“Far South” in the Americas

I first met Claudio Vidal in 2004 at theAmerican Birding Association’s convention in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, and have had the pleasure of birding with him at various shows and birding/nature expos since (although not nearly enough). An all around great guy, enthusiastic & knowledgeable, with a passion for the natural world, we bonded immediately. I met Enrique Couve, at a later show and liked him immediately as well! Clearly we shared that same innate appreciation of nature and his sincerity & warmth won me over right away. A consummate naturalist and skilled wildlife photographer, Enrique has amassed one of the most…