During the last year a story about “B95” an individual Red Knot, a migratory shorebird the size of a Robin, spread around the world catching the attention of the media such as the BBC of London, The New York Times, Mongabay, as well as national TV and newspapers in Argentina, Brazil and other countries.
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Thank you from Brazil

Dear Betty,

You probably don’t remember me, but I am one of the hundreds of people you help in the Neotropics. I still have my BEX donated binoculars, which are in great shape!

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Observadores Mirins de Aves da Serra da Bodoquena, Brazil

This project is undertaken by a local non-governmental organization – Fundação Neotropica do Brasil (www.fundacaoneotropica.org.br), which works for nature conservation since 1993, at Serra da Bodoquena and Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil.

In this project, our goal is that children and adolescents who live in the region can establish a close relationship
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Update from São Paulo, Brasil

I’m glad to know about the longevity of BEX, you really helped ornithology in the Neotropics A LOT. Please, take a look in our lab’s webpage: www.ib.usp.br/~lfsilveira where you can find useful information and papers which were published with the help of Birders’ Exchange.

– – Luís Fábio Silveira

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Juliana reports from Brazil

My name is Juliana, I’m a Brazilian ornithologist and BEX gave me a binoculars and a backpack as a donation in 2007. I used those items in every field survey of my master degree; the binoculars are extremely good and are fundamental to me.

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