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A Casa Do Senhor Jonas – Hummingbird Lover

On the morning of Saturday, August 11th, 2012, our hummingbird adventure really began. We traveled to the home of Senhor Jonas, located an hour’s drive south of Ubatuba along the coast. It wasn’t that far as the hummingbird flies. But, these were rural roads. Still, it was a beautiful drive along the edges of the […]

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A Casa Do Senhor Jonas – Hummingbird Lover

On the morning of Saturday, August 11th, 2012, our hummingbird adventure really began. We traveled to the home of Senhor Jonas, located an hour’s drive south of Ubatuba along the coast. It wasn’t that far as the hummingbird flies. But, these were rural roads. Still, it was a beautiful drive along the edges of the […]

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To Ubatuba We Go!

Let’s put things into geographical perspective: the Brazilian state of São Paolo is located in the southeasterly part of the country. It’s not quite as wet and humid as the Amazon, but it is known for it’s great beaches and phenomenal Atlantic dry forest. Of course, when they say dry, it’s only with respect to […]

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To Ubatuba We Go!

Let’s put things into geographical perspective: the Brazilian state of São Paolo is located in the southeasterly part of the country. It’s not quite as wet and humid as the Amazon, but it is known for it’s great beaches and phenomenal Atlantic dry forest. Of course, when they say dry, it’s only with respect to […]

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Our hosts welcome us…and then some

Cecilia Toledo, the ecologist with whom we are collaborating picked us up this morning at 9 AM to head to the Universidade de Taubaté (UNITAU, for short) for meetings with her “boss” and her “boss’s boss”. I now wish I had packed some nicer clothes. For the most part, Robin sent me off with field clothes: […]

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Our hosts welcome us…and then some

Cecilia Toledo, the ecologist with whom we are collaborating picked us up this morning at 9 AM to head to the Universidade de Taubaté (UNITAU, for short) for meetings with her “boss” and her “boss’s boss”. I now wish I had packed some nicer clothes. For the most part, Robin sent me off with field clothes: […]

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We arrive

Our team and equipment. The dry shipper made the customs folks very nervous. It turns out “hummingbird” sounds a little too much like “human-bird”. Read more below. We’ve arrived in São Paulo. The flight was rather uneventful, which was fine by me. I’m glad I paid extra for the non-stop flights from Toronto to São […]

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We arrive

Our team and equipment. The dry shipper made the customs folks very nervous. It turns out “hummingbird” sounds a little too much like “human-bird”. Read more below. We’ve arrived in São Paulo. The flight was rather uneventful, which was fine by me. I’m glad I paid extra for the non-stop flights from Toronto to São […]

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The starting line

Our Brazilian adventure begins late on Wednesday night with a 10 hour flight from Toronto to Sao Paolo. The flight is delayed by about 30 minutes, but that doesn’t seem like much considering we had to move our departure date back by 1 month already. Doing research in Brazil is hard. The bureaucratic hurdles are […]

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The starting line

Our Brazilian adventure begins late on Wednesday night with a 10 hour flight from Toronto to Sao Paolo. The flight is delayed by about 30 minutes, but that doesn’t seem like much considering we had to move our departure date back by 1 month already. Doing research in Brazil is hard. The bureaucratic hurdles are […]

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