February 9th, 2010
After the rain stopped, we went to Chahuilco again this afternoon to check the nests and do some telemetry. We checked nest 22 and at our surprise the chicks were still in the nest, so ...
February 4th, 2010
I just got back late last night from Chile and the work on the Slender-billed parakeet project. As you can probably imagine, we put in many days of long hours in the field, and with very good results. We placed a total of 11 transmitters on fledglings, and we also managed to capture and radiocollar 6 nesting adults, as well.
December 31st, 2009
Sadly, Magdalena left today. Thanks Magdalena, we deeply appreciate your time and effort! We did a great and intensive work together during December. She was incredible determined. Yesterday, with no mercy she climbed 9 trees at 3 different sites!! We also found a new nest yesterday, and could not find the entrance of another known nest from last year (yes, it happens!!). She might come back in March for telemetry as she got in love with the chicks!
December 23rd, 2009
Gemma, a volunteer from the Falkland Islands (UK) started helping us in November, joined later by her friend Pablo. Beginning in December, Magdalena, from Universidad Austral (Chile) joined the Choroy Team. I am very happy working with them as they are workhorses for field work!!
November 18th, 2009
Yesterday with Gemma and Pablo we had a full day from dawn to dusk checking nests at Trapi, to the NE of Osorno.
November 16th, 2009
We have been climbing pellines during the past week. Working great with Gemma French (UK) and her boyfriend Pablo (Chile). The other 4 Chilean students will join the team in December. The birds already start laying with a few surprises.
November 10th, 2009
Evidence of past nest poaching. A makeshift ladder nailed up to the nest cavity opening
November 5th, 2009
Gemma making the first climbs to inspect nesting cavities for the 2009-2010 season
May 7th, 2009
With Ana we flew today during 1 hr and 20 min over our Chahuilco site and SW, and also on the way back on the SE. It is very interesting and exciting to see the ...
May 4th, 2009
Great news for Ana Bertoldi, the Master Student from the Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile, who was the lead research student on the Parrots International supported Slender-billed Conure Project.
March 25th, 2009
Message from Mark Stafford to Jaime Jiminez,
Nathalie and Suzan © Photo CPC Colin Fetter
March 17th, 2009
We all knew that the juveniles would move out of range at some point in time (the poachers and farmers told us that after February, the birds would disappear!), but we were at least waiting ...