Tag Archives: Reserva las Gralarias

Thoughts on guided tours, high seasons, and rental cars

  We learn from observation, but mostly we learn from our mistakes.  That is where our trip to Alaska comes in.  We’d been working hard and desparatly wanted to take a trip but didn’t have time to plan one.  We … Continue reading

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What we saw when we didn’t see birds

When we go on a bird walk, birds don’t always appear frequently. We find ourselves walking through the woods, our guide walking ahead looking and listening. Sometimes our attention drifts to other creature spottings – and then, the birds might … Continue reading

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Arranging our own trip to see birds in Ecuador

If you enjoy seeing birds then Ecuador is a very good place to go. It’s a relatively small country (the size of the state of Colorado) and has 1,663 bird species (compared to 990 in the United States). Per square … Continue reading

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