Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, waterbird, Pacific Ocean inland marshes, Monterrico, Guatemala
We found and photographed two Great Blue Herons in the marshes inland from the Pacific Ocean coast of Guatemala. These tule reed marshes and mangrove swamps are west of Monterrico, Guatemala.
Next week we will be looking for waterbirds in Chocon Machacas Nature Reserve, Municipio de Livingston, Izabal, Guatemala, so on the Caribbean side of Central America.
We thank Axel Cuellar, CECON, and his colleagues and two sons for helping arrange the boat each day so we could find and photograph diverse species of waterbirds on January 16 and January 17, 2021.
Venomous pit-viper in protected nature reserve Tapon Creek, Izabal, Guatemala
Photo Essays "Encuéntralo en Livingston"
Find it in Livingston: Pelican Paradise
Second virtual presentation of FLAAR Mesoamerica Photo Essays.
As you approach the city of Livingston, you will see more pelicans and other water birds in Izabal than any other water area in Guatemala. This is an amazing destination for birdwatching.
One of the goals from the FLAAR Mesoamerica photography team is to document and register different water bird species as a support for the ecological data base. During an expedition in February they managed to capture several photographs of Brown Pelicans. For this reason, the photographic report was made: Paraíso de Pelicanos.
In this second launch the team provided a brief explanation to organize an expedition to photograph birds and tips on photography.
You can see it here:
And you can download the Photo essays, english or spanish, here:
Basilisk, Corytophanes cristatus, Municipio de Livingston, Izabal
There are several basilisk lizards in Guatemala:
- Guatemalan helmeted basilisk, Corytophanes percarinatus
- Golden-colored Smoothhead helmeted basilisk, Corytophanes cristatus
- Yellow Striped Basilisk, Basiliscus vittatus
- Common Basilisk, Basiliscus basiliscus, Peten, Guatemala
While on a field trip to the Caribbean coastal area of the Municipio de Livingston, Izabal, Guatemala, someone noticed a basilisk. UVG university student Boris Llamas identified this as a Corytophanes cristatus. You can see lots of photos of this camouflaged lizard on our webpage.
We are now preparing a photo essay with dozens more photos, especially to show the various colors it changed to (it’s not a chameleon, but it can change from brown gray to green).