Boat-Billed Heron, Cochlearius cochlearius
Herons are a group of birds of great beauty, adapted to aquatic systems and of great ecological importance for wetlands and other ecosystems they inhabit.
This exciting group of birds has a very ancient evolutionary origin, since between 60 and 30 million years ago there are heron fossils. They are characterized, for the most part, by being slender, thin, with long legs, necks and long, lance-shaped beaks. It is a night heron that lives in mangroves and freshwater wetlands in tropical lowlands. Spends the day perched in trees, sometimes in scattered groups.
Compilation of basic Data from Earlier Ecologists & Iconographers:
Bird & Plant Identification (Genus species):
Samuel Herrera Duarte
Maria Jose Toralla
GPS Maps during the January 2023 Field Trip:
Manager of Design and Layout:
Andrea Sánchez Díaz
Layout of this Design: