Tosagua, Manabi: May 29 - June 1, 2008

Tosagua is one of many small, poor towns in the province of Manabi located about an hour inland from the coast. The original habitat was dry tropical forest, but the surrounding region is now used for cattle and agriculture, mainly rice and bananas. I was there working on a community service project with a group of high school students, building houses for Habitat for Humanity. While walking back and forth from the hotel to the work site, which was somewhat bucolic, I was able to learn a number of Western Lowlands trash birds.

Notable birds seen: Red-Lored Amazon, Pacific Parrotlet, Great Egret, Cocoi Heron, Pacific Hornero, Long-Tailed Mockingbird, Peruvian Meadowlark.

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