Thursday, December 22, 2016

Blue throated Macaw Watching Tour

Gran Mojos Protected Area 

This new and exciting Blue throated Macaw bird watching tour takes you to the newly formed Gran Mojos Protected Area which is located in the Beni department of Bolivia. This stunning 580,000 hectare reserve is a new paradise for bird watchers and photographers who wish to observe the Blue throated Macaws in the wild. 
Pristine forests and Savannas of the Gran  Mojos Protected Area. Home to the Blue throated Macaw

With the Blue throated Macaw population fluctuating between 150-300 birds, this tour gives you the unique opportunity to observe these critically endangered macaws which can be found only in a few select locations on earth, in addition this tour is much more accessible than other areas where the Blue throated Macaws are found. This reserve is also home to breeding pairs of Blue throated Macaws so this protected area is vital to the future survival of the species.

In addition to the Blue throated Macaw, the Gran Mojos Protected area offers excellent bird watching with a huge variety of hundreds of other Amazonian and Savannah species being found.
  
For more information about our Blue throated Macaw tours in the Mojos Protected Area Contact us today.



Saturday, December 17, 2016

A RECORD 7 DIFFERENT CAT SPECIES RECORDED ON A PRIVATE RESERVE IN BOLIVIA

 

( SEE PICS AND VIDEOS BELOW )

Located just 3 hours or 180 km from the City of Santa Cruz is the spectacular San Miguelito Reserve, this property is a Cattle Ranch/Eco Tourism destination which has been created to recover cattle losses, prevent the killing of Jaguars and to help alleviate damage caused from Jaguars eating cattle etc. This project teaches locals that Wildife is worth more alive than dead.
A Jaguar which has been recorded at San Miguelito Reserve for the past few years


San Miguelito was prevously studied by WCS with the aim of finding out the Jaguar densities in the area, the results were fantastic with some of the highest densities of Jaguars and Pumas found anywhere in the world. In addition to Jaguars the property is home to Puma, Geoffreys Cat ,Jaguarundi, Ocelot, Margay and just recently a Pampas Cat was recorded for the first time ever !

Other species of animals which are thriving on the property include Tapir, Giant Anteater, Lesser Anteater, Brocket Deer, White Lipped Peccary, 3 banded Armadillo, Anaconda, Howler Monkeys, Titi Monkeys, Silvery Marmosets, Capybara and more.

A giant male resident male Jaguar which lives in the San Miguelito Jaguar Reserve.

The cat species recorded are 

Jaguar
Puma
Ocelot
Margay
Jaguarundi
Geoffrys Cat
Pampas Cat
 
The spectacular scenery and pristine forests of San Miguelito Jaguar Reserve


(SEE LINK OF PREVIOUS STUDY OF SAN MIGUELITO )
 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283722085_Six_species_of_cats_registered_by_camera_trap_surveys_of_tropical_dry_forest_in_Bolivia

HERE ARE SOME OF THE CAMERA TRAP PICTURES AND VIDEOS TAKEN FROM THE SAN MIGUELITO JAGUAR RESERVE 

Mother Jaguar and her cub, exciting news for the survial of the Jaguar
Beautiful video of a Jaguar at San Miguelito Jaguar Reserve
Ocelot with a freshly captured Rat
Margay caught on camera trap
Jaguarundi cat, one of 7 different species found here.
First ever capture of a Pampas Cat in San Miguelito , which makes it feline species number 7
 
Puma, one of the more common cat species in Bolivia
The San Miguelito is an excellent conservation story in Bolivia, and one of the only areas on the planet where you can visit which has 7 different species of felines.

Tours to this reserve offer night walks, canoe trips, hiking, setting up and checking camera traps, fishing , bird watching and much much more.
For more information about visting this amazing Reserve then contact us at NICKS ADVENTURES BOLIVIA

WILDLIFE PHOTOSAFARI TRIPS IN BOLIVIA

The most underestimated wildlife watching destination in South America

 

Close up Jaguar sighting in Kaa Iya National Park Bolivia.

 

Often the forgotten country in terms of wildife watching , Bolivia offers photographers and wildife watchers alike some of the best wildife viewing opportunities in South America.

Bolivia has some of the most pristine and diverse eco systems in the world, from lush Amazon Rainforest, Dry harsh forests of the Bolivian Chaco, Wetlands of Beni and the Bolivian Pantanal , Yunga Cloud forests and Andean altiplano.

These ecosystems are unique and offer photographers a chance to photograph and film many species which cannot be found anywhere else on earth. 

Here is a list of our favourite destinations for Wildlife Photography Safaris in Bolivia.

 

 KAA IYA NATIONAL PARK

 

Kaa iya National Park is an incredible destination for photographing big mammals especially Jaguars, Tapirs and Pumas in the wild. This is one of the best wildlife tours in Bolivia you can visit. Kaa Iya National Park is an incredible destination in the heart of the Bolivia Chaco and the frequency you can see big cats and other large mammals rivals anywhere on earth. Our Kaa Iya National Park Tour remains an excellent and more affordable Jaguar watching tour than the ultra expensive North Pantanal.

 

MADIDI NATIONAL PARK 

No photographers trip to Bolivia is complete without visiting Madidi National Park , this park is one of the most bio diverse locations on earth and is a MUST VISIT destination for any nature lover or photographer alike. Madidi National Park offers excellent birdwatching as well as excellent chances to see anything from Giant Otters, Macaws, Jaguars and much more. If you are looking for quality Jungle tours in Bolivia then Madidi National Park has to be at the top of the list of places to visit. Our tours to Madidi National Park include luxury lodges or more wild indepth Amazon Tours.

OTUQUIS NATIONAL PARK , BOLIVIA



Consiting of the most pristine Pantanal wetlands on earth , this rarely visiting National Park offers some of the countries best wildlife watching opportunities. Here Anacondas, Marsh Deer, Caimans, Capybara and Giant Otters can be seen and filmed with some frequency as well as a huge variety of birds. Our photography Safaris to this Bolivian National Park take you to explore the best parts of the Bolivian Pantanal where you have the best chances to see and photograph these beautiful animals in their natural environment. This National Park is perfect to combine with our Kaa Iya National Park Tour.

BLUE THROATED MACAW BIRDWATCHING TOUR( GRAN MOJOS PROTECTED AREA )
Unknown to most, there is an extremely rare and beautiful Macaw species in Bolivia which is found nowhere else on earth, sadly its critically endangered and there are rumoured to be less than 300 of these magnificent Birds alive. The Blue throated Macaw can be seen in the famous yet very remote Blue Throated Macaw Reserve or for those who are looking for a more accessable and affordable location can visit the BLUE THROATED MACAW GRAN MOJOS PROTECTED AREA which is located just 40 km outside Trinidad Bolivia. Money raised from these tours go directly to ensuring the land owners do not clear the last Palm forests where the birds nest and also funds campaigns to stop the trade of these birds. Making Eco Tourism to this protected area is critical to their survial as a species. Another excellent option for this protected area is that photographers have the opportunity to take close up pictures of the nesting Blue Throated Macaws. In addition to the Blue throated Macaws over 120 species of Amazonian and Savannah bird species have been recorded here , making it a paradise for Birdwatchers and photographers alike.

 If you are a avid birdwatcher , this in is a must do birdwatching tour in Bolivia.

These are just a few of many amazing wildlife viewing destination in Bolivia, for more details about our wildlife tours in Bolivia or wildlife photographic Safaris contact us at nicksadventuresbolivia.com or visit our webpage of www.nicksadventuresbolivia.com