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Technical Info

For the practice of birdwatching some basic equipment is required or recomended:

Binoculars magnifies the birds to us. Many have become birders after sighting for the first time a bird using good lenses. Essential for a correct species identification. The best size for this practice is 8x42 or 10x42.

The field guide is a specialized bird book for identifying species in the field, i.e., after sighting. Therefore it has a small size. Usually includes plates with small scale drawings of the species and their common and scientific names. As well as their distribution or where they occur and the size of each one in centimeters.

It is often necessary: water bottle, insect repellent, sun block, hat, torch, raincoat and a booklet with pencil.

The guide uses besides those mentioned an audio recorder and / or ipod and speaker for playback (attraction technique by voice reproduction).

Avoid sudden movements and noise as well as the use of clothing in vibrant colors. Boots, pants and shirts with long sleeves are essential for protection against thorns, snakes and mosquitoes.

Let the ethically use of the playback technique to the guide as excessive use stresses the birds. Avoid breeding areas and close approach to active nests. Keep on trails and roads, and follow the recommendations provided by your guide.

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Black-throated Trogon