Need an expert? You may want to contact
the scientists below with any specific questions you have about animals
of the rainforests. Or maybe you just want to find other students and
teachers with whom you'd like to collaborate. The resources below will
help you find what you need.
Students & Teacher Key Pals
Pals Students: find a pen pal you can write to using email.
EPals Teachers find a classroom
to write to using email. Offers links to classrooms all over the world
and in three languages.
Tamara McGuire, the researcher is usually happy to answer
any questions you might have about fresh water dolphins.However she
will be in Brazil for the next 6 months continuing her research and
is unable to respond to emails at this time.
Want to know about birds in the Amazon river basin, contact:
Shawn is a doctoral candidate at University of California, Davis,
California studying neural mechanisms of behavior. He also leads groups
of people into the rain forests of Central and South American on bird
watching expeditions with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours.
Blue-headed Parrots (Pionus menstruus) gather at a clay lick
in Peru. What's a clay lick? Well, a clay lick is an area with
exposed bare soil on a river bank or cliff face where many species
of birds gather to eat the soil. Geophagy, or the purposeful
eating of soil, has been documented in many species including
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