Collared Plover on a sandbar in the Pantanal

A tiny white-gray-brown bird runs swiftly ahead of me on the sands of the Rio São Lourenço, which is called Rio Cuiabá as well. It is a Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris). I lie down on the sand and let the bird come. It walks here, sometimes there. But over time the wader gets closer and… Continue reading Collared Plover on a sandbar in the Pantanal

Diademkiebitze im Pantanal

Ein auffällig schwarz-weiß gezeichneter kleiner Watvogel steht am südlichsten Ende der Transpantaneira direkt vor dem Wasser. Es ist der Diademkiebitz (Vanellus cayanus). Dieser Kiebitz hat inzwischen einen neuen wissenschaftlichen Namen bekommen: Hoploxypterus cayanus. In Porto Jofré direkt am Nordufer des Rio Cuiabá (auf manchen Karten heißt dieser Flussabschnitt auch Rio São Lourenço) endet nach 145… Continue reading Diademkiebitze im Pantanal

Azararegenpfeifer auf Sandbank im Pantanal

Flink läuft ein winziger weiß-grau-brauner Vogel vor mir auf dem Sand des Rio São Lourenço. Es ist ein Azararegenpfeifer (Charadrius collaris). Ich lege mich auf den Sand und lasse den Vogel kommen.  Er läuft mal hier hin, mal da hin. Aber mit der Zeit kommt er immer näher. Ich beschließe doch noch ein paar Fotos… Continue reading Azararegenpfeifer auf Sandbank im Pantanal

Pied Lapwing on sandbank near Porto Jofré/ Pantanal

A Lapwing is standing on a sandbar on the north bank of the Rio Cuiabá (on some maps, this section of the river also Rio São Lourenço). It is a conspicuous black and white colored small wader which obviously uses the southernmost end of the Transpantaneira as his homeground. The Pied Lapwing (Vanellus cayanus) is… Continue reading Pied Lapwing on sandbank near Porto Jofré/ Pantanal

Remarks to wintering Solitary Sandpipers (Tringa solitaria) in the Pantanal

During scientific research in the northern Pantanal between the 20th of December 2012 and the 10th of January 2013 I often observe Solitary Sandpipers along the muddy ditches on a farm. Of the two subspecies of the solitary sandpiper recognized the subspecies present probably was Tringa solitaria solitaria which usually has a more well-defined streak… Continue reading Remarks to wintering Solitary Sandpipers (Tringa solitaria) in the Pantanal

Birds on Pousada Pouso Alegre – the Non-Passeriformes

Pouso Alegre is a pousada (ex-fazenda) which is very well situated 7 km away from the Transpantaneira, with water on both sides much of the way now in the rainy season. The location is 33 km south of Pocone in the northern Pantanal. The hole pousada is a great nature-area with original landscape and extensive… Continue reading Birds on Pousada Pouso Alegre – the Non-Passeriformes