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

Key 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. 

Dolphin Expert

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.

Bird Expert 

Want to know about birds in the Amazon river basin, contact:

Shawn Hayes

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 humans.

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