BIRDS SEEN/HEARD IN YAVITA, PIMICHÍN, YAVITA-PIMICHÍN TRAIL, VICTORINO AND MAROA (MAROA MUNICIPALITY, AMAZONAS STATE) BY JOHN KVARNBÄCK AND CARLOS BOSQUE.
We made two trips to the area in 2011:
1) Jan 10-11 (Yavita, Maroa); Jan 13- 14 (Maroa-Yavita)
2) March 20-27 (Yavita, Maroa, Victorino, Pimichín, Yavita-Pimichín trail). March 29- April 1(Maroa, Yavita-Pimicín trail, Yavita). Accompanied by Bernardo Urbani.
The species registered on these two trips are marked with an “x” in the attached list.
We also choose to include the species collected by staff from the Phelps Ornithological Museum (Caracas) in February 1954, which are marked with a “P” in the list.
The area is of particular interest because it separates the basins of the Atabapo river (Orinoco tributary) from the Guainía (Amazonas tributary). Additionally, there is no geographic barrier that prevent birds from moving freely between Venezuela and Colombia. This very beautiful and ornithologically interesting area was originally “put on the map” through the writings of early explorers, A. von Humboldt that visited the area in May 1800 and A.R. Wallace in February and March 1851.