Author Archives: Stacey M. Hollis

About Stacey M. Hollis

Tropical guide and naturalist at Tranquilo Bay Eco-Adventure Lodge on Isla Bastimentos set within Panama's Caribbean Bocas del Toro archipelago. My aim is to share my passion for birds and the awesome biodiversity of the tropics while spreading the word about the importance of environmental conservation.

Snorkelsizing, it’s a thing.

When you live on an island surrounded by blue Caribbean waters, it’s hard to stay out of them. While a large part of my position here at Tranquilo Bay is taking people out to the reefs and showing them the … Continue reading

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Watching them go.

We’ve been watching them go and, now at the tail-end of migration, our neotropical migrating birds are nearly all gone. It’s been a delight to work outside and be able to intentionally search out the mass migration of birds north … Continue reading

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Moving on!

Yep, it’s true. The migratory birds are on the move, leaving the tropics in droves now. Our prothonotary warblers left immediately, without giving me a chance to say goodbye, the chuckling call of the summer tanagers have faded away, but … Continue reading

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A Moment in Puerto Jimenez

For a quick border run, I had the opportunity to spend a few days on my beloved Osa Peninsula to see some great friends made during my time guiding in Costa Rica last year. At the end of last guiding … Continue reading

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Electronics (and any anything else man-made) in the Tropics

Never a good combination. Why have electronics when you can eat flowers? In two seasons of officially living in the tropics, I’ve had the “pleasure” of dealing with a variety of electronic fails. Humidity, heat, sun and salt have all … Continue reading

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Updating ‘About Me’..

About Me (2016):  It only just occurred to me, eleven years later, that all this time the island was calling me back. Seal Island, located 23 miles off the coast of Maine is where I am spending another summer, in the company … Continue reading

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Another Tropical Holiday!

While I may be many hundreds of miles away from family during these past two years of tropical guiding, I can’t say I’ve been lonely, thanks to new friends, young and old. Passing the winter holidays in Central America makes … Continue reading

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