Sunday, 31 August 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
|Fallen tree at tapajos National Forest|
|Tapajos National Forest|
|Having a blast at the canopy|
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Just learnt that I shall be sharing sometime with my dear friend Alan Foster and his friend James Gurney. Below clear evidence of James's geniality.
Estive no feriado, com os amigos Bruno Rennó e Luiz Carlos Ribenboim, em Itatiaia, tanto na parte alta quanto na parte baixa.
Temos aqui fotos Myiodynastes maculatus, Colaptes melanochloros, Psarocolius decumanus, Poospiza thoracica, Synallaxis ruficapilla, Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps,
Pipraeidea melanonota, Cranioleuca pallida, Stephanoxis lalandi, Oreophylax moreirae, Mackenziaena leachii, Scytalopus notorius, Stephanophorus diadematus, Phylloscartes ventralis, Baryphthengus ruficapillus, Streptoprocne zonaris, Euphonia pectoralis, Lophornis magnificus e mais alguns outros bichos.
Mas o grande prêmio da viagem foi mesmo uma sessão de fotos do Piprites pileata, que posou para nós em uma posição privilegiada.
Aliás, privilégio foi, também, ter a companhia do Bruno e do Luiz Carlos, que tornaram a viagem especial. O Bruno, coitado, quase morreu do coração, por conta de uma barbeiragem minha em que quase joguei o carro numa ribanceira, olhando para cima e conversando, ao invés de manobrar direito. Para nossa sorte, conseguimos logo socorro, que veio sob a forma de um jipe Toyota 4x4 providencial, para nos tirar do barranco...
Pena não poder contar com a companhia, também, do Rodolfo, cuja filha nasceu há uma semana. Parabéns, Rodolfo!
O Parque estava bem seco, e os bichos não estavam atendendo muito aos playbacks. Além disso, por causa do feriado, a movimentação estava intensa, o que afastou muitas aves. De qualquer modo, Itaiaia é sempre uma festa e sempre saio de lá pensando em quando será a próxima vez.
CURTI A FOTO DO BAY CHESTED WARBLING FINCH
Família Trochilidae (Trochilinae)
Espécie Eupetomena macroura
Nome comum beija-flor-tesoura
Nome em inglês Swallow-tailed Hummingbird
Dados da foto
Autor Bruno Rennó (brunoornitologia)
Local Reserva Guainumbi
Cidade São Luís do Paraitinga - SP
Camera Nikon D200
Lente Nikkor 80 - 400 mm VR
Filme Captura digital
Sunday, 24 August 2008
My friend Mario was eager to try his new starboard. He arrived at me place three days ago flying from Manaus...three days of no wind!!!!no problem, one still can party..and 2gether with Adam from London, Mario and Roman from Spain plus cRistina from Germany and several Brazilian lads... we had some interesting chats....Fred from Morocco was present too..me brother eduardo, Erik showed up too, music was loud men, far too loud. Tropical fruit...with Russian vodka made me WET
But today we had some 10kts which was enought to have a go. I am knacked so he is.....Board is terrific but priced bitter though
Windsurfer Shahar Zubari won Israel's first medal of the Beijing Olympics.
Zubari clinched third place and the bronze medal in the men's RS:X by finishing second in Wednesday's medal race in Qingdao.
The 2008 world champion, Tom Ashley of New Zealand, won gold with 52 overall points, one point better than silver medalist Julien Bontemps of France and six better than Zubari.
"I'm very satisfied with the results," Zubari said. "Although I made some mistakes in the beginning, I decided to only focus on today's race. My start today wasn't that good, however -- I'm lucky to have the wind on my side today.
"When I came to the finish line, I counted all the points and realized that I won bronze, and I was crazy with joy."
Friday, 22 August 2008
One of my favourite and closest place to Santarem for watching wading birds, pink dolphins, pigmy anteater, porcupines, anacondas, monkeys, sloth and spend some time with Saba and his family. The greatest hosts ever!
Saturday, 16 August 2008
The long wall of 10,000 Li(It stretches over approximately 6,400 km ) is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 6th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. It has been estimated that somewhere in the range of 2 to 3 million Chinese died as part of the centuries-long the construction of it.
Bom .. sobre a colonia de ferias...
Chama-se Acampameno Experimental Sitio do Sobrado acontece na cidade de Mogi das Cruzes, com gente de 6 ah 18 anos. Trabalhamos mto o coletivo geral, todas as idades interagindo juntas , diferente do que costumam fazer dividindo por faixas etárias, assim a troca e o aprendizado de todo mundo é maior. Os jogos e atividades são trabalhados no modo PLAY em vez do modo GAME, então é o brincar se divertir mesmo com a competição, em vez de ir pra ganhar e só isso!
Também tem atividades artísticas, teatro, trabalhos manuais.
o sobrado onde são os dormitórios é uma construção de 1914, e o lugar inteiro tem uma decoração particular onde cada objeto tem a sua historia!
Ligia de Gaia
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Sunday, 10 August 2008
The Tapajos National Forest is the second largest conservation unit
located in the Tapajos river watershed, a region of great biodiversity, with many species endemic to the region, and extremely scenic.
It is the only conservation unit located near an urban centre that protects such a large portion of the flora and fauna of clear water river systems.
There are over 1400 families divided in 29 communities, mostly settled along the Tapajos River, living in traditional style in the near 600.000 hectare that compose the reserve.
They cultivate manioc, corn, rice, watermelon, fish, gather turtles,
brazil nuts, oils, resins, sell handcrafts and more recently practice
ecotourism, which creates a good perspective for the local economy and
This local population of caboclos, mostly born in the region, are
descendents of Portuguese, originally attracted by rubber collecting,
and the indigenous people.
Currently, most of the communities are supplied with tapped water and
water wells. A boat-clinic provides medical assistance, and some
social and environmental projects are developed thanks to
Igapó forest also occurs in the reserve, where highly threatened species of water
mammals like river otters, giant otters and manatee can be found,
particularly during the rainy season which lasts from December to
July, with most precipitation occurring from December to May. Some
300 different species of fish also depends on such habitat. They are
Tambaquis, Pirarucus, stingrays and cat fish to mention some.
Dense tropical forest, most located in Terra Firme hosts an array of
mammals including spider monkeys, jaguars, tapirs, two-toed sloths and
more common games like pacas, agoutis, peccaries, capuchin monkeys,
Howler monkeys and Silvery marmoset.
Over 300 species of birds can be found in the Tapajos national forest;
amongst these are harpy eagles, crested eagles, white-tailed cotinga,
bare-eyed antbird, pale-faced antbird, purple-breasted cotingas,
The Psittacidae family is quite well represented by Hyacinth macaws,
Red-and-green macaws, Scarlet macaws, Blue-and-yellow macaws,
red-bellied macaws, Vulturine parrots and Golden Parakeet, the symbol
Reptiles, amphibians and insects are also plentiful and very little
studies have been carried on this field, creating an infinite
environment for researches.
The Santarem-Cuiaba highway gives access to the park as well as the