Nicaragua is a little explored country in Central America, especially the Caribbean lowlands. Birding this country is still a challenge for birdwatchers. This CD includes some unique recordings of what may be the first published on disc from Nicaragua, including the Central American Pygmy-Owl, the Nicaraguan Grackle (a regional endemic) and the Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant. Since Nicaragua neighbors much-visited Costa Rica, this sound collection is also very useful if you are birding there.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Doug Knapp is an international teacher and life-long birder. He has been recording since 2000 when he first captured 70 species of high Andean birds on disc in Bogotá. His Nicaraguan recording was done from 2003-2006 while a science teacher at the American Nicaraguan School in Managua. Graduated from the University of California at Irvine in 1978 in Biology, Knapp also does print publishing of South American flora & fauna. Doug Knapp combines his field recording with education projects with his students. He co-authored Aves de la Sabana de Bogotá with Gary Stiles and several others. He also co-authored the first serious tree identification guide for the same area: A Guide to the Woody Plants of Colegio Nueva Granada. Knapp has also recorded in Venezuela and Chile and has ongoing education projects elsewhere in Latin America.
Tom Will started birding while teaching English in secondary school in Connecticut and later earned a Ph.D. in behavioral ecology from The University of Michigan. He landed in the Neotropics in Guatemala in 1976, where the beauty of tropical bird song first inspired him to record. He has lived and worked as a conservation ornithologist in the Galapagos, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Chiapas, Mexico. Most of his Nicaraguan recordings were done in 1990 and 1991, while he studied bird re-colonization of lowland rain forest devastated by Hurricane Joan and bird diversity in selectively logged mid-elevation sites. In 2001 he retired from his itinerant career to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a regional landbird biologist in the Upper Midwest.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We would like to thank the following for helping make this project possible: Jeffrey McCrary, Dana Gardner, Sophie Webb, Oxford University Press, Cornell University Press, Reserva Silvestre Privada Monﰀtibelli, Pomares Salmerón, Peter Boesman, Doug Von Gausig, Los Alpes & La Casa del Cafe, Intermezzo del Bosque, Jorge and Lili Duriaux Chavarría, Bob Planque & Willem-Pier Vellinga from Xeno Canto, Rodolfo Narvaez & Jaime Incer.
HOW SOUND PACKAGES WORK IN BIRDSEYE
Purchasing this package gives you access to a large collection of bird sounds, all within BirdsEye. It also gives you access to the BirdsEye images and text, as well as the eBird data available for the species that are included in the package.
You can download it to your phone for offline use and remove it to free up space as often as you wish. You can access this package on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, so long as they are all registered to your BirdsEye account. To download all of the sounds for offline use, just go to “Settings” and then choose “Download for Offline”. Enjoy!