Orange-breasted Falcon Project Update—March 2005
Angel Muela— 13 April 2005 — in Orange-breasted Falcon Project Share
Climbing on limestone cliffs is always dangerous. The sharp edges of the rocks could easily cut through the ropes we use to descend. In addition, loose rocks are always falling and could potentially hurt a climber that inadvertently gets in the way. We always take every precaution to minimize risks to ourselves and to the birds. While Marta belayed me, I descended some 50 meters to the ledge where the nest was located. Very carefully I placed the eggs into a specially designed container, and began ascending to the top of the wall. Once there, I put the eggs into a portable incubator, while Marta began packing the climbing gear. As soon as everything was ready we drove back to Belize City and prepared to head to Panama with our precious cargo.
Once in Panama we brought the eggs to our facility and they are now under the care of Saskia Santamaria and Mary Schwartz, our captive breeding specialists. All three eggs seem to be fertile and, hopefully, in a few days will hatch three Orange-breasted Falcon chicks.
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