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2014 Florida's Birding and Photo Fest
April 30 - May 4, 2014
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GTM Research ReservePonte Vedra Beach, FL, United States

Pantanal for Birds and Jaguars

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
GTM Research Reserve, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
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Instructor: Iain Campbell – Tropical Birding

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Meeting Location: GTM Classroom 1

This is the closest thing to an African safari experience in South America. There is nowhere else on the continent where you will get more ‘keeper’ photograph, and this talk explains how to get them. There are charismatic mammals like Jaguar and Giant River Otter, and fantastic numbers of waterbirds. Some of South America’s best birds are here, including the massive Jabiru, plus the world’s largest parrot, the gigantic blue Hyacinth Macaw. Canoe rides allow close approach to birds that might otherwise be wary, like Sungrebe and Agami Heron. When searching for jaguars, you use high-powered speedboats to cover large areas and maximize our chances at photographing this elusive beast.

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