|Finally, I finished editing, uploading, and labeling the photos. They are chosen from over 2 thousand of photos. it took quite some time to get the species name right. During the photo editing process, I found some new birds that I did not know I had them. I had to solicit help from a Colombian ornithologist Dalino Santos to identify them. I hired him for a day when I was at Parque Chicaque near Bogota and had a great time birding together. Some of those photos are very bad, just a little view of a bird from side, back or the front. He identified nearly all of them. I saw a total of 277 species. Out of them there are 123 lifers. I had the good fortune to meet some of the rare, endangered and beautiful birds such as the Scarlet Ibis, Black-and-white Owl, Vermillion Cardinal, Mustached Brush Finch, Santa Marta Brush Finch, Black Inca, American Flamingo, etc. Without the local guides and indigenous rangers, it is not possible. I thank them and appreciate the conservation work they have been carrying out.
I divided these photos into 4 categories: People and landscape, Animals, Birds and Macaw without a name. I hope during this unprecedent time of Covid-19 these photos could give you some relief. Any questions, let me know. The following are the links to the photos:
People and landscape: https://www.flickr.com/gp/qinglinma/9x6iEi
Macaw without a name: https://www.flickr.com/gp/qinglinma/W009Wb
My next trip would be early next year to Belize and Panama. I hope by then it is possible. Stay safe and healthy.