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2016-17 seasons trip vacancies

by Richard Raby on July 29, 2016

Despite many enquiries for the Olympic games / para-Olympics period, when I will still be in England (and to be quite honest I don’t wish to compete for accommodation etc over this frantic period).  My agenda book for this season therefore still has a number of free periods starting  November 2016 until  March 2017. I’m free to organise and [...]

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New Contact email up and working

by Richard Raby on May 30, 2016

After recent hacking problems effectively shutting -down my old contact email, I’m now with a new gmail account and this is now also linked-in to my ” CONTACT US” page on the birdingbrazil.com website. I’m in Cambridge, England driving my Taxi here in the University City for the northern summer months. I return to Brazil [...]

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my Email down for trip enquiries

by Richard Raby on March 24, 2016

I’m without email and will be for another week or so as I’m still in Brazil and find that I cannot resolve the “lock-out” problem without a local UK telephone no, it cannot be resolved here in Brazil and I travel back to the UK on the 5th April. I’ll post again as I get [...]

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Marica Butterflies research 2011-date;

by Richard Raby on March 1, 2016

I’ll follow the last posting with this one for those interested in my recent Butterfly Conservation work. Marica Butterflies; I’ve been studying the Butterflies of my local municipal since having an exceptionally rare  jungle species turn-up in my Garden in 2010. The results of my survey are still to be properly concluded and written-up, but I [...]

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ZIKA Virus in SE Brazil; STOP PRESS!

by Richard Raby on March 1, 2016

Ok by now everyone has heard about the Zika virus and Microcephalia? This virus is transmitted by an URBAN Mosquito, It very rarely gets into the forests and it definitely prefers degraded areas and especially metropolises & human habitation !!!!!!!!!!!!! I personally believe that risks of infection of anything transmitted by this mosquito are close [...]

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Trips for the 2016-2017 season

by Richard Raby on March 1, 2016

My Birding tours Itineraries; I continue to offer custom tours in Rio state and the immediately adjoining areas of Sao Paolo and Minas Gerais  states. For the time being I’ve dropped the more distant Interior Minas Gerais and  Espirito Santo/ southern Bahia locations. If I am approached to lead a larger size trip (with 6 [...]

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I’ve been silent for too long

by Richard Raby on March 1, 2016

Confession; I’ve been rather silent on this blogg for too long. It’s not that I’ve been particularly lazy, it’s more like ALL of my spare time has been involved in another project, one involving rare butterfly conservation in and around my Lodge location at Marica. But after having a lot of success with this ” [...]

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The Austral Spring 2012

by Richard Raby on January 29, 2013

“Autumn” 2012 summary After working the Northern summer in Cambridge, England,  I encountered the unusually hot Austral spring of my 2012/13 season (with temperatures in the high thirties centigrade) as I arrived in late September. This rapidly changed into a more typical climate for the spring season until we entered into December…….. when it all [...]

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2012 Season Part 2; Birding

by Richard Raby on September 10, 2012

During my extended time in the Marica Jungles photographing butterflies last season I made a few  interesting local bird records.  In late September I stumbled across a Flatbill in the dry streambed area (mentioned above as full of Ithomnid butterflies)that proved to be most interesting. I’ve never seen a Flatbill before in the Marica forests [...]

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2012 season Part 1. Butterflies

by Richard Raby on September 10, 2012

With reduced demand for Birding tours for this season (probably reflecting the global economic crisis) I decided to apply myself to something that I’d been putting off for YEARS …. A serious study of the local Marica Lepidoptera fauna. Armed with my “new” 70-180mm Nikkor macro zoom lens and my trusty D300 Nikon camera  I [...]

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