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Richard C. Hoyer
Works at WINGS
Attended Oregon State University
Lives in Tucson, Arizona
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Cristalino Day 4 – Ariosto Umbrellabirds and a Seven-mammal Night Walk
August 7,
2015 We started
at dawn this morning with a boat ride down to the mouth of the Cristalino River
then downstream on the Teles Pires River to Ariosto Island. We got out at a random-looking
steep beach, quietly clambered up into the short forest, wal...
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Day 2 at Cristalino Jungle Lodge – Birding the River, Forest Trails, and the Secret Garden
August 5,
2015 We started
early today as usual (5:00 a.m. breakfasts are the rule here), but we didn’t
set out immediately for any trails or the river – we birded from the floating
deck for a while, and this Gray-necked Wood-Rail was our reward. It’s a comm...
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First Day Back At Cristalino Jungle Lodge
August 2-3,
2015 Here is the
view as we arrived in Alta Floresta. Forty-five years ago, when I was born,
this was all still pristine Amazonian rainforest. Ranchers, settlers, and above
all gold miners were encouraged by the Brazilian government to transform...
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Viruá National Park, Roraima to Cuiabá, Mato Grosso
The eight days at Viruá National Park with my client-friend Susanne whizzed by in a flash. Each day was full of very cool sightings, and I continued to learn bit-by-bit about the mushrooms. As I expected, internet was not reliable there. As it turned out, I...
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Boa Vista to Tepequem
I’m currently
leading a short 11-day, 12-night private tour with Susanne, the same mushroom
and natural history-loving client who was with me in SE Peru last October and
November. We’re in this northernmost state of Brazil because this is where the
rainy se...
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Arriaga and Puerto Arista, Chiapas
For my last
day of leading field trips for the GBNA meeting in Chiapas, I was assigned to
take my group for Rose-bellied Bunting (that’s the official AOU name; many
people prefer Rosita’s Bunting, but I think that follows the traditional,
sexist practice in...
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Day 3 at Cristalino Jungle Lodge – Tower I, the Saleiro, and Moths Galore
August 6,
2015 We had a
very full day today – and I took far too many photos. So I’ll have to keep the
captions short on this one. We started the day on the second level of Tower I.
At eye-level here is the canopy of a Zanthoxylum tree (probably Z. rhoifoli...
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Our First Full Day at Cristalino – Tower II, Francisco’s Bird Bath, Bugs, and Bats
August 4, 2015 We have our
five full days here at Cristalino Jungle Lodge planned out, morning and
afternoon outings written down on the white board in the leaders office in
order to not overlap with the many other tourists here. This is our morning on Towe...
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Chapada dos Guimarães
July
31-August 2, 2015 My group of
seven participants arrived on July 30, and on the 31 st we set out
for 15 days of amazing   birding and
natural history in the marvelous state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. We started with
some productive birding in the mid-day ...
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Serra do Tepequém
We’re headed
to Viruá National Park today, we might not have internet for a week. So quickly
here are some photos from the past two days. A view from
the steep south slope of the mini-tepui of Tepequém, looking to the west,
towards Venezuela. Gilded
Barbet....
We’re headed to Viruá National Park today, we might not have internet for a week. So quickly here are some photos from the past two days. A view from the steep south slope of the mini-tepui of Tepequém, looking to the west...
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Boa Vista to Tepequem
I’m currently
leading a short 11-day, 12-night private tour with Susanne, the same mushroom
and natural history-loving client who was with me in SE Peru last October and
November. We’re in this northernmost state of Brazil because this is where the
rainy se...
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Sumidero Canyon National Park
On my fourth
day of leading field trips here, I did the nearby Sumidero Canyon, allowing me
to sleep in a couple more hours. The nearly sheer faces of the canyon down to
the Grijalva River reservoir offers one of the most impressive geologic vistas
I’ve eve...
On my fourth day of leading field trips here, I did the nearby Sumidero Canyon, allowing me to sleep in a couple more hours. The nearly sheer faces of the canyon down to the Grijalva River reservoir offers one of the most imp...
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Occupation
Birding and Natural History Tour Leader
Employment
  • WINGS
    Birding and Natural History Tour Leader, present
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Currently
Tucson, Arizona
Previously
Corvallis, Oregon
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Introduction
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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