Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ocelots, puffbirds and Molly Ringwold...

Incidentals surveys are getting a little competitive lately, with Miss Ringwold (aka intern Molly) now declaring 19 sightings from one position. Glory in terms of number of species, quantity of a single species (brown pelicans, usually) and rarity is now being vigorously pursued. This week Sam’s team collected 29 species, thus setting a new record and putting some (good natured) pressure on subsequent teams to beat them.

Of note this week is the presence on more than one occasion of ocelot tracks on the estuary beach, and two white-necked puffbirds (Notharchus macrorhynchos) sighting in the plantation.