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Nest of rare bird of prey discovered in Honduras
posted Friday June 14, 2013
by SWG Webmaster

Red-throated Caracara. Photo by Honduran Conservation Coalition.

The Honduran Conservation Coalition, co-founded by SWG member Deb Atwood, recently announced the discovery of a nest of the Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus), a rare bird of prey, in a part of its northern range where it had not been seen in over 50 years. The nest was located by local conservationist Isidro Zuniga, in the pine forests of the province of Olancho in northeastern Honduras. Mark Bonta, a geographer at Penn State-Altoona, led the research team for the expedition, which was partially supported by the Peregrine Fund.

Deb Atwood, and her husband Robert Hyman, a member of The Explorer’s Club, co-founded the Coalition following their 2007 expedition in search of the critically endangered Honduran Emerald Hummingbird, which they found in an areas where it was not known to previously exist. An account of the earlier expedition was presented at an event of the DC group at SWG headquarters, in October 2007.

For more information, you can visit the website of the Honduran Conservation Coalition.

 

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