Ecobirding means to support a park, city, region, area, or country by birdwatching there and supporting the economy. Places like Costa Rica have demonstrated that offering their beautiful natural habitat with its interesting avifauna can keep the country solvent and protect its natural resources. There are a number of regions and countries that are trying to conserve habitat and provide income for locals by offering birding sites or tours or lodges. It’s a win-win situation for both the birds and the locale. Birdwatchers tend to be conservation-minded and a number of them are sufficiently well-to-do to be able to talk birding trips to exotic places. But even locally, around your home, there are no doubt opportunities to watch birds and contribute to their welfare in some way.
There are places to stay and guides to hire; two are listed below. I have taken advantage of both and highly recommend them.
Jay House is in a pleasant very walkable neighborhood in the charming town of Colusa, a short stroll from the Sacramento River. Forty percent of the migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway pass through the area, and Colusa is a few minutes drive from the wildlife refuges in the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex. From the house it’s a short walk into the Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area. Only an hour from Sacramento or two hours from San Francisco, Colusa is like another world. This is a real small town, undiscovered by tourists, yet with all the ingredients for a fun and relaxing get-away.
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Sergio Corbet, an agriculturist, has travelled all over Argentina and neighboring border countries watching birds. He suggests you visit between the months of October and March for the best birding. Sergio speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Russian and some German. Sergio is the South American Birding Correspondent to Surfbirds as well as Proact’s South American Coordinator. Argentina please contact Sergio in order to arrange a memorable birding trip to places such as Costanera Sur NR, the Pampas Plains, Patagonia, the Cordoba Hills or even the Iguazu Falls area. Daily Fees: $155 USD plus expenses birdguiding 1 or 2 birders..