A Long Hike to Pantiacolla Ridge
This is the 9th in a series of blogs
covering a private tour I led down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre
de Dios River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. Today was our second full day at
Pantiacolla Lodge. This is a new location for me, by the way. I ha...
This is the 9th in a series of blogs covering a private tour I led down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre de Dios River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. Today was our second full day at Pantiacolla Lodge. This is a ...
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Day 8 in SE Peru: Pantiacolla Lodge's Monk Saki Trail
This is the 8th in a series of blogs
covering my most recent tour down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre
de Dios River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. I left off last
with Susanne’s and my arrival at Pantiacolla Lodge for our first of
3 nights. Today ...
This is the 8th in a series of blogs covering my most recent tour down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre de Dios River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. I left off last with Susanne’s and my arrival at Pantiacolla Lodge f...
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This is the 7th in a series of blogs covering my most recent tour down the Kosñipata Road and the Madre de Dios River in SE Peru from October 25-November 7. For a glimpse into my  more recent activities, check out the blog fr...
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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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Tucson, Arizona
Previously
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.
Education
  • Oregon State University
    German, Zoology
  • Universität Freiburg
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