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Checklist S20733693

 
Location
Lago de Tota--Sur, Boyacá, CO ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
40 minute(s)
Distance:
0.7 mile(s)
Observers:
Zachary Loman
Species
8 species total
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This species is known to occur at this location. I found Apolinar's Wren's at two locations on either side of the lake where reed beds persist and could be accessed. The first location is at the south end of the lake in reed beds as described by Jurgen Beckers and Pablo Florez in "Birding in Colombia" (2013) available at Buteo Books (http://www.buteobooks.com/product/14305.html). This requires walking through a small pasture, although the farmerhands (possibly owner) were amenable and didn't mind my accessing the reed beds, which were being lightly grazed by cattle. The species ID is unmistakable, especially since Wren's were singing. Only possible confusion is Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) which does not occur in Colombia.

The second location I found Wren's around the lake was on the north side in a marsh that can be accessed behind the Hotel de Camino Real. The hotel was not crowded, and has extensive reed beds behind the cabanas and spa. Also present at that location were Bogota Rail. I don't recommending getting the trout at the hotel's restaurant, It did not sit well.

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Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes